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New Students Entering Associate Degree Program

1    Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 out of a 4.0 grading system from their high school or junior college. The official transcripts submitted with the application materials must verify that the applicant graduated from any four year high school recognized by the University of Belize or the Ministry of Education, or equivalent, or a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

2    Applicants must complete the ATLIB General Tests in Mathematics and English and obtain minimum scores of 35/50 for Math and 60/100 for English. The University will also accept the following:

  • Four passes in CXC subjects which must include English and Mathematics in the place of the ATLIB general test requirement OR
  • A combined score of 890 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). OR
  • A score of 18 on the American College Test (ACT)

3   Program Specific Requirements:

  • In addition to the general requirements for admission, there are several program specific requirements.
  • Applicants to the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology or Pharmacy programs must have five (5) CXCs grades 1-2 (including English, Maths, Chemistry & Biology and 1 other)

New Students Entering Bachelor Degree Programs

1   Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 out of a 4.0 point grading system from their high school or junior college.

2   The official transcripts submitted with the application materials must verify that the applicant graduated from any high school recognized by the University of Belize or the Ministry of Education or equivalent or a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

3   ATLIB General Test Scores of 35/50 for Math and 60/100 for ATLIB English. The University will also accept the following:

  • a   Four passes in CXC subjects which must include English and Mathematics in the place of the ATLIB general test requirement OR
  • b   A combined score of 890 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Or
  • c   A score of 18 on the American College Test (ACT)

4   Program Specific Requirements:

  • In addition to the general requirements for admission, there are several program specific requirements.
  • Applicants to the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology or Pharmacy programs must have five (5) CXCs grades 1-2 (including English, Maths, Chemistry & Biology and 1 other)

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

The University of Belize accepts students for transfer from any Ministry of Education recognized Junior College. Students transferring to Baccalaureate programs must:

1     Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above out of 4.0 in English and Mathematics at the Junior College level.

2.    Submit one official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from any Junior College recognized by the Ministry of Education.

3.    Provide a certified copy of a Birth Certificate along with photo ID OR Passport

4.    Certified copy of degree

Other qualifications include:

  •   two (2) GCE A Level passes in the core courses, OR
  •   two 2-unit CAPE passes in the core courses to replace the 2.0 grade point average requirement OR
  •  a pass in City & Guilds in the academic program the applicant is applying for to replace the subject specific grade point average requirement.

For the purpose of self-enrichment, members of the public not enrolled in any of UB’s programs may take courses at UB as transient students. Transient students can enroll for a maximum of nine credits per semester. A maximum of fifteen credits taken as a transient student can be transferred to a UB program. Transient students can enroll into any course for which they have the required prerequisites or with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty that offers the course for which they intend to register. Transient students pay the university’s full registration fees and pay a tuition rate of $90.00 per credit hour. Transient students cannot vote in student elections. Registration of transient students is dependent on space availability. Transient students are required to comply with all policies of the university. In no way should the transient status be interpreted as admission to a UB program.

Procedures and Responsibilities of Transient Students:

  • Student meets with the department chair for confirmation of courses to be taken
  • Student visits the Records Office on the first day of registration for input of courses
  • Schedule and invoice are printed and issued to student for payment at the bank

All international students seeking enrollment must meet the General Admissions Requirements where applicable – in addition to the General Admissions Requirements,  the following additional information must also be submitted by the international applicant.

1     All applicants applying from countries whose official language is not English need to provide satisfactory evidence that their competency in English is adequate.

2     All academic credentials should be in the English Language and evaluated by an international evaluating agency. Applicants are required to obtain and procure the service of a credential evaluation agent. Two (2) recommended agencies are Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. (jsilny.org) and World Education Services (www.wes.org).

3     All international students are required to furnish the University of Belize with proof of financial support for the entire duration of the program for which the student is seeking admissions. An official letter from a bank or other financial agency should be submitted along with the admissions package.

4     International Students are responsible for their travel arrangements; however, the University of Belize will assist students upon arrival in Belize with acquiring student visas. Applicants should consult the Government of Belize Immigration Department website (http://ins.gov.bz/ ) or email the Department at insbze@btl.net to determine visa requirements for the citizens of various countries who wish to visit or study in Belize.

