Can I apply for more than one programme?The programme or specialisation I want to select is not on the application dropdownWhat is the deadline for applications?What is the difference between applying to and registering for a programme?How will I know that all documents have been received for my Application?What is the difference between full-time and part-time student status?Where can I find forms and documents?How soon will I hear from the University about my application?What will it cost?What are University fees and how often are these payable?Are there any other fees that apply to my programme?How and when do I make payments?Why do I see fees for academic year 2016-2017 and not academic year 2017-2018?Why was my application not accepted?What is the Campus' Refund Policy?Can I get a scholarship?What is sponsorship?I applied last year but did not take up my offer or defer. Do I have to re-apply?What are the specifications for photographs submitted with my acceptance form?Where is the Office of Graduate Studies and Research located?What if the programme I want to do is offered at another Campus?Who should I contact for more information?
Can I apply for more than one programme?
However you can accept only 1 offer and, in addition, you can be enrolled in only programme at a time. If you are already in a programme at the UWI or elsewhere you will therefore need to complete it or withdraw from it before enrolling in this one.
The programme or specialisation I want to select is not on the application dropdown
Not all programmes and specialisations are offered every year. If your first choice is not on offer in the coming academic year you should select an alternative.
What is the deadline for applications?
Except where otherwise stated in advertisements the following deadlines apply for the receipt of completed applications:
What is the difference between applying to and registering for a programme?
For postgraduate Diplomas, Taught Master’s programmes, MPhil and PhD applications to begin in Semester I: the deadline for application is normally January 31 of the calendar year in which entry is being sought. The application date but may be extended to accommodate prospective applicants and you should check the application portal to see if it is available before downloading and completing paper-based forms.
MPhil and PhD applicants who wish to begin in Semester II should submit their applications by March 31 of the preceding calendar year.
Applying to a programme means that you are seeking to be enrolled in a programme of interest. Re-entry applicants (those who had withdrawn from the programme and have been given permission to re-join) are also considered to be applying for enrollment.
After you have been made an offer, and have accepted it, you will be eligible to register on-line during the published registration period.
Applying to a programme does not guarantee that you will be made an offer.
How will I know that all documents have been received for my Application?
You can track your application online by logging into the Application page using your Application ID and PIN. The status of all documents will be shown there.
What is the difference between full-time and part-time student status?
Students who undertake a full course load are considered full-time even though the courses are delivered in the evening and on weekends.
A part-time student is one who undertakes half of the course load and therefore takes (usually) twice as long as a full-time student to complete the same programme. Fees in the table for UGC-funded programmes are the annual full-time fees. A part-time student in a UGC-funded programme is billed 50% of the full-time rate annually.
Research students who are employed for more than 12 hours a week must register as part-time.
Where can I find forms and documents?
Look at the Document Library section of this website. If you are unable to download forms/documents you can contact us as follows:
(246) 417-4909, 417-4910
How soon will I hear from the University about my application?
Decisions should be communicated to you before the end of May for entry in Semester 1. Persons whose transcripts show that they are currently enrolled in a programme may be issued provisional offers.
What will it cost?
Postgraduate programmes are considered in two categories.
1. University Grants Committee- funded programmes (UGC), and
2. Self-financed programmes
The category determines the fees which are set by University Committees and reviewed annually.
What are University fees and how often are these payable?
Visit the Review Fees section of the Prospective Student page or the Document Library to download the most recent versions of our Financial handbooks to use as a guide.
University fees comprise a Guild Fee and Amenities Fees. These are compulsory fees which will be charged to your account every semester on registration. These fees form part of the agreement into which you enter when you accept a place.
There is also an ID card fee which is charged to your account on registration in your first semester.
Are there any other fees that apply to my programme?
All persons undertaking the M.Sc. in International Management must make allowance for pre-programme costs as follows:
· Intensive Management: BDS $1,200
· Intensive Language: BDS $1,500
Persons undertaking the M.Sc. International Trade Policy must make allowance of BDS $5,000 for the one-month overseas attachment that forms an integral part of their programme.
