Ministry of Education
Tertiary Education Division
St. Augustine Education City
The programme is a one-time only grant which acts as a student’s supplementary financial support in circumstances of need. It is not a form of scholarship or intended to be the student’s main source of funding.
The programme of study must be at the post-secondary or undergraduate level
The programme of study must be no less than 9 months in duration
Financial assistance will only be considered for one programme of study which is approved/recognised by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) or the National Training Agency (NTA)
Awardees are not allowed to transfer approved funding to another programme or academic institution
Pre-requisite or qualifying courses will not be considered
Successful awardees would be required to enter into an agreement with the government to work within the territory of Trinidad and Tobago for a period specified upon successful completion of the programme of study
Any breach in the agreement on the part of the student would result in the grant being converted to a loan
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago reserves the right to publish the names of applicants selected for financial assistance.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview to validate application information
The Financial Assistance Selection Committee may request an official of the ministry to conduct a visit to the applicant’s home to verify information
Submission of an application does not guarantee financial assistance.
Value of Award and Disbursement
Disbursements of awards may take place in phased payments at the discretion of the Financial Assistance Selection Committee
Payments may be disbursed directly to the education institution and/or organisation, particularly in instances where the assistance is provided towards the payment of tuition and compulsory fees associated with the programme of study
Foreign payments may be sent directly to the Trinidad and Tobago overseas missions or wire transferred for disbursement to foreign universities or paid directly to the applicant.
Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division
The International Waterfront Centre, Levels 16-18, Tower C, 1A Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Tel: (868) 623-9922 Fax: (868) 625-5428 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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