The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme (GATE) is managed by the Funding and Grants Administration Unit of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education. Concerned that none of our citizens should be prevented from acquiring tertiary education because of financial constraints, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has implemented the GATE programme to combat this widespread problem.
This initiative can be regarded as the "GATEway" that opens the doors to tertiary edcuation for ALL so that "NONE SHALL BE LEFT BEHIND."
The programme’s objectives are:
- To make tertiary education affordable to all so that no Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago will be denied tertiary education because of their inability to pay.
- To widen access to tertiary education that will support economic development and promote social equity.
- To build and strengthen a national quality tertiary education sector through both public and private Tertiary Level Institutions.
After acceptance at an approved tertiary level institution (TLI) to pursue an approved programme, citizens of Trinidad and Tobago will receive a GATE Application Form during the registration period.
Students pursuing approved undergraduate programmes will complete the GATE Application Form to access funding for 100% of their tuition fees.
All students are required to provide documentation to their TLIs as per GATE Application Form.
At the time of registration, students must lodge their completed GATE application forms with the TLI for further processing.
For further information about the GATE programme please visit: http://www.stte.gov.tt/ the official website of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (STTE). There you will find GATE listed together with other programmes managed by the Ministry.
If you click the link below you can download a sample GATE application form. Note: This form is just a sample for your perusal. It will help you to find out what additional documentation is required to complete the application. The original forms are available at TTHTI or at STTE.