In addition to the students admitted to courses leading to degrees, the Vice Chancellor may admit to the University as specially admitted students, for limited periods, such persons as he may deem fit provided that they comply with the stipulated regulations.


Is special admission for me?

The University makes the following provisions for special admission:

Being registered at another University and wish to follow courses at UWI by special arrangement for credits at your own University.

Being sponsored by your Government or employer to read certain courses, not for credit towards a University qualification, under a special arrangement.

Being a UWI graduate wishing to pursue a specific course/s to equip yourself for a particular job; increase your efficiency in the performance of a job, satisfy entry requirements to a programme at The UWI or in another institution; or update or improve your knowledge in a subject.



To be considered for entry as "Specially Admitted Students" applicants should normally be matriculable.

Those students who do not satisfy the requirements for entry to the University should provide satisfactory evidence of their previous studies. In appropriate cases they may be required to sit a special entrance examination. In the assessment of the qualifications of applicants due allowance should be made for their maturity.

Specially admitted students shall be required to pay the appropriate fees as are in effect.

Such students shall be required to comply with the General Regulations for students as are in effect. See Regulations for Postgraduate Diplomas and Degrees.

Normally, a specially admitted student should be allowed to take no more than (12) credits in any given year, nor more than a total of 24 credits under this category of registration.

Specially admitted students are permitted to write the University examinations appropriate to the course(s) they have been allowed to pursue.

Their membership of the University shall be subject to satisfactory reports on their work and conduct.

A maximum of nine relevant credits obtained through special admission can be counted towards certification and graduate diplomas and degrees of the University provided they have been obtained within such time limits as are set from time to time by the institution.


How to Apply to be Specially-Admitted for Postgraduate Studies

Applications for special admissions must be made on the appropriate application form. Click here for the application form.

An application fee of TT$90 (US$30 for non-Caribbean applicants) which is non-refundable must accompany this application for special admission. Collect special admissions deposit slip from the section for Students & Receivables, The Bursary, Student Administration Building.

Submit the completed & Department approved specially-admitted application form and $90 application fee receipt to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.



Click here for the Academic Calendar to view Specially-Admitted Applications deadlines.


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