The University of The Bahamas (UB) is the national public institution of higher education in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas with campuses throughout the archipelago. The main campus is located in the capital city of Nassau, on the island of New Providence. As it transitions to university status, the institution will continue to deliver excellent undergraduate teaching while developing new undergraduate and graduate programs, increasing research and innovation activities, and focusing its work in areas crucial to national development.
THE VISION: UB will be the nation’s primary resource for research and innovation and community engagement. It will meet the educational aspirations of its students and nurture their creativity. It will promote the values of learning, leadership and service.
THE MISSION: The mission of UB is to support and drive national development through teaching, research, innovation and service to the community.
THE UNIVERSITY: Much has been accomplished since the antecedent of UB, The College of The Bahamas, was created through an act of Parliament in 1974. UB stands on a noble and distinct legacy of unparalleled quality tertiary education, research and scholarship in The Bahamas. The university system equips students to excel in their chosen fields anywhere in the world. UB is a unique, multi-campus community that includes the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Campus in New Providence, the Northern Bahamas Campus in East Grand Bahama and satellite centers in Abaco, Exuma and Andros. The Gerace Research Centre in San Salvador is a flourishing center of research, and a developing distance education platform makes the programs accessible to students throughout The Bahamas. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of academic disciplines in the faculties of Business, Social and Educational Studies, Pure and Applied Sciences, Liberal and Fine Arts and the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. In addition to offering collaborative graduate degree programs in education, pharmacy, law and maritime studies, among others, UB’s own master’s degree programs include the MBA and the M.Sc. in Reading. The 13th largest employer in The Bahamas, UB has approximately 585 employees, of whom 213 are full-time faculty and 372 are staff members.
Short-term Flex grants for teaching/research and research for one- to three-month segments over one or two consecutive years are available for applicants. The Government of The Bahamas requires non-citizens/residents to receive a work permit before beginning their Fulbright grant. The institution will be responsible for liaising with government offices for the work permit process and must invest in the required fees to benefit from the services of the incoming scholar. If you have question about this process, please contact Ms. Mayers, the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at the University of The Bahamas, at 242-302-4451.
Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.