The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Financial Information 2013 -2014

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Fees Payable to the University

Fees payable for an undergraduate degree programme comprise an Economic Cost, a Tuition Fee and University Registration Fees.
The Governments of Contributing Countries normally sponsor their nationals by paying the Economic cost portion of their fees while students pay the University Registration Fees portions. Arrangements for the payment of tuition fees vary among governments. The countries that contribute to the recurrent budget of the University of the West Indies are listed in Table 1. Schedule I gives fees payable by citizens of Contributing Countries.

Students from Contributing Countries who are not sponsored are responsible for the full cost of their programme.
Citizens of Caribbean countries not listed as Contributing Countries and International students pay fees as per Schedule II.
Fees quoted for citizens of Contributing Countries (except the three Campus Countries - Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago) reflect a discount of 66% of the Economic Cost.

The Barbados Government pays the tuition fees and economic cost for its nationals for the minimum period required for a first degree, plus one additional year where necessary. This applies to the pursuit of one undergraduate degree only but does not apply to self financing programmes such as the MBBS.


Full-time vs Part-time for citizens of Contributing Countries

If you are in the Faculty of Science and Technology and you are taking a course load of fourteen (14) or more credits per semester you will be charged the full-time fee. If you are in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities & Education, or the Faculty of Law and you are taking a course load of twelve (12) or more credits per semester you will be charged the full-time fee.
Students in these faculties taking fewer credits / courses are classified as part-time and are charged fees on a per-credit basis. Parttime students can register for a maximum of three (3) courses per semester.
If you are in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and not undertaking a full-time course load, your part-time fee is fixed and not calculated by credit.

Notes
All fees in this document are quoted in Barbados Dollars - (BDS$)

All students are required to register every semester during the published registration period and pay the University Registration fees.
Students whose fees are unpaid after the cut-off date published for the semester will be deemed not to be registered. Such students will be ineligible to attend classes and write examinations.

Fees are set by University Council and revised annually.


Special Student Categories

Students who wish to read courses outside a degree programme are referred to as Specially Admitted Students. Fees for Specially Admitted students are shown in Schedule III.
Students who wish to audit courses without being examined are referred to as Occasional Students. The fees for auditing courses are shown in Schedule IV.

Administrative fees for students who have been given permission to register for Examinations Only in a course which they have previously failed are shown in Schedule IV.
Persons registered with other Universities pursuing courses in programmes at the U.W.I. are termed Study Abroad Students. The fees for Study Abroad students are given in Schedule V.


Living and Other Expenses
Living expenses are provided in Schedule VI of the Fees Brochure.


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