Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.

As a premiere American university in the Caribbean, the University of the Virgin Islands welcomes students from the U. S. Virgin Islands, the U. S. mainland and all around the world. Throughout our history we’ve helped our students create better futures for themselves and their communities – and we want to help you do the same.

At UVI, you’ll be energized by meaningful, challenging coursework and inspired by the area’s rich culture.  Our academic programs are rich with intellectual development and hands-on learning. Think about the fascinating sights and unique experiences you could have here among our diverse community of students.  It’s an educational experience like no other.

UVI prepares you for a future where you can make a difference anywhere around the globe. Because class sizes are small, you’ll not only receive personal attention from our accomplished professors, you’ll be challenged to think, grow and expand your horizons.

Whether you’re from the Caribbean or the U. S. mainland, UVI is more affordable than you might think. Because we’re a publicly funded university, we work to keep our tuition low. We also offer scholarships, loans, employment programs and tuition payment plans to help you join our vibrant community.  Apply for admission to UVI.  

UVI is accepting applications for the Fall semester.  Apply Online.


Interested persons should contact the UVI Admissions Office for additional information:

Admissions Office operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

Explore Our Locations:
New Academic Programs for Fall 2016!

New Academic Programs for Fall 2015!
  • Certificate in Music Industry
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Click for a comprehensive list of all of UVI's academic programs.

Important Dates

For Fall 2016 Admission

New Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration Aug 15 to Aug 19, 2016
Tuition & Fees Payment or Payment Plan Deadline* Aug 19, 2016
Fall Classes Aug 22 to Dec 1, 2016
Fall Exams Dec 5 to Dec 9, 2016

For Spring 2017 Admission

Spring Admission Application Deadline Oct 30, 2016
Spring Housing Application Deadline Nov 1, 2016
Spring Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline Nov 15, 2016
Spring International Visa Application Deadline Nov 15, 2016
Spring Enrollment Confirmation & Deposit Due Dec 1, 2016
New Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration Jan 3 to Jan 5, 2017
Spring Classes Jan 9 to April 25, 2017
Spring Exams May 1 to May 6, 2017
* New students without scholarships or financial aid must pay tuition & fees in full or agree to participate in a payment plan.