UPNG Open College Degree Programs And Entry Requirements-2019


University of Papua New Guinea Open College (commonly referred to as UPNG Open Campus) facilitates students to study Diploma/Degree Programs offered by the Schools in the University.

Currently the following programs are offered by the academic schools through Open College for student to enroll through Open and Distance Learning Mode.

School of Business & Public Policy (formally known as School of Business Administration (SBA)

Intending applicants to the undergraduate programs of the school will apply for “Business Management Foundation Year “ program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A valid Grade 12 certificate or Equivalent with a minimum GPA of 1.75 with the following conditions.
  • C or better grades in English
  • C or better in Advanced Mathematics  A, or B or better grade in General Mathematics or Mathematics-B
  • In addition, two of the following courses with a grade of “C” and above will be considered to calculate the GPA:
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Business Studies
    • Geography
    • History or Subjects of Natural and Physics Sciences

Progression From Foundation of Business and Management to Year 2 of Studies

On successful completion of all the courses of Business and Management Foundation program, a student can choose any one of the following two options, subject to fulfilling criteria set by the University, to continue into year 2 (2nd Year ) of study.

  1. Diploma in Accounting
  2. Diploma in Business and Management


School of Natural & Physical Sciences

(1)  Bachelor of Natural & Physical Science (Foundation               Year Only).

Eligibility Criteria

Students must study ALL the following five subjects in Grade 12 to be considered for UPNG Science Foundation

  1. English (Language & Literature or Applied English)
  2. Advance Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Physics

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed for all 5 Courses

  • The minimum required GPA for selection is 3.00
  • English & Advance Mathematics must be “B” minimum grade
  • Students doing only two science subjects will not be considered

Note: General Mathematics in Grade 12 is not considered for Science Foundation.

Non-School Leavers

  1. All Non-School Leavers will have to meet all the above Selection Criteria and
  2. If upgrading Advance Mathematics must do Applied Finite Mathematics at UPNG Open College and score a minimum “CR” grade. Upgrading mathematics elsewhere will not be accepted or considered. The application will be rendered INVALID.

SCHOOL OF Humanities and Social Sciences

(1) Bachelor of Arts

Eligibility Criteria

Successful completion of Grade 12 with the following grades

  • C/B grade in English
  • B grade average in two or more Social Sciences subjects
  • B grade average in two or more Science subjects or, an equivalent of Grade 12 qualification with grade or GPA of 2.5

(2) Bachelor of Arts (Professional Studies in Education)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of five years of Professional Experience in teaching at Primary /High Schools in PNG with:
    • Diploma in Education (P/S)
    • Certificate in Teaching (P)
  • Those with relevant professional experience in human resource development training are also eligible.


UPNG Open College

P.O.BOX 341, University .P.O NCD

Phone: 3267110

Email: opencoll@upng.ac.pg

Website: www.upng.ac.pg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/upngopencollege


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Buka Open Campus71066884nuikuitu.albert@gmail.com
Kokopo Open Campus71066883lamiadavid8@gmail.com
Madang Open Campus71066888yukkiup@gmail.com
Mt Hagen Open Campus71066885hagenoc303@gmail.com
NCD Open Campus71867313kewan@upng.ac.pg
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Kavieng Uni Centre71066111kavienguc@gmail.com
Kimbe Uni Center71066887ssmoyabona@gmail.com
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Morobe Uni Centre71066881kottsonrichard@gmail.com
Kainantu Uni Center72948501rsukuke@gmail.com
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Enga Uni Center76952402jwiayapan3@gmail.com
Mendi Uni Center71089394jalowanaku@gmail.com
Hela Uni Centre79143631helauc@gmail.com
Kopkop College3261822admin@kopkopcollege.ac.pg
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