The University Open Scholarship

The UWI Open Scholarships are open to students who:-


  • are citizens of one of UWI’s Contributing Countries (proof of citizenship will be required)
  • have been accepted to read for a UWI undergraduate degree or are completing YEAR 1 of a UWI undergraduate degree
  • Possess an outstanding academic record (CAPE Units 1&2 with Grades 1 in at least 5 subjects including Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies; OR Associate Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.6; OR Year 1 GPA of 3.6 at UWI
  • Provide TWO letters of reference – one of which must come from an academic referee (teacher, principal, lecturer) attesting to the applicants’ academic ability and potential, demonstrated leadership, and character.

What does the Scholarship Cover

The scholarship winners will receive the campus-specific benefits for the duration of their degree programmes.

Cave Hill and St. Augustine Campuses (Maintenance costs – housing, transportation, books costs calculated in relation to the Financial Information provided for the pertinent academic year)

Mona and Open Campus – Full Scholarship (Tuition and Maintenance costs) OR Tuition only

Apply online via our website at
Certified supporting documents [academic certificates, letters of reference, evidence of leadership and character] must be sent to:  THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA.