Student Services

Important Dates


Registration/ Orientation for New Students

Registration/Orientation Begins

Sep 4

Classes Begin

First Semester 2017/2018

Things to Remember

International Student Services

The office of International Student Services (ISS) main responsibility is to secure the legality of all international students into the University via student permits..

It is compulsory for all international students to expeditiously take all necessary steps to apply for the student permit, therein complying with the immigration law of the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago. Please note that student permits are granted on an annual basis, and that student permit application forms should be collected, completed and submitted together with all supporting documents to the ISS office within first week of school.

Listed below are PDF checklists of the required supporting documents which are divided into two categories:



General Information for International Students

ISS is responsible for making the entry of international students into University life much easier, through orientation, island tours, the formation of international clubs and the recognition of independence days of the various nationals at the University. The University recognizes the international dimension to campus life through the integration of the various cultures, and endeavours to value each one represented. The ISS office is located in the Press Building, within the office of Student Development & Services.

Please note that the University has the right to have a permit cancelled if the student is not registered for classes in any semester. If a student is having any difficulty in registering, the student must check with the Student Development & Services office before dropping out of USC.

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International Students Checklist

Failure to register for any given semester at University of the Southern Caribbean will result in the cancellation of your student’s permit.

  • A valid passport (valued beyond six months of date issued)
  • A valid one year return ticket
  • A valid security bond (Far Eastern Students)
  • Copy and original of receipt of tuition paid to USC
  • Copy and original of receipt of rental paid to Landlord or;
  • Letter of support from the relative supporting student.
  • Copy of Grade Report (returning students only).

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