The University of the West Indies

Application Procedure

Applications are open to all persons who are recognized as having satisfied the matriculation requirements for entry to The University of the West Indies, as well as such Faculty requirements that may qualify. 

Possession of minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a place.

Who can Apply

The following applicants are considered for entry:
  • those who already satisfy matriculation and Faculty requirements;
  • those who are taking examinations in January and/or June in order to qualify for entry.

The offer of a place is considered ONLY when applicants have satisfied both matriculation and Faculty requirements. As a result of the limited number of places available in each faculty, only applicants with the highest, academic qualifications are likely to receive offers.

Important: See Admission Requirements  for further information.

How you can Apply

You can apply either online, or by downloading/requesting, and submitting a paper-based application.

Forms for downloading may be found at the bottom of this page.

You should read the application form very carefully before completing it. YOU MUST ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS AND SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION. Enter “N/A” in the space provided if a particular question does not apply to you.

The University of the West Indies is a multi-campus institution. You must not apply to more than one faculty at the same time, even if they are on different campuses. Each application has provision for you to indicate your first and second choice of faculty and campus.

Applications must be returned to the Student Affairs (Admissions) Section, and are processed ONLY if they are properly completed and accompanied by original or certified copies of birth and academic certificates, grade slips, and where required, testimonials and other certification, If relevant documents and transcripts are in a language other than English, notarised translations must be submitted with the application form.

When you can apply

Applications for admission to the DVM degree programme will normally be accepted from the  November of the year before the year in which you seek entry, and must be received at the St. Augustine Campus on or before January 31 of the year in which you seek entry. 

Note: For international students, applications for entry may be accepted up to March 31.

ALL applications for entry to University programmes should include the following:

  • original academic certificates.
  • professional certificate / diploma.
  • original birth and marriage certificates (where applicable).
  • legal affidavit or deed poll if present name is different from that on birth certificates.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, you are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) certificate with a score of 500 or higher, with your application.
  • application fee of TT$90 (US$30 for non-Caribbean residents).


Transcripts are required for applicants with professional qualifications, and for those who have studied outside of Trinidad and Tobago. Transcripts must be forwarded directly, from the educational institution concerned, to the Student Affairs (Admissions) Section at St. Augustine, and must be received by February 28 of the year in which you seek entry.

Application Form & Instructions Booklet for paper based applications:



Application 176k            

Instructions 323k                

Info 176k      

Collect Assistant Registrar (Admissions) The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine Trinidad, W.I.
Tel: (868) 662-2002 Ext. 3012
General Forms
Request Brochure
Deadlines Applications from CARICOM nationals should be received by January 10th of the calendar year in which entry is desired.
For International students, applications for entry may be accepted up to March 31.
Fees Online application is FREE.
There is a non-refundable application fee of USD 30.00 for paper-based applications.

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