The school year is comprised of two semesters for Financial Aid purposes.
Academics terms defined as semester comprises 16-weeks and include a teaching term and an evaluation period. Consequently, the calendar year will include 3 semesters, plus 4 weeks’ vacation, distributed according to the Academic Calendar.
Credits (or Credit Hour)
A collegiate credit hour is based on the Carnegie unit, 1 hour of lecture or 2 hours of laboratory, or 3 hours of independent study or research, for a single student per week. Strictly speaking, the student hour is approximately 15 hours of class or contact time, the equivalent of one-hour (50 minutes) of lecture time for a single student per week over the course of a semester, usually 16 weeks.
Entry / Exit Requirements for Foreign Students
All foreign students should obtain a Student Visa or its equivalent. It is recommendable to start this process as soon as admission has been granted. If you do not get a visa in your country, it is possible to obtain a Tourist Card once you arrive at a Dominican port of entry.
This Card allows you to stay legally in the Dominican Republic for 90 days. After this period, you must keep renewing it or pay a fine at the airport when you depart the country. Living in the Dominican Republic without processing the Student Visa is considered illegal and sanctions may be determined by Dominican authorities.
Tourist Cards expire each time you leave the country and must buy a new one upon reentry.
It is recommendable that students contact the closest Dominican Consulate to obtain travel and visa information for your country of residence. Please visit the following website to find the closest Consulate: www.serex.gov.do
Among the many educational resources available to students is the University Library, which is supported by a professional staff of librarians willing to assist students.
The Library houses updated and special bibliographical material in a variety of fields. In addition to research and study facilities, the library computer center offers users online resources such as Med-Line and Internet services, plus many medicine related databases.
The students also have access to a large study lounge.
Access for students with physical disabilities
The University has reserved handicap parking spaces, elevators and wheelchair ramps to facilitate access on campus.
UNIBE has two cafeterias managed by professionals and offers a wide variety of balanced meals and beverages to meet the needs of the campus community.
The Fitness Center offers students, faculty and staff, the opportunity to keep fit and exercise under professional supervision.
The Fitness Center offers locker rooms with showers as well as state-of-the-art equipment. An aerobics room is available under the direction of professional instruction.
Basic Sciences Laboratories
UNIBE has special labs for Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Human Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. They all have the necessary equipment required to teach the most advanced laboratory techniques in each area. The School of Medicine has a special Medical Simulation laboratory for Emergency Medicine, which uses diverse mannequins to teach procedures and CPR maneuvers such as airway intubation, central and peripheral vein canalization, and surgical suture.
The UNIBE world-class learning experience helps students to develop self discipline and to project inner confidence.