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Scholarship applications are normally considered by the Postgraduate Scholarship Committee in June each year.  Most scholarships are intended for Research Students however the UWI (Cave Hill) Co-Operative Credit Union, SOL scholarships and the De La Rue scholarship provide support for a few students in Taught Masters programmes.

Applications for scholarships are to be submitted in triplicate to the School for Graduate Studies and Research, unless otherwise stated in the specific regulations, and must be accompanied by 2 referee reports

Application and referee report forms are available in the Document Library in the Current Student section of this website.

Prospective, newly admitted and continuing students are eligible to apply, however prospective students should note that scholarships can only be awarded after they accept any offer of admission made.

Unless otherwise stated in the regulations for a specific Scholarship, the deadline for all applications is May 30 of each year.  Note that late applications will not be processed.



UWI POSTGRADUATE (ELSA GOVEIA) SCHOLARSHIP - open to graduates of the University of the West Indies or the University of Guyana or another Caribbean University pursuing full-time studies in M.Phil or Ph.D. Caribbean History.

One (1) scholarship currently valued at BDS$22,000 is available annually.  The scholarship is awarded for 2 years - MPhil students, 3 years - PhD students.  Tuition Fees and Economic Costs are waived for the duration of the Scholarship.



UWI POSTGRADUATE (REX NETTLEFORD) SCHOLARSHIP - open to graduates of the University of the West Indies or other approved Universities pursuing full-time M.Phil or Ph.D. studies in any of the following areas; Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies or Gender Studies

One (1) scholarship currently valued at BDS$22,000 is available annually.  The scholarship is awarded for 2 years - MPhil students, 3 years - PhD students.  Tuition Fees and Economic Costs are waived for the duration of the Scholarship.


UWI POSTGRADUATE (GENERAL) SCHOLARSHIP - open to graduates of the University of the West Indies or other approved Universities pursuing full-time M. Phil or Ph.D. programmes in any area. 

Two (2) scholarships currently valued at BDS$22,000 are available annually.  Scholarships are awarded for - 2 years MPhil students, 3 years - PhD students.  Tuition Fees and Economic Costs are waived for the duration of the Scholarships.



THE BARBADOS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (BARP) POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - open to Barbadian graduate students undertaking studies full-time researching any issue dealing with aging.

One (1) scholarship is available annually and is currently valued at BDS$10,000.00



THE U.W.I. (CAVE HILL) CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - open to full time students in Taught Masters programmes who have been, or whose parents/guardians have been, a member of the U.W.I. (Cave Hill) Co-operative Credit Union for a period of at least two (2) years.

One scholarship for a maximum duration of two (2) years is available each year and it is worth BDS$10,000.  If the student's programme is between 1 and 2 years in duration the award during the second year will be pro-rated.  50% of the funds are disbursed prior to the commencement of Semester 1 and the other 50% prior to the commencement of Semester 2.  Further details and applications forms are available from the U.W.I. Co-operative Credit Union.



THE SOL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS - open to nationals from the OECS and Caribbean region who are either full-time or part-time registered students undertaking postgraduate programmes in the Faculties of Science & Technology and Social Sciences. 

Seven (7) scholarships for students in Taught Masters programmes and two (2) awards for Research students will be offered across all campuses of the University every year.


Click here to read the SOL SCHOLARSHIP regulations and here to access the SOL SCHOLARSHIP application form.



THE DE LA RUE SCHOLARSHIP - open to nationals of Barbados who are pursuing or have been accepted into a full-time postgraduate programme at the M.Sc. level in Economics or Finance at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus or who are in the final year of an MPhil or PhD programme relating to Economics or Finance at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. 

One (1) scholarship tenable for 1 year will be awarded biennially through the auspices of the Central Bank of Barbados.  This scholarship is currently valued at BDS$35,000 and is intended to primarily cover the cost of books, materials, and tuition with the balance being devoted to subsistence.  Click here to read the DE LA RUE  regulations.



THE UWI POSTGRADUATE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP – open to nationals of the Commonwealth Caribbean who have gained admission, or qualify for admission, into any full-time taught masters programme in any discipline at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

Two (2) scholarships will be available annually and will be tenable for one academic year, renewable on an annual basis for a duration of up to three (3) years depending on the student’s academic and sporting performance.  The Scholarship award will be the relevant tuition fees for the full-time taught masters programme.

The Committee may in exceptional cases, on the recommendation of the Head, Academy of Sport, also award a Sports Grant of up to BDS$6,000.00 to Scholarship holders who have contributed exceptionally to UWI sports competitions or who are experiencing financial hardship. This award shall primarily cover the cost of books and materials with the balance being devoted to subsistence.

Click here to read the UWI SPORTS Scholarship regulations



THE UWI POSTGRADUATE FEE WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP – The Scholarship is tenable only at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.  It is open to nationals of the contributing territories of the University of the West Indies who have been accepted into the current academic year to pursue full - time or part- time studies in any MPhil or Ph.D. Programme at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

Applicants for this Scholarship should normally have, as a minimum, a Lower Second Class Honours Degree.

The Scholarship is tenable for two (2) years with the possibility of extension for such additional periods until completion of the MPhil or Ph.D. programme depending on the student’s academic performance.

The Scholarship holder is required to contribute up to thirteen hours (13) each semester towards the work of the Cave Hill Campus, using their area of academic expertise.

Click here to read the FEE WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP regulations. 


THE CARIBAEA INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP - The Caribaea Initiative, a non-profit organization seeking to support the development of tertiary education and research on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the Caribbean, and the University of the West Indies (UWI) at Cave Hill (Barbados) are offering ONE full postgraduate scholarship for a 2-year Master of Philosophy at The UWI Cave Hill Campus.

The successful candidate will work on a research project focusing on determinants of habitat use in cleaner gobies in the coral reefs of Barbados. The project is part of a collaboration with the University of Neuch√Ętel (Switzerland). The scholarship will cover all University fees and the student’s living costs as well as research costs for the two-year period. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016. The project is scheduled to start in January 2017.
 
This scholarship is open to CARICOM nationals who have graduated within the last 5 years with a BSc (or equivalent) in ecology/biology (or related field) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates will have to demonstrate that they are proficient in English. The research will involve SCUBA diving and handling of small boats; experience in these areas is desirable, but not essential. However, candidates must know how to swim.

All applicants must submit: 

1) three (3) copies of the UWI Postgraduate Scholarship form, and two (2) referee reports;
2) a cover letter explaining long-term career goals and justifying need of financial support to conduct post-graduate studies;
3) a curriculum vitae;
4) a copy of University transcripts; and
5) proof of CARICOM citizenship.

Further documents might be required from shortlisted candidates.  You must state the name of this scholarship on page 1 of the scholarship application form.


Click here to read the CARIBAEA Scholarship regulations 


 
 



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