Undergraduate Prospective Students


All applicants are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.  There are two options when applying for admission, Early Bird option and Regular option. Late applications are only considered if there is space in the programme.

The Early Bird option is recommended primarily for highly qualified applicants, summer applicants and international applicants who would like an early decision on their application.  Any applicant may apply during this period.  Applications submitted during this period will be considered for admission and given an early decision.  An early bird applicant is one who has submitted an application along with supporting documentation by the stipulated deadline.  

The Regular option is the standard application option.

Applicants should apply by the following deadlines:

December 1, 2016 – Early Bird

January 31, 2017 – Regular

All applicants are encouraged to apply on-line.  The on-line process is FREE and is designed to make the submission of your application as easy and accurate as possible and should last approximately 20 minutes. 

STEPS TO APPLY ON-LINE

  1. Read the Summary of Undergraduate Courses of Study to identify your 1st and 2nd choice of course of study.
  2. Ensure that you have a personal e-mail address as you will be required to include it in your application.
  3. Click on “Apply Online” .
  4. Click on “Start a new application”.
  5. Complete all four (4) sections and submit your application on-line. 
  6. Print application confirmation page.
  7. Submit confirmation page and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management within ten working days of completion of the application on-line but no later than January 31 whichever is earlier; no later than December 1 for early bird applications. 

Submitting certified documentary evidence

Copies of academic, birth (Jamaican Birth Certificate/Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship) and marriage certificates must be submitted along with the completed application form.  Copies of passports 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 admission to the University.  Applications and supporting documents must be returned to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management, 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 (for applications submitted manually), or without supporting documentation will not be processed. 

Matriculation via Prior Learning Assessment 

Persons who are not eligible for admission under the normal entry requirements, may apply for entry via prior learning assessment. The applicants must demonstrate their potential for undergraduate university studies by virtue of attainments, prior learning and/or relevant work experience, all of which must be relevant to the proposed course of study. In addition, the application must be supported in writing by individuals having first-hand knowledge of the applicant's potential.  Applicants' knowledge, skills and competencies will be evaluated under the University's Prior Learning Assessment Policy, in order to determine their equivalencies to the University's entry requirements.  They may be required to attend interviews as well as successfully complete Foundation Mathematics and/or Developmental English which are offered at the UTech Academy.  For further information please contact the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Academic Affairs Division, UTech, Ja. at 927-1680-8 ext. 3394.

 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. 

Course of Study of Second Choice

Each applicant should submit one application form to the Institution.  An applicant will only be considered for a course of study of second choice if space is available. 

Age for Acceptance 

An applicant will be considered for a course of study if s/he meets the normal matriculation requirements and is at least 17 years of age by December of the year of admission.

Acceptance

Early Bird applicants will be given a decision no later than January 31, 2017.

Regular applicants will be given a decision no later than May 31, 2017.

Applicants to summer courses of study will be advised of their status by March 31, 2017.

Each applicant who is offered a place at the University will be so advised by a letter from the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management.  These applicants are required to pay a non-refundable Enrolment Commitment Fee (ECF).  This fee will be applied to the University fees upon enrolment. An applicant’s acceptance can only be confirmed if the ECF has been paid.

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