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.
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.
The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the study programme and will cover the complete cost of tuition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and cc’ed to Mr. Kyle Garnes at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.