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The University of the West Indies

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic international institution, serving primarily the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Monsterrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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In its more than 60 years of existence, UWI has evolved from a fledgling college in the Caribbean island of Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University. This impressive network of UWI Alumni includes one Nobel Laureate, dozens of Rhodes Scholars and more than 18 current and former Caribbean Prime Ministers and Heads of State


UWI’s seven faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Agriculture, Humanities and Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. Programmes are international in scope, but 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


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.

Library services

The Library serves as the intellectual hub of the University's Mona Campus, and its wider community, by providing vital information in support of learning, teaching, reflection and research.

ICT services

The university grants access to the following:

  • Computer labs
  • Wireless access
  • Classroom Technology Services
  • IT service desk
  • Live support

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. 

Student Life

Campus life

There are a variety of out-of-classroom learning experiences awaiting your participation. These organised activities are much more than fun ways to spend your non-class time. They provide opportunities to enhance your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; develop your organisational ability and help to develop your time management, decision-making, and problem solving abilities. Prospective employers expect a university graduate to possess these competencies. So, get involved!

Sports facilities

Netball, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Swimming, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Track and Field, Volleyball, Chess, Taekwondo and Aerobics! These are the sporting activities that students can look forward to getting involved in at the Academy of Sport Cave Hill.

Student clubs

There are academic societies catering to the special interests of students as well as artistic and cultural societies; service and religious clubs, sports clubs and island associations.Involvement in Campus activities is your opportunity to build friendships and to make your 'mark' and contribute to your personal growth and development and to the development of this honourable institution.

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