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Why UWI and Why Cave Hill?

Academic Excellence

With over 60 years of experience serving the Caribbean, we have built a tradition of academic excellence and quality, which is unmatched by any other higher education provider in the region. We are recognised worldwide for our scholarship. Our postgraduate programmes are well structured to provide you with the skills, knowledge, guidance and support you need to achieve academic success. The University of the West Indies is the largest and oldest fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. 


World-Class Academic Staff

Our academic staff represents the largest pool of specialists and experts in the Caribbean, with a breadth and depth of experience that is unrivaled.  This team of regional and international scholars is well equipped to guide and develop the next generation of Caribbean scholars and leaders.


♦ Outstanding Facilities

Our laboratories and other research facilities are modern and meet the most stringent international standards. Our library resources are exceptional. We provide access to the best computerised global information systems for academic research and our special West Indian collection is a prized resource. The Law Library is considered the premier legal library in the region, with one of the most extensive collections of West Indian legislation in existence.


♦ A Vibrant Community of Postgraduate Students

We have a vibrant and rapidly growing community of mature, bright, motivated and focused postgraduate students from virtually every Caribbean country and several others outside our region. You can expect rich intellectual exchanges with your peers, which will challenge you to extend your intellectual creativity and curiosity.


♦ Accreditation

In July 2013, the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) granted institutional accreditation to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus  for  six years  i.e.  from 2013-2019.  This certification means that the Campus has met all of the requirements for the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

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