Jamaican educational institutions cater to the needs of a large variety of populations. In particular, students from the Asian countries favour studying in Jamaican educational institutes due to the quality education provided there, with instructors possessing qualifications from US and the UK. Universities offer accredited associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees usually in the fields of business & information technology, industries and law sectors. Duration of courses varies. Full-time courses normally last three years but may also be of two-year durations in case of sub-degree courses. Some professional courses may be as long as six years.
Each institution normally sets its own requirements, but sometimes academic criteria are relinquished if the candidate comes with strong recommendations provided by superiors. To get details, candidates have to contact the specific department of the university they are seeking admission to. Overseas candidates also have to provide proof that they have sufficient funds for their education in Jamaica. Additionally they have to prove proficiency in English language by taking ILETS or TOFEL.
Some Jamaican institutes offer customised workshops and trainings for professional associations and companies. Workshop topics are taken from undergraduate and graduate level academic programs. Course durations can be from one day events to full one semester long programs.
The food and beverage schools in Jamaica offer certified programs designed to provide trainings to students never having worked in hospitality industry. Whether candidates are interested in developing the skills of mixing drinks and bartending as a hobby or as a prerequisite for catering services, a large variety of programs are available.