INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Applicants must be 16 years or older by May 31, 2017, and must have a valid passport which expires at least six months after the completion of the programme.

Documentation

The following documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s office before the application closing date.

  • a certified copy of each piece of qualification
  • a birth or baptism certificate
  • a testimonial from a senior government officer
  • proof of health insurance
  • and a transcript sent directly to the Polytechnic from the last school/College attended
  • a police certificate of character

The closing date for early full-time applications is Friday, March 10, 2017 and the closing date for late applications is Friday, March 17, 2017.

Programme fees can vary depending on the programme selected and these range from $275.00. to $365.00 per semester. The current rate of exchange of the Barbados dollar is US $1.00 =  Bds $1.98.

In addition, international students are required to pay tuition fees of Bds. *$1,500.00 per year. International students are expected to incur the following additional expenses in relation to their training.

 

COSTSBarbados dollars
Tools and equipment$500.00
Board and Lodging$1,500.00 per month
Travel Expenses (bus fare)$200.00 per month
Books$1,000.00
Settling-in allowance$400.00
Student Visa expense$300.00 per year
Student Training Visa$300.00
External Examinations$500.00 per year
Portfolio$500.00
Miscellaneous expenses$400.00
TOTAL$4,800.00

*fee under review

Applicants must provide proof that they will be able to finance their training.

Visa requirements

Successful applicants will be required to complete the Student Visa Application Forms H1 and H2.  These will be provided with the letter of acceptance.  The Student Visa Application Forms must be returned completed to the Institution along with two passport size photographs and the visa fee of Bds$300.00.  The Polytechnic will accept a Bank Draft or applicants will be provided with banking details for direct deposit to the Institution’s account.

 Registration

Registration dates will be stated in the letter of acceptance.  It is expected that students from overseas will register at least one week before the commencement of the academic year.

 Orientation

A special orientation session will be conducted for international students.  This is to facilitate meetings between the students, the Management and support staff.  International students are also expected to attend the general orientation programme of the Institution.  In addition, International students are taken on an island tour prior to the commencement of classes.

 Student Accommodation

A detailed list of available and recommended accommodation will be made available to successful applicants.  The list will itemize the name and contact details of the landlord(s), the type of accommodation, the facilities available and the rent charged.  Students are expected to indicate in good time, their selection in terms of accommodation.

Airport Pickup

Overseas students will be picked up at the Grantley Adams International Airport on their arrival in Barbados and taken to their accommodation.  Students must give details of their airline expected arrival times as soon as their bookings are confirmed.  We encourage students to book flights arriving in Barbados between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. whenever possible.

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