The Tobago Financial Assistance Programme for Tertiary Studies

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) provides financial assistance for residents of Tobago who experience difficulty covering costs associated with tertiary studies. The activities of the department include the administration of bursaries, grants and scholarships, provision of career and financial guidance and post training placement support.

Who qualifies for assistance?

Applicants must be citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, resident in Tobago and be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited tertiary-level educational institution.

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How do I apply?

Applicants must fill out a Financial Assistance Application Form in CAPITAL LETTERS. A completed form and all supporting documents must be scanned and emailed to DATAS at for pre-screening.
To complete the application process an appointment will be scheduled.
Applicants must present for verification a completed form, originals and supporting documents at the appointment.
To access DATAS fillable Bursary & Grants Application Forms for financial assistance please use the following links below:

The supporting documents are as follows:

  • Passport sized Photograph  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Course Outline
  • Accreditation Letter (from the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago. (Except UWI, UTT, and COSTAAT) 
  • Letter from school / institution stating the cost of the programme (as applicable)
  • Letter of acceptance or Enrollment from institution/school
  • Official Letter from Institution stating duration of programme
  • Schedule of classes (particularly if application is for transportation) 
  • Official Book/material/equipment listing from the institution and a proforma invoice
  • Certified copy or original rental agreement
  • Payslip


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Where can I find more information?

Additional information on the Financial Assistance Programme for Tertiary Studies for Tobago residents can be obtained by contacting/or visiting the:

Department of Advanced Training and Advisory Services
Division of Education, Innovation and Energy
Dutch Fort Plaza,
Dutch Fort,
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 660-7853, 639-1558/5220, 299-0781 ext. 3086-3096
Fax. (868) 635-0961
Opening hours: 8:00am to 4:15pm Monday to Thursday
8:00am to 4:00pm on Friday except on public holidays.

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