For International Students, there are three methods for paying your Application Fee:

1          Use of a Credit Card (please request the Credit Card Authorization Form from the Director of Accounts Receivables, Mr. Orlando Palma at opalma@ub.edu.bz )

2      An International Postal Money Order (must be submitted along with admissions package)

3      An International of Foreign Cheque (payable to the University of Belize)

NB. Please pay for your application after submission.

  • If you have never attended the University of Belize as a degree-seeking student and wish to apply, please click on the “New Students” tab above for information on how to apply, this section is not applicable to you.

  • If you are returning to UB to complete a different program from the one you were enrolled into before your interruption/absence, please complete a new application form.

 

THE RE-ADMISSION POLICY

A Re-Admission Form is applicable  to students who have interrupted their studies for more than two (2) consecutive semesters, excluding summer semester. Students must reapply for admission under the admission criteria and procedures in effect at the time of their re-application for admission. Students should complete all degree programs they enter within ten years with effect from the date of their first registration in the program regardless of any number of readmissions they undertake.

RE-ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM

Applicants to Certificate or Diploma Programs must submit the following:

  1. One official transcript from High School proving completion with 2.0 average out of a 4.0 grading system or equivalent.
  2. Additional program specific requirements set by the faculty are:
  • 2.5 or C+ in English and other program required subjects,
  • Applicants seeking entrance into the Midwifery Certificate Program must either be Registered or Practical Nurses
  • Applicants seeking entrance into the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program must be Registered Nurses.
  • Applicants seeking entrance into the Diploma in Education program must have a Bachelor degree.

The University of Belize is proud to introduce its first Master’s program: Master of Business Administration (MBA). The UB MBA is designed to develop individuals who will demonstrate proficiency, knowledge and understanding of business in the local and international arenas. This program is designed to be interactive and experiential, molding future leaders to unleash their creativity, analytical and entrepreneurial capability in a global market. The Program will start in January 2018 and will be offered at the Belize City campus.

The Minimum Entry Requirements are
+ An Undergraduate Degree
+ 3 years working experience
+ Mature, experienced applicants will be required to undergo an interview

Classes will be held:

Fridays – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact the admissions office at  822-3680 or admissions@ub.edu.bz

The application form for the MBA can be downloaded here: MBA Admission Application Form

The recommendation form is here: MBA Recommendation Form

General Application Requirements:

To be considered for admissions, all applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions. Applications will not be processed until the application form is completely filled out and all relevant documents are received.

  1. Completed admissions application form.
  2. One (1) official transcript in a sealed envelope from all previously attended educational institutions.
  3. Two (2) recommendations from individuals with first-hand knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and completed on the University of Belize Forms. Forms must be presented in a sealed envelop and authenticated by the institution or organization.
  4. Results of CXC, the ATLIB Math and English general tests or test scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).
  5. One Passport size photograph
  6. Social Security (Photo ID) and Birth Certificate or Passport
  7. One certified copy of high school Diploma
  8. Applicants who are currently in high school must produce Diploma and completed transcript immediately after graduation

The completed application form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions along with a non-refundable application fee of BZ$30 or US $15. Locally, payment can be made in cash or using a credit card at the Accounts Office at the campus nearest to you.

You can download the application form here.

You can download the application form here

The University of Belize’s Admissions Principles:

1     The University of Belize (UB) encourages applications from candidates with strong academic achievement, leadership potential, a demonstrated commitment to excellence and a genuine interest in learning.

2     The University does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, nationality, or ethnic origin.

3     Applicants compete with each other to fill a limited number of seats; therefore, some students who meet the general requirements of the application criteria may not be accepted. Applicants who are not successful may reapply at a later time.

4     As the national university, the UB strives to create a student body profile ideally reflecting the demographic profile of the country.

Important Notice

All students interested in admission for August 2018 are advised to submit an application EARLY, do not delay! Apply today and receive your response in two months or less!

Students currently in 4th Form are recommended to submit their applications immediately following the end of their FIRST SEMESTER.

Application Forms for admissions are also available at the Student Affairs Office at any of the four (4) University of Belize campuses, from two-year ATLIB institutions and from Guidance Counsellors at high schools in Belize. Forms may also be obtained upon request through email at admissions@ub.edu.bz or by writing to the following address:

University of Belize
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 340 Belmopan City, Cayo District
Belize, Central America

To be considered for admissions an applicant must file a complete application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted nor processed until they are completed.