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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residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise their admission, granted conditionally, is subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University.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 hold at least a recognized and endorsed secondary school certificate or its equivalent.

  • 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.

Programme Specific Admission Requirements The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the Ahlia University:

Academic Programme

Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

Unconditional Acceptance

Conditional Acceptance; Passing an Interview

Tracks Accepted

COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

60%

50%

All tracks

Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication & Public Relations

60%

50%

All tracks

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & FINANCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance

60%

50%

All tracks

Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance

60%

50%

All tracks

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Finance

60%

50%

All tracks

Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems

60%

50%

All tracks

Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Marketing

60%

50%

All tracks

COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

65%

50%

Science, Technical, Commercial & General

Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Systems

65%

50%

Science, Technical, Commercial & General

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering

70%

60%

Science & Technical & General

Bachelor’s Degree in Mobile and Network Engineering

70%

60%

Science & Technical & General

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.

Criteria

Score

Overall Score in Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

≥ 85%

Average Score in English Language Courses studied in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

≥ 85%

Private Schools – where English Language is used as a mean of instruction

Exempted

TOEFL

≥ 500 or its equivalent

IELTS

≥ 5.5 or its equivalent

Pass English Placement Test

60%

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.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
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.
 
 
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