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For the purpose of tuition fees at the University of Guyana, applicants are defined under one of the following categories:
Those who are Guyanese either by birth or naturalisation AND who have been resident in Guyana for a minimum period of two (2) years prior to the commencement of the relevant academic year are required to pay the current local tuition fee.
Fees for local students are computed on the basis of G$127,000 per year, except for Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Tourism Studies which are G$500,000; G$300,000; G$500,000; G$251,000; G$153,000 respectively.
Foreign students are required to pay annual tuition fees of US$4,000 for post-graduate and under-graduate Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes except for Dentistry, Medical Technology, Medicine and Nursing which are US$10,000; US$6,000; US$6,200 and US$5,000, respectively.
Tuition & Fees for Master's Programmes are generally higher than undergraduate programmes
Fees per credit
There is no uniform across-the-board fee per credit. Fees per credit are calculated by dividing the year's fees for the specific programme and category of student by the total number of credits attributed to that programme (profile) for the year.
For example, a resident Guyanese student doing the degree programme, other than Law, Medicine, Nursing or Tourism, pays $127,000 per year. The fee per credit in these programmes is $127,000 divided by the total number of credits of the specific year, e.g. the cost per credit in Year I Sociology is $127,000/28 while the fee per credit in Year III Agriculture is $127,000/32. This principle is applied to any year and any category of students.
The application of this principle is most important when you are registering for less or more credits than is specified by the year's profile. Your fee is pro-rated based on the excess or reduction in the number of credits for which you are registering. If the courses being registered for are all from the profile for a specific year then the example above applies.
Fees for courses from different years
If you are registering for courses from different years the fee is computed on the basis of cost per credit for the specific year from which the course is chosen.
For example, if a student is registered for a total of 32 credits of which 18 are attributed to Year I and 14 to Year II, the fee should be computed on the basis of the cost per credit for Year I multiplied by 18 and the cost per credit in Year II multiplied by 14. The summation of these two computations will be your fee for that year. The fee might or might not exceed $127,000 or any other flat fee for a year's profile. That, notwithstanding the excess or deficit sum, still stands.
- All Programmes Except Law and Medicine:
- $2000 per student per semester for four (4) or more courses.
- $500 per student per course per semester for one (1) to three (3) courses
- Students pursuing Continuous Assessment Courses with less than three (3) Courses by final examination shall pay $500 per final examination-based course per semester
- Students sitting Final Tests in Continuous Assessment Courses which are processed through the Examinations Division and utilizing invigilators shall pay $500 per course per semester
- Students taking only courses which are based on Continuous Assessment shall pay an assessment fee of $1000 per semester for no more than three (3) continuously assessed courses
- Law Programme
- Year I, II, III - $12,000 per academic year
- Medical Programme
- Year I, II, III - $10,000 per academic year
- Year IV - $6,000 for the academic year
- Make-up Tests
- A charge of $1,500 per student, per make up test.
- All Programmes Except Law and Medicine:
Students registered for certain courses offered by the Faculties of Agriculture, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology and Natural Sciences are required to pay laboratory fees which vary with the programme of study. Details can be obtained from the respective Faculty, Admissions Division or the Bursary.
- Students completing registration after the approved date are required to pay a late registration fee of $10,000.
- The replacement of a student identification card costs $600
- Sports fee - $1000
- Student Union Dues - $1000
- Library Refundable cautionary deposit $1,500
- A fee of $100 per hour per student is charged for Internet access at the Centre for Information Technology (CIT).
Non-tuition Fees and charges are quoted in Guyana dollars.
The University has in place a refund system. Refunds are granted for exemptions, leave of absence and withdrawals.
It must be noted that refunds are only granted if the deadlines are observed. The refunds are calculated on a similar basis to the manner in which the fee was calculated. The principles above are therefore applicable to exemptions, withdrawals and leave of absence.
It should, however be noted, that the fees are pro-rated when refunds are being determined on the basis of the number of hours of tuition to which the student would have been entitled prior to the submission of the application. Students who apply for leave of absence and for complete withdrawal from the University, before tuition commences, will only be required to pay an administrative cost.