An academic experience like no other

The UWI boasts a student population of approximately 50,000 students drawn from more than 80 countries offering a diverse student experience like no other.

At The UWI, we offer

1 university.
5 campuses.
10 global centres.

Over 800 Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes

9 faculties

Creative and Performing Arts
Food and Agriculture
Humanities and Education
Medical Sciences
Science and Technology
Social Sciences

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Since The UWI’s 2018 debut in Times Higher Education’s prestigious rankings, it has consistently performed well in multiple schemes—among them include The World University Rankings, Golden Age University Rankings, (between 50 and 80 years old) Latin America Rankings and the Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

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UWI Global Online

A new online only suite of programmes under the UWI Global Online brand is currently in development and coming soon. The Office of Online Learning is charged with the responsibility of leading the implementation of this initiative.


Our Faculties


Faculties at Mona Campus

The oldest campus, located in Mona, Jamaica encompasses 653 acres of land nestled in a lush valley, formerly part of two large sugar estates. Historic ruins such as the aqueduct and water wheel remind of its plantation origins. The campus reflects a vibrant artistic community with several statues and murals dotting the landscape. One of the most impressive buildings on the Mona Campus is the Faculty of Medical Sciences' Teaching and Research Complex.

This 30,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility is home to students pursuing professional degrees in the various Health and Basic Medical Science disciplines. Mona is also the birthplace of specialised indigenous research centres such as the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, now renamed the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), and the Reggae Studies Unit.


Faculties at St Augustine Campus

The St. Augustine Campus is situated 15km from Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port-of-Spain. With its focus on research and innovation, it a true representation of an innovative, internationally competitive, contemporary university deeply rooted in the Caribbean. It was born out of a merger between the University College of the West Indies and the old Imperial College for Tropical Agriculture.

As such, the campus features diverse and rare species of tropical trees and flowering plants from around the world. Its International Cocoa Genebank is “the biggest and most important collection of cocoa gene types” in the world, and its Cocoa Research Centre has the legacy of over 80 years of research to support the local and global cocoa industry.


Faculties at Cave Hill Campus

The picturesque Cave Hill Campus in Barbados overlooks the island’s capital, Bridgetown, and is the only campus with a sea view. Cave Hill offers an inviting and intimate atmosphere. At the same time, it is consciously designed to reflect a global landscape. It is focussed on transforming itself into a smart campus to better serve the needs of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

The campus has developed centres of excellence including the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre and the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. It is also home to the state-of-the-art Usain Bolt Sporting Complex, which includes a FIFA-rated football field, an IAAF-rated athletic track, cricket high performance centre, sport labs and gyms.


Departments & Centres at the Global Campus

With sites spread across 17 charming Caribbean islands, The UWI’s Global campus offers a flexible learning environment for online, blended and continuing professional education. It represents The UWI’s 21st century response to the education needs of the region, linking the University to the communities that it serves outside of its landed campuses. With nearly 50 locations across the Caribbean, the Global Campus provides virtual and physical access to The UWI’s accredited programmes, courses and other support services to students wherever they are.

As the face of The UWI in the virtual and dispersed environment, the Global Campus brings together our people across the Caribbean Sea and beyond. Leading The UWI into the digital world, the Global Campus enables Caribbean nationals to reside at home, to build nations, and keep families together, while pursuing their educational goals.


Schools at the Five Islands Campus

In 2019, The UWI proudly launched its fifth campus in Antigua and Barbuda, which is nestled in the Five Islands Village, a quiet farming and fishing village of 500 people that was named for the five rock islands in the adjacent Five Islands Harbour. It lies just 4.8 km southwest of the nation's capital city, St. John's. The intent of the new campus is to serve the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), contributing to the development of the higher education and professional training sectors.

The UWI Five Islands is being designed as a 21st century, fit-for-purpose campus, with a focus on the robust expansion of the region's social capital, presenting citizens of the OECS with new opportunities to access higher education.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos