About Ahlia University

Middle East and Africa’s Annual Strategic Summit for the Advancement of University Excellence in All its Forms.

Ahlia University (AU) is the first private university to be licensed by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2001. It is an autonomous university which is independently chartered and fully funded and managed by the private sector.Right from the start, the founders articulated their vision of a distinctive institution of higher education to ensure that science, humanities, business and education take their rightful place in the building and advancement of our society.

All the academic programmes offered by AU, through its six colleges ; College of Arts& Science, College of Business & Finance, College of Engineering, College of Information Technology, College of Medical and Health Sciences and College of Graduate Studies and Research are recognized by Bahrain’s Higher Education Council and a number of higher education authorities in neighboring countries. Moreover, through its affiliation with a number of international universities such as Brunel University London and George Washington University-USA, Ahlia offers a number of world-class renowned Masters and Doctoral degreeprogrammes.

Ahlia University is the only private university in Bahrain to achieve “Confidence” rating for its programmes which have been reviewed by Bahrain National Quality Authority for Education and Training (NAQQAET) over the past few years.

Our future is looking very bright. With the building of a state of the art campus underway, further development with our international partners ensuring students to have the opportunity to study internationally with the highest quality of teaching and learning, all the courses are taught by leading faculty who possess outstanding academic credentials and have all the relevant practical and professional experience to ensure our students receive a first class education.

Ahlia University offers students the opportunity to join a truly productive and challenging University to receive a technologically sophisticated education and can offer the opportunity to create their future success with one of the most exciting and growing Universities in the Gulf.


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