NICTA-Girls in ICT Scholarship Program application for 2024 is open.

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Exciting scholarship opportunities for young women!

The National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is an independent regulatory authority established through the NICTA 2009. NICTA is the primary regulator of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) industry in Papua New Guinea with specific focus on telecommunications, radio communications and broadcasting.

In accordance with the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) ‘s objective to increase the number of women/girls to pursue STEM careers and in the National Government’s aspirations to empower women, NICTA launched the NICTA Girls in ICT Tertiary Scholarship Program in 2013. This is a fully funded scholarship program for girls, which covers:

  • tuition fees
  • boarding and lodging
  • stationary allowances
  • fortnightly stipends
  • travel expenses for the duration of the program.

Since the inception of the Scholarship, NICTA is proud to say that it has so far supported the education of 32 young women, taking up ICT related field of study of which 11 has since graduated and 16 are still in school.

Eligibility to apply.

Application form can be obtained by request to the email below or enquire at the NICTA Head Quarters (HQ) , Frangani Street Hohola or from our regional offices in Lae, Kokopo and Mt Hagen.

Take note. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information regarding the scholarship, refer to the NICTA Website at

Close of Applications

Applications close 4:00 pm pm, 31st January 2024

Completed applications must be addressed to:

GICT Scholarship Program HR Branch

P.O.BOX 8444

Boroko, 111

National Capital District

and hand delivered to the NICTA HQ (Hohola), NICTA Regional Offices or emailed to

For more information about NICTA, visit :