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Facts & Figures

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) started its operations and accepted its first cohort of 73 students in Fall 2019. By Spring 2022, AUBH had enrolled 283 students in 10 undergraduate programs offered by its three Colleges.

Students distribution by Nationality

Students distribution by Gender

Student enrollment for the given academic year

Programs Breakdown


Program Female Male Total
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design 47 12 59
Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing and Social Media 22 12 34
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance 30 19 49
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management 10 2 12
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 20 21 41
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 8 7 15
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 17 12 29
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 24 27 51
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering 28 29 57
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 5 26 31
Intensive English Program 8 10 18
17 11 28
Total 236 188 424


Percent of students receiving a full or partial scholarship

AUBH believes in providing access to different groups of students within society. To achieve this, students are entitled to apply for full and partial scholarships, which are allocated based on students’ merit or academic performance. Apart from that, a number of governmental and private entities trust AUBH and hence choose to support their affiliates by sponsoring their education at AUBH. AUBH was also able to pilot a needs-based scheme this Fall, where students applied for financial aid. AUBH intends to develop this scheme further and formally launch it before Fall 2023. The University is also looking into expanding its support to athletes by collaborating with youth and sports entities and offering them partial scholarships.


Campus Life 2021 - 2022


AUBH envisions the campus to be a place of learning both in mind and body, with students participating in both individual and team sports. Sports range from basketball in our state of the art sports hall, soccer on our floodlit AstroTurf field, to other occasional activities like boxing and yoga. We continuously work towards creating an environment conducive to the health and fitness of our students.

Student Council Clubs

The student body at the university is represented through university student council that is elected every year. The student council has a leadership role to represent their fellow students and to offer recommendations to the university management on wide range of aspects that governs the academic and administrative affairs of the university. The council members also propose and organize a variety of recreational activities that could contribute to the enrichment of the extracurricular experience for students. The members introduce and manage academic or non-academic clubs in line with the demand/interests of the student body that they represent.

Guest Speakers & Field Trips

At AUBH we strive to keep our students in touch with the industry and provide them with opportunities to link and reflect on how the courses they are learning relate to the real world by inviting guest speakers and field trips.

Guest Speakers: His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Ian Rush, David Richards, Eng. Hafedh Al-Qassab, Dr. Stefano Pettinato, Stephen Ritz

Field Trips: Tamkeen, Al Salam Bank, Bahrain National Museum, Alba, Fintech Bay, BMedia, Kimberly-Clark

Working on Campus

Despite being small and new, AUBH offers exceptional students the opportunity to work on campus in different fields based on the needs of the organization:

Department Type of Support No. of Students
Academic Peer tutoring & Teaching Assistance 19
PR & Marketing Photography 4
Enrollment Student ambassadors 6
Summer Camp Teaching assistants 2
Facilities Gym, Library & Labs 7

Cohort Analysis 

No. of Students
% Graduated in less than 4 years
% Graduated in 4 years
% Graduated in 4.5-5 years
% Graduated in 5.5-6 years
% Graduated in more than 6 years
Total graduation rate
Attrition Rate
Fall 2019
57 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 39%
Fall 2020
142 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 18%
Fall 2021
257 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9%
* Data does not include Intensive English program students

Staff Statistics

AUBH embraces the diversity that one finds in Bahrain and has diverse staff from many different backgrounds and nationalities.

Staff distribution by Nationality

Staff distribution by Gender


Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Program


Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration in:

Graduate Program