Why Choose UWI


We’re a global university rooted in the Caribbean

Not only are we one of only two regional universities in the world, but one of the world’s most globalised universities, with 10 global centres spread across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


We’re ranked among the world’s best universities

Today The UWI is the number one university in the Caribbean, among the top 1% in Latin America and top 1% of worldwide universities between 50 and 80 years old. In the ranking of universities from around the world on their social responsibility and impact towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The UWI is also listed in the top tier.


We’re providing new educational opportunities to drive innovation and development in the Caribbean

We’re on a mission to build competitive Caribbean economies and industries. Among our unique programme offerings are study options in Climate Resilience; Cultural and Carnival Studies; Software Engineering (Mobile Application Technologies); to name just a few.


We’re an activist university making a difference in our world

We don’t sit back and accept the status quo. We change it. The UWI is a leading activist university determined to effect change in the areas that threaten the development of our Caribbean region, its people and their livelihoods. We’ve been on the frontlines of the Caribbean response to COVID-19, Climate Action and SDG impact, and Reparatory Justice for instance.


We have a legacy of producing leaders

With a network of more than 237,000 alumni, there is no sector of Caribbean society, including the highest levels of government and business, in which our graduates are not found. Over 20 have risen to become Heads of Government and countless are leaders of all the professions – locally, regionally and internationally.

Start your journey as the next generation of leaders with us.

Our Campuses

Over 800 world-class, accredited programmes that are international in scope with a unique Caribbean focus offered in blended learning modes at certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels

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Vice-Chancellor's Report

The UWI continues to build out its academic reputation as a first-class, globally-respected enterprise while deepening strategic plans to accelerate non-government revenue-generation. In his latest report to University Council, Vice-Chancellor Beckles noted that the year in review, “was the year in which we pivoted in the Strategic Plan from the phase one, “Reputation Revolution” to phase two, “Revenue Acceleration”.


Campus Contacts

Contact an Admissions Counselor at any of the following five campuses to learn more about starting your journey at The University of the West Indies

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