Note: Supporting documents (as indicated by ***) must be certified by a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Affidavit before uploading to your Application Portal.


  1. ***Birth Certificate
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. ***Documents indicating a name change (Marriage Certificate/Legal Affidavit/Deed Poll) if your present name is different from that on the Birth Certificate
  4. Research Proposal (MPhil, PhD and MD applicants only - See Research Proposal Guidelines here)
  5. Two (2) referees’ reports (to be requested through our Application Portal)
  6. ***Professional Certificates/Diplomas obtained from institutions other than UWI
  7. Official Transcripts (sent directly from granting institution to You are required to notify our Office if the name on your official transcript is different from the name on your application.
    • Past UWI Students can submit a student copy of their transcripts 
  8. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or greater or International English Testing (IELTS) with the overall score of at least 7 with scores of at least 6.5 in reading and listening and scores of at least 7 in writing and speaking (if English is not your first language)
  9. Additional documents specific to programmes.


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS specific to programmes below:

PG Diploma in Education applicants

  1. Principal's referee report (to be returned by Principal to
  2. Release Form (to be uploaded by applicant when applying)
  3. Evidence of teaching appointment/assessment of qualifications by MoE/THA/Board (See Sample Documents Here)

ALL Engineering programmes

  • Job Letter/confirmation of current employment (if currently unemployed, please indicate by way of attached letter).

Doctor of Medicine (D.M.) applicants

  • Evidence of registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago

Master of Public Health Applicants

  • Statement of Intent in pursuing the programme

MA Creative Design: Entrepreneurship & MFA applicants only

  • Portfolio/manuscript of work

MSc Applied Psychology        

  • Research Proposal


  • Your CV must include the name(s), and contact information (preferably phone and email address) of your referee(s).
  • Please note that a person in full-time employment CANNOT be registered as a Full-time student, unless written proof of approved leave is provided prior to registration. (e.g. PG Dip Ed Release Form).
  • Candidates who will be sitting examinations in the year they are expected to commence their postgraduate studies may also submit applications
  • Non-UWI/Open Campus transcripts for university degrees must be submitted from the awarding institution directly to but addressed to:

    The Assistant Registrar
    Office of Graduate Studies and Research
    The University of the West Indies
    St. Augustine Campus
    Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

  • A transcript is considered official if it comes in a specially sealed envelope or emailed directly from the awarding institution. 
  • A final official transcript, indicating award date/date of graduation must be submitted as soon as all courses are completed.
  • Student copies or transcripts stamped STUDENT COPY are NOT acceptable as an official transcript.
  • Applicants with qualifications in a language other than English must submit a certified English translation, together with the original.
  • All submitted documents become the property of The University of the West Indies and will NOT be returned or transferred to a third party.
  • In the case of copies or notarised documents, The University reserves the right to request the original documents.


  • Applications will not be considered if there is any indication that the accompanying papers or certificates have been altered in any way.
  • The submission of documents in support of applications or the applications themselves, for admission and/or registration that are forged, fraudulent, altered from the original, obtained under false pretences, or otherwise deceptive is prohibited.
  • The University reserves the right to reject an application for admission, withdraw an offer and/or prohibit registration if the offer for admission is found to be based in whole or in part on deception or fraud.


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