Ahlia University welcomes applications from all students, regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, or disability. Admission to AU is based on merit.
HOW WE SELECT STUDENTS
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residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise their admission, granted conditionally, is subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FRESH APPLICANTS
Admission to Ahlia University is selective based on academic achievements. Applications are welcomed from all students regardless of race, color, gender, religion, nationality or physical or learning disability. Admission is purely based on merit. Applicants are selected based on the best qualified candidates amongst all of applicants and up to the limits of available space determined by the university. Ahlia University admits students to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Admission to Undergraduate Programmes
To be eligible for consideration for admission for undergraduate programmes, applicants must meet the following entry requirements set by the university in-line with Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements:
The applicants must hold a recognized and endorsed secondary school certificate or its equivalent by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
The applicant must be medically fit for the academic program they wish to enroll in.
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.
Overall Score in Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent
Average Score in English Language Courses studied in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent
Private Schools – where English Language is used as a mean of instruction
≥ 500 or its equivalent
≥ 5.5 or its equivalent
Pass English Placement Test
Admission to Master's Programmes
Admission to the Master’s Degree programmes is contingent on the applicant demonstrating sufficient academic preparation at the undergraduate level, to warrant a prediction of scholastic success at the postgraduate level.
Ahlia University accepts Master programme applicants holding undergraduate degrees to join the University as new students provided that they meet the entry and application requirements set by the University and are in line with the Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements;
Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree that is recognised and endorsed by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
Applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency, if English language is not the primary language of instruction at undergraduate level.
Applicants should normally possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.5 will be given conditional acceptance.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to stipulate deficiency requirements to any applicant offered admission where, in the judgment of the Committee, the mastery of the relevant subject matter has not been conclusively demonstrated by the academic transcript.
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.