The University of Guyana

The University of Guyana is Guyana’s sole national higher education institution. It was established in April 1963 with the following Mission: “To discover, generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the highest standard for the service of the community, the nation, and of all mankind within an atmosphere of academic freedom that allows for free and critical enquiry.” It began its operations on October 1 of the same year at Queens College compound, the nation’s premier secondary school, before moving to the Turkeyen Campus in 1970.

At first, programmes were confined to the Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. A Faculty of Education was created in 1967, and this was followed by the Faculty of Technology in 1969 (now Faculty of Engineering and Technology), the Faculty of Agriculture (1977) and Health Sciences (1981), the latter as an outgrowth of Natural Sciences. The Institute for Adult and Continuing Education began as an extra-mural arm, in 1976. In 1996 the Institute was renamed the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE).

The University of Guyana Offered Courses | Programmes

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)
Master of Science (Agro-Technology and Business)
Bachelor of Science (Forestry) [Revised- from 2017]
Associate of Science (Forestry)

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Associate of Science (Biology)
Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Master of Science in Forest Biology
Associate of Science (Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science (Food Science)
Associate of Science (Computer Science)
Associate of Science (Information Technology)
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
Associate of Science (Mathematics)
Associate of Science (Physics)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Bachelor of Science (Statistics)

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Bachelor of Social Science (Communication Studies)
Bachelor of Social Science (Communication Studies) – 2 Years
Bachelor of Social Science (Communication Studies) – 3 Years
Bachelor of Social Science (Communication Studies) [Complete]
Diploma in Communication Studies
Master of Communication Studies
Bachelor of Social Science (Economics)
Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations)
Bachelor of Social Science (Public Management)
Diploma in Public Management
Bachelor of Laws [Registrations since 2006]
Associate of Social Science (Social Work)
Bachelor of Social Science (Social Work)
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)
Master of Social Work

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY (ARCHITECTURE)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ARCHITECTURE
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (IND 3000)
Associate of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil with Environmental Engineering
Associate of Science – Electrical Engineering
Associate of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
Associate of Science Degree
B Eng. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
CERTIFICATE IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
Associate of Science in Aviation Management
Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Applied and Exploration Geology

FACULTY OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Diploma in Land Administration and Management
Diploma in Valuation
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Economics (double-major)
Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES

SCHOOL OF ENTERPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS INNOVATION

Confucius Institute

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Foundation and Education Management

Department of History and Caribbean Studies

Department of Language and Cultural Studies

Research and Graduate Studies

The University of Guyana Tuition Fees

The fees for most of our undergraduate programmes cost $228,448GY for Guyanese students and $5,711US for Foreign Students. However, there are some programmes that are exceptions (these will be listed in table 2 below).

TABLE 1 – Standard Fees

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMMESGUYANESE STUDENTS(GY$)FOREIGN STUDENTS(US$)
Undergraduate  
Certificates$228,448$5,711
Diplomas$228,448$5,711
Associate Degrees$228,448$5,711
Bachelor Degrees$228,448$5,711
Post Graduate  
Post Graduate Diplomas$302,500$5,711
Master Degrees$428,340 – $1,500,000$5,711 – $10,000
Doctorate$713,900$7,139

