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
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 atwww.utechjamaica.edu.jm
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-
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.
PROFICIENCY TEST IN ENGLISH