The University of the West Indies, Mona

country rank  3
world rank  7902

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University Overview

Founded in 1948, The University of the West Indies, Mona is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Mona, Saint Andrew. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Jamaica, The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UWI
Founded 1948
Motto Oriens Ex Occidente Lux
A Light Rising from the West
Colours Red

University Location

Address Mona Campus
Mona (population range: Not reported)
Saint Andrew
T +1 (876) 927 1660
F +1 (876) 927 2765

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office University of the West Indies, Mona
Kingston 7
+1 (876) 927 2779

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The University of the West Indies, Mona's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Jamaica

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019