TABLE 2 – Exceptions under each Faculty/School/College/Centre

NO.UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE PROGRAMMES BY FACULTY/SCHOOL/COLLEGE/CENTRETUITION 2021 (1st year)
Agriculture & ForestryGY$USD$
1Master of Science (Agro-Technology and Business) (1401)$ 1,427,800$ 11,423
Earth & Environmental Sciences  
2Diploma in Land Administration and Management$ 755,556$ 4,866
3Diploma in Valuation (6002)$ 723,800$ 3,497
4Master of Philosophy (Biodiversity) (0790)$ 713,900$ 7,139
5Master of Science (Environmental Management) [from 2016]
(0681A)
$ 1,213,630$ 9,995
6Master of Science (Urban and Regional Planning) (6402)$ 1,200,000$ 7,020
7Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biodiversity (0791)$ 713,900$ 7,139
Education & Humanities  
8Associate of Arts (Anthropology) (0250)$ 285,560$ 5,711
9Associate of Arts (History) (2107)$ 250,556$ 6,264
10Associate of Arts (Music/Creative Arts) (0254)$ 266,523$ 6,663
11Bachelor of Youth and Community Development (3205)$ 250,000$ 5,711
12Bachelor of Youth and Community Development (3205A)$ 333,333$ 7,615
13Bachelor of Education (Administration) (3203)$ 219,987$ 5,499
14Bachelor of Education (Primary General) (3202)$ 257,925$ 6,448
15Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (3204)$ 251,293$ 6,282
16Master of Education – Management and Supervision (0386)$ 640,000$ 5,711
17Master of Education – Management and Supervision with
Project (0386A)
$ 640,000$ 5,711
18Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) (0382)$ 640,000$ 5,711
19Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) with Project
(0382A)
$ 640,000$ 5,711
20Master of Education (Measurement and Evaluation) (0381)$ 640,000$ 5,711
21Master of Education (Measurement and Evaluation) with
Project (0381A)
$ 640,000$ 5,711
22Master of Education (Early Childhood Development) (3401)$ 960,000$ 5,711
23Master of Education (Literacy Studies) (0388)$ 640,000$ 5,711
24Master of Education (Literacy Studies) with Project (0388A)$ 640,000$ 5,711
Engineering & Technology  
25Certificate in Aviation Management (9002)$ 330,000$ 5,500
26Associate of Science (Aviation Management) (9104)$ 300,000$ 5,711
27Associate of Science (Applied and Exploration Geology) (0919)$ 291,906$ 7,297
28Associate of Science (Civil Engineering) (9102)$ 349,811$ 8,745
29Associate of Science (Electrical Engineering) (9103)$ 342,672$ 8,567
30Associate of Science (Industrial Engineering) (9106)$ 356,950$ 7,139
31Associate of Science (Mechanical Engineering) (9105A)$ 246,971$ 6,174
32Associate of Science (Mining Engineering) (9107)$ 248,029$ 6,201
33Associate of Science (Petroleum Engineering) (9108)$ 750,000$ 5,711
34Bachelor of Engineering (Applied and Exploration Geology)
(9206)
$ 291,906$ 7,297
35Bachelor of Science (Aviation Management) (9205)$ 400,000$ 6,000
36Bachelor of Science (Civil with Environmental Engineering)
(9202)
$ 271,282$ 6,782
37Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering) (9207)$ 356,950$ 7,139
38Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) (9204)$ 246,483$ 6,162
39Master of Science (Renewable Energy Technology) (0980)$ 1,427,800$ 7,139
Medical Sciences  
40Diploma in General Psychology (5001)$ 275,000$ 2,475
41Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5208)$ 713,900$ 8,853
42Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) [Revised](0535C)$ 356,950$ 5,711
43Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (5207)$ 713,900$ 8,853
44Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) (5203)$ 284,167$ 7,104
45Bachelor of Science (Medical Imaging) (0538C)$ 356,950$ 5,711
46Bachelor of Science (Medical Rehabilitation) [Physiotherapy/
Occupational Therapy] (5205)
$ 392,645$ 6,282
47Bachelor of Science (Medical Rehabilitation) [Speech-Language
Therapy and Audiology] (5205A)
$ 394,524$ 6,312
48Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science) (5201)$ 270,000$ 5,711
49Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (5204)$ 384,939$ 6,150
50Bachelor of Science (Optometry) (5206)$ 528,286$ 8,452
51Master of Public Health (0582)$ 1,427,800$ 10,709
52Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (5401)equivalent to USD$ 11,000
Natural Sciences  
53Associate of Science (Biology) (7104)$ 254,556$ 6,364
54Associate of Science (Chemistry) (7103)$ 251,293$ 6,282
55Associate of Science (Computer Science) (7101)$ 255,324$ 6,383
56Associate of Science (Information Technology) (7102)$ 254,556$ 6,364
57Bachelor of Science (Physics) (0712)$ 245,689$ 6,142
58Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (7201)$ 322,515$ 8,063
59Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) (7203)$ 254,556$ 6,364
60Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) (7202)$ 254,556$ 6,364
61Bachelor of Science (Food Science) (7208)$ 250,000$ 5,711
62Master of Science in Forest Biology (0781)$ 469,588$ 11,739
Social Sciences  
63Bachelor of Laws (0850B)$ 428,340$ 5,711
64Commonwealth Master of Business Administration (0882)$ 571,120$ 5,711
65Commonwealth Master of Public Administration (0881)$ 571,120$ 5,711
66Master in Communication Studies$ 1,500,000
67Master of Social Work (8302)$ 1,500,000$ 10,000
School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation  
68Bachelor of Science (Accountancy) (10201)$ 251,293$ 6,282
69Bachelor of Science (Entrepreneurship) (10203)$ 251,293$ 6,282
70Bachelor of Science (Finance) (10202)$ 251,293$ 6,282
71Bachelor of Science (Management) (10204)$ 251,2936,282
72Bachelor of Science (Marketing) (10205)$ 251,293$ 6,282
73Bachelor of Science (Supply Chain Management) (10207)$ 251,293$ 6,282
74Bachelor of Arts (Tourism) (2205)$ 250,556$ 6,264
Institute of Distance & Continuing Education  
75Certificate in Web Application Development (12001)$ 218,906$ 5,711
76Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety [from 2021] (12101)$ 360,000$ 4,110
77Diploma in Mobile Application Development (12002)$ 218,906$ 5,711
78Diploma in Crime and Criminology$ 360,000
79Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Technology)
(002D)
$ 285,560$ 5,711
80Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management and
Technology) (003D)
$ 285,560$ 5,711
81Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) (005D)$ 285,560$ 5,711
82Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Psychology
Studies) (004D)
$ 285,560$ 5,711

