JOIN UOB

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. To have a secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, with a GPA of no less than 70%, and no less than 66.6% for students with disabilities (disabilities to be proven via an official document), bearing in mind that admission is done according to the competitive score and in a competitive manner.
  2. No more than one academic year has passed since the student obtained his secondary school certificate or its equivalent.
  3. To be qualified to conduct the study in the same language of the academic program.
  4. To submit a medical fitness examination certificate from one of the approved governmental or private centers or hospitals in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  5. To be medically fit.
  6. To perform the general aptitude test conducted by the University (if any):
    • in Arabic for public schools.
    • in English for private schools.
  7. To successfully pass any admission test or personal interview conducted by the colleges for the programs that require this, namely:
    • All programs of the College of Engineering.
    • All programs of the College of Health and Sport Sciences
    • College of Arts: B.A. in English Language and Literature, B.A. in Mass Communication, B.A. in Tourism, B.A. in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, B.A. in History.
    • College of Science: B.Sc. in Actuarial Science.
  8. To obtain a certificate of good conduct issued by the school.
  9. To meet other conditions specified by the colleges.
  1. The academic tracks (literature, science, business, etc…) must be suitable with the colleges assigned to each.
  2. Applicants who meet all the requirements will be assigned to colleges according to the capacity of the academic programs and the competitive score built upon the results of the secondary school tests and the general aptitude test (If requested).
  3. The conditional high school average for admission in the University programs is as follows:
    • College of Arts
      • B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature 80%
      • B.A. in Mass Communication 80%
      • B.A. in Tourism 80%
      • B.A. in History 80%
      • B.A. in Islamic Studies 80%
      • B.A. in Fine Arts and Graphic Design 80%
      • B.A. in English Language and Literature 80%
    • College of Business Administration
      • B.Sc. in Marketing 82%
      • B.Sc. in Accounting 82%
      • B.Sc. in Business Management 82%
      • B.Sc. in Entrepreneurship 82%
      • B.Sc. in Business Analytics 82%
      • B.Sc. in International Business and Economics 82%
      • B.Sc. in Islamic Banking & Finance 82%
    • College of Engineering
      • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Process Instrumentation & Control 85%
      • B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering 85%
      • Bachelor of Architecture 85%
      • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Interior Design 85%
      • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 85%
    • College of science
      • B.Sc. in Mathematics 82%
      • B.Sc. in Physics 82%
      • B.Sc. in Biology 82%
      • B.Sc. in Chemistry 82%
      • B.Sc. in Actuarial Science 82%
      • B.Sc. in Statistics and Data Science 82%
    • College of Information Technology
      • B.Sc. in Computer Science 85%
      • B.Sc. in Information Systems 82%
      • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Software Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Network Engineering 85%
      • B.Sc. in Computer Science – Cloud Computing 85%
      • B.Sc. in Cybersecurity 85%
    • College of Law
      • L.L.B. in Law 82%
    • College of Health and Sport Sciences
      • B.Sc. in Nursing 90%
      • B.Sc. in Pharmacy 90%
      • B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science 90%
      • B.Sc. in Radiologic Technology – Diagnostic 90%
      • B.Sc. in Physical Education 85%
    • College of Applied Studies
      • Associate Diploma in Office Management 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Business Administration 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Network Administration 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Accounting 70%
      • Associate Diploma in Cybersecurity Operations 70%
  1. Bahraini Secondary School Certificate in the following tracks (provided that the GPA should not be less than 70%):
    Literary track, scientific track, business track, religious track, industrial developed track, business developed track, unified track, business or industrial apprenticeship (advanced), Graduates of Nasser Vocational Training Canter.
    The University accredits certificates granted by private schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which are recognized by the Ministry of Education, provided that these certificates are based on twelve academic years starting from the first year of primary school.
  2. Arab Secondary School Certificate granted by the Ministries of Education in Arab countries:This certificate shall be treated the same as the Bahraini general secondary school certificate after being approved by the competent authorities in the Ministry of Education, provided that these certificates should be based on twelve academic years starting from the first year of primary school.
  3. Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate:The University accredits the second section of this certificate only.
  4. India Higher Secondary School Certificate:The University accredits the Senior level of these certificates only.
First: Admission Requirements:

Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-IGCSE) are accepted according to the regulations and conditions in force at the University, in addition to the following regulations and conditions:

  1. The certificate must be accredited by the concerned authorities in the Ministry of Education.
  2. The University applicant must have passed at least 8 (eight) courses – according to the Extended System – with at least: two of them being at the advanced level (A-Level), or one of them being in the same level in addition to two or more of the advanced supplementary level (AS-Level) with a grade of (C) with one course with a grade of (D), or the equivalent of these two grades in the numerical grading system.
  3. The period of passing any of the required courses shall not exceed 4 years.
  4. The courses should be in the fields of: mathematics, science, social sciences and arts, taking into consideration the special requirements of the colleges as follows:

Colleges: Science, Engineering, and Information Technology

  • a mathematics course at the advanced level (A-level).
  • a physics course at the AS-level as a minimum.
  • a chemistry course at the regular level (GCSE) as a minimum.

College of Health Sciences

  • two Mathematics and Biology courses at the AS-level as a minimum.
  • two physics and chemistry courses at the regular level (GCSE) as a minimum.

College of Business Administration

  • a mathematics course at the AS-level as a minimum.

Colleges of Law and Arts

  • an Arabic language course at the advanced level, or an English language course at the advanced supplementary level for the Bachelor’s program in English.

College of Applied Education

  • Accepted students shall be distributed by the college itself to its majors according to the students’ choices and results.

Second: Calculating the certificate percentage:

  • The grades obtained by the student for the courses he or she passed are given the percentages indicated in the following two tables:

Alphabetical system:

Grade      Equivalent percentage

A*                    100%

A                       95%

B                        85%

C                        75%

D                       65%

Numerical system:

9                      100%

8                      98%

7                       95%

6                      88%

5                       82%

4                       75%

3                       65%

  • To calculate the student’s nominal percentage: add up the percentages of the eight highest grades obtained by the student (provided that the courses required for each college should be calculated) and divide the total by eight.

Third: Exemption from the Foundation Year Program:

The applicant will be exempted from the foundation year if at least a grade of (C) was obtained in the English language course that was studied as a first language at the levels: regular, advanced supplementary, or the advanced level, or if a grade of no less than (B) was obtained if he studied it as a second language at any of the aforementioned levels.

Fourth: Course Accreditation

The student may apply for the accreditation of the courses he passed at the advanced level (A-level) with a grade of (B) and above with courses similar to those of the first level (100) in the program in which he was accepted, provided that the number of equivalent hours does not exceed 21 credit hours (equivalent courses are not counted within the cumulative average and the student is given a grade of (E) in these courses in their academic record).

Tuition fees for Bahraini students

Continuing to subsidize tuition fees for first-stage programs at the University of Bahrain for a period equivalent to the period specified for completing the program requirements, provided that the following applies for additional semesters if the study continues beyond the specified period:

  • The first semester after the specified period: subsidize the tuition fees so that the one-hour fee is 8 dinars.*
  • The second semester after the specified period: subsidize the tuition fees so that the one-hour fee is 40 dinars.
  • Additional semesters after that: the fee for one academic hour is 80 dinars.

* Government support includes Bahraini students and students who are children of a Bahraini father and mother, and a Bahraini husband and wife. This does not apply to non-Bahraini students and sponsored students.

    1. Undergraduate Programs
      1. Children of Bahraini mother or father, or spouses of a Bahraini: shall be treated as the Bahraini student, provided that the following required documents are attached when submitting the application:
        • the passport of the person granted the right to education (whether it is a Bahraini mother, father, wife, or husband).
        • birth certificate.
        • marriage certificate

      In addition to the other documents required for all students.

      1. Gulf nationals:: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from inside or outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, whether from a public or a private school.

      Note for Kuwaiti students: A no-objection letter from the cultural attaché at the Kuwaiti Embassy must be submitted

      1. Arabs: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from schools within the Kingdom of Bahrain only, whether public or private.
      2. Foreigners: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from schools within the Kingdom of Bahrain only, whether public or private.

      General Note: Please attach a copy of the residence permit (valid) along with the passport (with the exception of students from the Gulf countries).

    2. Postgraduate Programs
      • Applications for admission are accepted for all students applying for postgraduate programs, so that they are reviewed according to the University’s regulations based on the vacancies available by the colleges and academic departments, provided that the applicant holds a (valid residence), except for Gulf students.
To apply for postgraduate programs, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent (in case of applying for a master’s program), or a master’s degree (in case of applying for a PhD program) from a recognized university, and to fulfill the following conditions:

Availability based on the GPA as follows:

      • Master’s: The GPA of a bachelor’s student should not be less than (2.67) out of (4.0) according to the points system or its equivalent from other assessment systems such as (3.34) out of (5.0) or 77% or C+.
      • PhD: The GPA of a master’s student should not be less than (3.0) out of (4.0) according to the points system or its equivalent from other evaluation systems, and that the bachelor’s GPA must meet the conditions mentioned in the previous item.
      • The bachelor’s and master’s degrees must be in a discipline that the student studied in a regular manner, and that major must qualify him to study in the program he wishes to enroll in.
      • The applicant must pass the tests conducted by the department.
      • The student must submit two recommendations from academic professors.
      • To take the exemption exam for pre-requisite English language courses conducted by the University for applicants (with a fee of BD 50), if he does not have an IELTS certificate for the academic level or a TOEFL certificate.
Applicants of the second period programs should apply to the following conditions:

      1. To have a high school diploma or its equivalent with a GPA of no less than 70%.
      2. To be qualified to study in the language of the academic program.
      3. The applicant should not be enrolled in any other university.
      4. To pass the admission test of the academic programs that require this.
      5. To be of good conduct and behavior.
      6. To be medically fit, as required by the academic program.
      7. To fulfill the other conditions specified by the concerned entities.
      8. Applicant of the second period programs to be exempted from the Foundation Year.

Special conditions for students of the second period programs

– Noting that applications for admission will be accepted from students who have permanently withdrawn from the University and graduates of Associate Diploma and Bachelor programs, as well as students who have been academically dismissed and may apply for other programs at the University. Applications submitted by those who have been disciplinary dismissed will not be accepted.

– Students of the morning programs may also transfer to the programs of the second period, subject to the terms and conditions of the programs they are transferred to, if their transfer is accepted, including the prescribed tuition fees. Second period students may not transfer to regular first year programs.

– The credit hour fees will be BD (80), and the registration quorum for courses is from (5 to 16) credit hours, which is equivalent to two to five courses in one semester, bearing in mind that the application fee is non-refundable BD 50.

– The lectures of the second period programs start from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and courses in which teaching requires more than (3) hours or include practical laboratories may start their lectures at 4 pm.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS

FIRST PERIOD

TARGET STUDENTS:

Graduates of government schools from within the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis.

  1. Log in to Bahrain.bh
  2. Search for “University of Bahrain Services”.
  3. Select “e-Admission Service”, enter the personal number, the expiry date of the ID and the block number. Note: The address (block number must be correct) and the identity card must be valid.
  4. Please attach a colored photograph.
  5. Please add your contact numbers and email.
  6. Please add the academic programs you wish to enroll in at the University (12 choices or according to the choices available based on the secondary school track), priority in admission will be competitive according to the student’s competitive rate “which is the sum of: 70% of the secondary school GPA + 15% of the general aptitude test result + 15% of the personal interviews result” and according to the available seats offered by colleges and academic departments. Also, choices can be changed.

Students shall be notified of the date of the general aptitude test and the personal interview conducted by the University through the website (SIS), and that is by entering the website at the time announced by the University through its official social media and the University website, by entering (username = university ID number, password = personal number), after that the dates will appear, and if the student does not take the general aptitude test and does not attend the personal interview, his application will be canceled, and he will implicitly confirm that he has no desire to join the University.

