Preparing to march to "Pomp and Circumstance" requires wearing the traditional graduation cap and gown. Your academic dress will depend on the degree you will be receiving. The academic regalia consists of cap, gown, hood and tassel.
The GATE Programme provides financial assistance to citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, pursuing programmes at the USC and other tertiary institutions. All GATE approved programmes are identified within our academic degree offerings. The GATE Programme is managed by the Funding and Grants Administration Division of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
How to apply
There are two main steps.
You need to first register on the GATE e-service platform with the following documents.
Once you are registered, whether online or at the GATE E-services offices across the country, you can then apply for GATE clearance.
To apply for GAE clearance you will need to scan and upload the following documents to the GATE e-services website.
When to apply
Students are required to apply for GATE funding at the start of the academic year. Do check to ensure your application is approved or in process. If your application for GATE is not approved within 15 days, please speak with your Finance Advisor.
Students receiving funding via the GATE programme should read carefully the Policies & Procedures for GATE funded students on the Student SIS. If experiencing any GATE issues, please visit your Student Finance Advisor for consultation.
All GATE funded students are required to sign a Credit Commitment Form at registration. Students under 18 will need their parents to sign their behalf. In the case of a studnet under 18 please ensure your parent/guardian accompany you at registration. They are required to bring their Identification Card or Passport.