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Under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme, tuition is free for all eligible citizens of Trinidad & Tobago pursuing approved undergraduate programmes at any campus of The University of the West Indies; reading for the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica or the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas. Students pursuing programmes at postgraduate level will be eligible for grants to cover 50% of tuition costs.

Students who receive free tuition will be required to serve the country by working in the public or private sector in Trinidad and Tobago, upon completion of the approved programme. The students must sign an Agreement to work for stipulated periods. Should any student be unable to fulfill his obligation, the assistance received through the GATE programme will have to be refunded to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

All citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who wish to access the GATE programme, must provide proof of residency in Trinidad and Tobago for at least three (3) years prior to submitting an application.

With effect from August 2014, the Government of Trinidad & Tobago requires students to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for assistance through the GATE programme.

For more information on the GATE programme requirements and how to apply, you should
visit the website

Please see a list of UWI Open Campus GATE Funded Programmes below:

Notice: New Gate Application Procedure

UWI Open Campus: GATE Funded Programmes