Exchange destinations in Caribbean


We have one partner school in the Caribbean: The University of the West Indies. You can study at one of three campuses: the Mona campus in Kingston, Jamaica, the St. Augustine campus in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Cave Hill campus in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The University of the West Indies (UWI)

Why should I study here?

  • The University of West Indies is the premier higher education institution in the Caribbean. Two of the four Nobel Laureates of Caribbean descent are alumni of UWI (Derek A. Walcott - Nobel Prize for Literature, 1992 and Sir Arthur Lewis - Nobel Prize for Economics, 1979) and more than 24 current and former Caribbean Prime Ministers and Heads of State are UWI alumni. 

  • Two unique innovations that credited to UWI includes the Mona Campus' cardiac simulator (utilising a pig's heart) which has been used by major US teaching hospitals in their cardiac training programmes and Cave Hills Campus' agricultural industry transformation project which created a high-end leather industry based on the Barbados black belly sheep.

  • Enjoy studying in the sunshine, even in Winter, as the average low/high temperature in January in Barbados is 23/29°C, in Jamaica is 22/31°C and in Trinidad and Tobago is 21/32°C.

What majors/plans would be a good fit for this school? 

Students can find appropriate math courses in the Faculty of Science and Technology, which is located at all three campuses.

General information 

Please review the appropriate Waterloo Passport page for each campus: Cave HillMona Hall and St. Augustine

Transfer credit information 

15 credits at UWI is equivalent to 2.5 units at Waterloo.

Courses taken and equivalents

St Augustine Campus

Course taken abroad Waterloo equivalent Approval
MATH 2271 / Ordinary Differential Equations AMATH 250 September 2021
MATH 2272 / Abstract Algebra I PMATH 3xx September 2021
MATH 3275 / Introduction to Complex Analysis AMATH 332 / PMATH 332 September 2021
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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