About the ISO

Who We are and What We Do

The International Students Office (ISO) was established on August 1, 2008 as a Campus initiative to both enhance the services to international students and to drive the internationalization imperatives of the UWI, Mona Campus. The Office provides a wide range of support services for non-Jamaican students, giving them a place to call home while on exchange, study abroad, visiting the UWI, Mona Campus for elective clerkships, or for research/study purposes under special admissions. 

Key Roles

Some key roles of the ISO are: 

  • internationalization—increasing the enrolment of international full-time degree students 
  • facilitating the enrolment of international students under student exchanges and study abroad
  • increasing education enrichment opportunities for UWI, Mona students, through exchange and study abroad experiences worlwide
  • the forging of strategic global partnerships—for joint research and reserach funding
  • the administration of international scholarships
  • socio-cultural and immigration support
  • assisting wih the arrangement of Campus support services for partner university visits

Download the Role of the ISO brochure.

The International Students Office offers the following services to students:

  • Special Orientation Programme for all incoming non-Jamaican students
  • A special pre-departure programme for all UWI students preparing to participate in exchange and study abroad programmes
  • Processing of visa extensions
  • Processing of all overseas special admission, exchange, study abroad and medical elective applications
  • Dissemination of information regarding scholarships available for study abroad
  • Distribution of promotional material on the UWI to overseas partners
  • Establish relationships with prospective partners and drafting of agreements on behalf of faculties, departments, units and institutes.
  • Facilitating the smooth transition of non-Jamaican students to Jamaican life and culture.
  • It is expected that through the strengthening of the Campus international office the Institution will experience:
  • Increased enrolment of full-time international students
  • Increased enrolment of students under international student exchange and study abroad arrangements
  • Increased education enrichment opportunities through exchange and study-abroad experiences for UWI students
  • The forging of strategic partnerships that will open opportunities for joint research and research funding.

Our internal partners are:

  • The Admissions Section
  • The Office of Student Services and Development
  • All Faculties and Departments
  • The Human Resource Management Unit (Health Insurance)
  • Bursary
  • Students Records Unit
  • Examinations Section
  • Communications and Marketing Office (formerly Public Relations Office)
  • Guild of Students (Primarily the President and Country Associations)

Please feel free to stop by and visit our office, which is open 8: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thank you for visiting the ISO's website. We really look forward to meeting you and towards making your stay on Campus a wonderful experience.

International Students Office

Ground Floor, Annex Builidng
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7

telephone: 1 (876) 702-3737
fax: 1 (876) 9777-1478
email: isomona@uwimona.edu.jm