#Providenciales, February 5, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, as part of the changes made to the National Scholarship Policy of July 2018, following the adoption of the skills Audit in February 2018, saw the inclusion of new priority areas of study into the existing scholarship application, having been revised for the 2019 academic year.
Below is a list of the broad areas of study that were identified from the survey conducted within TCIG and some of the private sector entities and bases on the Skills Audit of additional priority areas for studies:
- Logistic Management and Communications
- Science & Technology
- Disaster Management and Social Sciences
- Business, Finance & Management
- Planning & Engineering
- Performing & Visual Arts
In addition to these new broad areas of studies, new programmes were identified under existing areas of priorities such as under education, health, law, technical/vocational.
The Ministry of Education would like to remind applicants that in order to permit the Education Advisory Committee to make an informed decision, all the required information as specified in the explanatory notes must accompany each application. For example, this application season the Ministry noticed a large number of applicants did not submit the following required information: –
- Turks and Caicos Islands National status cards
- Acceptance letters from institutions applied to
- Transcripts from last institution attended
Students who may not have been successful in receiving a scholarship this academic year are encouraged to reapply for academic year 2019/20 now, with the release of the NEW scholarship applications for 2019/20.
The Ministry of Education wishes to encourage all Turks and Caicos Islanders to further their education and enroll into Tertiary studies. As part of this mandate, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in recent years attained full membership to the University of the West Indies. This therefore enables Turks and Caicos Islanders who are not beneficiaries of a scholarship to be able to attend any of the University of the West Indies three campuses in Jamaica, Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago and pay a reduced tuition fee. The UWI Open Campus also provides an opportunity for students to pursue tertiary education while remaining in the country through online courses of study. For courses that are offered at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC), at any level, applicants will be referred to the TCICC.
Submission of all required information is due by April 30th 2019 FOR BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS. The ONLY exception to this rule will be for APPLICANTSnot receiving the necessary information from their institution at the time of submission of their incomplete application by APRIL 30th 2019 which are as follows: –
- Acceptance Letter
- Examination results
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL THE ABOVE REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR:
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS – JUNE 30TH 2019
LOCAL APPLICANTS – AUGUST 16TH 2019