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Trade Policy Scholarships: Applications Open to OECS Nationals for Fully Funded Masters Studies

Trade Policy Scholarships: Applications Open to OECS Nationals for Fully Funded Masters Studies

OECS Media Release

 Applications are now open for the OECS-Masters in International Trade Policy (OECS-MITP) Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2021-2022, beginning in September 2021.

The scholarship programme is fully funded for students from the six (6) independent OECS Member States via the EU-ACP TradeCom funded Consolidating the OECS Economic Union through Sustainable Trade Capacity Building Project.

The OECS Masters of Science (MSc) in International Trade Policy will be completed online with the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC) of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Barbados.  

 

Nationality Requirements:

In order to be considered eligible, applicants must be nationals, citizens or holders of a passport from the OECS Member States of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

 Scholarship Information:

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the study programme and will cover the complete cost of tuition.  

Academic requirements:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in fields such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, International Business, Management, Statistical Analysis, Law, Agriculture Development or related fields.

Candidates with Pass degrees in the aforementioned fields, who have other relevant qualifications and/or at least five (5) years’ experience in relevant fields of work (e.g. Trade Policy, Law, Economics, Foreign Policy, Agricultural Development Policy, Business and Investment Facilitation, Export Development, Standards and Quality Infrastructure, Port and Maritime Operations, Statistics, Customs and Trade Facilitation, etc.) will be considered for entry on a case by case basis.

 Application Process and Deadline:

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective students are required to apply directly to the Graduate Studies Department of the Cave Hill Campus. To apply, please visit the Cave Hill Graduate Studies website and submit all documents specified by August 3, 2021.

In addition, applicants for the  OECS-MITP scholarship will be required to submit a cover note letter explaining, in no more than 300 words, why they should be awarded the scholarship.  The cover note letter should be emailed directly to Ms. Desiree Evelyn at desiree.evelyn@cavehill.uwi.edu and cc’ed to Mr. Kyle Garnes at kyle.garnes@oecs.int by August 3, 2021.  For details on the UWI application process, please contact Ms. Desiree Evelyn (MITP Administrator) at +1 246 417 4805 or at desiree.evelyn@cavehill.uwi.edu.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

Disclaimer: The student is responsible for completing the application form and submitting the form according to the steps described by the aforementioned deadline. The OECS Commission and the University of the West Indies cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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