Up to 50 UWI Open Scholarships are available for the first-year UWI students for pursuing an undergraduate degree at any four UWI campuses. Applicant should be a citizen of UWI’s Contributing Countries i.e. Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.
Established in 1948, UWI is the largest and longest standing higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI opens a gateway to endless career and postgraduate opportunities around the globe.
You are eligible for The UWI Open Scholarship if you:
- Are first time applicants of any UWI undergraduate degree programme offered at any campus.(Applicants must not already be holders of an undergraduate degree.)
- Have gained at least 8 subjects at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CSEC) level including Mathematics and English A with Grades 1 or 2; at least 6 Units of CAPE including Communication Studies and Caribbean Studies, at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) Units l and/or ll;
- or equivalent at GCE O / A Levels with grades 1 or 2.
- Have completed an associate degree from a community or state college with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.6 and have applied to or are in the process of applying to The UWI.
- Have completed the first year of a UWI undergraduate degree programme with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6.
Are a citizen of one of The UWI’s contributing countries (proof of citizenship will be required)- Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.
The UWI Open Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, residence costs (on/off campus) and contributions to books and meals.
Note: Nationals of Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago will only receive support for maintenance costs. Maintenance costs will be linked to costs listed in the relevant campus Financial Information Booklets. This information is available on each campus website.
Applicants can apply using the steps below:
Step 1: Complete the online application form.
Step 2: Supporting documents can be emailed to rhqobus-at-uwimona.edu.jm with the subject line: ‘The UWI OPEN SCHOLARSHIP’.
The supporting documents include:
A 500-word personal essay outlining career aspirations, the reason for the choice of degree programme, community involvement and co-curricular activities.
Evidence of leadership positions at the school, university and/or within the wider community; community involvement; and co-curricular activities.
Two letters of reference– one of which must come from an academic referee attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and potential, demonstrated leadership qualities, and character. (Referees must have known the applicant for at least two years. All referees must affix the official stamp of their office/department/organization).