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The Department of Education, through the Scholarship Secretariat, give financial assistance to Caymanian students when they are in Years 12 and 13.
All Caymanian students in one of the three Government high schools are provided with a free education up until the end of secondary school (Year 12). However, the Government, through the Scholarship Secretariat, have made certain financial/scholarship provisions available to families of Caymanian high school students who have qualified to enter a private institution to take A Levels, a BTEC Level 3 Extended course, AP or CAPE courses or the IB.
The Cayman Islands Government offer scholarships to all Caymanian students who qualify to pursue either a local or an overseas tertiary education course. Students can apply to the Scholarship Secretariat for an overseas scholarship between 15th November and 31st January annually, and a local scholarship between 1st March and 30th April.
Master’s and PhD Scholarships
To be considered for a scholarship for a Masters or PhD students must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or an Upper Second Class Degree (2:1) in their most recent degree. They must also have had work experience that is relevant to the course they have chosen to study. Those studying for a Master’s Degree can get up to CI$25,000 per year for two years, and those studying for a PhD can get up to CI$75,000 over three to five years.