Commonwealth Master's Scholarship at the University of the West Indies

Why study at the University of the West Indies (UWI)?

'Since its inception in 1948, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has been the region’s first and top choice for tertiary education. With over 65 years of experience serving the higher education needs of the Caribbean region, UWI has built a tradition of excellence and quality in teaching and research which is unmatched by any other in the region.

'In choosing to pursue postgraduate studies here at the UWI, you have elected to be part of the distinguished tradition of Caribbean scholarship which continues to make critical inputs to the economic, social and cultural transformation of the region and beyond.'

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The scholarship

  • One scholarship is available, starting in August 2018.
  • The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • The scholarship is for Master's study only and is not applicable to a distance learning course.
  • The scholarship is for a new student only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families.
  • The scholarship is for a maximum of one year.

Support for Commonwealth Scholars

The university supports international students with visa advice, orientation sessions, accommodation provision, and airport pick-ups.

All Commonwealth Scholars have a dedicated contact person at the ACU who can be contacted by email and phone.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Christopher’s (St Kitts) and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form below in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • Two academic references
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 11 March 2018 at midnight GMT.

Further information

Candidates are not required to submit a separate application to the university for the Master's course.

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