Obligatory Service

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Contractual Obligation

As a recipient of a State Scholarship you have a contractual obligation to serve the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT).

As outlined in the Scholarship contract, in return for financial support for the period of study, the recipient of the ‘loan’ agrees, on the conclusion or termination of his/her course of study:-

  • To immediately after the completion or termination of his/her course of study
  • To accept employment in the service of the GORTT, if his/her services are required, in such capacity and at such remuneration as the Permanent Secretary may determine, for the prescribed Period of Obligatory Service which is related to the cost of the Scholarship.

All scholars are required to report in person to the SATD immediately upon the completion of their course of study for which the scholarship was awarded.

Scholars pursuing their course of study locally are required to report in person within two (2) weeks of completion of their course of study.

Scholars pursuing their study overseas must report in person to the SATD within one (1) month of completion of theircourse of study.

 

Duration Of The Obligatory Service

The duration of the obligatory service will be based on the cost of the scholarship and will be in accordance with the Schedule in the Policy in Obligatory Service in respect of Scholarships and other Training Awards.

For persons whose scholarship agreement was executed on or after May 23, 2013 the following table will be used to determine the period of Obligatory Service to be served:

Cost of Scholarship

Period of Obligatory Service

Up to $100,000

One (1) year

Over $100,000 and up to $300,000

Two (2) years

Over $300,000 and up to $400,000

Three (3) years

Over $400,000 and up to $600,000

Four (4) years

Over $600,000

Five (5) years

For persons whose scholarship agreement was executed prior to May 23, 2013the following table will be used to determine the period of Obligatory Service to be served:

Cost of Scholarship

Period of Obligatory Service

Up to $50,000

One (1) year

Over $50,000 and up to $100,000

Two (2) years

Over $100,000 and up to $150,000

Three (3) years

Over $150,000 and up to $200,000

Four (4) years

Over $200,000

Five (5) years

Further information can be found in the OBLIGATORY SERVICE IN RESPECT OF SCHOLARSHIP AND OTHER TRAINING AWARDS Policy, approved May 23 2013 – Click to view.

 

Reporting For Service

All Scholars are required to report in person no later than two (2) weeks for local scholars or one (1) month for international scholars upon completion of the course of study and submit all reporting documents.

Click here to download the Scholar Reporting Form.

 

 Deferral Of Obligatory Service

Scholars who are unable to report in person for any reason must apply for a deferral of service from the Scholarships and Advanced Training Division in advance of the date on which he/she is due to report in accordance with the policy on deferral. 

Please Click Here to View the Full Policy on Deferral


Applications for Deferral and all other required documents must be submitted ONLINE via the scholar's SATIS profile.