Directorate of Admission & Registration

We welcome applications from all students regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality or physical or learning disability. Admission to AU is based on merit. We have a limited number of places available for each programme

Directorate of Student Activities and Services

Ahlia University provides and a variety of student social, cultural and sports activities through a specialized directorate called “Students Activities” within the Deanship of Student Affairs.

Professional Relations Directorate

The Professional Relations Directorate is one of the most important directorates in Ahlia. The directorate provides great service to the students and faculty by providing links to the public and private sectors in Bahrain to help students get internships, jobs and work experience.

About AU

Founded in 2001 under the leadership of founding President Prof. Abdulla Y. Al Hawaj, Ahlia University is the top private University in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Brunel University London strategically partnered with Ahlia University in 2005 to offer the PhD without Residence Programme in Information Systems,


The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Off-Campus Programmes Office at the George Washington University (GWU), USA, offers a Master of Science Degree Program in Engineering Management in the Kingdom of Bahrain at Ahlia University

Academic Profiles

Our academics come from 34 countries around the world and over 80% have a PhD ensuring that we provide some of the highest quality education and teaching in the Kingdom.


The University is supported by 11 administrative departments and directorates covering everything from Finance to Human Resources.

Student Life

Your student experience outside of academia is very important and so we have a dedicated student activities department who organise events from camping in the desert to sports tournaments.