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No. MD Program offered by Victoria University of Barbados is an undergraduate medical program which is equivalent to MBBS Program. After completion of the MD Program at Victoria University of Barbados, students can pursue Postgraduate Medical Programs.
Well, that depends on your academic performance. In case your academic performance is not satisfactory, the University may contact your parents or guardians and seek their involvement in the matter.
Among other facilities, University provides pick up facility for the students. Once you reach Barbados, you will be welcomed by the University representatives at the airport who will also escort you to the Campus.
Students are not allowed to open a Bank Account in Barbados. Parents can deposit money in your local bank account, and you can withdraw money through Debit or Credit cards in Barbados. Further, University extends support to resolve the issue in case money is not received on time.
While studying medicine in Barbados, there are limited leaves students can avail, and most students use those leaves to explore Barbados and have an extra focus on their studies, and that’s what we recommend. If you want to travel to other countries, you need to take care of Visa requirements and travel arrangements.
To take admission in Victoria University of Barbados, all you need to pay is your Tuition Fee, hostel and mess charges, and Clinical Rotations cost. There is no requirement for any donation or capitation.
Yes, Indian food is available in Barbados. At University mess, we have made a special arrangement for Indian food. If you want to dine out, you can go in any of the Indian Food Restaurants of Barbados. If you want to cook your food, you can do that as well.
Recognition of medical course in a country depends on the recognition of the University from which the course is pursued. Victoria University of Barbados is listed in World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI), and chartered by Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Barbados.
Further, we are in the process of getting the University certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). With that recognition, Medical Degree from Victoria University of Barbados shall be accepted and recognized in countries like India, United States, Canada, and other nations in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and worldwide.
Every year, three fresh batches are started for the MD Program, respectively, in January, May, and September. Depending on the batch, Academic Year can be January-December, May-April, or September-August.
Studying medicine to become a doctor is more than a full-time job. So, students are not allowed to work while studying. Further, foreign nationals in Barbados are required to obtain a work permit from the Barbados Immigration Department before engaging in any kind of employment or work activity.
As per Global Finance Magazine’s 2019 list of World’s Richest and Poorest Countries, Barbados is the 77th richest country in the world. Further, Barbados is a developed nation with a strong economy and education system
For students, initially, a Provisional Student Visa is issued with a maximum validity period of 4 months. The application is filed for Visa Extension, and a Student Visa is issued for the remaining period of study in case of an adult student. In the case of minor students, Visa extension is provided for a maximum period of 3 years.
University prepares and file Visa Application for Student Visa as well as its renewal on behalf of the students. For the checklist of documents required for Student Visa, kindly contact your counsellor or Admission Advisor.
Further, while all the foreign nationals who want to study in Barbados are required to apply for Student Visa. To visit Barbados for other reasons, a Visitor Visa may be required depending on your nationality and citizenship. To check if your country is exempt from Visa requirement, check this list of “Country-wise Visa Requirements for Foreign Nationals Entering Barbados:”
Barbadian Dollar is the official currency of Barbados. It is also called Bajan Dollar. Currency code for Barbados Dollar is “BBD,” and it is abbreviated as "Bds$."
While travelling to Barbados, you should carry Barbadian Dollars. You can buy Barbadian Dollars at your local bank or at an Airport Exchange Kiosk. Airport Exchange Kiosks generally charge high fees. For shopping in Barbados, you can also use your debit or credit cards.
Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world.
As per the report from the World Economic Forum, Barbados is the safest country for visitors in the entire Caribbean region. Barbados is a popular tourist destination. About a million people visit Barbados every year, and people in Barbados are very welcoming by their very nature.
So, while staying in Barbados, you can study and leave with a peace of mind knowing that you are at a safe place.
For all the students, University offers accommodation and food facility at an affordable cost of US$ 400 per month. All the facilities and things required for studies and day-to-day life are available at the hostel and students don’t need to incur any additional expenses.
Well, Barbados is the most popular Caribbean destination among tourists and famous for many things. A few of those things are literacy rate of 99.7%, white-sand beaches, tropical climate, Barbadian cuisine also called Bajan cuisine, Bridgetown City which is capital of Barbados and is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Washington House, the only place outside United States visited by George Washington, who later became the first US President, lush green gardens, and pristine natural beauty. List of things that Barbados offers for good education and a happy life is quite endless.
English is the official language of Barbados. So, Barbadians speak English in their own dialect called Barbadian English or Bajan English.
