Study Abroad At University Of Trinidad And Tobago: All You Need To Know

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Study Abroad At University Of Trinidad And Tobago: All You Need To Know

The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Point Lisas, is the premier University in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (known commonly as Trinidad and Tobago). The country is made up of two islands. The Capital, Port of Spain in located in the bigger Island Trinidad. The country of about 1.4 million inhabitants separated from the Northern edge South America by just 11 kilometers of sea water. To the northeast and northwest of the country (separated by water too) are Barbados and Grenada respectively. The countries closest to Trinidad and Tobago to the south are Venezuela (South west) and Guyana (southeast).

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International students who wish to study at the University of Trinidad and Tobago would discover an island full of attractions both for tourists and students. For a small island country, the infrastructure and public utilities are world class. There is also the welcoming tropical climate, beautiful beaches especially on the island of Tobago and an amazing biodiversity in the huge expanse of forests. Study Abroad students coming to this country would be surprised by the high quality of education. As a matter of fact, education for citizens is free up to the doctorate level in public universities.

Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

The cost of living in the country depends largely on location and lifestyle. Generally, people living in the capital Port of Spain have higher living expenses.

The currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (tt$). It would take you about 7 tt$ to buy 1USD. For a third world country, the minimum wage is moderate about 2.21 USD/hr.

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Below are the prices of some good and services in Trinidad

Food        Prices
Meal in modest restaurant 45.00 TT$
Coke/Pepsi (0.3L small bottle) 5.94 TT$
Milk (regular), (1 gallon), 43.27 TT$
Bread (0.45kg) 11.37 TT$
Rice (white) 5.48 TT$/ 0.45kg
Eggs (12) 21.73 TT$
Beef Round (0.45kg) 20.82 TT$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.85 TT$
Onion (0.45kg) 3.10 TT$
Transportation          Prices
One way Ticket Local Transport 6.00 TT$
Monthly Pass , 150.00 TT$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.23 TT$
RENT AND BASIC UTILITIES            Prices
Basic Utilities 402.92 TT$/month
Prepaid Mobile Tariff 1.15 TT$/min
Prepaid Mobile Tariff 1.15 TT$/min
Internet, 208.42 TT$/month
Apartment (1bedroom) city center 3,587.07 TT$/month
Apartment (1bedroom) Outside of city Centre 2,641.02 TT$/month

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The University of Trinidad and Tobago

The University is a government-funded University of which the main campus is located on the island of Trinidad. There are 13 other campuses spread across the country.

Courses and programs on offer include arts, humanities, science and technology, health sciences and law. They all lead to degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels for international students.

Applications and Admission requirements

The Admission requirements depend on the program/course of study. These are some of the general admission requirements

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Undergraduate studies

  • Internationally recognized high school diploma
  • Birth certificate
  • English proficiency test score
  • Passport
  • Health insurance

Generally, the application deadline for most courses is the 31st of March. But some faculties might set different admission deadline. All documents send through email must be scanned and send as PDF documents.

Post graduate programs

  • Birth certificate
  • English proficiency test result
  • Academic transcripts from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Health insurance
  • Passport

Admission deadline for all postgraduate application is the 30th of June. Successfully filled application forms would receive an email of acknowledgment.

General information

  • All documents send through email must be scanned and send as PDF documents.
  • Prospective students should note that all courses are taught in English.
  • International students should apply online only at www.u.ttt/apply. For online applications, no application fee is charged.

Student Visa

All international students wishing to study at the University must obtain a student visa. This visa can be renewed annually at the Trinidad and Tobago immigration Division for the duration of the program.

The stiudent visa requirements depend on your country of origin. Fresh students can contact the university’s International office for assistance. The office would guide you through the process after your admission has been confirmed.

Student accommodation

Each of the 14 campuses of the University has different accommodation arrangements in place for international students. Students are advised to contact their chosen campus for the full details.

On-campus accommodation

Only the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry campus of the University had provision for on-campus accommodation.  All students registered who wish to study in this campus are eligible to apply. However preference would be given to students of Animal Health, Forestry and Diploma in Agriculture due to practical lessons starting early in the morning.

Off-campus accommodation

Through the Student Development Unit, the University has a list of apartments for students wishing to rent apartments close to campus. The listed apartments on the list are not owned by the University. Landlords in the area submit the properties to the SDU.

So students are advised to do a thorough inspection before choosing to commit to paying rent. International students should be aware that the SDU has no legal agreement with these landlords. So, the University bears no responsibility if anything goes wrong.

Tuition fees

The Tuition fees depend on the course of study. So they can vary according to program and years of study. Also, the fees are subject to adjustments at any time.

This page provides a comprehensive list of the tuition fees of each program in the University.

 

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