Why Study in Jamaica?

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and holds the enviable position of being one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.  The tropical island, a mere 4,411 sq. miles in size, is well-known for its infectious reggae music, terrific white-sand beaches, picturesque waterfalls and diverse topography. In recent years, the country has become even more popular as the world’s top track and field’s nation with celebrated sprinters like Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser and Veronica Campbell-Brown. Much more than these, however, Jamaica is known for its warm, friendly people.


Why choose UCC?
The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is an independent Caribbean university providing quality education since its inception in 1976. The University prides itself on providing world-class learning, a rich and diverse curriculum and dedicated faculty who are not only academicians but also accomplished practitioners.

The University offers a range of accredited associate, bachelor and master degrees geared primarily toward the business and information technology industries as well as the education and law sectors.

Our academic partners include leading universities in the US and UK. International partnerships include Florida International University (FIU), the University of London (UOL) and the Commonwealth of Learning.

The University has been making significant investment in new buildings, information technologies and a state-of-the art library as it seeks to build capacity and relevance.

So, why come to Jamaica?

  • Our people are warm and friendly.
  • We have year-round music and food festivals.
  • There are numerous cultural attractions – great houses, Bob Marley Museum and  Port Royal.
  • We are a mecca for water sports lovers, mountain climbers and nature lovers.
  • We have high fashion shopping areas and state-of-the-art fitness centres.
  • We have exciting night life with clubs, live music, theatres and restaurants.

We invite you to come and explore this beautiful isle, mingle with our people and find out what it is like to learn with a diverse group of Jamaicans and visitors alike who’ve made their home here.