Duration of clinical rotations is 72 weeks. First 48 weeks comprise Core Rotations while the next 24 weeks comprise Elective Rotations. Clinical Rotations are arranged in University-affiliated hospitals located in different countries.
Barbados is an independent and developed Caribbean island country located in North America and a part of the West Indies Region. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is just 5-Hour flight away from New York, and 8-Hour flight away from London. The neighbor countries of Barbados are Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada.
Of course, they can. To come to Barbados, your parents and relatives, depending on their nationality and citizenship, might need to apply for a Barbados Visitor Visa. It takes about two weeks to get a Barbados Visitor Visa. Further, to enter Barbados, all visitors are required to carry a passport valid for the duration of their stay in Barbados, and a valid return ticket.
Barbados offers freedom of religion. While majority of people in Barbados are Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and people of other religions live in the country together respecting beliefs of each other. Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Eid, Lohri, and all other festivals are equally celebrated in Barbados.
To qualify, students must secure at least 60% marks in each exam. In case marks are below 60%, students are given the second and last chance to re-appear and qualify.
There are many advantages of choosing Barbados for medical education like English-medium of communication, simple admission process, US-Based Medical Education, comparatively low cost of living, affordable cost of education, Caribbean lifestyle, opportunities for international clinical training, study and work in the Unites States.
Barbados is a developed and highly educated country with a literacy rate of 99.7% and offers a pleasant tropical climate throughout the year. Conducive environment of Barbados also helps the students stay focused on education and live the very best of life. If you would like to know more about why Barbados is one of the finest countries in the world to get medical education, read 11 Advantages of Studying MBBS in Barbados.
Barbados has a tropical climate and experience short rains throughout the year. Temperature in Barbados ranges from 16°C to 33°C which is made more pleasant by the tropical winds flowing through the island.
Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados, is the prime shopping location of Barbados. Since University is situated in Bridgetown City, to reach shopping district takes just few minutes’ walk.
For shopping options, you can go from roadside vendors, to small shops or highly sophisticated malls which offer local as well as imported products.
To check your eligibility, we recommend you to kindly visit Eligibility Criteria page. In case you need further help to know your eligibility, please contact us and our counselors will help you to determine your eligibility.

Yes, Indian food is available in Barbados. At University mess, we have made a special arrangement for Indian food. If you want to dine out, you can go in any of the Indian Food Restaurants of Barbados. If you want to cook your food, you can do that as well.
Studying medicine to become a doctor is more than a full-time job. So, students are not allowed to work while studying. Further, foreign nationals in Barbados are required to obtain a work permit from the Barbados Immigration Department before engaging in any kind of employment or work activity.
As per Global Finance Magazine’s 2019 list of World’s Richest and Poorest Countries, Barbados is the 77th richest country in the world. Further, Barbados is a developed nation with a strong economy and education system
For students, initially, a Provisional Student Visa is issued with a maximum validity period of 4 months. The application is filed for Visa Extension, and a Student Visa is issued for the remaining period of study in case of an adult student. In the case of minor students, Visa extension is provided for a maximum period of 3 years.
University prepares and file Visa Application for Student Visa as well as its renewal on behalf of the students. For the checklist of documents required for Student Visa, kindly contact your counsellor or Admission Advisor.
Further, while all the foreign nationals who want to study in Barbados are required to apply for Student Visa. To visit Barbados for other reasons, a Visitor Visa may be required depending on your nationality and citizenship. To check if your country is exempt from Visa requirement, check this list of “Country-wise Visa Requirements for Foreign Nationals Entering Barbados:”
Barbadian Dollar is the official currency of Barbados. It is also called Bajan Dollar. Currency code for Barbados Dollar is “BBD,” and it is abbreviated as "Bds$."
While travelling to Barbados, you should carry Barbadian Dollars. You can buy Barbadian Dollars at your local bank or at an Airport Exchange Kiosk. Airport Exchange Kiosks generally charge high fees. For shopping in Barbados, you can also use your debit or credit cards.
Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world.
As per the report from the World Economic Forum, Barbados is the safest country for visitors in the entire Caribbean region. Barbados is a popular tourist destination. About a million people visit Barbados every year, and people in Barbados are very welcoming by their very nature.
So, while staying in Barbados, you can study and leave with a peace of mind knowing that you are at a safe place.
For all the students, University offers accommodation and food facility at an affordable cost of US$ 400 per month. All the facilities and things required for studies and day-to-day life are available at the hostel and students don’t need to incur any additional expenses.