Persons undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma / M.Sc. Computing Innovation (Mobile Applications) and the Postgraduate Diploma / M.Sc. Computing Innovation (Gaming) must make allowance of BDS $5,000 for the purchase of specialized hardware required for these programmes.
How and when do I make payments?
Students who are required to submit a Thesis and some students required to submit a Research Paper will be required to pay an examination fee on submission.
Students must check with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research to see whether examination of the Research Paper in their programme attracts an examination fee.
The programme fee for students enrolled in self-financed programmes is billed on registration.
Students in UGC-funded programmes are billed the relevant tuition fees
and, where applicable, economic costs
every semester until their degree is awarded.
Note that all financial matters are the responsibility of the Campus Bursary.
To remain on the Register of Students all students must register on-line every semester and pay the applicable fees until your degree has been awarded
Why do I see fees for academic year 2016-2017 and not academic year 2017-2018?
The fees displayed on this website are the ones in force for the current academic year. These are to be used as a guide.
Fees are revised annually and the approved fees for the 2017-2018 academic year will be confirmed and announced early in 2017.
Information on changes will be reported on our main website and the Financial Handbooks for 2017-2018 will be uploaded as soon as these are available.
Why was my application not accepted?
You may not have been accepted because:
· your application had outstanding documents,
· your transcript was incomplete,
· your reference reports were not supportive,
· the programme was oversubscribed,
· your application was submitted after the deadline,
· your application did not satisfy the entry requirements, or
· your research proposal could not be accommodated
What is the Campus' Refund Policy?
The Campus Refund Policy is detailed in Appendix I of The Student Handbook available from the New Students' Website.
Can I get a scholarship?
A few postgraduate awards are available to students undertaking full-time research degrees (Master or Doctor of Philosophy.) Visit the Scholarship section
of this website.
On occasion scholarships may be offered to persons in specific taught programmes. If and when these become available they will be advertised on our Home page
What is sponsorship?
Sponsorship refers to the payment of all or some part of a candidate's fees by a third party.
Sponsorship does not cover University fees which are the responsibility of the student and are payable every semester on registration.
Countries which contribute to the running of the University have policies governing sponsorship. It is the responsibility of students urged to check with their Ministry of Education (or equivalent) regarding the policy of their country. Letters indicating what portion of fees will be covered by the sponsorship must be submitted direct from the Ministry to the University.
I applied last year but did not take up my offer or defer. Do I have to re-apply?
The contributing countries are: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts/Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, The Turks & Caicos and Trinidad & Tobago. Bermuda is an associate contributing country.
It you did not accept the place, or accepted the place offered but did not defer you will need to re-apply because, due to space constraints, your application documents would not have been retained.
What are the specifications for photographs submitted with my acceptance form?
You are to submit two Passport photos with your acceptance to Graduate School at the Cave Hill Campus of the UWI. The picture submitted will be used to create your Student ID card.
These photos must therefore be:
Note that we cannot accept photos which depict you:
- In Colour
- 2 inches x 2 inches (51mm X 51mm) in dimension
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
- Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
- Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
- Taken with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Please note that submission of photos which do not meet the specifications indicated above will delay the processing of your acceptance.
- Wearing a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless this worn daily for a religious purpose – in which case your full face must be visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
- Wearing dark glasses, glasses with tinted lenses, glasses which create glare and/or bright reflections
- Wearing headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items on or your head.
Where is the Office of Graduate Studies and Research located?
The Cave Hill Office of Graduate Studies and Research, is located in the Postgraduate Teaching Complex at Paradise Park, The Lazaretto, Black Rock.
To reach the Paradise Park site turn left at the traffic lights when exiting the main Campus, go down to the roundabout at the bottom of University Hill, follow Highway 1 north and make the first right turn after the Esso Gas station.
As a landmark the Archives are in the same general area.
What if the programme I want to do is offered at another Campus?
You should apply directly to the Campus which offers the programme you wish to follow. Click here for the websites of the St. Augustine Campus
, here for the Mona Campus
and here for the Open Campus
Who should I contact for more information?
All members of Graduate Studies staff are listed in the Contact Us section of this website.