Application for National Bursary Programme


Please Note

You must have attained at least 8 units at grade I-II over the period (2018- 2020) not exceeding two (2) consecutive years in form 6 to be eligible for bursary.


This Award is for Undergraduate Studies Only.

Please ensure that you read the Web Application Guidelines before completing the application.

Upload Guidelines

Please upload all documents as stated against each upload field. Multi-paged documents should be scanned and uploaded as one document before attaching. Please note that the only supported format is PDF.

  • Applicants must ensure that their information on the attached/uploaded documents is legible at a zoom ratio of 100%.
  • Applicants must not submit documents in Zip Folders.
  • Each document should be uploaded in the relevant field.
  • Please ensure that your documents are legible by opening and checking the quality of the document before submitting your application online.
  • Applications with documents which are illegible, cannot be verified and will therefore not be processed.
Personal Details

Please enter your full name


Please provide at least one form of National Identification below
Please provide the following documents where applicable

Next of Kin Details

Please enter the full name of your Next of Kin

Next of Kin Telephone Contact

Academic Qualifications - Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

Compulsory Subjects

Other Subjects


Study Details


Priority will be given to areas critical to national development as indicated on the Interim Development Needs List, with consideration to other existing and emerging areas.

Duration of Programme

Purpose Statement Guidelines

Please ensure that you review the Purpose Statement Guidelines before submitting

Your Purpose Statement word count should range between a Minimum of 420 to a Maximum of 520 words. It must give a:

  • Description of a national developmental need, in relation to the goals and objectives of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Development Plan - Vision 2030. The need should be one which already exists.
  • Description of the programme of study you have chosen that deals significantly with the need identified.
  • Description of how exposure to the selected programme of study will equip you to meet the identified national need.

Please ensure your purpose statement is formatted according to the following specifications:

  • Typed in font style Times New Roman.
  • Font size 12.
  • Line spacing 1.0
  • Aligned Justified; and
  • A declared word count is displayed at the end of the purpose statement.

ExtraCurricular Activities/Contribution to Community/Country

Means Test Questionnaire

Please download the National Bursary Means Test Questionnaire.

Special Conditions / Disability



Applicants are required to submit two (2) Recommendations electronically:
  • One must be an academic recommendation; and
  • One may be a personal recommendation.
  • Recommenders must attest to the applicant’s ability to perform and to succeed as a recipient by providing relevant and practical examples where applicable. They must also describe what contribution and the likely impact the applicant will have on the institution/community/country.

Recommendations must be signed, scanned and uploaded to the online application in PDF Format. Only scanned copies of signed recommendations will be accepted.

  • Please enter your first recommender full name

  • Please enter your second recommender full name