The Chaguaramas area where we are located is well populated as it caters to the needs of the marine and yachting fraternity. There are numerous Restaurants, fast food outlets, street food vendors and bars. You'll find banks, supermarkets and pharmacies within a one mile radius of the Institute, and a large mall less than 20 minutes drive in normal traffic. Health services can be found at private and public hospitals within 20 minutes from the Institute.
Taxis and maxis (mini buses) traverse the main road on a very regular basis from approximately 6.30am to 8.30pm. The PTSC bus service also runs in the area from 5am to 9pm. Additionally, the Institute has its own shuttle service that presently operates from 3pm to 8pm and runs from Chaguaramas to Port of Spain and back.
Our residence halls are presently offered to full time female students. For male students there are a number of apartments available for rent, between the Port-of-Spain and the Chaguaramas areas, which are sometimes advertised on our notice boards or through the Student Services Department. New students should confirm their accommodation arrangements through the Student Services Department.
The main student expenses are transportation and food. For students staying on the dorms, generally they would spend approximately TTD $250.00 per week in groceries and minimal transportation costs. Students coming from further distances may spend up to TTD $400. 00 per week in transportation and meals. The Cafe Collage on campus sells low cost “fast food” to students, staff and the general public and the Hilltop Restaurant provides a fine dining experience at lower than market rates.
There are numerous activities that take place at TTHTI. Most of them are run by the students with the support and coordination of the Student Activities Coordinator. Many of them require a minimum number of participants to take place (usually ten persons). Some may also have a small fee.
Some of our activities are: [click to learn more]
Ballroom/Latin Dance – This club affords you international certification and medals from the International Dance Association. The skills learned have been used in our Sports Day March Past on numerous occasions. It is usually held on Wednesday evenings and conducted by the well-known Kenneth Wilson and Gloria John, who conduct classes throughout Trinidad and Tobago. They are responsible for ensuring that the Soca Social Rhythm Dance is recognized internationally and is taught at certification level.
The choir is run by the student body with rehearsals taking place at a time agreed upon by those who sign up for the activity. The choir has performed at several of our graduation ceremonies and staff Christmas socials.
This club is run by the student body and takes place at a time agreed upon by those who sign up.
This is run by one of our students who is a qualified Zumba instructor. This activity is dependent on the number of persons who indicate interest.
This is run by one of our students with assistance from professional photographers where necessary. This activity is dependent on the number of persons who indicate interest.
The Toastmasters Club invites our students to attend the monthly meetings in various parts of Trinidad, where they are afforded the opportunity to learn more about public speaking. This is extremely valuable towards being successful in your oral project presentations which have now become a part of course and work life.
Scrabble, Draughts, Monopoly, Chess - These are available from the Student Services Department for students to play in their spare time. All Fours is a common activity on campus amongst the students as they prepare for the friendly rivalry of competition against the UTT students.
We are the founders and catalyst of the One Carenage project, which involves the community in which we are located. We have contributed to two beach cleanup activities, a Sport & Food Cook Off and an annual Little Mr. & Miss. St. Peter’s Day Pageant and Talent Show. We hope to host a Spelling Bee Competition for the primary schools in the area. We have also hosted a Dining Etiquette training programme to the boys enrolled in Programmes based in Carenage.
Once per semester the entire TTHTI staff and student body contribute to some charitable organization or situation within the bounds of the western part of Trinidad. In the past we have hosted a children’s party for the Christ Child Convalescent Home, distributed food hampers to needy families from the Carenage schools and recently donated books to the women’s hostel and the Lady Hochoy Home.
During the semester there are various sporting activities such as Football, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis and Kayaking.
This takes place at least once per semester, usually on a Friday evening. It is the ‘wind down’ time for the students after a very hard week.
Students are encouraged to purchase plants at our plant sale and look after them during the semester. These plants are then used to decorate for their International Cuisine final functions.
These take place at random during the lunch time period. They include such things as Theme Fashion Competitions (Independence, Divali, and Emancipation), Flash Mobs, Hula Hoop Competitions, Skipping Competitions, Bartending Competitions and Raising the Ball Competitions.
For nationals of Trinidad and Tobago, the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme (GATE) is available to fund your study. Once accepted at the Institute, students pursuing approved undergraduate programmes will be required to complete the GATE Application process 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 more information on the GATE programme please visit: The Ministry of Education
The Institute does not provide funding for international students. Students outside of Trinidad and Tobago must secure their programme tuition cost before arriving in Trinidad and Tobago. For up to date information on tuition and housing costs, please contact our Admissions Department.
At present the Institute’s Scholarship Policy is being reviewed and once finalized this information will be updated.
Check out the the basic entry requirements for students wishing to enroll at TTHTI.
This will guide you through the process of applying to TTHTI and filling out the online application.
This document outlines our tuition and fees.
You must apply online, all relevant documents should be uploaded and originals brought to the Institute on the day of the interview.