The best time to reach Barbados is a few days before the official start date of your medical course in Barbados. In those days, you can rest well, receive from the jet lag, and spend time exploring the new country, University Campus, and meeting new people.
Well, Barbados is the most popular Caribbean destination among tourists and famous for many things. A few of those things are literacy rate of 99.7%, white-sand beaches, tropical climate, Barbadian cuisine also called Bajan cuisine, Bridgetown City which is capital of Barbados and is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Washington House, the only place outside United States visited by George Washington, who later became the first US President, lush green gardens, and pristine natural beauty. List of things that Barbados offers for good education and a happy life is quite endless.
English is the official language of Barbados. So, Barbadians speak English in their own dialect called Barbadian English or Bajan English.
Barbados is an independent and developed Caribbean island country located in North America and a part of the West Indies Region. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is just 5-Hour flight away from New York, and 8-Hour flight away from London. The neighbor countries of Barbados are Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada.
Of course, they can. To come to Barbados, your parents and relatives, depending on their nationality and citizenship, might need to apply for a Barbados Visitor Visa. It takes about two weeks to get a Barbados Visitor Visa. Further, to enter Barbados, all visitors are required to carry a passport valid for the duration of their stay in Barbados, and a valid return ticket.
Barbados offers freedom of religion. While majority of people in Barbados are Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and people of other religions live in the country together respecting beliefs of each other. Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Eid, Lohri, and all other festivals are equally celebrated in Barbados.
There are many advantages of choosing Barbados for medical education like English-medium of communication, simple admission process, US-Based Medical Education, comparatively low cost of living, affordable cost of education, Caribbean lifestyle, opportunities for international clinical training, study and work in the Unites States.
Barbados is a developed and highly educated country with a literacy rate of 99.7% and offers a pleasant tropical climate throughout the year. Conducive environment of Barbados also helps the students stay focused on education and live the very best of life. If you would like to know more about why Barbados is one of the finest countries in the world to get medical education, read 11 Advantages of Studying MBBS in Barbados.
Barbados has a tropical climate and experience short rains throughout the year. Temperature in Barbados ranges from 16°C to 33°C which is made more pleasant by the tropical winds flowing through the island.
Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados, is the prime shopping location of Barbados. Since University is situated in Bridgetown City, to reach shopping district takes just few minutes’ walk.
For shopping options, you can go from roadside vendors, to small shops or highly sophisticated malls which offer local as well as imported products.

No. To take admission in Victoria University of Barbados, all you need to pay is your Tuition Fee, hostel and mess charges, and Clinical Rotations cost. There is no requirement for any donation or capitation.
To check your eligibility, we recommend you to kindly visit Eligibility Criteria page. In case you need further help to know your eligibility, please contact us and our counselors will help you to determine your eligibility.

No. MD Program offered by Victoria University of Barbados is an undergraduate medical program which is equivalent to MBBS Program. After completion of the MD Program at Victoria University of Barbados, students can pursue Postgraduate Medical Programs.
Well, that depends on your academic performance. In case your academic performance is not satisfactory, the University may contact your parents or guardians and seek their involvement in the matter.
Recognition of medical course in a country depends on the recognition of the University from which the course is pursued. Victoria University of Barbados is listed in World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI), and chartered by Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Barbados.
Further, we are in the process of getting the University certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). With that recognition, Medical Degree from Victoria University of Barbados shall be accepted and recognized in countries like India, United States, Canada, and other nations in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and worldwide.
Every year, three fresh batches are started for the MD Program, respectively, in January, May, and September. Depending on the batch, Academic Year can be January-December, May-April, or September-August.
Duration of clinical rotations is 72 weeks. First 48 weeks comprise Core Rotations while the next 24 weeks comprise Elective Rotations. Clinical Rotations are arranged in University-affiliated hospitals located in different countries.
To qualify, students must secure at least 60% marks in each exam. In case marks are below 60%, students are given the second and last chance to re-appear and qualify.

Among other facilities, University provides pick up facility for the students. Once you reach Barbados, you will be welcomed by the University representatives at the airport who will also escort you to the Campus.
Students are not allowed to open a Bank Account in Barbados. Parents can deposit money in your local bank account, and you can withdraw money through Debit or Credit cards in Barbados. Further, University extends support to resolve the issue in case money is not received on time.
While studying medicine in Barbados, there are limited leaves students can avail, and most students use those leaves to explore Barbados and have an extra focus on their studies, and that’s what we recommend. If you want to travel to other countries, you need to take care of Visa requirements and travel arrangements.