Trinidad and Tobago

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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, established in 2001.

Stages of studies

University level first stage


Post-secondary studies include Diploma programmes (1-3 years' study); Associate degree programmes (2 years' study); and Bachelor's degrees.

University level second stage


Postgraduate studies include Postgraduate diploma programmes, Master's programmes, and Doctorates.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Caribeean Advanced Proficiency Exam

Minimum score/requirement: GCE with passes in 5 subjects including 2 at A level or 4 subjects with 3 at A level

Alternatives to credentials: GCE A level

Foreign students admission

Admission requirements: Foreign students must hold a General Certificate of Education with at least 2 passes at Advanced ‘A’ level or its...

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