University of Papua New Guinea

country rank  3
world rank  7784

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University Overview

Founded in 1966, University of Papua New Guinea is a public higher education institution located in the small city of Port Moresby (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), National Capital District. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Papua New Guinea, University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. UPNG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym UPNG
Founded 1966
Motto To be dedicated to the pursuit, advancement and dissemination of knowledge, understanding and wisdom

University Location

Address PO Box 320
Port Moresby (population range: 250,000-499,999)
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea
T +675 (326) 7200
F +675 (326) 7187

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported



  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018