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Students admitted to the University of Technology, Jamaica will be

required to do a Proficiency Test in English. Students who fail the

Proficiency Test will be required to do a non-credit bearing

Developmental module, which they must pass before being allowed

to take the University level Communication modules.

Persons Exempt from the English Language Proficiency Test

If you have a Grade 1 pass in CSEC English A or an A in GCE

English; Grades 1 and 2 in CAPE Communication Studies or have

successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized

university, a Diploma from a Teachers’ College or an Associate

degree from a recognized tertiary institution, you do not need to sit

the test. If you have successfully completed the 1st year

communication modules at a Community College /Franchise

associated with UTech or have previously done Fundamentals of

Communication, Oral Communication or Communication 3 at

UTech, you are also exempt.

The University currently provides 476 bed spaces in seven

residential facilities. Of these facilities, there is one co-ed Hall,

namely the Dennis Johnson Hall of Residence; single occupancy is

not provided.

The design of the Halls are as follows, Farquharson Hall and Hall F

are male residence; Garvey Hall, Halls A, B, and E are female

residence. Double occupancy is offered only on Halls A, B, E and F.

Triple occupancy is offered on Farquharson, Garvey, and the Dennis

Johnson Halls of Residence. The Dennis Johnson Hall of residence

is a specialized facility used to house student athletes.

Each hall is equipped with all the basic amenities for your comfort,

and is protected by an electronic security system. Accessibility is

attained through the use of an electronic access card. Several

developmental programmes and activities are calendared and

designed for your holistic development, and enjoyment.

Boarding fees are paid per semester; however, full payment can be

made at the start of the academic year. Fees are paid prior to the

start of each semester; the payment dates are communicated, and

are in accordance with the payment schedule deposit by the

University. Accepted applicants are required to pay a non-

refundable Boarding Commitment Fee (BCF), which is a percentage

of the total boarding fee.

For students interested in living on hall, the application period is

October 1 to January 31. Students may complete this process on

line, by accessing our website at

www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

. The

completed application form must be submitted to the

Accommodation Office by January 31 to be considered for boarding.

Incomplete forms will not be evaluated. Should there be challenges

encountered while completing this form, you may contact the

Accommodation Unit for assistance at telephone numbers 970-

5191/5262/5847.

In the event that a student is not accepted for on-campus boarding,

the Accommodation Unit assists students in finding suitable and

affordable off campus accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION

PROFICIENCY TEST IN ENGLISH