Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Central Bank partners with De la Rue to offer post graduate scholarships

The Central Bank has partnered with UK banknote manufacturer De la Rue to offer the award of two postgraduate scholarships for the 2016/2017 period under the prestigious De La Rue Currency Scholarship Programme.

The scholarships focus on the development of the country’s human resources in areas intrinsic to the development of the national economy.

Under the terms and conditions of the agreement the scholarships are offered for a maximum period of two academic years and tenable at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. Each scholarship award is equivalent to US$8,500.00 and will primarily cover the cost of books, materials and tuition with the balance being devoted to living costs.

The scholarships will be offered in any of the following disciplines:

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Health, Safety & Environment

Applicants must be nationals of Trinidad and Tobago; currently pursuing full-time post graduate study in any of the disciplines listed above; maintain an outstanding academic record - at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent, and with at least a B+ average in course work for M.Sc., MPhil/Ph.D candidates; and be actively involved in community service.

Applicants are advised to note that the selection process will include the completion of a 3-5 page essay on their suitability for the award of the scholarship; a selection interview conducted by a joint interview panel comprising representatives from the Central Bank and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus; and an assessment of the applicant’s need for financial assistance.

Priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate critical financial need.

Following the completion of the programme of studies, each successful candidate will be required to participate in a two month internship at the Central Bank or at a designated public sector institution agreed to by the Central Bank.

Applications should be made in writing to: Manager, Human Resources Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago P.O. Box 1250, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Fax No.: 1-868-624-6528, email address:

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2017. 


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