Ahlia University welcomes applications from all students, regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, or disability. Admission to AU is based on merit.


Applicants are selected from the most promising of the eligible applicants and up to the limits of available space determined by the university.

Please note that the requirements for admission stated by the University are, in all cases, the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfillment by an applicant does not automatically ensure their selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia, citizens of non-GCC states should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise their admission, granted conditionally, is subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University.


The university accepts undergraduate programmes applicants graduating from high schools to join the university as fresh students provided that they meet the entry requirements set by the university and are in line with the Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements;

  • Applicants must hold at least a recognized and endorsed secondary school certificate or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency.



  • Bahraini secondary School certificate (Tawjihia).
  • Secondary school certificates awarded by private secondary schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided such certificates are endorsed by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
  • Arab secondary school certificates awarded by Arab Ministries of Education. Where applicable, the streams of these certificates are given the same consideration as the Bahraini Tawjihia.
  • Any other certificates recognized by the Bahraini Ministry of Education as equivalent to a Tawjihia certificate.



Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Submission of an internationally recognized certificate of English language proficiency, e.g Cambridge ESOL SCE or City & Guild’s Pitman Intermediate Level.
  • Attainment of an acceptable score on an internationally recognized examination of English language proficiency, typically either IELTS or TOFEL.
  • Passing the University English language placement test.


Undergraduate Application Form
  • Completed Undergraduate Programme Application Form
  • 1 recent passport-sized photo
  • Copy of ID card (if available)
  • Copy of the applicant’s secondary school certificate
  • Transcript of grades for the last three years of secondary school
  • Copy of the official transcripts of the courses studied at the home institution
  • Medical report indicating physical fitness

To apply online for the study abroad & exchange programme, applicants can contact Ahlia University to receive an institutional username and password.