Financial Information


You must include with your application a NON-REFUNDABLE application processing fee.  For residents of Commonwealth Caribbean countries the fee is as follows:

•      St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago                            TT$90.00
•      Cave Hill Campus, Barbados                                                 BDS$30.00
•      Mona Campus, Jamaica                                                         JDS$1350.00
•      International applicants                                                           USD$30.00

The application processing fee [non-refundable] can be paid by bank draft or certified cheque in US$ or EC$ made payable to: The University of the West Indies.

Applicants in Trinidad & Tobago can pay the application processing fee at any branch of Republic Bank Ltd.


Tuition and Fees

Click here for detailed information on fees applicable to programmes at the St. Augustine Campus .Please note that tuition fees are subject to change and that the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees during your programme of study.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Awards are made primarily on academic merit but some bursaries are based on financial need. These potential sources of income help to supplement your own resources.

Find out more about the Scholarships and Bursaries you can apply for as a prospective or current UWI student.

Find out more about the University Open Scholarship



If you can provide a satisfactory guarantor, commercial bank loans are also available to help meet the cost of your university education. Second and Final year students with a good academic record may have access to a Hardship Loan from the University. Applications for the loan must be made to Division of Student Services and Development.


Government Assistance For Tuition Expenses (GATE)

Under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme, tuition is free for all citizens of Trinidad & Tobago pursuing undergraduate programmes (including distance learning programmes) at any campus of The University of the West Indies; reading for the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica or the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas.

Students pursuing programmes at postgraduate level will be eligible for grants to cover 50% of tuition costs.

Students who receive free tuition will be required to serve the country by working in the public or private sector in Trinidad and Tobago, upon completion of the approved programme. The students must sign an Agreement to work for stipulated periods. Should any student be unable to fulfil his obligation, the assistance received through the GATE programme will have to be refunded to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago..

For more information on the GATE programme, you should visit the website


Work / Study Programme

Registered students may seek employment in various departments of the University, for e.g. the Bookshop, Library, Administration and so on. Such employment is limited to a few hours per week.

You must register with Division of Student Services and Development to participate in this programme.