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On-campus Accommodation

As an international exchange student you have the option of apply for on-campus accommodation.  Places are limited and are allotted on a first come, first served basis. 
Students are required to complete an application for on-campus housing and the Office of the Halls Administrator will contact students directly to indicate whether an application was successful. 
Campus accommodation is a single room in a hall of residence and you will have:
  • Furnished bedroom – includes bed, desk, chair and storage
  • Access to a kitchen to prepare your meals
  • Access to a bathroom
 Students need to provide their bed linens, utensils and equipment.

Visit http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/Accommodation for details.
 

Off-campus Accommodation

Students who prefer to reside off campus or those not allocated a place on hall should contact the Accommodations Assistant, Mr. Charles Boyce (charles.boyce@cavehill.uwi.edu) to obtain a list of off-campus accommodation for students.  All final arrangements on terms and conditions of lodging and/or board must be made by students and the landlords or settled among themselves by students sharing the cost of rented houses on a cooperative basis.

Students can also visit http://www.chillhousing.com/ for additional information on available off-campus accommodation.
 
 

Immigration Information

You will need your letter of acceptance to enter Barbados (immigration). You should check to see if you require a visitor’s visa to enter Barbados.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they meet with Barbados immigration rules. Please refer to http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Visa_Requirements.aspx
There has been a change in the student visa application policy. Students are now required to submit the application for their student visa prior to arrival in Barbados. You are required to complete and return the original H1 and H2 visa application forms along with
  • one (1) passport sized photograph,
  • proof of travel,
  • proof of financial support and
  • the visa application fee – Bds$300.000 or US$150.00 equivalent. 
 
The student visa application forms should be returned directly to the International Office for the University to verify and submit to the Immigration Office. You may download the application forms from
http://immigration.gov.bb/pages/StudentVisa.aspx.
 

Medical Insurance

All students who are fully registered are automatically joined to the Campus Medical Assistance Programme.  The plan is a Comprehensive Major Medical Plan which will assist in the payment of expensed for serious illnesses or accidents. The coverage includes most types of necessary medical expenses.   Reimbursement will be made for eligible expenses up to the maximum benefit.  The plan does  not cover the following benefits:
  • Dental or Vision Care
  • Maternity Benefits
  • Preventative Care.
 
Students should note that the coverage under the health insurance plan is limited to the Caribbean Region.

Please visit http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/studentservices/health-wellness/health-insurance.aspx for more details on the Campus' CariCARE Health Insurance Plan.


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Contact us for further information:
Telephone: (246) 417-4972/417-4656 | Fax: (246) 424-3320 | Email: internationaloffice@cavehill.uwi.edu