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

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Financing: Special Notes for Graduate Students
Your offer letter and the financial booklet would have indicated whether your programme is UGC-funded or self-financed.  Fees are calculated differently and will be posted to your account at the end of the registration period every semester until your programme is complete. 

The fees for Semester 1, 2013-2014 will be posted to your account on September 6 and should be settled on that date. Note that adjustments may appear after September 6 if you add or drop courses - which is possible until September 13, and any additional  balances on your account should be settled by that date.
If you need a statement for Semester 1 before September 6, you should request one from the Student Accountant at
Note that all fees are set by University Council and are subject to revision upward every year.
Full-time vs Part-time for the postgraduate student
  • Once you are taking the maximum course load you are considered a full-time student even though the courses may be delivered in the evening and on weekends.
  • If you are taking less than a full course load, you are considered a part-time student.
  • If you are a research student and working for more than 12 hours a week you cannot register as a full-time student.
  • If you have a scholarship you must be a full-time student.
  • All regional and international students are expected to register as full-time students.
Applications for scholaraships isssued directly by the Campus for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year have already been processed.

The application date and scholarships for 2014-2015 will be posted on the Graduate Studies website in early 2014.

From time to time the Campus receives scholarship invitations and other opportunities for graduate students from various agencies.  These scholarships and opportunities are all posted on the Graduate Studies website.

You should bookmark the Scholarship page and check occasionally during the semester.

Additional fees for graduate students
These are all listed in the financial information booklet.
Special note to Barbadian Graduate Students
Each Barbadian student who has received sponsorship for the course of their Higher Degree is advised of the time period for which the sponsorship is applicable.  Students are advised to pay close attention to the conditions in their letter as extensions to the time period are not automatic.
While the School for Graduate Studies and Research will make representation for extensions on the recommendation of the Department and supported by the Campus Coordinator, students will be required to register and pay all fees once the sponsorship period has expired until a decision has been made. If the extension is granted, the student will be refunded any Tuition Fees and Economic Costs they have paid.

There is no guarantee of sponsorship.
Special Note to Students from Trinidad and Tobago
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago provides Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) to cover 50% of the tuition or programme costs for graduate degree programmes at Cave Hill.  Funds are also provided through the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) which covers living and miscellaneous expenses in Barbados.

Students are required to complete the GATE application form, available at the Student Affairs – Admissions Office; whereas persons interested in securing HELP should contact the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education in Trinidad.

For further information on GATE or HELP please consult

Other notes
  • Students in the Theology programmes must contact Codrington College directly at (246) 423-1141 to make financial arrangements.
  • Students in the Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration and other degrees offered by the Cave Hill School of Business must contact the Cave Hill School of Business directly at (246) 424-7731 to make financial arrangements.
  • The Diploma in Education (Secondary) Programme is funded by the individual governments where programme is offered. Your Teacher’s College will send you the necessary financial information.