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

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2008 -2009

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Fees Payable to the University

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The fees payable to the University are charged on a full time or per credit basis.

Students in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences taking twenty-seven(27) or more credits and those in the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities & Education and law taking twenty-four (24) or more credits are charged the full-time fee.

Students taking fewer credits / courses are classified as part-time and are charged fees on a per-credit basis.

Part-time students can register for a maximum of three courses per semester.

Students registered in the Faculty of Law and in the School of Clinical Medicine and Research are charged a fixed full-time fee or part-time fee.

The cost of delivery of the teaching programme is made up of a tuition fee of 20% and the 'economic cost' of 80%.

The Governments of the 'Contributing Countries' normally sponsor their nationals by paying their 'economic cost' (80%), while the students pay the tuition fee on their own. The Barbados Government provides full sponsorship for its nationals by paying both the tuition fee and the 'economic cost' for the minimum period required for a first degree, plus one additional year where necessary. This applies to the pursuit of one degree only.

Nationals of the non-Campus Countries receive a discount of approximately 66% on the full cost.

Students from 'Contributing Countries' who are not sponsored by their Governments and students from non-Contributing Countries, are responsible for paying their own economic cost and tuition fees.

 

All students are required to pay the University fee.

 

Table showing TUITION AND ECONOMIC COSTS
( All fees are in Barbados Dollars (BDS$), USD$ 1= BDS$ 2 )
Faculty
Economic Cost
  Tuition Fees
Campus Countries & Guyana
Non-Campus Countries
FT
PT
FT
PT
FT
PT
Pure & Applied Sciences
4,900
218 per credit
24,040
1,050 per credit
8,013
350 per credit
Humanities & Education
4,900
218 per credit
24,040
1,050 per credit
8,013
350 per credit
Social Sciences
4,900
218 per credit
24,040
1,050 per credit
8,013
350 per credit
Law
7,590
338 per credit
33,964
1,483 per credit
11,321
494 per credit
Clinical Medicine
14,450
7,225
86,084
43, 042
28,695
14,347
Note: FT = Full Time; PT = Part Time

 

Additional University Fees for all Faculties All fees are in Barbados Dollars (Bds$) 1, US$=2 Bds$

$845.00 ( Amenities Fee - $700; Guild Fees - $120; ID Card Fee - $25)

 

 

Table showing TOTAL FEES
(All fees are in Barbados Dollars (Bds$), 1 US$=2 Bds$)
Faculty
Total Full-Time Fees
Campus Countries
Non-Campus Countries
Pure & Applied Sciences
29,785
13,758
Humanities & Education
29,785
13,758
Social Sciences
29,785
13,758
Law
42,399
19,756
Clinical Medicine
101,379
43,990

 

 

Here is an example of how to calculate fees as a part-time student where each course chosen is worth three (3) credits.

TUITION FEE
Semester 1
Semester 2
Total
No of courses
2
3
5
No of credits
6
9
15
Fees payable
$1,308
(6 credits x $218)
$1,962
(9 credits x $218)
$3,270
(15 credits x $218)


 

ECONOMIC COSTS
Semester 1
Semester 3
Total
No of courses
2
3
5
No of credits
6
9
15
Fees payable
$6,300
(6 credits x $1050)
$9,450
(9 credits x $1050)
$15,750
(15 credits x $1050)

 

Maintenance Costs

Information on Maintenance Costs i.e. accommodation and living expenses can be found here.

 

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