The Dominica State College (DSC) has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to sustain its relationship with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) for an additional ten years.
The MOU signing ceremony was held at the Dominica State College on Monday 1st April 2019.
According to the agreement, graduates of the DSC will be allowed to continue their education with the UVI succeeding the transfer of credits to complete Bachelor’s Degrees in less than four years.
DSC students’ tuition rates will also be reduced as compared to other international students. The agreement further allows for an academic collaboration between faculties in terms of research and student exchange.
At the ceremony, Vice President of Business Development and Innovation at the UVI, Haldane Davies stated that the UVI provides several opportunities for students, such as health research projects.
“We just submitted along with six other universities and a few small businesses in the U.S, a contract proposal for US$100,000,000 to do health research across the entire nation of the United States,” Davies said.
“We have grants that come to us annually as well as a number of long-term opportunities,” he added.
Davies confirmed that students will be offered annual tuition scholarships of almost $6,000 per year. He expressed best wishes for a continued relationship between the two institutions beyond the ten-year agreement.