Ahlia University

country rank  3
world rank  7467

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University Overview

Founded in 2001, Ahlia University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Manama (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Governorate. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Bahrain, Ahlia University (AU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ahlia University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 17 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Bahraini higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name الجامعة الاهلیة
Acronym AU
Founded 2001
Motto Your Global Future Begins Here
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address GOSI Complex, 1st Floor, Exhibitions Road, PO Box 10878
Manama (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Capital Governorate
T +973 (17) 298 999
F +973 (17) 290 083

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Gosi Complex - Exhibition Road
+973 (17) 298 999

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Ahlia University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Bahrain

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • CIMA
  • CIM


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018