Enrolment at UNRE

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The University Council determines the quotas for admission of students to individual program of studies on offer each year. Majority of the intakes are admitted as residential students in the University’s Vudal, East New Britain Campus. The Council also determines the percentage of non-residential student intake annually, on both full-time and part-time basis in each campus.

Requirements for admission into the programs of study on offer in the University are:

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

DEGREE OF MASTER IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

To be admitted to the Master in Management Studies, a candidate must;

* Hold a Bachelors degree; and
* Have at least three (3) years professional experience or
* Hold the Graduate Certificate in Management Studies of the University of Vudal with a CGPA of at least 5.
* Each candidate shall be enrolled as a part-time candidate.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES.

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Management Studies, a candidate must;

* Hold a diploma in a professional discipline;
* Have at least five (5) years working experience or
* Have such other qualifications and/or professional experiences that the University considers appropriate for admission.
* Each candidate shall be enrolled as a part-time candidate.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


DIPLOMA OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

To be admitted to a program leading to the Diploma of Tropical Agriculture a candidate must have completed Grade 12 or equivalent qualifications with “C” Grade or above in English, Mathematics A and any one of the science courses or has matriculated with similar scores from equivalent educational institutions. Each candidate shall be enrolled in the Semester as a full-time student.

TRANSITIONAL/BRIDGING COURSE FOR BACHELOR OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

To be admitted to the Transitional/Bridging Course for the Bachelor of Tropical Agriculture, a candidate must:

* Hold a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture or its equivalent.
* Have at least three (3) years industry experience
* Each candidate shall be enrolled as a full-time candidate

BACHELOR OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

Every candidate for admission to the Bachelor of Tropical Agriculture is selected for entry into the third year based on their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) over the first two years of the Diploma of Tropical Agriculture, which must equal or exceed five (5).

Mature aged students holding a Diploma of Tropical Agriculture may also apply for admission via the transitional bridging program.

Each candidate shall be enrolled as full-time candidate.

DEGREE OF MASTERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (BY RESEARCH)

To be admitted to the degree of Master of Tropical Agriculture, a candidate must:

Fulfill all the requirements for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Tropical Agriculture with Honours of the University of Vudal or at other approved University; or

Qualified for a degree with honours other than a Bachelor of Tropical Agriculture at Vudal University or at another approved University, provided that the Academic Board agrees that the degree is suitable preparation for the proposed field of study; and

Complete, to the satisfaction of the Academic Board, such additional studies and such qualifying examinations as may be prescribed by the Academic Board, provided that such additional requirements may be waived altogether for a candidate whose academic attainments are considered adequate by the Academic Board.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

To be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, a candidate must:

Fulfill all the requirements for admission to the degree of Masters from the University of Vudal or at other approved University; or Qualified for a degree with a Masters in Tropical Agriculture (Research) from the University of Vudal or equivalent Masters Degree at another approved University or relevant research training and publications, which in the opinion of the Academic Board is sufficient preparation for research at doctoral level.

The Academic Board may on the recommendation of the concerned Department/Faculty permit a candidate registered for a Masters Degree to transfer that candidature to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, where the Candidate has written mat erial in support of such transfer to the satisfaction of the concerned Department/Faculty. This material may also be subjected to external review prior to approval.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

1. GRADE 12 SCHOOL LEAVERS.

On an appointed date in December, the Admissions Committee shall meet to consider application of students from National High Schools, Secondary Schools and other recognized equivalent educational institutions, seeking admission to the University on the results of the annual Grade 12 or equivalent examination conducted by the National Department of Education and such other equivalent educational institutions.

The minimum requirements for admitting this category of students into Year One of the Diploma of Tropical Agriculture program are:

* “C” Grade or above in English,
* “C” Grade or above in Mathematics A
* “C” Grade or above in any one of the Science Subjects sat for
* “C” Grade or above in any other subjects.

2.NON-SCHOOL LEAVERS.

On an appointed date after the close of applications, the Admissions Committee shall meet to consider the Non-School Leaver applications seeking admission to the University.

The minimum requirements for admitting this category of students into Year One of the Diploma of Tropical Agriculture program is:

* “C” Grade or above in all the Matriculation Courses completed.

3. PREVIOUS CERTIFICATE HOLDERS.

On an appointed date after the close of applications, the Admissions Committee shall meet to consider the applications from previous certificate holders seeking admission to the University. The requirements for admitting this category of students are:

* Certificate in Tropical Agriculture or its equivalent.
* At least three (3) years industry experience.
* Each applicant shall be considered on its own merit.

4. PREVIOUS DIPLOMA HOLDERS

On an appointed date after the close of applications, the Admissions Committee shall meet to consider the applications from previous diploma holders seeking admission to the University. The requirements for admitting this category of students are:

* Diploma in Tropical Agriculture or its equivalent.
* At least three (3) years industry experience.
* Each applicant shall be considered on its own merit.


