About Ahlia University

At Ahlia University we are proud of our growing reputation as a provider of quality higher education in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the wider Gulf region. The high quality of education at Ahlia University is at the core of everything we do and the reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency continue to recognise the quality of our teaching and learning.

 

 

Prof. Mansoor Ahmed Hasan Husain Alaali

Professor / President

Welcome to Ahlia University. Ahlia was the first private University to be licensed by the Bahrain Government and we enrolled our first students in February 2003. Since then we have grown in all aspects: more students, more courses, more international collaborations – while at the same time maintaining our reputation for the highest quality higher education.

I therefore feel a great sense of pride in the achievements of Ahlia’s students and staff as I write this welcome and I look forward to giving you a brief picture of life at Ahlia: our story so far, our achievements in the past year and a glimpse of our future plans.

Our academic achievements and community engagement demonstrate the lasting contribution that Ahlia is making to higher education and the wider community in Bahrain. In 2014 our programmes within the Colleges of Medical & Health Sciences and Information Technology were reviewed and achieved a ’high level of confidence’, the highest possible status. We also achieved approval for placement on the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Two academic programmes were validated, the Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) and the Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance (BSBF). We continue to strive to provide the highest quality learning and teaching and over the next year will be seeking further validation from both the NAQQAET and the NQF.
We are proud to note that Ahlia is the first and only private University to receive such recognition.

Our students continue to achieve academically and participate actively in community events. Our faculty are gaining recognition in academic and professional fields and 2018 will see the opening of our ambitious new campus situated in the Norther Quarter of Bahrain.

Ahlia’s success derives from the contribution of its staff, the involvement of its stakeholders, the support of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the guidance of our Board of Trustees and our founding body, the Arab Academy for Research & Studies. To all of these, I offer our sincere thanks.

As part of our ongoing development we have developed a new website. It will be an ever changing and developing communication tool as Ahlia University continues in its vision of being an outstanding regional and international University which expands the frontiers of knowledge and in so doing, enriches and elevates our society.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you.

Best Wishes Prof. Mansoor Ahmed Hasan Husain Alaali
About Ahlia University

FAQ

WHAT PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE IN AHLIA?

Ahlia offers students a wide variety of programmes, courses, and specializations. We currently offer students 18 programmes across 6 colleges, at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. Please click here for detailed information.

HOW MANY COLLEGES DOES AHLIA HAVE?

Ahlia University’s diverse portfolio of programmes span six colleges:

  1. The College of Arts & Science
  2. The College of Business & Finance
  3. The College of Engineering
  4. The College of Information Technology
  5. The College of Medical & Health Sciences
  6. The College of Graduate Studies & Research

HOW SAFE IS BAHRAIN?

Bahrain is very safe. The crime rate is extremely low and violent crime is rare.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK ARABIC?

Not really, although learning a few Arabic words would be helpful. English is our main business language and it is commonly spoken in most retail stores and services.

DO WOMEN HAVE TO FOLLOW A DRESS CODE?

No. Women can dress as they wish, although it is recommended to dress modestly in public.

IS BAHRAIN A CONSERVATIVE PLACE?

Bahrain is known in the Gulf for being open and tolerant. Bahraini men and women socialise at local cafes, and expatriates mix with Bahraini nationals across all social settings. People from all over the Gulf come here to relax.

SHOULD I BE AWARE OF ANY FOOD AND BEVERAGE RESTRICTIONS?

Although Muslim Bahrainis generally do not eat pork or drink alcohol, supermarkets sell pork in special sections, and alcohol can be purchased from licensed stores, hotels, and restaurants.

CAN I PLAY SPORT?

Sport is a major cultural pastime in Bahrain, with driving, golf, horse-riding, rugby, tennis, sailing, soccer, cricket, and basketball facilities located throughout the island. Private resorts and clubs have beaches and pools for swimming

WHAT ARE THE TUITION FEES?

Tuition for all undergraduate degree programmes varies between 100 – 140 BD per credit hour. Tuition for postgraduate programmes will vary. For more information regarding tuition fees please refer to the following link.

HOW DO I GET A VISA?

How you apply for a Visa will depend on your nationality and the type of acceptance you receive. If you are an exchange student however, the Ahlia International Relations team will assist you throughout the entire application process. Please refer to the Bahraini government’s immigration website for more information.

 

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Health

Here at Ahlia University we aspire to produce highly competent health care professionals who utilize critical thinking for clinical decision-making and demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.

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