In keeping with the teachings and philosophy of the Adventist Church, the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) believes that the principle of working originated at creation and is inseparable from man’s holistic development.
The USC through its Student Resource Centre offers a work/study program to students. This affords the student an avenue to fund their education while developing useful work expertise. Resources and information for this programme are provided below.
To apply for the university’s work/study scholarship programme students need to apply via the University Student Resource Centre (USRC).
The following are important for this programme.
- Returning students will be allowed to return to the position they had last academic year once a list is provided by the Department Head to the USRC, recommending the names of the students. Returning students will be required to do the full application process at the start of the academic year to ensure that they meet the requirements for the programme.
- Only ESL and Undergraduate students can be allowed to participate in the work/study programme.
- PUC students, Graduate students, provisional students, and students with a GPA below 2.0 are not allowed to participate in the work/study programme.
- An undergraduate student is allowed to access the work/study programme from his/her first year of study if he/she is not a provisional student. A provisional student is not allowed to participate in the work/study programme in the freshman year. The student must focus on fulfilling all academic requirements to become a regular student.
- A student with a GPA of below 2.0 will not be allowed to continue in the work/ study programme.
- International students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week cumulatively in one or more departments. The student must be actively registered and attend classes during the semester. In order to be eligible to work the student must be doing a minimum of 12 credits in Semester 1; a minimum of 12 credits in Semester 2; and a minimum of 6 credits in Semester 3. The student must have a valid student permit. An international student is allowed to work during the vacation (Xmas holidays) once he/she has a valid student permit and will be continuing classes in the next semester.
- An international student (except students from the African nations) is required to leave Trinidad & Tobago by July 31, 2020, of each academic year unless otherwise specified on their passport.
- A Student is not allowed to exceed his/her hours of work at any given time and will not be compensated for the extra hours worked.
Student employment guidelines
Apply for this programme
This form is applicable if you are presently enrolled in the programme