International students interested in applying to the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) can submit official certified (by the Ministry of Education) copies of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations directly to the Office of Admissions. Passes in five 'O' level GCE or CXC General Passes (Grades I and II), or a combination of both, including English language, are acceptable for admission.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to pay for at least the first year of study. The I-20 Immigration Form will not be issued until the applicant has been accepted by the Admissions Office and has submitted a Certification of Finances form indicating how fees will be paid while attending the University of the Virgin Islands. Regulations of the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service governing non-immigrant "F-1" students require that all persons in this category pursue a full-time course of study. This means that undergraduates must register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester and graduate students a minimum of 9 credits per semester.
All supporting documents, including the Certificate of Finance form, letters from financial institutions, letters to verify room, board and living arrangements, etc. must be submitted by the application deadline.
Applicants with "A level certificates should see the section on "Transfer Admission."
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test results. Check out TOEFL information online at www.ets.org.
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