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

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

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Financing: Special Notes for Postgraduate Students
Your offer letter and the financial booklet would have indicated whether your programme is UGC-funded or self-financing.  Use the financial booklet to determine all fees that will apply for Semester 1 and pay these in full ahead of registration week. Note that any additional balances created if you add or drop courses during the period September 5 – 16 or register late must be settled immediately thereafter.

If you need a statement at any time you can request one from the Bursary or by email at
All fees are set by University Council and are subject to revision 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.
If you applied for a 2016-2017 scholarship before the deadline of May 30, you will get correspondence from the School for Graduate Studies and Research on the outcome of your application early in July.

The application date and scholarships available for the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted on the Graduate Studies website in early 2017. 

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 Students from Trinidad and Tobago
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago provides Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) to cover half of the tuition costs for postgraduate degree programmes at Cave Hill.  Students must apply to GATE on-line before the start of the semester to ensure that their programme of study is eligible for GATE funding.

Funds are also provided through the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) which covers living and miscellaneous expenses in Barbados.
For further information on GATE or HELP consult

Other notes
  • Students in the Theology programmes must contact Codrington College directly at (246) 423-1141 with regard to financial arrangements.
  • Students in the Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration and other degree programmes 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 Postgraduate 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.