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  • Locations: Cave Hill, Barbados
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Program Category: Internship abroad, Service Learning, Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Art/Fine Arts, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Environmental/Sustainability Studies, Exercise Science, French Studies, History, Law, Linguistics, Management/Entrepreneurship, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Cave Hill, Barbados - University of West Indies

  Cave Hill, Barbados

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.

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to UWI. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through UWI directly:

For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

Courses are available in the following departments/faculties: Humanities and Education, Law, 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. 

See Budget sheet. 

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. 

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, 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.