Trinidad and Tobago

We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Trinidad and Tobago. 

If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.

UKESC Caribbean Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

One student from the Caribbean region will be offered a scholarship worth 50% off your tuition fees in year one*. To recognise continual academic achievement, you may also receive 50% off the successive years tuition fee, if an overall grade of 70% or above is maintained.

To be eligible you must:

  • have an outstanding academic record
  • meet our standard English Language requirements
  • have an unconditional/conditional offer letter from the University of Plymouth which you have accepted as your firm choice by 31 May 2020
  • complete a scholarship application form and submit this through UKESC, the University of Plymouth’s trusted agent in the Caribbean, by 31 May 2020.


Please be aware that courses offered by the following schools are not included in the UKESC Caribbean Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship scheme: 

All applications should be submitted through UKESC. Please contact for information and an application form. 

University of Plymouth also has a variety of scholarships available to international students.


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

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.

Please contact our agent working in the Caribbean for advice and assistance with the application process and information about visas. Also check UKESC’s website for details of their upcoming visits to the region, these typically occur in the period September-November and again in March-April.




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