Admission results will be announced on the website (SIS) and through an admission letter that will be sent via e-mail.

Dear Student,,,

To view the admission result of the University of Bahrain, kindly follow the following steps:

  1. Go to the University’s website sis.uob.edu.bh, then click on UOB Admission Requests, and choose (Admission Post Service).
  2. Enter the university number in the username field and the personal ID number in the password field.
  3. Accepted students
  • The steps to confirm acceptance will appear to you as follows:
  • First Step: View the student’s pledge, verify the student’s personal number and name, enter the University’s rules and regulations link for studying, if you are a student with a disability, please specify the type of disability or choose “other” for the rest of the students.
  • Second Step: Identify the parents, or one of them, whether they are university or non-university students, with an indication of the highest academic degree they have obtained.
  • Third Step: View the acceptance letter and the program you have been admitted to, the study duration of the introductory program, and some important instructions.
  • Fourth Step: View the tuition fee payment instructions.
  • Fifth Step: Pay the tuition fees. The University confirms that the application for admission shall be considered canceled if the student does not confirm his acceptance on the specified date.
  1. Important note for scholarship students: You can print the acceptance letter through the website and deliver it to the entity providing the scholarship.
  2. Students who were not accepted:  A message will show stating that the University apologizes for not accepting your application currently, and if you still want to join by taking any vacancies that may be available after the admission process, please press (YES) during the acceptance period, or press (NO) if you no longer wish to join the University.
  3. Students who were not accepted:  A message will show stating that the you are not allowed to join the University of Bahrain according to the rules and regulations of the University.

Major Selection Change: It is possible to submit a request to change selections after completing the admission confirmation process on the date specified for this by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of meeting requests will be considered according to the University’s regulations and vacancies available in academic programs. Those admitted to the Associate Diploma programs at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request a change of selections.

For students accepted by the College of Applied Education

Students admitted into the programs of the College of Applied Education may transfer if the following conditions are met:

  1. Passing the first semester of the Associate Diploma Program with a GPA of no less than 3.0 out of 4.00 provided that 12 credit hours must be passed.
  2. Passing two semesters with a GPA of no less than 2.5 out of 4.00 provided that 24 credit hours must be passed.
  3. Successfully pass the Associate Diploma Program with a GPA of no less than 2.33 out of 4.00.

During the application period: it is possible to change the choices for the programs that have been selected, as follows:

  • Via the Information and e-Government Authority website (bahrain.bh) for public school students.
  • Via the student service website (uob.edu.bh) for students of private schools or schools from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, the aforementioned applicants can upload documents or edit data after completing the application process during the application period. .
  • After the announcement of results: it is possible to change the choices after the admission confirmation process on the date determined by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of responding to the requests will be considered according to the University’s guidelines and regulations and the available seats in the academic programs. Note that scholarship students and students accepted into the Associate Diploma Program at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request choices change.
  1. Students are only accepted once in the first semester of each academic year.
  2. The applicant’s admission to the University is valid only for the semester in which he was accepted, and he is not entitled to postpone the admission or to not attend the University.
  3. Admission results shall be announced on the University’s website.
  4. The application of admission shall be canceled if the student does not confirm his admission on the specified date.
  5. Scholarship students can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.
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Application Process through IGA (Bahrain.bh), Click here to watch the video.

Application Process through SIS. Click here to watch the video.

TARGET STUDENTS:

  1. Graduates of private schools from within the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis.
  2. Secondary school graduates from public or private schools for the past year only (the academic year 2020-2021).
  3. Secondary school graduates from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and Gulf nationals only
  4. Graduates of Nasser Vocational Training Center.
  1. Click on the “UOB Admission Requests” link, then select Undergraduate Applications.
  2. View the instructions and conditions, and to proceed with the application procedure, please click on the (Accept) button.
  3. Enter the student’s personal number.
  4. Enter the student’s main data: (name, address, place of birth, religion, gender, nationality, the country from which the student graduated, the name of the school from inside and outside of Bahrain, choose the study type “public or private secondary”, secondary school track, secondary school GPA, phone number, e-mail).
  5. Enter the choices, which will appear according to the secondary school track and the programs allowed to apply to only.
  6. Upload the required files, which are:
  7. Graduation certificate and transcript from a secondary school or its equivalent.
  8. Private school students: A statement, graduation certificate, and transcript issued by the Ministry of Education must be attached when submitting the application, along with a statement and graduation certificate and transcript of grades from the school. Also, documents can be uploaded and data can be edited after the completion of the application process during the application period.
  9. Secondary school graduates from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and Gulf nationals: please obtain the graduation certificate accreditation from the Ministry of Education.
  10. A copy of a valid passport (and for non-Bahraini students residing in Bahrain, please attach a copy of a valid residence permit).
  11. A valid ID card.
  12. A colored photograph.
  13. Please add the academic programs you wish to enroll in at the University (12 choices or according to the choices available based on the secondary school track), priority in admission will be competitive according to the student’s competitive rate “which is the sum of: 70% of the secondary school GPA + 15% of the general aptitude test result + 15% of the personal interviews result” and according to the available seats offered by colleges and academic departments.
  14. Please click on the (Verification Code) button, and accordingly a message will be sent to the email you included in the application. Please enter the code into the designated field. Confirm the application by pressing the (Save) button.
  15. Pay the fees (non-refundable 10 dinars).
  16. After completing the payment process, the student will receive the University ID number in the receipt (kindly retain the number). It is possible to edit the data, information and choices, and upload the documents after saving the application up until a date that will be announced in the application period.
  17. Notice:
  18. You can add or modify the submitted documents or modify the wishes before issuing the acceptance by entering the link UOB Admission Requests and then choose the following:
  19. Updating the uploaded files, during the period you are permitted to do so and when the operation mode is (Opened).
  20. Updating the application data and desires, during the period you are allowed to do so and when the status of the operation is (Opened).

Students shall be notified of the date of the general aptitude test and the personal interview conducted by the University through the website (SIS), and that is by entering the website at the time announced by the University through its official social media and the University website, by entering (username = university ID number, password = personal number), after that the dates will appear, and if the student does not take the general aptitude test and does not attend the personal interview, his application will be canceled, and he will implicitly confirm that he has no desire to join the University.

Admission results will be announced through an admission letter that will be sent via e-mail.

  • Accepted students
  • First Step: View the student’s pledge, verify the student’s personal number and name, access the university’s rules and regulations link. If you are a student with a disability, please specify the type of disability or choose “other” for the rest of the students.
  • Second Step: View the acceptance letter and the program you have been admitted to, view the study duration of the introductory program, and view some important instructions.
  • Third Step: View tuition fee payment instructions.
  • Students with Scholarships

They can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.

  • Students who were not accepted
  • After entering the University’s website, a message will show stating that according to the University’s rules and regulations, you are not allowed to enroll in the University of Bahrain.

During the application period: it is possible to change the choices for the programs that have been selected, as follows:

  • Via the Information and e-Government Authority website (bahrain.bh) for public school students.
  • Via the student service website (uob.edu.bh) for students at private schools or schools from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, the aforementioned applicants can upload documents or edit data after completing the application process during the application period.

After the announcement of results: it is possible to change the choices after the admission confirmation process on the date determined by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of responding to the requests will be considered according to the University’s guidelines and regulations and the available seats in the academic programs. Note that scholarship students and students accepted into the Associate Diploma Program at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request choices change.

