There are two higher education institutions in Anguilla. These are a campus of the public University of the West Indies and the private Saint James School of Medicine. The government of Anguilla contributes financially to the University of the West Indies and the university maintains an open campus in the country. The multi-modal delivery system allows students to work while studying. The private Saint James School of Medicine opened in Anguilla in 2010.
The language of instruction for all degree programmes in Anguilla is English. Students whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of language proficiency. The University of the West Indies offers a number of online programmes. The campus offers a variety of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Admission is determined by high school examination results, though specific programmes may require a minimum grade in a particular subject. Social sciences courses, for example, require a pass in Mathematics. After completing an online application, students are required to submit copies of the following documents: application receipt, birth certificate/passport/ID card/driver’s permit, marriage certificate (where applicable), all relevant academic certificates, relevant professional diplomas, official transcripts, and English language tests if relevant. Graduate students will also be required to provide two reference letters.
The private medical school confers Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees. The admissions process is fully online, and admission depends on a number of factors including academic performance, motivation, extracurricular accomplishments and community involvement.
Tuition fees at the university depend on the type and level of programme. Students can expect to pay roughly $120 per one credit course for an undergraduate programme and between $220 and $250 per one credit course for a postgraduate programme. Students are advised to note that tuition fees do not cover all fees charged by the university and they are advised to consult the institution’s website for further information. Financial aid, scholarships, and bursaries are available, and the university is flexible in discussing payment plans with students, and students are advised to contact the institution as early as possible to discuss this if relevant. At the medical school tuition fees also vary but students can expect to pay roughly $9,850 per semester. However, students should note that this does not include all fees. A number of scholarships, student loans and financial aid are all available.
Information for International Students
International students are welcomed to apply. The university has a specialised Immigration Document Specialists to assist students with the immigration process, however, as a rule, students will need to bring at least the following to be admitted to the country: passport, final enrolment letter from the university, and a return ticket with a return date within 90 days of arrival. For the medical school, students should note that admission is only open to US citizens or permanent residents, and Canadian citizens.