Cave Hill, Barbados - University of West Indies
Univeristy of the West Indies
was first established in Mona, Jamaica in 1948. Two other campuses were later incorporated— the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago in 1960, and the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados in 1963. UWI has since become the premier choice for tertiary education, servicing fifteen countries in the Caribbean. As a regional institution, the university offers an enriching experience for those who wish to interact with students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. A strong emphasis on Caribbean issues and international relations in both teaching and research makes the University an ideal learning ground for international students.
Courses are available in the following departments/faculties: Humanities and Education
, Science and Technology
, Medical Sciences
, and Social Sciences
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.
Fall semester (Semester I): Late August - Mid December
Spring semester (Semester II): January - May
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary. Students need to complete the UWI application form after being nominated by UMass Boston Study Abroad Office.
Umass Boston’s Reciprocal Exchange programs are based off reciprocity with partner institutions, meaning exchange slots are limited and vary by semester. Please check with the Office of Global Programs in advance for additional information.
Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our Umass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details.
Prior to applying, it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:
There is limited on-campus housing available. Students who are not successful in obtaining on-campus accommodation will be assisted in securing appropriate off-campus housing by the Halls Accommodation Assistant. Students are required to indicate on the application forms their need for housing. When this is done an official request is sent to the Halls Administrator for processing. The Halls of Residence may also require you to submit an official application form.
You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?
Students are required to obtain a visa in order to study in Barbados
. See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
for more information. Some visas can take several weeks to obtain. Make sure you understand the requirements for your specific visa.
Download: Barbados Country Information and Visas.pdf
Pre-decision Phase Instructions:
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions:
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.
Study Abroad Contact Consent.pdf
Disciplinary Clearance Form.pdf
Program Agreement Release Form.pdf
Request for Prior Approval of Transfer of Credits.pdf
Mandatory Travel Departure Interview.pdf
Study abroad waiver for parents-guardians.pdf