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Scholarships

Scholarship applications are normally considered by the Postgraduate Awards 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$5,000.00


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 regulations and here to access the SOL 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 full regulations.


Additional Scholarships
From time to time additional scholarships become available and details will be posted here.  Scholarship information will also be posted on the main Graduate Studies website under News and Notices.






Graduate Studies and Research
Tel.: (246) 417-4000   Fax: (246) 421-2109   Email: gradstudies@cavehill.uwi.edu