Information for overseas students planning to study in Jamaica

Persons seeking to enter the island to pursue academic studies should possess a valid passport, a valid visa for each entry (if Alien), original letter from a recognized/registered tertiary institution granting admission, a return ticket valid for one year, accommodation, proof of financial support or grants during their tenure. Students over 16 years old must be registered as Aliens after arrival. Information on the higher education system.

Visit Website – Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency

Ministries/Departments responsible for education

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) has overall responsibility for the education system in Jamaica. It is the mission of the MOEYI to provide a system which secures quality education and training for all persons in Jamaica and achieves effective integration of educational and cultural resources in order to optimise individual and national development”.

Visit Website – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI)



For Jamaicans planning to study abroad

The Students’ Loan Bureau only offers funding for overseas campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Parent Plus loans may apply for programmes not offered in Jamaica.

Visit Website – Students’ Loan Bureau

The Scholarships and Assistance Unit of the Public Service Establishment Division of the Ministry of Finance and Planning manages the GOJ Civil Service Training Programme and acts as Point of Contact for the various donor Agencies and Countries offering technical assistance to the Government under bilateral and multilateral agreements.

Visit Website – Ministry of Finance and Planning

For international students planning to study in Jamaica

International students planning to study in Jamaica are encouraged to contact the relevant tertiary institution for guidance as to available financial assistance opportunities.

National Information Centre

The University Council of Jamaica acts as the national information centre for Jamaican tertiary qualifications.

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