Embassy opens centre at university

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The National, Thursday February 13th, 2014

 STUDENTS flooded into the just-opened education United States of America advising centre at the University of Papua New Guinea yesterday to check out resources offered.  

The centre was the result of a memorandum of understanding between the university and US Embassy to set up an office space as a resource centre for education USA at the UPNG students’ services block.

US Embassy PNG public affairs officer Natalia Capel said students had to understand the centre was only for advising on education in the US and not to provide scholarship programmes.

However, she said there were many American scholarships that students could receive guidance on from the centre and how to apply.

She said it was important that students applied to accredited schools as many students often found themselves applying to a non-accredited schools where courses offered were not recognised. 

“There are over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate programmes with a wide range of tuition costs, as well as scholarships available directly from universities. 

“And students can chose from many courses, change institutions only if they attend an accredited university,” she said.