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Ahlia University

Ahlia University (AU) was established in 2001 as the first private university in Bahrain. AU is accredited by the Bahrain Higher Education Council, and our programmes and courses are accredited by numerous international professional bodies such as the ACCA, CIM, and CIMA. AU ranks amongst the top 50 best universities in the Arab region, as recognised by QS World University Rankings.

Based in the island nation of Bahrain, AU offers international students the opportunity to live and study in a different culture and learning environment; in one of the safest, friendliest, and most welcoming countries of the Arabian Gulf.


Student Exchange Programme

The Brunel University London-Ahlia University undergraduate student exchange programme will allow you to make your degree a truly global experience by spending time studying in London and Manama, Bahrain. For more information and programme details please contact partnerships@brunel.ac.uk.

PhD without Residence

Brunel University London is very pleased to have a close partnership with Ahlia University, which allows students in the Gulf region to undertake a Brunel PhD with supervision and training given by our academic members of staff. We are glad that this gives students the ability to study and research for a UK degree, while based in Bahrain and proud of the success of the graduates from the programme.

Subject Areas:

  • Computing
  • Business Management


More details about duration, fee, entry requirements can be found here