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The tuition and fees stated below are applicable for students, Bahraini and International, registering for the Academic Year 2021-2022.
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Types of Admission
Applicants who fail to meet full admission requirements but show potential for academic success at the university level may be admitted on a conditional basis. These admitted students are required to follow stipulations outlined in a Conditional Acceptance letter. The University works closely with conditionally accepted students to develop a plan for meeting the required stipulations and achieving regular admission status. Students typically remain under the conditional acceptance status for one semester. A regular status can be obtained after achieving good academic standing. Students who fail to achieve good academic standing at the end of the first semester may be dismissed or placed in a special support program.
Applicants who have completed any post-secondary coursework elsewhere and wish to apply for admission to AUBH as a transfer student must submit the same items to the Office of Admissions as those required for freshman admission. In addition, a transfer applicant must submit the following:
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
- Course descriptions and/or syllabi in English for coursework completed at all previously attended colleges/universities
A transfer applicant must also meet the following conditions:
- Undergone the postsecondary course of study within the past four years.
- Obtained a minimum CGPA of 2.3 (75%) and above or equivalent, based on the most recent transcript presented by the student. Refer to Appendix 1 for students transferring from British universities.
- A transfer applicant must be in good academic standing from the transferring institution (i.e., not on probation, suspended, or dismissed)
- A transfer applicant must be transferring from a recognized and accredited institution of higher education that offers learning experiences equivalent to those offered at AUBH
The official evaluation of transfer credit is completed by the relevant AUBH college once course descriptions, syllabi, and official transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions. All transcripts received become the property of AUBH. Transcripts will not be returned, reissued to the transfer applicant, or forwarded to another institution. The official evaluation of transfer credit is kept in the applicant’s academic file.
After having completed all procedures required for transfer admission, an applicant with advanced standing is provided with a statement identifying the credits accepted for transfer. Transfer credit is only to be awarded for courses that have an equivalency at AUBH and show an earned grade of “C” or better from a university-level institution or program with admission standards acceptable to AUBH.
Transfer credit is evaluated and can be applied in one of the following ways:
- As parallel credit: The transferred coursework must have involved at least the same amount of class time and have involved the same content.
- As electives: The transferred coursework must be clearly related to the applicant's academic program and career goal thereby serving as a major elective. In some cases, transferred coursework deemed liberal arts may be accepted as general electives if such coursework is not specifically offered at AUBH.
Transfer credits are recorded as credits earned but are not computed into the GPA at AUBH or enrollment status for any given term. No more than 50% of the credits required to earn a degree from AUBH may be transfer credit.
A visiting student is a student who is not formally admitted to AUBH but is allowed to enroll in coursework for transfer back to the home institution. Prior to enrolling, an applicant for visiting student status should check with their home institution and confirm the transferability of coursework completed at AUBH.
Applicants seeking visiting student status must submit the following:
- Official Visiting Student Application
- Official university transcript from the home institution
Granting of admission for visiting students is entirely within the discretion of the Office of Admissions and the appropriate College Dean. If the application for visiting student admission is approved, registration is then completed through the Office of the Registrar. Visiting students may enroll in any university course for which they have the necessary academic background and qualifications. However, courses with enrollment limits, have restrictions and will apply priority to full-time AUBH students. Normally, a student is not allowed to register as a visiting student for more than 12 credit hours.
Our University offers an American-style university education which fosters interaction and collaboration between students, faculty and the professional community, resulting in a unique educational journey for students, going beyond what’s learned in the classrooms.
Conceived as an institution to raise the bar of educational standards in the Arab world, AUBH’s purpose-built campus in Riffa is a second home to a new caliber of potential graduate, nurtured and mentored by hand-picked faculty from the best of international and local expertise.
Complete with the latest in learning technology, library, labs, fitness center, football and basketball courts, our campus is alive with the buzz of academic and extra-curricular life amongst a multi-cultural student body.
Under the College of Engineering:
- A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
- A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- A Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering
- A Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
Under the College of Business:
- A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
- A Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
- A Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources
- A Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing & Social Media
- A Master of Business Administration
Under the College of Architecture & Design
- A Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design
Yes, AUBH has recently launched is first graduate degree program: a Master of Business Administration. Admissions are open for the spring ’22 semester, the deadline to apply is February 7th, 2022.
AUBH is proud to be licensed by the Higher Education Council of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain.
On June 3rd, 2021, a WSCUC panel reviewed the appropriate Eligibility criteria and determined that the institution is eligible to proceed with an Application for Accreditation.
A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation.
It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within five years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy or Initial Accreditation status with the Commission.
Admissions & Fees
Students can apply for AUBH degree programs via the website aubh.edu.bh or via the AUBH Campus at:
American University of Bahrain
Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain
Bldg 1350, Rd 4223, Block 942
For further inquiries, please contact the Admissions Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or +973 77977008 or via Whatsapp on 33663343
For undergraduate programs, the fee is BD 200 per credit. You can enrol for up to 12-18 credits per semester. Scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information.
AUBH may offer merit scholarships to students who have proven themselves to be exceptional in their prior studies. All scholarships offered are at the discretion of the University and criteria for scholarships may change from time to time.
Registration & Commencement
Admitted students may register for their first courses upon receiving official AUBH admission acceptance.
The last day for registration will be end of August for the Fall intake, and beginning of Ferburary for the Spring intake.
Admission is now open for the Academic Year 2021/2022. Interested applicants can apply via the website: aubh.edu.bh or visit us on campus (open 8 am to 4 pm Sunday – Thursday, and by appointment beyond those times.
Please note that we have three intakes per year in September (Fall), February (Spring) and June (Summer).
Once the application with all provided documents has been reviewed, applicants will receive an Acceptance Letter via email.
All AUBH programs follow the same Academic Calendar, starting in September each academic year.
Academic Calendars will be circulated before the Registration/Commencement date. The first term begins around mid- September for Fall and the month of February for Spring Semester.
Exact dates are to be confirmed prior to the commencement of each year.
Yes, AUBH is more than happy to accept transfer students. It is up to the Academic Institution to allow transfer credits.
Students withdrawing before the completion of the AUBH degree program should check with the university abroad to determine whether the credits will be transferable as per that institutions’ policy and requirements.
Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
Facilities & Accommodation
American University of Bahrain (AUBH) is located in Riffa, Bahrain, and accessible by two major roads: Al Muaskar Hwy and Shaikh Salman Hwy.
At this time, there are no dormitories on campus. But the future plan is to accommodate dormitories close to campus to meet demand.
However, our Student Services team can help in finding suitable accommodation around the area.
Yes. Registered students will be allocated a specific shaded parking area.
Our stunning campus was designed by the US-based architects Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), who are specialists in creating University spaces which lend themselves to creativity through open areas, ease of flow and natural light.
The campus aesthetic fosters interaction and collaboration between students, faculty and staff, providing an educational venue unique to the Middle East.
- Technological Classrooms
- Multimedia & Chemistry Labs
- Welcome Center
- Auditorium & Exhibition Space
- Academic Quad
- Water Features
- Student Commons
- Sports Center & Astroturf Soccer Field
The campus is a joy to study and work in, with our central Academic Quad consisting of three-floor academic buildings, which house multimedia and chemistry labs and innovative study technologies such as Clevertouch classroom screens for instant device sharing and note saving.