The University is divided into 5 Colleges teaching undergraduate programmes in a wide variety of subjects from accounting through to physiotherapy.


Our postgraduate programmes consist of Masters Degrees and our unique PhD in partnership with Brunel University in London.

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.

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.

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.

Admission & Registration

If you would like to apply to study with Ahlia University, our Admission & Registration department will guide you through the process.


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.

International Relations

Whether it’s Ahlia’s students planning to study abroad, or international students hoping to get a taste of Bahrain’s