At Ahlia University, we believe that gaining international experience is a crucial part of your academic and personal growth. For this reason, the Directorate of International Relations strives to provide students, in Bahrain and all over the world, with the opportunity to live and study in a different culture and learning environment.Whether you are an Ahlia student planning to study abroad, or an international student hoping to get a taste of Bahrain’s welcoming culture, the International Relations team is available to help you make the right decision and achieve your goals and global ambitions.Our experienced team is here to help you with all your needs. We realize that moving to a new country and environment can be be a daunting experience.


Ammar Al Hawaj
Director of International Relations / Lecturer
College of Business & Finance
Tel: 1729 8566Email: ammaralhawaj@ahlia.edu.bh
Gowrishankar Srinivasan
Business Relations Manager
Business Development
Tel: 1729 8973Email: gsrinivasan@ahlia.edu.bh
Nicholas Christophi
Assistant Officer of International Relations
International Relations Directorate
Tel: 1729 8999 ex. 8900Email: nchristophi@ahlia.edu.bh

We try our best to make your transition as smooth as possible by providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ experience to all international students whether they require assistance with registration, counseling, or any other general advice and guidance.

The international team is ready to answer all of your questions, and make sure your experience from registration to graduation is the best that it can be. For study abroad and exchange students, weprovide assistance and support throughout the whole process from beginning to end.

Do not hesitate to approach us to discover all your options and how to make the most of your educational journey.

The International Relations Directorate

GOSI Complex 1st Floor
Office 1F-11
Office Hours
Sunday – Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm