The University of the West Indies Tuition Subvention

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is committed to providing scholarships for as many of its citizens as possible in disciplines based on our country’s labour and development needs.  Awards recipients are selected on the basis of academic success at the high school or college level, AND financial need.

All Bahamian Nationals registered and attending the University of The West Indies at Mona Jamaica, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Cave Hill Barbados campuses are currently entitled to tuition waivers at 80% or University Grant Committee (UGC) funded programmes.  For students pursuing the MBBS(Medicine) programme, The Bahamas Government pays 80% of the  tuition at the Mona Jamaica campus and 60% at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Cave Hill Barbados campuses.

If the programme is self-funded, the student pays 100% of tuition.

Upon completion, the recipient of the UWI Subvention will be expected to return to The Bahamas and serve in the area for which he/she was trained.  Medical students are bonded.

All UWI students are required to complete the following registration form in order for your tuition waver to be processed.

REGISTRATION FORM

Please be advised that official transcripts must be submitted annually up until the year of graduation. A copy of your degree should also be submitted upon completion.

*Value of award subject to change without notice.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE HAND DELIVERED OR EMAILED BY A GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR TO transcripts@moe.edu.bs

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Scholarship Checklist

The following documents are needed in order to successfully submit an application. The application process can be started and additional documents may be uploaded up until the relevant scholarship deadline.

The documents needed are as follows:

  • A Bahamian passport
  • A NIB smart card
  • An official acceptance letter
  • An official transcript
  • Copies of certificates (BGCSE / IBs / APs/ SAT/ SAT IIs, etc)
  • Copies of diplomas / degrees / certificates
  • Completed essays (as required by each scholarship)
  • At least two (2) reference letters
  • A schedule of fees (tuition, room and board, etc)*

*Please note that an I-20 form may be used to show the schedule of fees.

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60-80% of the tuition fees


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