To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:
- Citizens or Permanent Residents of Trinidad and Tobago for no less than 3 years.
- Currently studying for CSEC (or equivalent) or in at least your 5th year of high school
Age: All UWC schools and colleges have similar age ranges that they can accept as students. However, there are slight variations between them.
For the offers available through UWC-TT for the 2021-2023 generation of scholars, applicants must be born between the following dates in order to be eligible for at least one of the places:
16 August 2002 - 31 October 2005
Exceptions: Applications from students who meet the above-mentioned age criteria, but who are only in their 4th year of high school, may be considered at the discretion of the Selection Officer if their academic performance and school recommendations suggest that they will be able to meet the challenges of the IB curriculum. Such applicants will be advised that the selection committee’s ability to nominate them for a place will be dependent on whether the schools offering places are willing to accept students who would have spent less than 5 years in high school at the time of entry.
Applications from older students with documented evidence of delayed / disrupted schooling due to circumstances beyond their control (e.g. significant learning disabilities, serious medical problems, wars, natural disasters) may be considered at the discretion of the Selection Officer. Younger students who are in at least their 5th year of high school may also be considered at the discretion of the Selection Officer. Such applicants will be advised that the selection committee’s ability to nominate them for a place will be dependent on whether the schools offering places to the National Committee are able to accept students who are older/younger than normal. The committee will pay special attention to the emotional maturity of students who are younger than normal.
If you have any questions re your eligibility do not hesitate to email the Selection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.