If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Barbados, this page has all the information you need.
To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.
UKESC Caribbean Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
One student from the Caribbean region will be offered a scholarship worth 50% off their year one tuition fees. To recognise continual academic achievement, they may receive 50% off the successive year's tuition fee, if an overall grade of 70% or above is maintained.
For more information, please visit our undergraduate scholarships page.
All applications should be submitted through UKESC. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and an application form.
Applicants will be required to show evidence of having achieved Grades I (one), II (two) or (if taken from 1998) Grade III in English and Maths in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). This is GCSE equivalent.
Applicants who have the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with two Grade II and four Grade III double-unit subjects (including two double-unit courses) are eligible to apply for a bachelors degree. Within these six units, we will consider two units being single awards.
An associate degree, with good grades, may also be considered suitable for direct entry to year one of a relevant bachelor degree course.
For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, there are foundation options available via the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth International College (UPIC).
|UCAS tariff||A level||CAPE or Associate Degree|
The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme is an undergraduate (bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2:1).
|Classification||University of the West Indies GPA||UK degree equivalent|
|First Class||3.60 - 4.00||1st|
|Second Class (Upper Division)||3.00 - 3.59||2:1|
|Second Class (Lower Division)||2.50 - 2.99||2:2|
English language requirements
Barbados nationals are currently exempt from Home Office English language requirements. Grade III in the CSEC is considered suitable to meet the University's English language requirements.
Agents in the Caribbean
For more help and advice, get in touch with our agent in the Caribbean — they'll be happy to help!
You can also visit UKESC’s website for details of their upcoming visits to the region. These typically occur between September and November, and again in March–April.
Ivanna Odle – BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
Ivanna Odle previously studied at Harrison College in Barbados. Here she tells us about her experience so far of studying for her undergraduate bachelor’s degree at the University of Plymouth.
Studying in Plymouth
Our international students from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago talk about what it is like to live and study in Plymouth.
"I like that Plymouth is close to sea, because when I smell the sea breeze it feels like home."
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