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UWI Alumni eligible for exclusive share in 4 million Euro of Scholarship Funding

For Release Upon Receipt - January 13, 2012

St. Augustine

Apply before January 31st, 2012

The University of the West Indies has joined the University of Porto, Portugal in a partnership with the European Commission that will fund graduate studies in countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme facilitates cooperation and mobility in higher education through partnerships between higher education institutions (HEIs) in Europe and African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) countries. The Mundus ACP II project, which falls under the umbrella of Erasmus Mundus is managed by the University of Porto. The scheme will see the disbursement of approximately 4 million Euros for the movement of graduate students and researchers from HEIs in ACP countries to study at Mundus ACP European partner institutions.

There are approximately 12 scholarships exclusively available to UWI alumni as well as current students and staff. They include eight full Master’s scholarships, two scholarships for mobility within doctoral programmes and two academic/administrative staff scholarships. Funding will comprise a monthly scholarship ranging between 1,000 and 2,500 Euros, return airfare, health, accident and travel insurance and tuition fees to the host institution, where applicable.

Eligible are nationals of ACP countries Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.  Candidates must not have resided for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the partner European countries and must submit applications before January 31st, 2012.

Under Mundus ACP II, 16 core fields of study are approved for funding: Agriculture Studies; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; Art and Design; Business Studies/Management Science; Education, Teacher Training; Engineering/Technology; Humanities; Languages and Philological Sciences; Law; Mathematics/ Informatics; Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and Communication and Information Sciences.      

For application forms or further information on the Mundus ACP scheme please visit or contact

The International Office, UWI, St. Augustine

Tel: (868) 662-2002 exts. 84184 or 84206



International Office, UWI, Cave Hill

Tel: (246) 417-4972 / 417-4656

Fax: (246) 417-4542



International Student Office, UWI, Mona

Tel: (876) 702-3737

Fax: (876) 977-4178


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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, 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 recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. 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.


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)