Scholarship Information


Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) Postgraduate Scholarships 

For 2024, CCRIF will provide scholarships for students pursuing a Master's Degree in several pre-identified areas related to disaster risk management for study at The University of the West Indies and other institutions. Scholarship recipients must be citizens of CARICOM member or associate member countries and/or CCRIF member countries in the Caribbean.

Cultural Studies Postgraduate Scholarships 

The Cultural Studies Scholarship is intended to support a graduate student in the Institute of Caribbean Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus who demonstrates outstanding academic potential in advancing Cultural Studies as a field of inquiry; and Financial need.  

Dorothy Pine McLarty Postgraduate Scholarships 

The Dorothy Pine McLarty Postgraduate Scholarship is intended to support a graduate student in the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. The triennial scholarship award is for research degrees related to Elections and Governance in Jamaica. The scholarship award is for three years, with eligibility for renewal each year contingent on satisfactory academic performance. 

Dr. Pauline O. Lawrence and Dr. Carlton G. Davis Postgraduate Scholarships 

This Scholarship is established to support students pursuing the Master of Science in the following programmes: (i) Agricultural Entrepreneurship, (ii) Plant Production and Protection and (iii) Biotechnology at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies.

Lisa Seifart Gore Postgraduate Scholarships 

The Lisa Gore Seifart Scholarships, established in 2020, grants scholarships every year to talented and financially challenged students for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees in Psychology leading to a university degree. 


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral, and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enables research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

OAS Scholarships 

The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (CS) is an international programme under which Commonwealth governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.​

The Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The Rhodes Scholarship candidates from Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean may apply for one of two Rhodes Scholarship as follows:

  • The Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship, available to candidates from Jamaica only;
  • The Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship, available to candidates from the Caribbean generally, excluding Jamaicans (but subject to the Selection Committee’s discretion).