      • Important Notes
      1.  Students are only accepted once in the first semester of each academic year.
      2. The applicant’s admission to the University is valid only for the semester in which he was accepted, and he is not entitled to postpone the admission or to not attend the University.
      3. Admission results shall be announced on the University’s website.
      4. The application for admission shall be canceled if the student does not confirm his admission on the specified date.
      5. Scholarship students can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.
  1.  Students are only accepted once in the first semester of each academic year.
  2. The applicant’s admission to the University is valid only for the semester in which he was accepted, and he is not entitled to postpone the admission or to not attend the University.
  3. Admission results shall be announced on the University’s website.
  4. The application for admission shall be canceled if the student does not confirm his admission on the specified date.
  5. Scholarship students can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.
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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS

SECOND PERIOD

TARGET STUDENTS:

  1. Old high school graduates from inside and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  2. Students who have previously joined the University of Bahrain and are currently on the following academic statuses:
    • Old high school graduates.
    • Students who have withdrawn permanently from studying at the University or other universities.
    • Students who are graduates of Associate Diploma and Bachelor’s programs from the University or another university.
    • Students who are dismissed academically – not disciplinary – provided that the application is for other academic programs.
  1. Choose the link (UOB Admission Requests).
  2. Choose Apply for Admission of Undergraduate Programs -Evening Program.
To continue the application procedures please click on (Agree).
  1. Name, address, place of birth, religion, gender, nationality, country of graduation, name of school inside and outside Bahrain.
  2. Choose the type of study “public or private secondary school learning”, the high school tracks, high school GPA, phone number, email address.
The programs will be shown as per the secondary school track or the allowed programs for application only.
  • The graduation certificate and the transcript of high school or its equivalent.
  • Private schools’ students: attach certificate issued by the Ministry of Education at the time of application along with an affidavit and graduation certificate and the transcript issued by the school. They could also upload the documents or edit the data after the completion of the application process during the admission period.
  • Bahraini students and high school graduates from outside Bahrain: graduation certificate equivalency is required from the Ministry of Education.
  • Non-Bahraini students: attach affidavit, graduation certificate along with the transcript and any proof of accreditation of qualifications from outside Bahrain.
  • Transcript of the student from the University (if available)
  • Copy of a valid passport (and for non-Bahraini students residing in Bahrain, please attach a copy of a valid residence permit).
  • A valid identification card.
  • Colored photographic photo.
  • A message will be sent to the email inserted in the application.
  • Insert the code in the designated field.
  • Click on (Save) button to approve the application
After the completion of the payment process, the student will receive the University number in the receipt (please keep it). And by that, you have completed the procedures for the admission of the second period programs.

In the event of any inquiry or problem, please contact the Student Service Center by phone, WhatsApp or the smart chat system service on number 16633366 or via e-mail: studentcc@uob.edu.bh

You can add or modify the submitted documents or modify the desires before issuing the acceptance by entering the link UOB Admission Requests and then choose the following:

  • Updating the uploaded files, during the period you are permitted to do so and when the operation mode is (Opened).
  • Updating the application data and desires, during the period you are allowed to do so and when the status of the operation is (Opened).

Academic Programs for Second Period

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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Choose to UOB Admission Request for postgraduate programs
  2. Enter the required personal information
  3. Choose and select the program you wish to apply for (higher diploma – master’s – PhD)
  4. Choose and select the student’s pre-qualification (Bachelor – Master’s)
  5. Enter personal contact information (e-mail – mobile number – address)
  6. Choose an English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS) and enter the result, or choose the English language exam at a fee of 50 Bahraini dinars, then press +
  7. Click on Submit

Note: You can add or modify the uploaded documents by accessing the UOB Admission Requests link and then choosing to modify the files of postgraduate students during the period you are allowed to do so and when the status of the operation is (Opened).

  • Graduation certificate of the pre-qualification, provided that it is from a recognized university, with its equivalency attested and approved by the competent authorities.
  • Academic record (transcript) of the bachelor’s degree (and the master’s degree for applicants to PhD programs).
  • A valid passport.
  • A valid smart or ID card.
  • A certificate proving that the applicant has obtained the required score in the English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) for the academic level (in the event that an exemption from entering the English language test is desired).
  • Two recommendations from the applicant’s academic professors.
  • One recent colored photograph.
  • The application fee of 10 BD in addition to the fee of 50 BD for the English language exam, non-refundable.
  • For Kuwaiti students, you must provide – in addition to the aforementioned documents – a letter of no-objection from the cultural attaché at the embassy of the student’s country in the Kingdom of Bahrain).

