The UWI. St. Augustine Campus will offer a new category for full fee-paying students for its highly competitive Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme.
50 students will be able to access the programme using this new category in January 2021.
UWI says the direction is towards financial sustainability, and it anticipates that this new category of intake will allow for some capital injection into the Faculty, which at this time is making key adjustments to its financial model.
Faculty Dean Professor Terence Seemungal confirmed that there will be no change in the academic qualifications required for entry, as the existing criteria for entry into the Faculty will be applied.
He says: “Candidates who previously applied and currently hold a deferred offer must submit a new application for admission specific to this intake. Additionally, persons with a deferred offer will forfeit their deferred offer if accepted for this new category of intake”.
It should be noted that all applicants offered admission will be responsible for the full cost of their annual tuition and other fees (compulsory fees, living expenses etc.)
The 50% tuition Medical Sciences degree subsidy provided by the Government will not apply to nationals of T&T.
Fees will become payable in January, and thereafter at the start of every semester for the duration of their programme of study.
The annual tuition fees are as follows: TT$142,200 (nationals of Trinidad and Tobago), USD$25,000 (nationals of other UWI contributing countries) and USD$27,000 (all other students).
Online applications for the MBBS programme January intake will be accepted up to December 18, 2020.