The Culinary Bridge Programme is offered in conjunction with Kendall College in Chicago, Ill. This programme prepares students for entry-level employment in the food service or culinary industry or any one of the UB culinary or hospitality associate degree programmes with onward matriculation into a UB culinary or hospitality bachelor degree programme.

Programme Details

  • Students take college preparatory Mathematics and English courses.
  • In addition to a customer service course, students take the following four culinary courses over fourteen weeks:
    • Introduction to Professional Cookery
    • Introduction to Stocks, Sauces & Soups
    • Introduction to Garde Manger
    • Methods of Cooking
  • Upon successful completion, students receive the following certificates:
    • Bridge Certificate awarded by University of The Bahamas;
    • Completion Certificate awarded by Kendall College; and
    • Guest Service Gold Certification awarded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute to students who obtain a score of 70% or higher on the Guest Service Gold Certification examination.

Who Should Apply?

  • Recent high school graduates who may not have met direct entry requirements for a UB degree programme.
  • Persons working in the food service or hospitality industry or other service sectors.
  • Persons interested in obtaining entry level positions in the world’s number one industry – tourism.
  • Industry professionals seeking upgrading.

How to Apply? 

  1. Complete the UB Undergraduate Admission Application;
  2. Pay a non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 in the form of cash, bank certified cheque or draft, debit card or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Suncard) at the Business Office, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weekdays;
  3. Submit completed application form, a copy of the processing fee receipt and supporting documents (a copy of valid passport showing passport number, photo identification and expiration date, self-statement and academic credentials including BGCSEs, BJCs, or other equivalents) to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays;
  4. Request an official transcript be mailed directly from the last school attended to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Application Deadlines

  • First Friday in February for fall semester (August)
  • Last Friday in September for spring semester (January)

For further information contact:

University of The Bahamas
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Student Services Centre
Keva M. Bethel Building
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 302-4499/302-4319
E-mail: admissions@ub.edu.bs

University of The Bahamas
Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Tourism Studies
Keva M. Bethel Building
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 302-4372

University of The Bahamas
Culinary Arts & Tourism Studies
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 677-3200

The Hospitality Bridge Programme is offered in conjunction with Kendall College in Chicago, Ill. This programme prepares students for entry-level employment in hospitality or any of its allied industries or any one of the UB culinary or hospitality associate degree programmes with onward matriculation into a UB culinary or hospitality bachelor degree programme.

Programme Details

  • Students take college preparatory Mathematics and English courses.
  • In addition to a customer service course, students take the following three hospitality courses over fourteen weeks:
    • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry: Service Experience
    • Rooms Division & Food & Beverage Operation
    • Industry Practicum and Seminar
  • Upon successful completion, students receive the following certificates:
    • Bridge Certificate awarded by University of The Bahamas;
    • Completion Certificate awarded by Kendall College;
    • Guest Service Gold Certification awarded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute to students who obtain a score of 70% or higher on the Guest Service Gold Certification examination.

Who Should Apply?

  • Recent high school graduates who may not meet direct entry requirements for a UB degree programme.
  • Persons working in the hospitality, tourism industry or other service industry.
  • Persons interested in obtaining entry-level positions in the world’s number one industry – tourism.
  • Industry professionals seeking upgrading.

How to Apply? 

  1. Complete the UB Undergraduate Admission Application;
  2. Pay a non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 in the form of cash, bank certified cheque or draft, debit card or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Suncard) at the Business Office, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weekdays;
  3. Submit completed application form, a copy of the processing fee receipt and supporting documents (a copy of valid passport showing passport number, photo identification and expiration date, self-statement and academic credentials including BGCSEs, BJCs, or other equivalents) to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays;
  4. Request an official transcript be mailed directly from the last school attended to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Application Deadlines

  • First Friday in February for fall semester (August)
  • Last Friday in September for spring semester (January)

For further information contact:

University of The Bahamas
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Student Services Centre
Keva M. Bethel Building
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 302-4499/302-4319
E-mail: admissions@ub.edu.bs

University of The Bahamas
Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Tourism Studies
Keva M. Bethel Building
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 302-4372

University of The Bahamas
Culinary Arts & Tourism Studies
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 677-3200