News Releases

TT$250,000 for UWI Postgraduate Students

For Release Upon Receipt - June 18, 2008

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine will this year make approximately TT$250,000 available to applicants for postgraduate study. The St Augustine campus will receive applications for higher studies at a Postgraduate Open Forum from 9 1 p.m. on Wednesday 25thJune, 2008 at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) Auditorium, off Uriah Butler Highway, Mt Hope.

Designed to show prospective postgraduate students a wide range of possibilities for scholarship, research, development and innovation, the Open Forum will include a series of presentations by the UWI St Augustine Faculties of Science & Agriculture, Social Sciences, Humanities & Education, Engineering and Medicine, as well as a special presentation by the Lok Jack Business School. It will be formally opened by Pro Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, who is the former Pro Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies.

The Forum will be of interest to anyone interested in taking part in collaborative international and local projects that are making a difference in our world, or interested in collaborating with academics, researchers and intellectuals from the 100-plus international universities and colleges with which UWI has collaborative agreements.

The St Augustine campus, which recently introduced several taught and research-based graduate programmes, is constantly enhancing its suite of academic offerings to respond the global challenges of Caribbean development. The Postgraduate Open Forum is being carefully planned to give participants access to all the information they may need in order to advance their personal and professional development through graduate education.

It will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to meet the University’s research and teaching staff, as well as explore the hundreds of courses of study that are available locally, and even submit an application for admission to a programme of choice.

For more information on the Postgraduate Forum, please contact Mr. Jules Sobion, Marketing & Communication Office, Tel: 662-2002 Ext. 3635 or .


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


UWI Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Nigel Harris, is coordinating UWI staff, students and alumni to organise region-wide signature 60th Anniversary events. The Anniversary Celebrations were launched with a formal Opening Ceremony on Saturday 12th January, 2008 at UWI Cave Hill, Barbados. On July 12th to 19th, 2008, there will be a special Convocation Week at UWI Mona, Jamaica, which will include an official reception hosted by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, and a formal banquet to be attended by several regional heads of state. As the culmination of the yearlong celebrations, a gala black-tie dinner will be hosted by UWI St. Augustine Campus on December 12th, 2008. Proceeds from all UWI 60th Anniversary initiatives will be channelled into a special UWI Regional Endowment Fund, which will facilitate infrastructural projects across the region. For more information on the UWI 60th Anniversary, please visit or contact the UWI 60th Anniversary Secretariat at; or (Tel.) 876 977 0014, Ext. 2525; or UWI 60th Anniversary Secretariat, Office of the Vice Chancellor, UWI Mona, Jamaica.