Scholarships Merit-based
The University of the West Indies

OAS UWI Scholarship

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3500 USD
3 countries
31 May 2024
Application deadline


The OAS General Secretariat (GS/OAS) is the central and permanent organ of the Organization of American States (OAS).


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $3,500

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


This scholarship will be formally awarded only after the selected awardees have signed an OAS/UWI Acceptance Form, in which the awardees formally accept the scholarship and agree to its terms and conditions. 

Applicable programmes


The UWI, at the Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine campuses, shall apply a one-time tuition waiver of USD $1,000 for the top-ranked OAS-UWI Scholarship Recipients pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme, while the Global Campus shall apply a one-time tuition waiver of USD $378 for the scholarship recipients pursuing the Certificate or year 1 of the Bachelor of Education degree in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies.

The GS/OAS shall provide a one-time tuition allowance of USD $3,000 for OAS-UWI Scholarship Recipients pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme at the Cave Hill, Mona or St. Augustine campuses.

The GS/OAS will provide a one-time tuition allowance of USD $3,500 for Scholarship recipients at the Global Campus pursuing the Certificate programme or the Bachelor of Education programme in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies.


To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, an applicant must: 

  • Either provide an unconditional admission letter or a status letter from The University of the West Indies.
  • Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state.
  • Please note that OAS scholarships are not offered for studies in one’s country of citizenship or permanent legal residence. Citizens and/or permanent legal residents of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will not be considered for these OAS scholarships at the University campus located in their country of citizenship or legal residence. Please note that this rule does not apply to the Global Campus since its programmes are fully online. 

Scholarship requirements




3 countries


31 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

31 May 2024

Application for Admission through UWI and application for scholarship: May 31, 2024

Applicants, who may access the online scholarship application form.

Either a UWI enrolment offer or status letter;

An official transcript indicating a GPA of 3.00 or higher; National Identification;

Two Letters from recommendation, one of which must be either from a University Lecturer, School;

Principal, School Registrar or a current Employer;

Two Essays, each of which must be not more than 500 words and must be based on the following questions: a) Describe how acquiring this academic degree will directly impact and enhance your professional  skills in your current job position. 


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