Why Ahlia

Ahlia University

Making the right choice when applying to University is the biggest decision you have probably made so far. Ensuring that the University will give you a great education, you will make new friends and enjoy your experience and that you will graduate as an employer ready citizen are the major considerations in your choice.

Here at Ahlia we pride ourselves on all these areas.Our education is the highest quality available at any private university in Bahrain. The quality of our teaching is monitored and regularly examined by the Quality Assurance Agency and each and every year we continuously stay at the top. For you as a student of Ahlia, this means that you can always be sure that at AU, your education will be the best.

Your student experience goes hand in hand with the quality of our teaching. The Ahlia family works hard to ensure that you enjoy your time with us to the fullest and our unique culture contributes to this. At Ahlia, you will not just be another student. here the faculty know each student by name, they work with you alongside our support departments to ensure that your life with us is enjoyable, enriching and entertaining. Ahlia is a diverse University with students from many nationalities and backgrounds. Every student at Ahlia deserves to be treated equally and we value each and every student.

Looking towards your future career can be a daunting task. It is natural to be unsure of where you want your career to take you. At Ahlia, preparing all our students for the global world is central to our mission. By providing courses in 450 subjects, you can experience learning outside of your major, our recruitment department will help you in your search for employment and our internship programme allows every student to experience the world of work before your graduate.

The best academic quality, to help you to succeed.

From our first beginnings we developed our programmes based on the best international examples and we continue to measure (benchmark) ourselves against the best, so that our students benefit.

And it’s not only our belief that Ahlia provides the highest quality teaching and learning – Bahrain Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA) reviews our programmes regularly and their reports show that we are the top private university in the Kingdom. To date we have received “Confidence” (BQA’s top judgement) for our programmes that have been reviewed. We design our programmes to provide academic challenge and real-world relevance.

Our students have the opportunity to study with faculty from across 30 nationalities and hold credentials from some of the best universities in the world. Our outstanding placement scheme helps ensure that our highly sought after graduates are ready to meet the evolving needs of employers. All our programmes are designed to have learning outcomes that cover knowledge and understanding; subject specific skills; critical thinking skills and essential transferable skills.

Being part of our family means having links with family members across the world!

Students from almost thirty different nationalities; faculty and staff from over twenty different nationalities – your Ahlia experience is a truly international education and a fantastic preparation for your future as a citizen of our global community.

Ahlia has established connections with well-respected universities across the world, to bring our students the best academic experience and to achieve our vision of being an outstanding regional and international academic institution.

Our partnerships mean that you benefit from programmes with an international outlook; an exchange programme which allows you to spend a semester abroad and brings students from other countries to study here; a multicultural faculty with global experience; and student community drawn from all over the world.

All of this results in an academic education which considers global issues and offers real inter-cultural experience.

Expand your educational and cultural exposure, and experience new people, places, and experiences!

Come and experience a rich cultural history the can be traced back to 2000 B.C

What We Offer

An Amazing Location

Blue skies, beautiful landscapes, every type of sport, the Formula One racing circuit, an open and diverse culture, great shopping, central to Europe and Asia and the most breath taking sunsets; what more could you ask for.

Incredible Career Opportunities​

Our graduates are highly sought by the public and private sectors both internationally and regionally. Our leading internship programme allows every student to gain first hand experience in the world of work before graduation, helping them be better prepared for employment after graduation.

The Best Resources and Facilities

Amongst the many resources and facilities available to our students; our library gives you access to 2.5 million e-journals, 40,000 e-books and 8,000 printed books, our labs enable you to learn and practice the technical skills required for our engineering programs and our partnership with King Hamad University Hospital gives our Physiotherapy students first hand experience.

Student Diversity

At AU we believe that all students regardless of color, race, religion, physical or learning disability have the right to the best education we can provide. At AU, we work hard to ensure that all our students are treated equally and with respect.

International Research

Our academics and graduate students are continuously undertaking research. Published in hundreds of international journals, research has been carried out in subjects as diverse as ‘Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation’ and ‘Building Knowledge Capacity for Sustainable Development in the Arab World’.

The Ahlia Family

Ahlia means ‘family’ in the Arabic language. At AU, the ties between faculty, students and our administrative staff, means we have been described by many as a close family. We care about our students and staff and work tirelessly to ensure that whatever your involvement with AU, we will make your experience the best it can be.


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