Admission Process and Requirements

Application Process

All Applicants must submit a completed application form to the Admission Office. An applicant for whom English is a second language may submit the proof of proficiency in English.

The basic admission requirement is a Secondary School certificate from the Kingdom of Bahrain, or its equivalent.

Applicants, regardless of the outcome of the application process, may reclaim none of the documents mentioned below.

The name of the applicant will be recorded in the University files as it appears on his/her identity card or passport.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.


Documents Required for Admission

1.     A certified copy of the student’s general secondary school grade report or its                  equivalent.

2.     A report of the student’s grades for the last three years of schooling, including                average and rank in class.

3.     A certified copy of student’s higher education institution transcript along with the            course description for transfer students.

4.     A photocopy of the student’s passport, SmartCard and two passport size                       photographs.

5.     Proof of English Language Proficiency.

6.     Good Health Certificate from a recognized health center or hospital in the                        Kingdom of Bahrain.

The following fees are due with the application:

Non-refundable application fee of 50 BD.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test

Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in English to start first year of their studies.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)         5.0+

TOEFL (Paper Based)                                                             500+

TOEFL (Computer Based)                                                      173+


Applicants will be exempted from English proficiency test if his/her first language is English, lived in a country where English is first language, graduated or transferring from other recognized universities or secondary schools where English is the medium of instruction.

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