A date will be set for an interview.

Admission results will be announced by sending an acceptance letter via e-mail.

Pay the acceptance fee to confirm your admission to the postgraduate program.

After the completion of the online application process, the applicant must bring the originals of all the above-mentioned documents when referring to the Admissions and Alumni Affairs Department for equivalency on a date to be determined later.

You can view the previous qualifications for the specialization you wish to apply for. Click here.

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TRANSFER FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES TO UOB (EXTERNAL TRANSFER)

Admission conditions:     

A student may transfer from other universities to the University of Bahrain if the following conditions are met:

  1. The other university must be recognized by the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
  2. To submit a newly approved academic record to the Deanship of Admission and Registration, with the required documents, including a certificate of good conduct and behavior from the university from which he is transferring from, and a recommendation from two of his professors at that university.
  3. The secondary school certificate must be qualified for admission to the program the student wishes to transfer to.
  4. His/her studies must be regular at the university he/she is transferring from (total system).
  5. The student must have successfully passed (30) credit hours or its equivalent at the university from which he/she is transferred, and his/her cumulative average should not be less than (2.33) out of (4.0) (C+ or its equivalent in other academic evaluation systems).
  6. The relevant academic department council must approve the transfer request, after reviewing his/her academic record, the scientific content of each course he passed, and specifying the courses that he/she is exempted from studying.
  7. The student must not have been disciplinary dismissed from any university. And if the transfer is to be made to any of the first period programs, it is required in addition to that, that the student has not been suspended from one of the academic programs at any university.
  8. When submitting the transfer request, he/she should not have dropped out from the university from which he/she was transferred for more than (16) weeks. This condition is not required for transfer applicants to second period programs.
  9. The student must take a minimum of 50% of the hours required for graduation at the university.

Required documents:

  1. Transcript from the university from which the student is transferred.
  2. A copy of the high school transcript or its equivalent, along with a graduation certificate, certified and approved by the competent authorities.
  3. The content of the courses to be equivalent at the University of Bahrain, certified and approved by the university from which the student is transferred.
  4. The student shall submit two academic recommendations from previous professors.
  5. The student shall succeed in the tests conducted by the academic department (if any).
  6. Good conduct and behavior certificate from the university from which the student is transferred.
  7. Colored photograph.
  8. A copy of a valid passport or proof of renewal in case of expiry. For non-Bahraini students residing in Bahrain, please attach a copy of a valid residence permit or proof of the renewal procedure.
  9. A valid ID card or proof of renewal in case of expiry.
  10. An application fee of BD 10 .
  11. A medical fitness examination certificate from one of the accredited centers or hospitals in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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VISITING STUDENTS

UOB welcomes all visiting students from other universities to study if the following conditions are met:

  1. The student shall be a regular student (total system) in a university recognized by the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
  2. To submit an application with an approved candidacy by the competent authority at his/her university to study specific courses in one semester, along with an attested copy of his/her academic record, a copy of his/her passport, and his/her university card.
  3. The student’s registration in this capacity is not accepted, unless he/she has a vacant seat in the course to be studied after completing the registration, deletion and addition processes for university students.
  4. Foreign student – wishing to study as a visiting student – shall conform to obtaining a visa for entering the Kingdom of Bahrain and residing in it from the competent authorities. In case the student was not able to get a visa, his/her application will be considered invalid with no responsibility whatsoever to be upon the University.
  5. The student shall, at the time of registration, adhere to the payment of the tuition fees and any other fees.
  6. Acceptance of the student in this capacity does not consider a transfer to the University.
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FAQs

      • I am a new student who took the general abilities test and the major’s interview and I still haven’t received the results.

The admission results will be announced via a message (SMS), and you can find them on your website as well.

      • What is the procedure in the event of not passing the entrance exam for the major I was nominated for?

The Admissions and Alumni Affairs staff will contact you to choose an alternative major.

      • How many times can I transfer from a major to another?
        You can only transfer twice.
      • What are the requirements that must be met for the transfer from an Associate Diploma to a Bachelor’s?
        You can find these requirements in full in the transfer request form on the page of the Deanship of Admission and Registration on the University’s website.
      • How are applicants accepted for the transfer?
        Admission is based on the available vacant seats and according to the highest GPA.
      • Can I transfer if I have only finished 8 credit hours?
        Yes, if the completed eight hours are equivalent to 3 courses.
      • I am a scholarship student; can I submit a transfer request?
        Yes, provided that a no-objection letter from the sponsor is attached.
      • Can I submit a transfer request after passing the foundation semester only?
        No; you must meet the necessary requirements for this transfer, including successfully passing three courses, or passing an average of not less than 9 credit hours and not more than 66 credit hours.
      • Can I submit a transfer request to a major that I have already studied and transferred from to another major?
        No, you can’t.
      • Can I submit a transfer request for undergraduate programs after transferring to an applied education program?You can’t transfer to undergraduate programs if you have previously transferred from one of them to an applied education program.
      • Where can I obtain a major transfer form, and to which entity do I submit it?
        You can obtain the transfer form from the Admissions and Alumni Affairs Department in the Deanship of Admission and Registration, which shall be submitted to the same department.
      • I am a student who was expelled from a bachelor’s degree. Can I submit a transfer request to an associate diploma?
        Expelled students can’t submit a transfer request after the expulsion.
      • I am a student who have previously submitted a transfer request and was expelled before the results of the transfer were out. Does the application remain or gets cancelled?
        The transfer request will be canceled if the student gets expelled from the University.
      • Does the secondary school track get considered at the time of submitting the transfer request?
        Yes, your secondary school track is taken into account when you submit your transfer request.
      • Are there fees for submitting a transfer request from one department to another within the college?
        No, there aren’t any.
      • Are there fees for submitting a transfer request from a major in one college to another in another college?
        Yes, a transfer fee of 10 (ten Bahraini dinars).
      • I am a student who submitted a transfer request, where can I find the result?
        The admission results will be announced by sending a message (SMS) or via (Notification) on your website.
      • Where and how can I view the schedule of courses offered for the next semester?

The course schedule can be viewed through the link provided on the announcements page on the University website (uob.edu.bh).

      • How can I find out when my courses will be registered for the next semester?

This can be done through the advertisements page on the University’s website, in addition to social media.

      • How can I find out who my academic advisor is?

This can be done by looking at the student’s academic data page in the Student Information Management System (SIS). If the name of your academic advisor does not appear on the mentioned page, you can contact the relevant academic department.

      • What are the cases that require the use of the electronic help page (the Help disk)?

Through this help page in the registration system, you can write and record the issues you face regarding the registration of your courses, as those concerned from the registration department will find a solution, or explain and clarify the matter to you in the event of any confusion, as this page is dedicated to dealing with several registration issues.

      • What is the necessary procedure if I want to register a new course whose lab time interfere with the lab time of another course I have registered, or the time of another lecture?

The student will see a notification on his registration page indicating this conflict, and he will have two options: to cancel the course registration application, or submit his scheduled registration application to the relevant academic department head, who has the right to accept or reject the application according to objective academic considerations.

      • What can I do if the course I want to register for is conditional on the approval of the head of the academic department concerned with the course?

The system will allow you to send a request to the head of the course department if:

It is an application to register in the practical training course.

It is an application to registers in one of the courses that requires the approval of the head of the academic department.

      • When should I pay the fees after completing my courses registration for the next semester?

Between the two semesters, or the so-called drop and add period, before the start of classes, as the date for payment shall be announced then.

      • How can the student know what he has accomplished from his study plan and what is left for him, so that he can plan for the courses to register for the next semester?

He can do this through the subtitle (Degree audit) listed on the student’s academic data page.

      • Is there a way for the student to know – hypothetically – his GPA?

He can do this through the subtitle (GPA Simulator) listed – also – on the student’s academic data page.