University of the West Indies

Location

The University of the West Indies has three campuses:

  • Cave Hill, Wanstead, Barbados
  • Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
  • St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Websites

Study Abroad 
Contact Information

UWI Cave Hill 
Paula Jarvis, Student Mobility Coordinator
Email:hermine.tyrell [at] uwimona.edu.jm
Phone: (246) 417-4972

UWI Mona Study Abroad Coordinator
Hermine Tyrell, Senior Administrative Assistant
Email:hermine.tyrell [at] uwimona.edu.jm
Phone: (876) 702 - 3737 or (876) 927 - 1660-9 ext 3892

UWI St. Augustine International Office
Email: internationaloffice [at] sta.uwi.edu
Phone: (868) 224 - 3707/8 or 1 (868) 662 - 2002 ext 84184 

Type of Exchange

General

Term Dates (including exams)

  • Semester 1: September - December
  • Semester 2: January - April

Language of Instruction

English

Important Information

NA

Country Report

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Report

  • Here you'll find information about staying safe and healthy abroad, laws and culture of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and the entry and exit requirements for each country.

Approximate Living Expenses

Costs vary based on student lifestyles, when pudgeting, students should also consider pre-departure expenses relating to clothing, equipment, transportation to the Carribean, etc.

For students who would like to stay on campus, make sure to indicate this on the application form and a request will be sent to the Halls Administrator. There is limited on-campus housing available, so students who are not successful in obtaining on-campus accommodation will be assisted in securing appropriate off-campus housing by the Halls Accommodation Assistant.

UWI Cave Hill has three residence halls: see here for more information.

Approximate accomodation expenses for the Cave Hill campus can be found here.

For information on off-campus housing, see here.

Visa Information

Refer to the "Student Visa Requirements" of the PDF icon Fact Sheet 2018-2019

Health Insurance Information

All registered students are eligible to join the Cave Hill Campus Medical Assistance Programme.  This plan provides insurance protection through a Comprehensive Major Medical Plan and covers most types of necessary medical expenses. The Plan, however, does not cover Dental or Vision care. The UWI’s Health Clinic provides primary health care, and is staffed by two full-time Nursing Sisters and a panel of doctors, four of whom visit the clinic regularly.  Consultation with specialist consultants is available on referral to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is a modern University teaching hospital. Diagnostic dental services are provided monthly during the semester.

  • For Canadian students with provincial and the SSMU,PGSS,MCSS Supplemental Health Plan – check with both provincial and ASEQ (studentcare.ca) to ensure coverage.
    • For the supplemental plan, they usually require a) the student's nomination letter in Minerva, b) the student's acceptance letter from the host.
  • For International students enrolled in the International Health Insurance plan – visit the International Student Services Health Insurance website for information about Travel.
  • For students covered under their own plans (parents, governmental organization etc) – confirm coverage with the insurance provider.

Other Information

PDF icon Fact Sheet 2018-2019

 

Approximate Living Expenses

Costs vary based on student lifestyles, when budgeting, students should also consider pre-departure expenses relating to clothing, equipment, transportation to the Carribean, etc.

UWI Mona offers 6 traditional residence halls in addition to postgraduate flats. For information about living on Campus, click here

For more information, uwilodgings [at] yahoo.com (c)uwilodgings [at] yahoo.com (ontact the Lodgings Office).

Visa Information

For a pre-departure checklist and arrival preparation, consult the International Students Office.

The type of visa students will require to study in Jamaica and the procedure to obtain it depends on their country of citizenship and the duration of their stay. Students should contact the nearest Embassy of Jamaica for more information.

Health Insurance Information

All UWI, Mona students are covered under the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is included as a part of your miscellaneous fees.  

  • For Canadian students with provincial and the SSMU,PGSS,MCSS Supplemental Health Plan – check with both provincial and ASEQ (studentcare.ca) to ensure coverage.
    • For the supplemental plan, they usually require a) the student's nomination letter in Minerva, b) the student's acceptance letter from the host.
  • For International students enrolled in the International Health Insurance plan – visit the International Student Services Health Insurance website for information about Travel.
  • For students covered under their own plans (parents, governmental organization etc) – confirm coverage with the insurance provider.

Other Information

Campus Activities

PDF icon Fact-Sheet 2018-2019 

Approximate Living Expenses

Accommodation

For information on halls of residence at UWI St. Augustine, click here.

UWI St. Augustine offers the Online Accommodation Student Information System, which can be accessed by logging in with a student ID. 

Visa Information

The type of visa students will require to study in Trinidad and Tobago and the procedure to obtain it depends on their country of citizenship and the duration of their stay. Students should contact the nearest Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago for more information.

Health Insurance Information

Mandatory health insurance:

Health insurance information can be found here.

  • For Canadian students with provincial and theSSMU,PGSS,MCSS Supplemental Health Plan – check with both provincial and ASEQ (studentcare.ca) to ensure coverage.
    • For the supplemental plan, they usually require a) the student's nomination letter in Minerva, b) the student's acceptance letter from the host.
  • For International students enrolled in the International Health Insurance plan – visit the International Student Services Health Insurance website for information about Travel.
  • For students covered under their own plans (parents, governmental organization etc) – confirm coverage with the insurance provider.

Other Information

Clubs and Activities