University of the West Indies St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's or specialized degrees (3-6 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper ranges of lower second class.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3-4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official record of courses and marks earned; official certification of degree, degree classification and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1948. An autonomous regional institution serving 14 states in the West Indies. St. Augustine campus is in Trinidad with agriculture and engineering faculties. Has a good reputation. Usual admission requirement is the General Certificate of Education examinations (11-13 years of education). Degree program is three years for those with advanced levels and four years for those with ordinary levels.
Course grades reported annually as letter grades. Degree class usually based on final examination but may also depend on performance throughout degree program.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1-2 years after appropriate degree by any combination of the following: coursework, examination, thesis.
Ph.D.: 3 years after bachelor's degree; by thesis and examination.