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The Policy of the Barbados Government on the Funding of Tuition at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

For Release Upon Receipt - Monday, September 3, 2018

The following are excerpts from the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training re the revised policy on the funding of tuition fees:

  • Students who obtained a Bachelor’s degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours would be eligible for automatic sponsorship of their Tuition Fees on enrolment in a second undergraduate degree programme.

  • Students who obtained Lower Second Class Honours or a Pass degree would be considered for sponsorship for a second undergraduate degree programme provided it is included in the list of areas for national development.

  • Students who obtained their undergraduate degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours would be eligible for automatic coverage of their Tuition Fees on admission to University Grants Committee (UGC) taught Masters programmes or research M.Phil or Ph.D. programmes of study. Self-financed taught programmes will not be covered.

  • Students who obtained Lower Second Class Honours or a Pass degree would be considered for sponsorship for a postgraduate degree programme provided it is included in the list of areas for national development and approved by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training.

  • Students who are enrolled in an area of significant relevance to national development will receive government sponsorship for UGC taught Masters programmes or research M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes of study and not self-financing taught Masters programmes.

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Further information on UGC funded and self-financing postgraduate programmes may be found online at www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies/future-students/programme-fees

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For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region. In 2018, The UWI celebrates its evolution from 1948 as a university college in Jamaica with 33 medical students to an internationally respected regional university with near 50,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. Its seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. The UWI has been a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of our people. As the regional institution commemorates its 70th anniversary milestone, it will celebrate its students, faculty, administrators, alumni, governments, and partners in the public and private sector. The anniversary commemoration will focus on reflection as well as projection for the future with an emphasis on social justice and the economic transformation of the region. Website: www.uwi.edu and www.uwi.edu/70. (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the The, hence The UWI.)










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