NB – 1) There is also a mandatory facilities fee of $50,000GY or $250US that must be paid yearly in addition to the tuition.
2) The fees above are subject to change and only reflect tuition for the first year of each programme.

Fee Categories

Tuition & Fees for Master’s Programmes are generally higher than undergraduate programmes

Fees per credit

There is no uniform across-the-board fee per credit. Fees per credit are calculated by dividing the year’s fees for the specific programme and category of student by the total number of credits attributed to that programme (profile) for the year.

For example, a resident Guyanese student doing the degree programme, other than Law, Medicine, Nursing or Tourism, pays $228,448 per year. The fee per credit in these programmes is $228,448 divided by the total number of credits of the specific year, e.g. the cost per credit in Year I Sociology is $228,448/28 while the fee per credit in Year III Agriculture is s $228,448/35. This principle is applied to any year and any category of students.

The application of this principle is most important when you are registering for less or more credits than is specified by the year’s profile. Your fee is pro-rated based on the excess or reduction in the number of credits for which you are registering. If the courses being registered for are all from the profile for a specific year then the example above applies.

Fees for courses from different years

If you are registering for courses from different years the fee is computed on the basis of cost per credit for the specific year from which the course is chosen.

For example, if a student is registered for a total of 32 credits of which 18 are attributed to Year I and 14 to Year II, the fee should be computed on the basis of the cost per credit for Year I multiplied by 18 and the cost per credit in Year II multiplied by 14. The summation of these two computations will be your fee for that year. The fee might or might not exceed $188,800 or any other flat fee for a year’s profile. That, notwithstanding the excess or deficit sum, still stands.

Non-Tuition Charges

All students are required to pay facilities fee of $50,000 (US$250) annually. This fee encompasses:

  • Lab Fees
  • Examination Fees
  • UG Students Society Fee
  • Sports Fee
  • Library Cautionary Deposit
  • General Cautionary Deposit
  • Student ID Card
  • Learning Resource Fee

Late Fees

Students completing registration after the approved date are required to pay a late registration fee of $12,000.

– Students completing a change of registration after the deadline are required to pay a late fee of $12,000.

Students submitting proof of payment to the Bursary are required to pay a late fee of $12,000.

Replacement cost of Student ID

The replacement of a student identification card costs $1000

Make-up Tests

A charge of $5,000 per student, per make up test

Non-tuition Fees and charges are quoted in Guyana dollars

Refunds

The University has in place a refund system. Refunds are granted for exemptions, leave of absence and withdrawals.

It must be noted that refunds are only granted if the deadlines are observed. The refunds are calculated on a similar basis to the manner in which the fee was calculated. The principles above are therefore applicable to exemptions, withdrawals and leave of absence.

It should, however be noted, that the fees are pro-rated when refunds are being determined on the basis of the number of hours of tuition to which the student would have been entitled prior to the submission of the application. Students who apply for leave of absence and for complete withdrawal from the University, before tuition commences, will only be required to pay an administrative cost.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The University of Guyana Admission

General Students

You are a high school student at least sixteen (16) years of age in the calendar year of admission.

Entry Requirements For Degree Programmes

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  1. Three (3) subjects at the GCE Advanced Level plus two (2) subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE. Ordinary Level not obtained at Advanced Level. English Language and in most cases Mathematics must be among the subjects obtained.
  2. Two (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced Level plus three (3) subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE Ordinary Level not obtained at Advanced Level. English Language and in some cases Mathematics must be among the subjects passed.
  3. A minimum of five (5) CXC/CSEC General Proficiency (Grades I & II; and III from 1998) /five (5) passes at GCE ‘O’ Level, including English Language, the subject(s) required for the pursuit of the major, where applicable, and Mathematics for designated programmes.
  4. Persons of mature age (a minimum of 26 years in the calendar year of entry to the University) who do not meet the minimum requirements but who can satisfy the University that they have had a suitable education may be considered for admission.

Where there is a variation of the above, it will be shown under the respective Faculty’s admission requirements.

