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Welcome to the UWI at Mona

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus offers world class, accredited higher education programmes to Jamaica, the region and the globe. We engage in research and development designed to support the social and economic growth of the Caribbean region, the provision of community service, and the enrichment of the academic experience.Read our vision. Read our History.

We are fully accredited

UWI Mona is a fully-accredited tertiary-level institution. Our programmes - available across our 5 Faculties, 8 schools and 12 specialist centres - have been closely examined and evaluated, and we are proud of the 'flying colours' we have continuously received. Download Accreditation Brochure.

We are the home of the Pelicans

We are the home of the Pelicans, our enduring symbol of the humble Caribbean bird that sits atop our coat of arms highlighting the attitude, and altitude of the distinctive UWI student. Find out about The Coat of Arms of the UWI - Meaning and symbolism

We are a green, progressive campus

UWI is increasingly modeling eco friendly sustainable practices in its policy, operations and research. You can find out more on our Green UWI page.

Within the region, The UWI Mona serves 16 countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean

The UWI: One institution, four Campuses

UWI Mona: One campus, two locations

Kingston campus, Mona | Western Jamaica campus, Montego Bay

We aim high.

We aim to provide high quality instruction in a vibrant, congenial, teaching and learning environment. Highly trained teachers and researchers drawn from local, regional and international sources constitute our Faculty, guaranteeing diversity in culture and a wide range of experiences. We are also committed to producing graduates who will become role models, committed to higher levels of excellence in performance, innovating regionally, and impacting globally.

We inspire excellence and produce leaders.

Collectively, The UWI has produced more renowned business leaders, innovators, international achievers, heads of state, Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Laureates than any other institution in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Find out what makes The Distinctive UWI student.

We had humble beginnings.

The UWI Mona, birthplace of the regional institution, has grown from its humble beginnings in 1948. Our university community walks among the historical remains of centuries old plantation works, and the relics of a decades old prisoner of war camp dating to World War Two.

Find out more about our history.

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