Graduate Prospective Students

Applicants must obtain a Graduate applicant form from the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management (OAEM) or print one from the University’s website.  A non-refundable application fee of J$1,000.00 for Jamaican residents must be made paid at the Accounts Department before collection of application form or upon submission of application forms downloaded from the website. International applicants must submit US$40.00 in the form of a cheque or international money order with their application.  The application form, receipt of payment (or cheque/international money order), and proof of qualifications must be submitted to an Admissions Representative. 

Graduate Applicant Checklist

  1. Application Form
  2. Certified copy of birth certificate
  3. Two (2) References in signed and sealed envelopes
  4. Certified copies of certificates/degrees
  5. Official Transcript of studies
  6. TRN card for number to be noted (Passport for foreign nationals)
  7. Two certified passport sized pictures (Signed by a Justice of the Peace OR Notary Public)
  8. Outline of proposed research (for research courses)
  9. Statement of purpose – 250 words (for taught courses)

Submitting certified documentary evidence

Copies of academic, birth and marriage certificates must be submitted along with the completed application form. Passport & Drivers Licence may also be submitted.  These copies must be certified and stamped only by a Minister of Religion, Justice of the Peace,  Attorney-at-Law or Medical Practioner. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS SHOULD ONLY BE SUBMITTED UPON REQUEST BY THE UNIVERSITY. Documents that have been tampered with will not be accepted and the applicant will forfeit chances of admissions to the University.  Applications and supporting documents must be returned to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management at 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 or at our Western Campus, 17 Dome Street, Montego Bay, by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2017 

Transcripts from other tertiary institutions must also be submitted by the closing date for receipt of applications. It is not necessary to obtain a transcript from a secondary school.  Forms not properly completed, without proof of processing fee or without supporting documentation will not be processed.

Late Submission of Applications 

Late applications will be considered if there is space in the course of study and the applicant is qualified.  Applicants submitting late application should follow the normal procedure for submission of applications.

 Under-Subscribed Course of Study 

The delivery of any course of study is dependent on a specific number of students registering at the commencement of the academic year. The University reserves the right to decide which courses of study are offered.  For those that have to be cancelled, fees will be refunded in full.

Higher Degrees by Research

The University offers the opportunity for individuals to pursue higher degrees by research based on specific interests. Research degrees are designed to foster explicit links between research and professional practice and development. A framework is provided where specific taught elements appropriate to graduate study are combined with a substantial piece of original research. Research students will be given the opportunity to work with individuals who are at the forefront in research in their field of interest.

For further information or an informal discussion of research opportunities available in a particular subject area please contact the:

School of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship (SGSRE)

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, JAMAICA

Tel: (876) 927-1680-8 exts: 3139 / 3209

Fax: (876) 970-3149



If you require further information, please call the Student Recruitment Unit, at 1-876-927-1680-8 ext 2077 and/or email us at, where your query will be logged.