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The tuition and fees stated below are applicable for students, Bahraini and International, registering for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Enrolled students must comply with the Financial Regulations of the university as published in the Student Handbook. The university tuition and fees are subject to change in accordance with the Higher Education Council regulations.

Tuition covers the cost of the programs only. Full time students must take a minimum study load of 12 credit hours.

The table below details tuition and fees per semester:

  Fall/Spring Summer

Due

Undergraduate Degree Programs Tuition

(12 to 18 credit hours) 

Up to BHD 3,600

(BHD 200 per credit hour)

 

 

Payable before the end of the add/drop period.

Preparatory Program Tuition BHD 3,050 N/A
Student Activities Fee*  BHD 100 BHD 50
Technology Fee** BHD 50 BHD 30

Seat Reservation Deposit

(non-refundable)

BHD 600 BHD 300 Payable before registration for each semester.
(Amount will be deducted from tuition)

*Student Activities Fee 

Student Activities Fee supports on-campus programs and activities that enhance campus life and provides access to the sports and recreation facilities. All students are required to pay this fee once per semester.

**Technology Fee

Technology Fee supports the technology infrastructure, resources and services that enhance student learning experiences and to continually provide innovative solutions in line with the university's mission. All students are required to pay this fee once per semester.

Fees

Amount (BHD)

Application Fee (non-refundable)*

25

Study Overload (rate applicable for registering in more than 18 Credit Hours)

225

Lab/Studio Fees (course specific)

75

Internship Registration Fee

25

Transcripts Fee

5

Library Fine (rate per day per item)

2

Late Registration Fee

50

Late Payment Fee

50

ID Card Replacement Fee

10

Locker Fee

25

Graduation Fee

100

Degree Attestation Request Fee

50

Parking/Smoking Violation Fine

50

Appeal Request Fee

30

Test Re-take Fee

25

Placement Tests/Assessments

30

Credit Transfer Request Fee

30

Degree Certificate Replacement Fee (if lost or damaged)

100

*Valid for one academic year only.

Students can pay for tuition and fees by multiple methods as described below:

Bank Transfer/Fawri/Fawri+

Payable to the following bank account:

     Bank Name: Al Salam Bank

     Account Name: American University of Bahrain

     IBAN: BH60ALSA00131500100101

     SWIFT: ALSABHBM

A copy of the bank transfer should be e-mailed to financeataubh.edu.bh.

Point of Sale (POS)

All major debit and credit cards are accepted.

Fawateer

Available through any eBanking platform or the BenefitPay mobile application.  Under Fawateer, go to Education, and select American University of Bahrain.

Student Portal

Online payment within the Student Portal. All major credit cards or international debit cards are accepted. Debit cards issued in Bahrain are not accepted under the Student Portal.

Online Payment Link

Online payment through an e-mail link to be requested from the Finance Department. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.

Checks

Payable to “American University of Bahrain”.

Cash

To be deposited at any AlSalam Bank branches:

     Account Name: American University of Bahrain

     Account Number: 131500100101

NOTE: Students/Applicants should always quote their student/applicant ID and name when making a payment. For applicants, in the case of unavailability of application number, please quote your passport number. Failure of the above will delay the allocation of the payment to the student account with the university.

Students must comply with the financial regulations of the university. Students are expected to settle their tuition and fees as per the payment deadlines.

Payment Deadlines

University students are required to pay their tuition and fees based on the below due dates:

Description of Fees Due Date
Seat Reservation Deposit Payable before registration of each semester.
Tuition and Fees less the Seat Reservation Deposit Payable before the end of the add/drop period.

Late Registration

University students must adhere to registration deadlines. Registration of courses must be no later than the last working day before the start of the Add/Drop period. Registration during or after the Add/Drop period is subject to a Late Registration Fee.

Late Payments 

University students must adhere to payment deadlines. Payments completed after the deadline for each installment is subject to a Late Payment Fee.

Outstanding Balances

Students with outstanding balances or financial obligations will:

  • Not be able to access the learning management systems.
  • Not be able to view their grades.
  • Not be eligible to register for the following term.
  • Not be able to get transcripts, grades, graduation/completion letters and certifications.

Refund Policy

- Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses:

In the event a student drops a course during the add/drop period, the student will be refunded 100% of the tuition and fees for the course as long as the student maintains the minimum credit hours for the semester. Non-attendance of classes does not imply that the student has dropped the course, and the tuition and fees will be applicable.

In the event a student withdraws from a course after the add/drop period, the student will not be refunded for the tuition and fees of the course.

- Withdrawing from the Semester/University:

In the event a student chooses to completely withdraw from the university or a semester, the following refund schedule will apply for the tuition and fees excluding the non-refundable fees and deposits:

Schedule Refund
Before the end of the Add/Drop period 100%
After the Add/Drop period 0%

All refund requests will be processed within 20 working days.

To download the Refund Request Form, click here.

To submit the request, please send the form to financeataubh.edu.bh or call +973 77977031 for further information.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

All tuition and fees stated on this page are exclusive of Bahrain Value Added Tax (VAT).

VAT charges, where applicable, shall be charged in accordance with the Decree-Law No. (48) for the year 2018 regarding Value Added Tax and its Executive Regulations issued under Resolution No. (12) for the year 2018. Any subsequent changes in VAT law will be applied.

The university is pleased to offer students installment payment plans for tuition over the period of a semester (summer semester not included). To enroll, an Installment Plan Request Form must be completed by the student and submitted to the Finance Department. The installment plan is offered at the discretion of the university and may change over time.

To download the Installment Request Form, click here.

To enroll, please send the form to financeataubh.edu.bh or call +973 77977031 for further information.

To avail a family tuition discount, two or more first degree family members must be enrolled at the university. To receive the family tuition discount, a Family Tuition Discount Form must be completed by the students and submitted to the Finance Department. The family tuition discount is offered at the discretion of the university and may change over time.

To download the Family Tuition Discount Form, click here.

To apply, please send the form to financeataubh.edu.bh or call +973 77977031 for further information.

The university may offer scholarships or financial aid to students to begin or complete their studies. All scholarships and financial aid offered are at the discretion of the university and may change over time. For further information, please refer to the Scholarships page.