INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

We are committed to delivering an education competitive with that of the best universities across the globe. UWI researchers have been at the heart of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 response. We will continue to advance the institution’s powerful legacy of teaching and research, and foster the next generation of scholars.

Please check this page as it will be updated on a frequent basis as new developments arise.

Quick Links (to take you to the relevant section on this page):
If you are interested but have not yet applied to study at The UWI St. Augustine Campus for the 2020/2021 Academic Year
If you have applied and submitted all the required supporting documents but not yet received a decision on your application
If you are holding an offer to study at The UWI St. Augustine Campus for the 2020/2021 academic year
Examination Disruption due to COVID-19 (CSEC, CAPE or other)
Regional/International Student Support

If you are interested but have not yet applied to study at The UWI St. Augustine Campus for the 2020/2021 Academic Year


The UWI continues to receive applications online for all programmes. Documents can be submitted via email to these addresses:

As a result of the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we will adjust the format of some of our courses and programmes, while maintaining our quality. We will be adopting a combination of on-campus teaching and online delivery, which will vary by course. Some will be completely online. Others, particularly those that entail physical learning or exploratory activities like laboratory or field work, will offer a combination of online and on-campus activity. All on-campus activities will be conducted in keeping with established COVID-19 protocols for public spaces, especially physical distancing and the wearing of face masks.

Please be assured that we remain committed to teaching excellence in the achievement of respective programme goals, as well as student safety and security. As we continue to adapt to the changing environment, we are shaping our delivery to ensure that all students will be fully part of our campus community.

Application Deadlines
The deadline for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications is July 31, 2020.
The deadline for submission of all outstanding documents is August 7, 2020.
 
Applying for Undergraduate Study
All applications are to be made online at https://sta.uwi.edu/apply. Select Undergraduate and follow the application instructions carefully.

PLEASE NOTE: Supporting documents must be scanned and emailed to the Admissions Office via ugapply@sta.uwi.edu or admis@sta.uwi.edu by August 7, 2020. All documents must be certified by a Notary Public, School Principal or Vice-Principal. Certified copies of ALL your supporting documents must be submitted to Student Affairs (Admissions) via the email addresses above.

Applying for Postgraduate Study
All applications are to be made online at https://sta.uwi.edu/apply. Select Postgraduateand follow the application instructions carefully.

PLEASE NOTE: Supporting documents must be scanned and emailed to PGOnline@sta.uwi.edu by August 7, 2020.

Student Services, Including Financial Aid, Academic and Disability Support and Hall Accommodation
The DSSD is your go-to about all aspects of student life at the St Augustine Campus including accommodation, career guidance, co- curricular activities, counselling and other key services.

For all student services related questions/concerns, students are invited to contact the Division of Student Services and Development (DSSD) at studentservicesanddevelopment@sta.uwi.edu.

Campus Life and Open Days
There are many opportunities to speak to staff or students to get a feel for campus life at The UWI St. Augustine. Look out for our series of Virtual Open Days via our social media pages. In these sessions, you are welcome to ask us anything about studying at The UWI St. Augustine – we will answer your questions as best we can. Like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and subscribe to our channel on YouTube for direct updates and to stay in the know.

If you have applied and submitted all the required supporting documents but not yet received a decision on your application

For applicants who already met the requirements posted pre-COVID, we are considering all applications fairly and making offers based on the same academic criteria in accordance with prevailing UWI and Faculty matriculation requirements.

Track the status of your application online via our website at http://www.sta.uwi.edu/track.

Processing of Offers
We appreciate that waiting for a decision can be frustrating and worrying, particularly at the present time. Please be assured that our admissions teams are working very hard to process applications and to respond to enquiries as quickly as possible.

If you are holding an offer to study at The UWI St. Augustine Campus for the 2020/2021 academic year


We will honour your provisional offer as long as you meet the stipulated conditions by the appropriate deadlines. You can direct any further questions to ugapply@sta.uwi.edu or admis@sta.uwi.edu (Undergraduate applicants) or PGOnline@sta.uwi.edu (Postgraduate applicants).

If you have already received an offer, secure your place as follows at the earliest opportunity:

Undergraduate applicants: Complete the Offer Reply Form and send it to ugapply@sta.uwi.edu or admis@sta.uwi.edu.
Postgraduate applicants: Indicate your acceptance of our offer via email at Post.Graduate.Offers@sta.uwi.edu.

Examination Disruption due to COVID-19 (CSEC, CAPE and others)


The University is fully cognizant of the disruption to CSEC, CAPE and other examinations, and has worked tirelessly to adapt to this unprecedented circumstance consequent to COVID-19.

Significantly, whereas before there was a requirement for applicants to pass two CAPE Units 1 and 2 subjects to qualify for normal matriculation into the University, UWI will now consider these applicants as having qualified as normal matriculants for the 2020/2021 academic year:

  • Applicants who have passed at least two CAPE subjects either at Unit 1 or 2 with Grades 1-4;
  • Applicants who, in addition to the above, also have the requisite CSEC subjects; and
  • Applicants who, in addition to the above, are currently registered for either CAPE Unit 1 or 2.

“Normal Matriculation” refers to the minimum qualifications to be considered for acceptance into any programme and does not guarantee a right of entry for a matriculant into every degree programme. The decision on which applicants merit admission remains with the faculties as they are allowed to establish faculty-specific admission regulations that go beyond the matriculation standards (e.g. Law, Medicine), and include competitive screening of applicants where necessary.

Read the full press release with details of these decisions here: The UWI modifies matriculation in response to COVID-19.

Regional/ International Student Support


The UWI St. Augustine Campus is pleased to welcome students from all over the world. Please contact the International Office for further support at internationaloffice@sta.uwi.edu.

We also offer several programmes covering a variety of disciplines which are eligible for international student exchanges. If your institution has a formal exchange agreement with The UWI, you may be eligible to study here for up to two semesters as an exchange student.

Exchange students are generally required to pay tuition fees at their home institution (and tuition is then waived at the UWI). You will be responsible for all local expenses and fees such as housing, travel, books, meals and personal expenses.

This page is regularly updated so check back to find out what is in store for the coming year. In the current circumstances, it is wise to stay informed as things evolve in Trinidad and Tobago and at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.

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