The Open College (UPNGOC) was established in 2002 to offer matriculation studies. The scope was widened from 2002 to offer diverse programs to increase access, and meet the demand, for higher education in Papua New Guinea.

The Open College is the leading provider of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Papua New Guinea. It has a network of study centres located across the country to lend student support and engagement.

Currently, the Open College has centres located throughout the country. The Open College is Papua New Guinea’s national distance learning provider.

At the Open College, our focus is on student success. Each year more than 10,000 students enrol to use the flexibility of our distance learning programs in order to gain the skills they need to progress in their jobs, careers, and life.