In keeping with its commitment to provide equitable access to quality education for all Belizeans, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture (MoEYSC) pays the cost for secondary school students to sit up to six (6) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, developed and administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council, and for students at ITVETs to sit up to three (3) Belize National Vocational Qualification (BzNVQ) examinations, developed and administered by the MoEYSC. All high school and ITVET students who meet the eligibility criteria and apply for assistance by the deadline will benefit from this policy initiative to promote equity.
Kindly access the application form that applies below:
The MoEYSC hereby outlines the guidelines for how this policy is to be implemented for the CSEC Examination Grant and asks schools to assist in providing this information to students and parents:
Eligibility: To qualify for the payment for up to six CSEC exams, the student must:
- be a Belizean by birth or nationality;
- be enrolled in a high school or recognized Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Program as a fourth form or final year student; and
- complete the process outlined below by November 24, 2017
- The student applies for the assistance using the ONLINE CSEC EXAMINATION GRANT APPLICATION FORM which can be found at the following URL: http://csec.moe.gov.bz . Students may apply from any computer or device that has Internet access; however, schools are asked to provide students with access to computer labs to complete their application in such cases where the student is not able to access the Internet otherwise. Schools are also asked to provide students with their OpenEMIS number since this will be needed to complete the online application form.
- Once the student has completed the online application, a receipt will be sent to the email address provided on the form. The receipt will indicate the subjects for which the student intends to register, the amount of assistance GOB will provide, and what, if any cost, the student would have to pay.
- The student must register for CSEC examinations at school by the deadline provided by the school and submit his/her receipt to the school at the time of payment for CSEC Exams. Schools should only charge the amount stated on the receipt as payable by the student.
- The Government of Belize will pay the amount stated as government’s assistance directly to the Caribbean Examination’s Council on behalf of the student once the student completes his/her registration for CSEC examinations.
- If the student wishes to make changes after he/she applies for the CSEC Examination Grant, he/she may re-apply up until the deadline of November 24, 2017. Please note that changes made at the time of CSEC exam registration (for example, registering for additional exams), could attract costs to the student above that printed on their receipt.
Eligibility for Tuition Scholarships and Full Scholarships to Pursue an Associate Degree based on CSEC Examination Results
Students, parents, and schools are also hereby informed of the requirements to qualify for a CSEC scholarship to pursue an associate degree at institutions within Belize. A student shall qualify for a tuition scholarship if he/she earns Grades I, II or III in six (6) CSEC subjects including English A and Mathematics. Furthermore, students who earn Grades I, II or III in six (6) CSEC Subjects, including English A and Mathematics and who will be pursuing Associate Degrees in Early Childhood or Primary Education will be awarded full scholarships (tuition, fees and books). Students are therefore encouraged to ensure that they take both English A and Mathematics in order to potentially qualify for a Tuition or Full Scholarship to pursue an Associate Degree at a local institution.