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Last Day to Enroll 07 February 2023
Last Day to Enroll 28 May 2023
Last Day to Enroll 03 September 2023

It’s never too early to start applying, the earlier the better

College of Business & Management; College of Media & Design:

  • An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent
  • English language proficiency such as IELTS (academic) with a score of (6.0 IELTS) or equivalent such as TOEFL or Duolingo, or Linguaskill. Linguaskill testing is offered at AUBH, to find out more please click here.
  • Passing AUBH personal interview (if applicable)

College of Engineering:

  • An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent
  • The student should have successfully completed a minimum of one science subject at high school level (e.g. Physics, Biology, Chemistry) and one math subject.
  • English language proficiency such as IELTS (academic) with a score of (6.0 IELTS) or equivalent such as TOEFL or Duolingo, or Linguaskill. Linguaskill testing is offered at AUBH, to find out more please click here.
  • Passing AUBH personal interview (if applicable)

To formally be admitted to the University, you will need to provide the following original documents or proof of pending results:

  • Statement of graduation / High school diploma
  • High school transcripts (semesters 1-6 for government schools or grades 9-12 for private schools)
  • Passport copy
  • CPR copy / National ID
  • A medical report from a public health center or an approved private hospital (click here to view/download our list of approved medical centers/hospitals)
  • Soft copy of your photograph
  • English Language Proficiency

MBA Applicant Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Diploma & official transcripts of records
  • Current Resume or CV

Note: Please contact the Admissions Office if you are under the following curriculum:

  1. A-level
  2. IB Diploma
  3. Other equivalent international certifications

For more information, please contact Ms. Aala Kal Awadh  +973 7797 7073

If you have already graduated from school or you are transferring, you can start applying today! If you are in year 12, you can start the application process. 

Don’t have all your documents yet? No problem! You can still fill the AUBH application form and apply. When the documents are ready, we will collect them from you!

The tuition and fees stated below are applicable for students, Bahraini and International, registering for the Academic Year 2022-2023.

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Types of Admission

Applicants who met the University's entry requirement and submitted their complete documents such as high school diploma, transcripts and passports to the university Admission Office will receive a Full Admission letter issued by the Admission Office.

Applicants who did not submit the complete documents such as high school diploma, transcripts and passports to the university Admission Office may be admitted on a conditional basis and will receive a Conditional Admission letter until all documents are received by the Admission Office.

Applicants who fail to meet full admission requirements but show potential for academic success at the university level may be admitted on a provisional basis. These admitted students are required to follow stipulations outlined in a Provisional Admission letter and may be enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program (IEP) or in the Foundation year program. The University works closely with provisionally admitted students to develop a plan for meeting the required stipulations and achieving regular admission status. Students typically remain under provisional admittance status for one semester or up to one year. A regular student status can be obtained after meeting the admission criteria.

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 five 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 Media & Design

  • A Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design


Yes, AUBH has recently launched is first graduate degree program: a Master of Business Administration.

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 or via the AUBH Campus at:

American University of Bahrain

Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain

Bldg 1350, Rd 4223, Block 942

Phone: 77999997

For further inquiries, please contact the Admissions Office: 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 letter.

The last day for registration will be end of August for the Fall intake, and beginning of February for the Spring intake. 

Admission is now open for the Academic Year 2022/2023. Interested applicants can apply via the website:  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.

Campus Features:

  • Technological Classrooms
  • Multimedia & Chemistry Labs
  • Welcome Center
  • Auditorium & Exhibition Space
  • Academic Quad
  • Water Features
  • Library
  • 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.

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