Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, courtesy of Getty Images
If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Trinidad and Tobago, this page has all the information you need.
If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at international@plymouth.ac.uk, or by phoning +44 1752 588049.

UKESC application information event in Trinidad

Our representatives for your area, UKESC (UK Educational Services in the Caribbean), will be in Trinidad from 16 – 17 March 2024. They will be holding meetings for students and their parents to advise on the next steps in coming to the UK. 

International tuition fees

Fees for undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught programmes can be found in the 'fees, costs and funding' section of the relevant course webpage. 
View of the campus
Three smiling female students walking on campus

International scholarships

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.
Nadine Mashingaidze, international student

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 charlotte@ukesc.co.uk for information and an application form.

Hear what our previous Excellence Scholarship winners think

"I would advise anyone thinking of coming to the University of Plymouth to come because it's a very friendly atmosphere and I felt welcome. Being from a small island, coming here and just being by the ocean was inviting and finding other people from small islands, including the Caribbean, was great."

Entry requirements


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 units at Grade II and four units at 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 
56 A*  
48 A I
40 B II
32 C III
24 D IV
16 E V


Holders of a bachelors degree when awarded by the University of the West Indies or another university in the Caribbean, with a 2:1 or where a grade point average marking is used - 3.0 or above, will be eligible to apply for postgraduate study. 

English language requirements

Trinidad and Tobago 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.

For other applicants, a recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses.

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.
Website: www.ukesc.co.uk

Our students from the Caribbean talk about what it's like to study in Plymouth...

Ivanna on campus

Ivanna Odle


Chinty Pettitt

Oluwaseun Remi-Omosowon

Oluwaseun Remi-Omosowon

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."

Plymouth Hoe (image courtesy of One Plymouth)
Tinside - Plymouth Hoe