Graduate Prospective Students

Application to the University for Academic Year beginning August 2019/2020 opens on October 1, 2019.


All applicants are encouraged to apply on-line. The on-line process is FREE and is designed to make the submission of your application as easy and accurate as possible and should last approximately 20 minutes. 

  1. Read the Summary of Graduate Courses of Study to identify your course of study.
  2. Ensure that you have a personal e-mail address as you will be required to include it in your application.
  3. Click on “Apply Online” .
  4. Click on “Start a new application” at the bottom of webpage.
  5. Complete all sections and submit your application on-line. 
  6. Print application confirmation page.
  7. Submit confirmation page and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management within ten working days of completion of the application on-line but no later than January 31 whichever is earlier. 

Online Submission of  documentary evidence

To complete your application to the university all supporting application documents should be scanned and e-mailed to Actual certified documents should be taken in to the Office of Admissions and Enrolment Management when the office is reopened to the public. You will be advised of our re-opening


Applicants who are not applying on-line must either print an application form from the University’s website or obtain one from the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management.   A non-refundable application fee of JA$1,000.00 for Jamaican residents and US$40.00 for Non-Jamaicans must be paid at the Accounts department before the collection of application forms or upon submission of application forms downloaded from the website. All downloaded application forms and proof of qualifications must be submitted to an Admissions Representative along with the receipt of payment.

Graduate Applicant Checklist

  1. Application Form (manual or online)
  2. Certified copy of birth certificate and marriage certificate if applicable 
  3. Two (2) Recommendations for admission forms in sealed envelopes 
  4. Certified copies of certificates/degrees 
  5. Official Transcript of studies 
  6. Copy of TRN card (Passport for foreign nationals) 
  7. Outline of proposed research (for research courses) 
  8. Statement of purpose – 250 words (for taught courses)



 Submitting certified documentary evidence

Copies of academic, birth and marriage certificates must be submitted along with the completed application form. Passport & Drivers Licence may also be submitted.  These copies must be certified and stamped only by a Minister of Religion, Justice of the Peace,  Attorney-at-Law or Medical Practioner. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS SHOULD ONLY BE SUBMITTED UPON REQUEST BY THE UNIVERSITY. Documents that have been tampered with will not be accepted and the applicant will forfeit chances of admissions to the University.  Applications and supporting documents must be returned to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management at 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 or at our Western Campus, 17 Dome Street, Montego Bay, by 4:00 pm on the deadline. 

Transcripts from other tertiary institutions must also be submitted by the closing date for receipt of applications. It is not necessary to obtain a transcript from a secondary school.  Forms not properly completed, without proof of processing fee or without supporting documentation will not be processed.

Applications Deadlines

May 29, 2020 - for Admission for August 2020

August 31, 2020- for Admission for January 2021

Under-Subscribed Course of Study 

The delivery of any course of study is dependent on a specific number of students registering at the commencement of the academic year. The University reserves the right to decide which courses of study are offered.  For those that have to be cancelled, fees will be refunded in full.


The applicant seeking admission to a taught graduate course of study, but who does not meet the formal matriculation requirements stipulated by the University, may qualify for admission by developing and submitting a satisfactory academic portfolio. S/he must hold at least professional certification*, a Diploma, an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA below the required score from an accredited/recognized institution PLUS at least five (5) years of relevant experience. For further information please contact the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Unit, Academic Affairs Division, UTech, Ja. at 927-1680-8 ext. 3394.

*Conditions apply

Higher Degrees by Research

The University offers the opportunity for individuals to pursue higher degrees by research based on specific interests. Research degrees are designed to foster explicit links between research and professional practice and development. A framework is provided where specific taught elements appropriate to graduate study are combined with a substantial piece of original research. Research students will be given the opportunity to work with individuals who are at the forefront in research in their field of interest.

For further information or an informal discussion of research opportunities available in a particular subject area please contact the:

School of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship (SGSRE)

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, JAMAICA

Tel: (876) 927-1680-8 exts: 3139 / 3209

Fax: (876) 970-3149



If you require further information, please call the Student Recruitment Unit, at 1-876-927-1680-8 ext 2077 and/or email us at, where your query will be logged.

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