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Welcome to the UWI at St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine campus is situated 15km from the bustling capital of one of the Caribbean’s most rapidly developing island states, Trinidad and Tobago. With its focus on research and innovation, fully accredited programmes across seven faculties, and a cosmopolitan campus community, St. Augustine is a true representation of an innovative, internationally competitive, contemporary university deeply rooted in the Caribbean.

About our campus

The scenic St. Augustine campus boasts a unique mix of twentieth century and modern architecture as well as an impressive landscape of indigenous and introduced trees and shrubs. Modern teaching and learning centres, a wide range of extra-curricular activities and a deep commitment to our role in preserving Caribbean integration and culture make St. Augustine an ideal choice for higher education.

We are fully accredited

UWI St. Augustine is a fully accredited higher education institution whose graduates continue to be at the forefront of Caribbean and global thought, imagination and action. The UWI is proud of its network of over 120,000 alumni represented at the highest level of government, corporate and professional life.

Serving 17 countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean

The University of the West Indies: One University, Five Campuses

We aim high.

The UWI is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and small island states. We aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment, facilitate critical thinking, and produce graduates who are equipped to innovate regionally and impact globally. The UWI’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with over 160 universities globally.

We inspire excellence and produce leaders.

Collectively, The UWI has produced more renowned business leaders, innovators, international achievers, heads of state, Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Laureates than any other institution in the English-speaking Caribbean.

We had humble beginnings.

From its humble beginnings in 1948, The UWI has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a fully-fledged, regional University with over 50,000 students.

Find out more about our history.