National Development Scholarships 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Barbadians for the 2023 National Development Scholarships, which may be awarded in the following areas:    


Proposed areas


Civil Aviation, Aeronautics & Air Transport


Ocean, Marine & Maritime Science





Audiology & Speech Therapy





Applicants must:


-        be citizens of Barbados

-        be between the ages of eighteen (18) and forty (40): and

-        have been accepted at an Internationally accredited University


Programmes offered at campuses of the University of the West Indies will not be considered.




The scholarship covers:


(a)   One (1) direct economy class ticket to the country of study at the commencement of the course, and one (1) return ticket to Barbados on completion of the programme.


(b)Full tuition fees, payable directly to the University,


(c)  A book allowance of $1,000.00 (once)


(d)A clothing allowance of $736.00 (once), applicable for students pursuing studies in cold countries.


(e)  Living allowance of:


$6,300.00 per annum for students pursuing studies in the USA.

$5,880.00 per annum for students pursuing studies in Canada.

$7,560.00 per annum for students pursuing studies in the United Kingdom.




Successful applicants will be required to enter a bond with sureties to return and work in Barbados on completion of the course, on the basis of one year for each year of the award.


Application forms and further information may be obtained at the Ministry of Education, Technological & Vocational Training, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael. Forms can also be downloaded here.


Completed forms must be submitted no later than Friday October 13, 2023.


Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training