Girls in ICT Scholarship Program 2021

Girls in ICT Scholarship Program 2021
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Exciting Scholarship Opportunity available for Girls!

The National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is the government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in respect of the areas of broadcasting; internet service provision; radiocommunications; and telecommunications.

In line with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) objective to grow the number of women/girls that are making a career in the ICT world, and in keeping with the national objective to empower women in PNG, NICTA launched the NICTA Girls in ICT Tertiary Scholarship programme in 2013 and commenced scholarship in 2016 with currently 15 successful scholars on board. Through this programme NICTA supports the education of girls in PNG, in an ICT related field of study. The scholarship covers full tuition, boarding and lodging fee, textbook and stationary, fortnightly stipend and travel expenses for the duration of the study.

NICTA is now offering 4 scholarships for 2021 and is calling for applications from suitable candidates!

Eligibility to Apply:

Applicants must be;

  • Female and just completed grade 12 this year 2020 (School Leaver);
  • Achieve a Higher School Certificate (HSC) “B” grade average and above, in a science major stream; Having the right attitude and behavior
  • Selected or accepted for a first degree program in Electrical & Communications Engineering, Computer Science, IT or an ICT related course at a NICTA recognized tertiary institution in PNG;

Application form can be obtained by request to the email below or at the NICTA HQ (Punaha ICT Haus, Frangipani Street, Hohola) or from our regional offices in Lae, Kokopo and Mt. Hagen. Take note, incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information about the scholarship, refer to the NICTA website at Girls in ICT Scholarship Program.

Applications close: 4:00 pm, 31st January 2021

Completed applications must be addressed to;

GICT Scholarship Programme HR Branch
PO Box 8444
National Capital District

or hand delivered to the NICTA HQ (Hohola) or emailed to:

Only successful applicants will be notified.