Academic Partnership

The American University of Bahrain is in an academic partnership with U.S. University partner, California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

This pioneering partnership aims to connect students based in the Middle East and North Africa to the largest university system in the United States, effectively paving a seamless pathway to the U.S. for those aspiring to access a bespoke international experience. AUBH students have access to a robust curriculum focused on forefront preparation for academic success, as well as for careers in the regional and global marketplace, opportunities to study abroad, and a pathway to finish their studies in the United States.



CSUN is part of the 23-campus California State University system, which is the largest in the United States with nearly 500,000 students and more than 50,000 faculty and staff. Located in Los Angeles, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States enrolling nearly 40,000 full- and part-time students in Fall 2020. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and a number of field-specific accreditors, CSUN employs more than 2,000 faculty members teaching courses across 69 disciplines, master’s degrees in 69 fields and three doctorates.

AUBH is working with CSUN to align its high-quality curricula and create opportunities for students to experience a broad range of new programs and international experiences, including attending summer programs in California, and receiving a CSUN degree through completing one, two, or three years of coursework enrolled at CSUN, and vice versa at AUBH, for CSUN Students who wish to study in Bahrain. This wide array of options makes for a more financially accessible and flexible international experience for young adults who wish to study in the U.S.

Moreover, as academic partners AUBH is working with CSUN to create opportunities for:

  1. Visiting Professorships
  2. Industry Collaborations
  3. Internship opportunities between Bahrain and the United States.

This distinctive partnership not only represents an impressive milestone for the Kingdom in its continued efforts to elevate the quality of education in Bahrain, but it offers a plethora of new opportunities for students based throughout the region and beyond to experience a world-class higher education, starting right here in the Kingdom. It also opens new avenues of collaboration between the industry here and the U.S., creating new opportunities of exchange of a commercial, cultural, and artistic nature.

  • For more information, please email the admissions department for an AUBH enrollment representative to contact you.
  • For more on CSUN’s academic programs, please click here.
  • For more on CSUN’s accreditation status, please click here.
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