Incoming International Students

The University of the West Indies offers several programmes covering a variety of disciplines which are eligible for international student exchanges.

If your institution has a formal exchange agreement with UWI (see the list of our current exchange partners here . You may be eligible to study here for up to two semesters as an exchange student.

Exchange students are generally required to pay tuition fees at their home institution (and tuition is then waived at the UWI). You will be responsible for all local expenses and fees such as housing, travel, books, meals and personal expenses.


Why study at the UWI ?

The University of the West Indies is the premier tertiary education institution in the region. The St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad & Tobago is an attractive one, situated 15 kilometres east of  the nation's capital Port of Spain, with a unique mix of early 20th century and modern architecture and rich landscape of indigenous and introduced flora and fauna. We provide a stimulating and high quality learning environment against a charming setting of true Caribbean hospitality.

This institution is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, with a culturally diverse cross-section of local, regional and international students, which adds great value to the UWI experience. We offer a wide range of courses that provide flexibility so that students are encouraged to achieve their full potential. Students are exposed to teaching by scholars of international repute in all disciplines. The UWI also boasts of premier academic facilities, that include modern computer and laboratory equipment, with campus-wide Internet access including widespread wireless capability.

Trinidad & Tobago is one of the most diverse islands in the Caribbean with a vibrant history and culture. Unlike most of the Caribbean, the economy is primarily industrial with emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. The country has evolved into a key financial centre in the Caribbean region over the years.

For more information about our twin island Republic, please see the links below.

Go Trinidad and Tobago

TDC Tourism Development Company Ltd.


Study Options

The UWI St. Augustine offers a range of study options that are available to incoming international students. For a detailed list of these options, please click here.


Application Procedure

The following procedure must be followed in order to apply for a student exchange opportunity. For further details please click here.