FAQ

Q1. If I study at the British University of Bahrain, which university will award my degree?

All degrees studied at BUB are awarded by the University of Salford in the UK. The degrees available at BUB are identical to those offered on the University of Salford’s UK campus in Manchester, with the addition of the Foundation Year for students who have completed 12 years of school education.

Q2. Can I transfer to the University of Salford?

Yes, in principle any student who has completed at least one year of study at BUB can transfer to the same programme at the University of Salford in the UK. Under some circumstances, it might be possible to transfer to a different programme if you meet the necessary pre-requisites. Such requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Q3. Will my degree be recognised in Bahrain?

Yes. All degree programmes offered at BUB are recognised by the Higher Education Council of Bahrain and students who meet HEC’s requirements will be eligible to have their degrees attested when they graduate.

To view the letter from the Higher Education Council in Bahrain, click here.

Q4. What are the costs of studying at BUB?

BUB students pay an annual fee (payable by the semester) which covers all tuition, use of the University facilities and registration with the University of Salford, UK. Applicants will also be asked to pay a one-off application fee and a registration fee once they accept the offer of a place. Please see the Fees and Scholarship page of this website for details of current fees and scholarships.

Q5. Are there any bursaries or scholarships available?

BUB is committed to rewarding academic excellence and is keen to attract the most able students from Bahrain and the GCC. For that reason we have introduced our Academic Bursary Scheme whereby students can obtain reductions in fees of up to 30%. Academic Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of performance in our Academic Bursary Examination. To see the page on Academic Bursaries on this website, click here.

Q6. CAN I VISIT THE UNIVERSITY?

BUB has an open-door policy and any one is welcome to visit our campus. Kindly visit Contact Us page to view our office timings.

Q7. DOES THE UNIVERSITY HAVE A SPORTS FACILTY?

BUB has an agreement with the Batelco staff centre located in Hamala, 5 minutes away from our campus. You would have access to it as a BUB student, at no extra cost.

Q8. CAN I PAY THE FEES IN INSTALLMENTS?

Unfortunately not, BUB accepts the fee payment per semester (twice a year). All the students’ fees has to be paid before the semester starts.

Q9. IS THERE A MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE?

Yes, Ministry of Education offers scholarships for BUB. Kindly contact the Ministry of Education for more information.

Q10. HOW DO I APPLY FOR BUB?

You can either apply online by clicking here or visit our campus to fill out the application form.

Q11. IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

BUB will be accepting applications till August 31st. If you are planning to study at BUB, we recommend applying as soon as possible to ensure your placement with us.

Q12. I HAVE APPLIED AT BUB, WHAT’S NEXT?

If you’ve already applied at BUB, you would be receiving an acknowledgement letter along with an invoice for the application fee. On the payment of the application fee, you would be receiving the conditional / unconditional offer letter along with an invoice for the registration fee. Once the registration fee is paid, your place would be confirmed at BUB.

Q13. I AM GETTING AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN I’M APPLYING ONLINE, CAN I GET SOME HELP?

If you’re getting some errors kindly ensure:

  • Any documents being attached are not more than 2 MB
  • All the required fields are filled in

If you’re still getting an error, kindly reach out to us  and we’d be glad to help out.