UWI St. Augustine Postgraduate Scholarships - Prospective Students

Applications are invited for the award of the following Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Scholarships are tenable only at the St. Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies and are normally awarded for a maximum period of TWO (2) YEARS. Ph.D. candidates may be awarded an additional year subject to satisfactory progress of their research. The scholarships mentioned below are offered only to FULL-TIME persons pursuing Higher Degrees by Research (M.Phil./Ph.D.) at the St. Augustine Campus:

Available Scholarships

UWI Postgraduate Scholarships

available to national, regional and international students

  • Applicants from all Faculties pursuing M.Phil. or Ph.D. degrees within the St. Augustine campus can apply for this scholarship.
  • The value of the scholarship is TT$60,000.00 per annum

Eric Williams Memorial Scholarship

available to Caricom Nationals only

  • Applicants must be :
    • CARICOM nationals with University degrees with their first degree in History, Economics or Political Science. 
    • pursuing research in either Caribbean History, Caribbean Economic Development or Caribbean Politics.
  • The value of the scholarship is TT$60,000.00 per annum

Elsa Goveia Scholarships

  • Applicants must be graduates of The University of the West Indies, University of Guyana or another Caribbean University.
  • Two (2) scholarships to be awarded as follows to applicants pursuing research in:
    • Caribbean History
    • the areas of Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.
  • The value of the scholarship is TT$60,000.00 per annum

Forms and Documents:

Selection Criteria for the Scholarships

  1. Applicants who possess a First or Upper Second Class Honours or its equivalent in their first degree
  2. Applicants who have received both a Lower Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent and a Taught Masters (i.e. M.Sc./M.A./M.Ed./M.ASc./MFA etc.) or M.Phil. degree.
  3. A thoroughly completed supervisor’s progress report form outlining the progress of the student’s research and expected completion/submission date of the student’s thesis.  (for current registered postgraduate students only)

Application Guidelines


NEW Research students are required to submit:

CURRENT/CONTINUING Research students are required to submit:

Completion of the online Graduate Scholarship Form.

Official Transcripts are required from applicants who are not graduates of this university. (This is separate and apart from what was submitted for the M.Phil./Ph.D. degree application.)


Two (2) Graduate Scholarship Referee Report Forms. Please note these forms are separate from what was submitted for your M.Phil./Ph.D. degree application. (NB: Your Referee can email forms to sarah.kalloo@sta.uwi.edu )

Research proposal should be approximately 2 pages in length (see guideline here)

Submit an updated Curriculum Vitae
Current research students are required to submit an updated Supervisor’s progress report form. (NB: This form should be signed by your supervisor and Head of Department only)


(Please complete all sections of the form except sections II and III)

NB: An applicant must have submitted an application for a research degree i.e. M.Phil.  or Ph.D. to be eligible for consideration of a scholarship.


NB: All documents mentioned above are critical to the assessment of your application.

Kindly address the envelope for the official transcript, applications, referee reports, research proposal and any other supporting documents to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar,
Office of Graduate Studies & Research,
New Student Administration Building,
The University of the West Indies,
St. Augustine, Trinidad W.I.
Attn: Mrs. S. Kalloo-Bhagwandeen
Postgraduate Scholarships & Funding