With campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and an open learning platform, University of The Bahamas (UB) uses the entire archipelago of The Bahamas as its learning environment. We are the home of the UB Mingoes, a strong and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the institution.

The Extended Stay Visa Programme offers international students the opportunity to complete their remote learning from The Bahamas for a period of one year. Visiting students can also enrol in UB programmes and access student support services for the duration, including the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

UB uses the world’s most advanced education management system, Ellucian Banner, allowing easy and wide access to data. Banner is used at colleges and universities in 50 countries around the world.

Our Office of Information Technology has highly trained and qualified technology professionals who provide expert support for the best student experience.

UB is known for its academic rigour and for academic programmes that prepare students for better lives in a dynamic, global society.

Staff and students at respective campuses and centres, who will serve as resource persons, will be paired with visiting students to help guide their orientation and transition into the UB community.

The Harry C. More Library and Information Centre at the Oakes Field Campus provides visiting students, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students with access to databases from library and data sources around the world.

The University has also implemented limited physical access with strict health protocols in place.

We have highly trained counsellors who are readily accessible to students virtually, online as well as by phone.

Visiting students may request mentors in areas that include professional coaching and leadership training.

Visiting students can be paired with UB peers to fulfill the community service requirements of respective institutions. You can also volunteer at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the Bahamas National Trust, for Greek (National Pan Hellenic Council) activities, civic groups (Rotary) and/or other environmental advocacy organizations.

Bahamian Cultural Experience Course

Learn about the people and culture of The Bahamas, the historical highlights that have helped to make this jurisdiction what it is today, the country’s place in the Caribbean and the world and the distinctiveness of its arts. You can also participate in various tours.

Packaged modules focus on:

  • Bahamian History
  • Bahamian Arts and Culture
  • Orientation to The Bahamas and the Caribbean
  • Tours of National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

The crystal clear waters and captivating nature of The Bahamas provide a feast for the senses on a kayaking or canoeing expedition. You can take guided tours or venture out on your own through mangrove creeks, shallow lakes and along shorelines. Get up close and personal by exploring hidden caves, blue holes, and isolated beaches.

This option is to be paid for separately and we have partnered with a private company to provide this experience.

Foster connections and friendships with UB culinary arts faculty and students who will lead visiting students on a culinary exploration. Students will be taught how to prepare tasty native dishes and learn about Bahamian cuisine and culture.

Application Fee$300 Covers Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Identification card$20One-time ID card
Library Fee$125Covers Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Student Activity Fee$100Covers Fall and Spring
Technology Fee$300Covers Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Bahamian Cultural Experience Course$690International student rate as lower level 3-credit course


Contact Us

Email: ExtendedStayStudy@ub.edu.bs