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

2023 important dates

  • STAT P tests: Monday 30 October 2023 - Saturday 4 November 2023
  • Registration opens: Thursday 31 August 2023
  • Registration closes: Monday 16 October 2023
  • Results available: Thursday 7 December 2023

STAT P - 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 P test in 2023.

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 P test in 2023.

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 P test in 2023.

  • Alotau
  • Buka
  • Daru Island
  • Goroka
  • Kavieng
  • Kimbe
  • Kiunga
  • Kokopo
  • Lae
  • Lorengau
  • Madang
  • 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 P 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 P REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION' email/message.

This fee is non-refundable. STAT P 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 P 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 P Officer at PNGUoT stat-p@pnguot.ac.pg.

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