Antigua has officially launched University of West Indies (UWI) fund in May 2020 as an additional option for citizenship by investment program.
This UWI investment route ($150,000 inclusive of $30k processing fees) is cheaper for large families compared to the NDF option offers family citizenship for just $100,000 for four. Only families of six or more can apply for UWI option. Less than this not accepted.
It is also important to note that large families above 6 or more members, this UWI option is much more cheaper than the NDF option. You can play around with our price calculator. For example, a family of six with 4 children under 18, the costs for citizenship would be
NDF Donation: USD 203,800
UWI Fund: USD 168,800
Real Estate: USD 278,800
Another investing in this fund will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only scholarship at the University of the West Indies campus.
UWI Contribution Fees
Please note only big families of 6 or more members can apply for this UWI fund investment route for citizenship.
For a family of 6 or more
- US$150,000 contribution
- Processing fees: included
- Additional dependent: $15,000 each
About UWI Campus
The university was founded in 1948, on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission through its sub-committee on the West Indies chaired by Sir James Irvine. The Asquith Commission had been established in 1943 to review the provision of higher education in the British colonies.
The UWI campuses have 36,000 students and 1200 staff across 3 campuses namely in The University of the West Indies, Mona campus at Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cave Hill in Barbados. Several nobel winners, former prime ministers or heads of governments have been alumini of UWI campus.
The Fourth Campus of University of West Indies (UWI) was officially opened in September 2019 and the campus of The UWI officially known as the “Five Islands Campus”.
The Proceeds from the UWI citizenship fund is to fund the development of the university. The new campus will additionally benefit The OECS region which constitutes a significant part of the CARICOM family with a population of approximately 600,000 citizens, of which 102,000 reside in Antigua and Barbuda.