The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a multi-campus regional university serving the English-speaking Caribbean, the UWI campuses include The Mona and Western Campus located in Jamaica, St Augustine and Penal Campus located in Trinidad and Tobago, the UWI- Open Campus with campus sites throughout the Caribbean region and the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

This regional campus’s great legacy has witnessed the ever-growing international student population. As such, the Campus is now home to vibrant and diverse students from over 35 countries, including China, Brazil, the USA, the UK and Italy.

The Campus is located on 98.12 acres. The main campus is located on 47 acres of elevated scenic property overlooking the capital, Bridgetown, with a further 33 acres of land contiguous to the existing campus, overlooking the crystal clear, tranquil Caribbean Sea. This site houses state-of-the-art sporting facilities including a FIFA-rated football field; an IAAF-rated athletic track, cricket training facilities, sports labs and gyms.   

The Campus has become a leader in tertiary education in Barbados and a beacon of academic excellence throughout the region and internationally. In 2013 Cave Hill celebrated its golden anniversary and reflected with pride on its contribution to regional development and the upliftment of Caribbean people.

Sessional Dates

Semester 1 (Fall): Late August to Late December
Semester 2 (Spring): Mid-January to Mid-May

Additional Information

UWI 2024-25 Information Sheet