The establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Bahrain is one of the fruits of the historic and auspicious visit of H.M. King Hamad bin Isa AI Khalifa, King of Bahrain, to the People’s Republic of China in September 2013, during which a memorandum of understanding was signed to establish a branch of the institute at the University of Bahrain in collaboration with Shanghai University, China. University of Bahrain and Shanghai University are approved by Chinese International Education Foundation to cooperate and to develop Confucius Institute at the University of Bahrain with the authorized rights to use the brand, name, and logo of “Confucius Institute”. The inauguration of CIUOB (Confucius Institute at University of Bahrain) on 15th April 2014 has been held when celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and People’s Republic of China which was on 18 April 1989.


  • Meet the demands of the Chinese language learning Bahrain people, by offering different types of Chinese courses.
  • Organize various cultural activities, to help the Bahrain people understand Chinese culture and promote the cultural exchange and cooperation between Bahrain and China.
  • Work with Shanghai University and Center for Language education and cooperation to organize various visiting-China programs, so that students could visit China, experience the unique charm of Chinese culture.
  • Cooperate with Chinese-funded enterprises in Bahrain, including Dragon City, Huawei, etc., to establish a platform as well as a good language practice environment for Bahrain people, to help them understand Chinese business.


This course is suit for non-native Chinese speakers. We seek to help students acquire Pinyin and some basic expressions used in daily life, to read and write short passages with an active vocabulary of about 250 Chinese characters. The course also covers necessary introductions to culture, customs, philosophy, and history which serve as key to study Chinese language.

In this course, we seek to help students who have already passed CHL 101 learn Chinese further and acquire more basic expressions used in daily life. The course also covers necessary introductions to culture, customs, philosophy, and history which serve as keys to Chinese language learning. Lessons will mainly emphasize on speaking, reading and writing.

Since September 2014, the Confucius Institute at the University of Bahrain has been training Chinese for officials from Ministry of the Interior, Foreign Affairs and National Defense of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This program aims at basic Chinese, relevant professional Chinese vocabulary based on their professional needs, such as business Chinese, and how to communicate with Chinese. Each semester covers 15 weeks, three hours per week.

Confucius Institute set up Chinese language classes for staffs at Bahrain University to meet their needs for Chinese and Chinese culture. This program aims at teaching basic Chinese expressions and share Chinese culture with the staffs.


Confucius Institute offers different kinds of study aboard scholarship. The programs provide scholarship for in-service Chinese teachers and Chinese learners, with terms of four weeks, one semester or one academic year. Applicants from UOB will be eligible to apply for the scholarship to study in Shanghai University. Check the link for details about the program:

China Scholarship Council, entrusted by the Ministry of Education of China, is responsible for the enrollment and administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC)-¬¬Regular Programs generally refer to scholarship programs responsible by authorities other than Chinese universities. The Agency Number of Shanghai University: 10280. For more information, please refer to


Celebrating Bahrain National Day

Chinese Bridge Competition

Celebrating Confucius Institute Day

Celebrating Chinese New Year



Dr. Qianwen Zhou

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Ziwen Qi

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