Note

  • The acceptance of CXC/CSEC Grade III applies only to the results for examinations taken in June 1998 and thereafter.
  • Applicants with five or six subjects, as stipulated above, without the requisite English or Mathematics or any other prescribed subject, at the acceptable grade, may be permitted to write a Qualifying Examination in the respective subject area or do the foundation course offered by IDCE in the respective subject area.
  • Applicants who possess either of the basic entry requirements mentioned above but still do not satisfy the requirements of a particular Department may be required to pass the prescribed foundation courses where offered.
  • Applicants of mature age (i.e. a minimum of 26 years in the calendar year in which entry is being sought) who do not meet any of the admission requirements will be required to write the UG Entrance Examination.
  • Students who were previously admitted to the University and who attended and successfully completed at least a semester or, at most a year, may be granted re-entry on the basis of the following:
    • Their pre-university qualifications and their university credits even though the criterion under which they were admitted previously no longer pertains.
    • These persons must have been students within the preceding five (5) years of application.
  • Applicants may be asked to attend Interviews.

Entry Requirements For Diploma/Associate Degree/Certificate Programmes

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  1. (1) Five (5) GCE ‘O’ level/ 5 CXC/CSEC General Proficiency passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. Persons of mature age (a minimum of 26 years in the calendar year of entry to the University) who do not meet the minimum requirements but who can satisfy the University that they have had a suitable education may be considered for admission.

Transfer Student

You are a student who has been properly admitted to, and has been attending a regular degree programme at a recognized University.

A student who has been properly admitted to, and has been attending a regular degree programme at a recognized University, may apply for admission to the University of Guyana as a Transfer Student. A Certificate of studentship from his/her University and other relevant information must be submitted at the time the application is made. A person satisfying the requirements of a Transfer Student may be admitted to the appropriate University programme on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

A Transfer student may be admitted with Advanced Standing and permitted to transfer his/her credits to a degree programme at the University of Guyana provided that at least one-half of the courses required for the degree, including the courses for the final year, are taken at the University of Guyana. Credits may be transferred (see Transfer of Credits) only where the courses from the other University are deemed by the University of Guyana to be equivalent to its own courses.

A student, who has properly completed a degree programme at the University of Guyana, may apply for admission to another programme. Such a student will be permitted to transfer relevant credits to the new programme provided that at least one-half of its courses, including the courses for the final year, are taken as part of the new programme. The original qualification should normally have been gained within the previous five years (See Exemptions). (This regulation applies with equal force to students registered for the Associate Degree programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences).

A candidate who is seeking admission on an advanced-standing basis must submit to the Office of the Registrar a detailed transcript issued by the University attended, as well as the syllabi of courses passed.

Special Student

You do not wish to pursue a Degree, Diploma or Certificate programmes but wish to improve professional skills or bring yourselfe up-to-date in a particular field.

Candidates who do not wish to pursue Degree, Diploma or Certificate programmes but who wish to improve professional skills or bring themselves up-to-date in a particular field are designated Special Students.

Candidates may be admitted as Special Students in any of the following categories:

  • Graduates of Degree programmes from other Universities may register for a maximum of six (6) semester courses per academic year, where necessary, for work towards a higher degree.
  • Graduates of Diploma and certificate programmes from the University of Guyana may register for a maximum of four (4) semester courses per academic year.
  • Non-Graduates may register for a maximum of two (2) courses per semester. Their selection of courses would be determined by their certified knowledge base or verifiable experience.
  • A person may be admitted as a Special Student on any number of occasions but only up to such time as he/she would have completed successfully the following number of semester courses as a Special Student:
    • Graduates of Degree Programmes – 12
    • Graduates of UG Diploma/Certificate Programmes – 8
    • Non-graduates – 6

A person applying for admission as a Special Student must have at least the basic admission requirements or, where relevant, adequate experience in the particular field.

A Special Student may be admitted only if there is a place in the class after all the Regular Students have registered and permission has been granted by the appropriate Head of Department and Lecturer.

A Special Student’s performance at the Annual Examinations will be awarded the letter grade earned. However, the letter grade obtained as a Special Student will not be used towards the computation of the candidate’s Grade Point Average if he/she is subsequently admitted as a Regular Student and the courses passed forms part of his/her programme.

A Special Student subsequently admitted as a Regular student may be exempted from any course passed as a Special Student provided that the specific Faculty regulations permit such exemption.

Undergraduates registered at other Universities may be admitted to selected courses with the approval of the Academic Board.

Applications for admission as a Special Student must be made online by the published closing date in the year during which admission is sought. Applicants will be required to submit original academic documents and birth certificates or other acceptable evidence in support of their applications.

In special circumstances, late applications may be accepted (See Procedures for Withdrawal).

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