Undergraduate Prospective Students

When Do I Apply?

Application to the University for Academic Year beginning August 2020/2021 opens on October 1, 2019.

All applicants are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.  There are two options when applying for admission, Early Bird option and Regular option. Late applications are only considered if there is space in the programme.

The Early Bird option is recommended primarily for highly qualified applicants, summer applicants and international applicants who would like an early decision on their application.  Any applicant may apply during this period.  Applications submitted during this period will be considered for admission and given an early decision.  An early bird applicant is one who has submitted an application along with supporting documentation by the stipulated deadline.  

The Regular option is the standard application option.

Applicants should apply by the following deadlines:

December 2, 2019 – Early Bird

January 31, 2020 – Regular*

*Late Submission of Applications 

Late applications will be considered if there is space in the course of study and the applicant is qualified.  Applicants submitting late application should follow the normal procedure for submission of applications.


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 Undergraduate Courses of Study to identify your 1st and 2nd choice of 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 four (4) 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; no later than December 1 for early bird applications. 

Online Submission of  documentary evidence

To complete your application to the university all supporting documents (CSEC/CAPE/other qualifications and birth certificate) should be scanned and e-mailed to applicationdocuments@utech.edu.jm. Actual certified documents should be taken in to the Office of Admissions and Enrolment Management when the office is reopened to the public.

Certified documentary evidence

Copies of academic, birth (Jamaican Birth Certificate/Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship) and marriage certificates must be submitted along with the completed application form.  Copies of passports 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 admission to the University.  Applications and supporting documents must be returned to the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 or at our Western Campus, 17 Dome Street, Montego Bay, by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2020.  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 (for applications submitted manually), or without supporting documentation will not be processed. 

Matriculation via Prior Learning Assessment 

An individual who is not eligible for admission under the normal entry requirements, may apply for entry via prior learning assessment. The applicants must demonstrate potential for undergraduate university studies by virtue of attainments, prior learning and/or relevant work experience, all of which must be relevant to the proposed course of study. In addition, the application must be supported in writing by individuals having first-hand knowledge of the applicant's potential.  The applicant's knowledge, skills and competencies will be evaluated under the University's Prior Learning Assessment Policy for Matriculation into Taught Programmes, in order to determine their equivalencies to the University's entry requirements.  He or She may be required to attend an interview as well as successfully complete Foundation Mathematics and/or Foundations of Academic Literacy which are offered at the UTech Academy.  For further information visit the link (http://www.utech.edu.jm/admissions/prior-learning-assessment/frequently-asked-questions) or contact the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Unit, Academic Affairs Division, UTech, Ja. at 876-927-1680-8 ext. 3394.

  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. 

Second Choice Course of Study

Each applicant should submit one application form to the Institution.  An applicant will only be considered for a second choice course of study if space is available. 

Age for Acceptance 

An applicant will be considered for a course of study if s/he meets the normal matriculation requirements and is at least 17 years of age by December of the year of admission.


Early Bird applicants will be given a decision no later than January 31, 2020.

Regular applicants will be given a decision no later than May 29, 2020.

Applicants to summer courses of study will be advised of their status by March 31, 2020.

Each applicant who is offered a place at the University will be so advised by a letter from the Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management.  These applicants are required to pay a non-refundable Enrolment Commitment Fee (ECF).  This fee will be applied to the University fees upon enrolment. An applicant’s acceptance can only be confirmed if the ECF has been paid.

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

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