Scholarships and Internships

One of the Ministry of Tourism’s primary goals is to attract a steady stream of skilled and enthusiastic tourism professionals who can actively contribute to the future prosperity of the tourism sector. The Ministry and Department of Tourism continue to work hard to achieve this through the Scholarship Programme and other initiatives.

Since its inception in 1996, the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) Scholarship has awarded hundreds of students with either full or partial scholarships. Many of these students have gone on to work full-time in the tourism industry and some of the Ministry’s graduates now hold senior positions at the Department of Tourism and other tourism establishments. Historically, MOT scholars have earned degrees in disciplines such as Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Tourism and Environmental Management, Hotel Management, Travel Tourism and Hospitality and the Visual Arts at universities and colleges in the US, England and Canada.

Caymanians wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in tourism or a tourism-related discipline are urged to do so. Secondary scholarship consideration is also given to tourism or tourism-related studies for Master’s degrees.

The entire MOT Scholarship application MUST be completed online. Please ensure you are able to scan and upload the required documentation. Public computers are available at the Cayman Islands Public Libraries in each district. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

For further information, please contact the Department of Tourism via telephone at 949-0623 or 244-1281 or email at motscholars@caymanislands.ky.

To apply, please complete the application form here. These additional documents will also need to be fully completed and uploaded to the application form:

MoT Scholarship Medical Report Form
MoT Scholarship Surety Declaration Form
MoT Scholarship Reference Form


This page is currently being updated. Should you have any inquiries, please contact the Department of Tourism by calling 949-0623 or 244-1281 or emailing motscholars@caymanislands.ky.”