University Preparatory Program​ (UPP)

At AUBH, we support our students in ensuring that their academic goals are met. Our (UPP) prepares students for their first year of university by preparing them with the general competencies needed to succeed in their chosen degree programs.

Program Content

The entry requirements for the University Preparatory Program are a high school GPA of 65 & an IELTS score of 4.0

Who should apply?

The AUBH University Preparatory Program is designed to prepare students to enter university-level programs at AUBH or other universities. Courses are set at levels 4 or 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. The program is offered over two semesters with some opportunity for course exemptions in Math and English in cases where students demonstrate more advanced proficiency in these areas. 

University Preparatory Program Courses

Preparatory Programs

The AUBH Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed to provide developmental English proficiency support to non-native speakers. IEP provides a platform for students who want to gain entry into any of the AUBH degree programs or for those who simply want to upgrade their English skills. The program is offered in short 7-week terms tailored to the needs of students with different levels of English proficiency. Student with an IELTs entry score of 4.5, 5.0, or 5.5 will be able to take the necessary courses to ensure that they exit at a level that is consistent with an IELTs score of 6.0 which is the entry requirement for AUBH degrees. Students who successfully pass the IEP program will be guaranteed entry into AUBH degrees as long as they meet the GPA entry requirements.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcome 1:

  • Be familiar with the structure of higher-level/academic language forms.

Program Outcome 2:

  • Give an accurate written description of at least 150 words in 20 minutes and write a formal essay of at least 250 words in 40 minutes.

Program Outcome 3:

  • Speak on familiar topics in short question and answer form, a 2-minute speech and a discussion. Program Outcome 4: Acquire and utilize skills including time management, taking lecture notes, annotating textbooks, and preparing for and taking exams that will be necessary for success in degree programs.

Courses and Pricing:

Course Hours per Week Hours per Term Student Achievement Fee
ENG022 Reading and Writing 5 35 IELTS 4.5 to 5 900 USD
ENG032 Reading and Writing 5 35 IELTS 5 to 5.5 900 USD
ENG042 Academic Reading and Writing 5 35 IELTS 5.5 to 6 900 USD
ENG023 Listening and Speaking 5 35 IELTS 4.5 to 5 900 USD
ENG033 Listening and Speaking 5 35 IELTS 5 to 5.5 900 USD

IEP is offered in small class sizes, so students are provided the care and attention they need to succeed. Get started on powering up your English skills by joining the AUBH Intensive English Program today!

AUBH is an official Cambridge Assessment Center for English language testing. We have opened English language proficiency testing online to all candidates in the Kingdom of Bahrain and abroad.

Drawing on over 100 years of research, Cambridge Assessment exams are trusted as secure English tests by governments worldwide. Linguaskill results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability. Cambridge qualifications are internationally accepted as the highest quality mark in English language assessment.

Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to assess the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates, powered by Artificial Intelligence technology. It tests all four language skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening – in modules.

This test is open to all candidates.
To book your test, please contact the admission department.
The test will be taken through the online platform ProctorU.
Test cost: BHD 100

The purpose of this test is to put students in preparatory classes for mathematics, if necessary. Preparatory classes allow students to improve their skills in certain subjects and increase the academic student’s chances of success in his or her degree program.

Please note that your performance in the placement test will not affect the acceptance decision. In other words, you will be accepted into the program of your choice as long as you meet the GPA, English requirements and pass the interview. The results of the level test results will simply be used to include an additional preparatory course in mathematics as part of your admission, only if necessary. It will give you the ability to register for first-year materials while taking your preparatory course

Our test at AUBH is called “ALEKS PPL” by McGraw-Hill. ALEKS PPL uses open adaptive questions to respond to each student’s rapid and accurate assessment of a wide range of course materials in 30 or fewer questions. This means that each student will get a unique set of questions, the test will change the level of questions based on how each question is answered. All questions are open questions with no multiple-choice questions. Most students take about 60-90 minutes to complete the online test. However, you will have up to 2hrs and 30 minutes.

If you want to prepare for the level-setting test and view some typical questions, you can visit the link below

Math Test Prep

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF) is intended for students and professionals who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support.

Price: BHD 240 (Covid-19 rate)

Intended Audience:
This introductory (Level 100) course is intended for AWS Academy member institutions.

This is an entry-level course, but it assumes the following:
  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge
Delivery Method: This course is delivered through a mix of:
  • Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
  • Video
  • LMS-hosted content
  • Hands-On Labs
Hands-On Activity:
This course allows you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises.

Duration: Approximately 20 Hours.

Mrs. Sameera Al Atawi,
Director of Information Technology,
+973 39760076

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