Office of Student Recruitment (Undergraduate)

About UWI

The University of the West Indies (UWI), the only University with institutional accreditation, is the premier educational institution, the largest and oldest fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries, UWI serves 16 countries of the English-speaking Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. 

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has built an outstanding reputation based on tangible results and student outcomes. Those results include alumni who are making a mark in organizations locally, regionally and internationally. They have won international awards, are past and present Prime Ministers, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, Olympians, etc.

UWI is driven by passion, innovation and experience. Its model for success is built on student programs that are intense and structured; faculty that are working, award-winning professionals; and advisory boards made up of industry leaders from around the world who keep programs and curriculum relevant to today’s current industry practices and needs. At UWI, results truly matter, making the student experience pre- and post-graduation the most integral part of everything the school does.

Supported by fifteen countries, all current or former colonies of Great Britain, as well as the Turks and Caicos, the UWI is committed to the development of the region through the training of its human resources, conducting research, delivering advisory services to governments as well as to the private sector and forging links with other institutions in the wider region and the rest of the world.

Knowledge creation, as well as knowledge application in biotechnology, information technology, tropical medicine and chronic diseases, inter alia, is acknowledged as traditional strengths of the UWI. We have committed ourselves to expanding on these as well as delving into new and important areas such as health economics and Health issues arising from certain chronic diseases with the HIV/AIDS pandemic being a major concern for the region. We recognise that our research capacity is a most important asset that must be supported and promoted because our graduate research students do form the core of the region’s future research capability.

The University of the West Indies currently has a total enrolment of over 39,000 students and graduates annually approximately 5,800 students (at undergraduate, graduate and diploma levels).