Students live in off-campus during their time at UMHS in St. Kitts. All available apartments are located within minutes of the University campus, with the furthest available accommodations just over five miles away (a shuttle bus provides transportation). Apartments are fully furnished, so students only need to bring bedding, towels, their personal needs, and clothing. Groceries are readily available at local stores.
UMHS maintains a housing department on the St. Kitts campus which helps students secure the right accommodations to suit their needs. 5th Semester Students attending the Portland, Maine Campus will find information below.
UMHS Housing Department
The UMHS Housing Department staff works closely with students to assist in the selection of housing. The Housing Department's hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Director of Housing, in the Housing Department:
Phone: 869.466.2043 x126
Royal St. Kitts Resort and Casino
Among all of the private homes and apartment buildings, the Royal St. Kitts Resort and Casino in Frigate Bay is a popular choice among UMHS students. "The Royal" rents a portion of their facilities for student housing. Studios and one or two bedroom options are available. Each room includes a bed, desk with chair, high speed internet, television with cable TV, and a fully-equipped kitchen space. Resort amenities include two pools, two restaurants, a gym, and a waterfront bar and grill. Transportation is provided for students who live there.
Interested students should contact The Royal directly to learn more or book their room:
Finding Housing in St Kitts
Securing Housing Prior to Arrival
Students must secure housing prior to arrival. Because there are several schools on St. Kitts whose students are vying for apartments, it is recommended that accepted students select an apartment as soon as their financing has been secured.
There are many housing options near campus. For students choosing to live further from campus, it may be necessary to buy or lease a used car, and that should be considered when determining a budget. See below for a list of popular neighborhoods and their distance from the UMHS Campus:
Distance from UMHS
|Ocean Gardens||.5 miles|
|Mattingley Heights||.5 to .75 miles|
|West Farm||.75 miles|
|Taylor's Range||2.5 miles|
|St. Peter's||3.4 miles|
|Half Moon Bay||5.5 miles|
|Frigate Bay (incl. Royal St. Kitts)||5.6 miles|
One Semester Minimum
It is also important to note that students must live in their selected apartment for a minimum of one semester. This requirement gives students time to acclimate to their surroundings and to meet other students. It also provides landlords ample time to re-rent an apartment at the end of a semester.
UMHS Housing Database
UMHS provides accepted students with access to a housing database of local rental properties.
There are a wide variety of rental units to fit every need and budget. The database includes descriptions of the property, rental price, proximity to school, and amenities. Photos of typical housing can be accessed via the Internet.
Link to Database
Housing Database Username and Password
The username/password for the housing database is included in the Welcome Package sent to every accepted student. The Housing Department will also provide accepted students with the username/password upon request.
Students interested in finding a roommate should let the University Housing Department know that. With student permission, the Housing Department will share contact information so students may talk with each other prior to deciding to room together.
UMHS highly recommends that pets not be brought to St. Kitts. The University does not allow pets on campus. Many landlords do not allow pets in their rental units. The Government of St. Kitts has strict regulations about bringing pets onto the island and will require pets to be properly innoculated. Contact the housing department for further details.
Once an apartment is selected, the student should immediately contact the UMHS Housing Department who will verify with the landlord whether the unit is still available. If the unit is available, the Housing Department will immediately email the student a housing deposit form.
To secure the apartment, UMHS will pay the landlord the security deposit on behalf of the student. To do so, UMHS must receive the deposit form and required security deposit from the student. It is recommended that the payment be made with a money order or certified bank draft.
The deposit form and security deposit should be sent to:
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
N.A. Administrative Office
460 West 34th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
No apartment is considered to be rented until UMHS receives the deposit form and required security deposit.
Portland Maine 5th Semester Housing
Portland, Maine Campus Housing for 5th Semester Students
Many UMHS students have found convenient and affordable housing at the following properties:
Call (207) 883-6800 and, when prompted, press “0” to reach the front desk.
Portland Maine Rentals.
Contact Tyson Wilkins
Aquarius Property Management.
Bayside Village Student Apartments.
145 Fore Street, Portland (207-761-1660)
You can also go to Craig’s list for apartments in the area.
Google the Area
The UMHS Maine campus is located at 24 Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106. It is on the corner of Darling Avenue and Foden Road, South Portland. You will have difficulty with directions if you put this address in your GPS. However, Mapquest directions for 24 Atlantic Place, South Portland, Maine 04106 are correct. We are located in the same building as Prometric Test Center.
Our Team is Happy to Help
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carol Place at the Maine campus at (207) 253-5656 or email her at email@example.com.