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The University of the West Indies

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus offers world class, accredited higher education programmes to Jamaica, the region and the globe. We engage in research and development designed to support the social and economic growth of the Caribbean region, the provision of community service, and the enrichment of the academic experience.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

In 1943 the Vice Chancellors of United Kingdom Universities convened a special commission to ' consider the principles which should guide the promotion of higher education, learning and research...in the colonies.' The recommendations of that commission saw a Royal Charter formally establishing what was then the University College of the West Indies in 1948. 

Education

UWI’s 8 faculties offer a wide range of options at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Agriculture, Humanities and Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Sport. Programmes are international in scope with a unique Caribbean focus. This strong emphasis on Caribbean issues makes The UWI the ideal educational institution for local and international students with an interest in Caribbean society.

Research

UWI is focused on building a research institution that will enable us to become internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters relating to the Caribbean and Small Island Developing States.

Services

Student services

Our dedicated Student Services offices have been set up to support you as you during your time at UWI. The staff at these offices will be able to provide you with information on numerous student services including Financial Aid, Accommodation, Mentoring Programmes and even Part-Time/Vacation Employment.

Housing services

Our students can find accomodation in one of our five campuses:

  • Mona, Jamaica
  • St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Cave Hill, Barbados
  • The Open Campus
  • Five Islands Campus

Library services

  • Welcome to the UWI Mona Campus Library System which includes the Main Library as well as the Law, Medical, Science and Western Jamaica Campus branches. 

Cavehill Campus libraries:

  • Audine Wilkinson Library
  • CLR James Cricket Research Centre Library
  • Elizabeth Watson AV Unit
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences Library
  • The Law Library
  • The Sidney Martin Library

Medical services

  • The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus encourages healthy lifestyles, while supporting a positive work environment and promoting a balance between personal and work responsibilities.
  • The University Health Centre (UHC) at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, provides a wide range of primary and secondary health care services to members of the university community. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University of the West Indies has five campuses:

  • Mona, Jamaica
  • St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Cave Hill, Barbados
  • The Open Campus
  • Five Islands Campus
UWI is ideal for creating memories. With hundreds of student clubs, campus events and dedicated student activity centres, excitement is always on at your University.

Sports facilities

  • Netball, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Swimming, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Track and Field, Volleyball, Chess, Taekwondo and Aerobics in Malcolm Marshall Nets, Sir Garfield Sobers Coaching Centre, Multi-purpose Court, Basketball Court, Hockey Turf, Students' Gym, Usain Bolt Sports Complex, 3Ws Oval.
  • The Sports complex of the University of the West Indies, Mona is situated at the Mona Bowl.  The Mona Bowl is the home of: Cricket Matches, Rugby Tournaments, Football, Basketball Competitions, Volleyball.

Student clubs

There is a Club, Society or Movement designed for your intellectual, spiritual, social, economic, relational and physical needs. Make your choice from more than 100.

Accreditation

The Mona School of Business recently received accredita - tion for its programmes from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

UWI Mona is a fully-accredited tertiary-level institution. Our programmes - available across our 5 Faculties, 8 schools and 12 specialist centres - have been closely examined and evaluated, and we are proud of the 'flying colours' we have continuously received.

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