5.GRADE 12 SCHOOL LEAVERS.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall receive from the Heads/Principals of National High, Secondary Schools and equivalent Educational Institutions, photocopies of School Leaver Forms of Grade 12 School Leavers who have indicated 1st, 2nd, 3rd preferences for University admission on or before the date specified for the occasion.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall record all the applications received in the appropriate filing register and forward them to the Heads of respective Academic Departments.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) will also receive from the Heads/Principals of the National High, Secondary Schools and equivalent Educational Institutions, Grade 12 results of those students who have given their preference for admission to this University on or before the date assigned for that occasion.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall record all the results received in the appropriate filing register and forward them to the respective Heads of Academic Departments who would already be in possession of copies of the Grade 12 School Leaver application forms for those students.

The Heads of Academic Departments will consider the applications taking into account their performance at Grade 12 Examination and prepare their recommendations and forward them to the Admissions Committee via the Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Admission).

On the receipt of the Heads of Academic Department’s recommendations, the Admissions Committee will meet and take decisions on each of the applications.

After the Admissions Committee makes its recommendations, the lists of students selected for admission will be forwarded to the National Department of Education (Curriculum Division). Copies of the admission lists will also be sent to the Central Selection Unit of the Office of Higher Education where the selections will be finalized. The University will be represented by the Director (Administration)/Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) and Heads of respective Academic Departments and or their nominees.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall draft and dispatch all the acceptance letters to the selected students.

On an appointed date following finalization of the selections, the Admissions Committee, if need be, will meet with the Principals of National and Secondary Schools to consider any appeals from them on any of their applicants who have not been successful in gaining admission.

Depending on availability of spaces, the Heads of Academic Departments will scrutinize the applications of other candidates available in the Central Selection Unit of the Office of Higher Education during the period set aside for that occasion.Thereafter, the applications may go through the same process as those outlined in (e), (f), (g) and (h) above.


6.NON – SCHOOL LEAVERS.

* The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall publish a notice in the local newspapers in May inviting applications for admission to various programs of study in Semester 1 of the following year. The notice will clearly outline: Where and how intending candidates should access application forms, What other details candidates must submit with the applications for the individual programs of study and The deadlines for receiving applications, which should be the last working day in August.
* All applications received in response to the notice specified in (a) above will be acknowledged in the first place.
* Any applicant who submits an incomplete application may be asked to resubmit a complete one by a given date.
* If the applicant fails to fulfill these requirements by the date given, the application will be rejected and the applicant informed accordingly.

Note: For purposes of interpreting this policy, an incomplete application is an application:

* Not properly completed and or
* Submitted without proper documentation as per the contents of the notice as appeared in the local newspapers detailed in (a) above and or
* Not complying with specific requirements of specific programs outlined elsewhere in this policy document.
* Those applications, which do not conform to the admission requirements, will be rejected administratively and the applicant informed accordingly.
* All other applications will be forwarded to the Heads of respective Academic Departments for their recommendations, after they have been registered in the appropriate filing register by the relevant officers in the Academic & Student Administration Office.
* Upon receipt of recommendations from the Heads of Academic Departments, the Admissions Committee will meet to decide on them.
* The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall communicate the decisions of the Admissions Committee to individual candidates selected for admission via a formal letter. The letter shall also contain information on procedures for registration and fees.
* The Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Administration) shall also communicate the decision of the Admissions Committee to the candidates whose applications have been unsuccessful.

7. FOREIGN STUDENTS

* The total number of places occupied by non-national students shall not exceed 10% of the total enrolment in any one academic year.
* The priority order of admissions shall be:
o South Pacific Home Government sponsored students (except Australia and New Zealand)
o South Pacific students, except for Australians and New Zealanders on aid program sponsorship schemes
o Students from other developing countries sponsored by own Governments or International Aid Agencies
o Employees of National Government and State Government Agencies, and their spouses, children and ‘ bona fide’ dependents.
o Private students from any country provided they are not security risks.

Note: Individual Admissions of non-national applicants are subject to meeting the Immigration Laws of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.


9.FOREIGN STUDENTS LATE APPLICATIONS.

Late application from a foreign student who had been in the country but failed to apply in time when the applications closed shall not be considered.

Late application received by 31st December in the year preceding admission for a student taking up employment or his/her dependent/s shall be accepted provided that person is/are able to commence studies before the second teaching week of the Semester is completed.

Late applications of children or dependents of non-nationals arriving in the country after the commencement of the Semester shall not be considered unless an application has been received by 31st December of the year preceding the year of admission and they are able to commence studies before the completion of the second teaching week.

The Admission Committee for purposes of waiving the residential qualification shall consider each case of non-national applicants on its own merits.

Each case of non-degree applicants may be considered for admission if the applications are recommended by the appropriate authorities and are approved by the Admission Committee.

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DEPOSITS CAN ONLY BE MADE TO:
University of Vudal-BANK SOUTH PACIFIC Kokopo Branch: Account number 1000688625
University of Vudal-BANK SOUTH PACIFIC Popondetta: Branch number 8312 Account number 1000490671
(Deposit slips and butt must show account number 1000688625)

For more information, please contact
Ms Gali IBOS
a/ Registrar
PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment
Private Mail Bag Service
Kokopo
East New Britain Province
Papua New Guinea
or
Phone/Fax: (675) 983 9258