Fees & Expenses

Programme Fees

Years 1 and 2 -- at The University of the West Indies (The UWI)

The Tuition fee for Years 1 and 2 at The UWI is US$10,000 per year (Bursaries are available to students from UWI contributing countries based on eligibility).

Additional miscellaneous fees include:
Cave Hill
Average living expenses:

  • Hall accommodation
  • Single occupancy: $1,512 - $2,767.5 per semester
  • Off campus accommodation: $300 - $450 per month
  • Initial settling-in expenses: $250
  • Books & Incidentals: $1,500 per year
  • Halls of residence deposit: $250
  • Meals: between $20 to $25 per day
Miscellaneous fees:
  • Student ID card: a $15 one-time fee
  • Student amenities: $470 per year
  • Guild: $30 per year
Average living expenses:
  • Hall accommodation $1,321 - $5,290 per year
  • Books and computer/tablets: $1,500 per year
  • Miscellaneous fees: $180 if residing on Hall $118 if residing off Hall
  • Transportation: $250 if residing on Hall $1,400 if residing off Hall
  • Meals, groceries and personal expenses: $4,200
Please contact the campus of choice (Cave Hill or Mona) for further details.

Email: softwareengineering@cavehill.uwi.edu
Tel: (246) 417-4471

Email: computing@uwimona.edu.jm
Tel: (876)-702-4455

Years 3 and 4 — at the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China.

The tuition fee for Years 3 and 4 of the programme, hosted at GIST is US$5,000 per year.

Living costs are approximately US$4,910, which includes housing (within Suzhou Industrial Park), food, books and supplies, insurance and other miscellaneous costs.

A paid, six-month internship is included as part of the programme, which allows students to earn at least ¥ 2000- ¥ 2500 per month.


  • Please note: the cost of airfare to and from China is a separate cost that must be covered by the student.