Information for students planning to study overseas
Information to be added. E.g. Reference to mutual recognition, CHEA database etc.
Information for overseas students planning to study in Jamaica
Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency
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.
Ministries/Departments responsible for education
The Ministry of Education (MOE)
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has overall responsibility for the education system in Jamaica. It is the mission of the MOE 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".
Quality Assurance Mechanisms
The University Council of Jamaica is the national quality assurance body for tertiary education in Jamaica.
The CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programmes of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.
Information on Financial Assistance
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.
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.
For international students planning to study in Jamaica
National Information Centre
The University Council of Jamaica acts as the national information centre for Jamaican tertiary qualifications.
Other information sources