Skills for Tertiary Admissions Test


For school leavers and non-school leavers applying to The Papua New Guinea University of Technology, The University of Goroka or The Pacific Adventist University

STAT PNG assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study, evaluating skills such as critical thinking, and understanding and analysis of given information.

2024 important dates

  • STAT PNG tests: Monday 28 October 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024
  • Registration opens: Tuesday 27 August 2024
  • Registration closes: Tuesday 15 October 2024
  • Results available: Monday 9 December 2024

STAT PNG - Applicant Quick reference

The PNG University of Technology (PNGUOT)

The PNG University of Technology (PNGUOT) will only consider applications of Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) who sit the STAT PNG test in 2024.

The University of Goroka (UOG)

The University of Goroka (UOG) will only consider applications of Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) and Pre-Service Non-School Leavers who sit the STAT PNG test in 2024.

A Pre-Service Non-School Leaver is a person who completed grade 12 in a previous year but did not gain a place at any university yet. This test is not for postgraduate, In-service or PDGE students.

The Pacific Adventist University (PAU)

The Pacific Adventist University (PAU) will only consider applications of Grade 12 School Leavers (SLs) and Pre-Service Non-School Leavers who sit the STAT PNG test in 2024.

  • Alotau
  • Buka
  • Daru Island
  • Goroka
  • Kavieng
  • Kimbe
  • Kiunga
  • Kokopo
  • Kundiawa
  • Lae
  • Lorengau
  • Madang
  • Mendi
  • Mt Hagen
  • Oksapmin
  • Popondetta
  • Port Moresby
  • Vanimo
  • Wabag
  • Wewak

Seats are limited. Once a venue is full, it will no longer be available to select when registering for a STAT PNG test.

Please select the session at venue location closest to where you live. No venue/ session changes will be allowed after registrations close

K130 - Payment details will be provided to you after completing your registration, in your 'STAT PNG REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION' email/message.

This fee is non-refundable. STAT PNG test fee payments can be made up until the day of your test. Payments will not be accepted at the test centre or after the test date.

Acceptable forms of payment: cash deposit at a bank branch or at PNGUoT where a receipt can be provided to you referencing your unique payment description (provided to you in your ''STAT PNG TEST REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION' email/message). Any other method of payment is only acceptable if the receipt references the payment description, the amount and the account number that the payment was made to.

Payment queries should be directed to the STAT PNG Officer at PNGUoT

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