Admissions | The British University of Bahrain

BUB | Admissions

The British University of Bahrain is open for applications and we are currently processing September 2020 applications. To Apply – Please read through the detailed requirements below and click the APPLY NOW button, at the top of this page, to submit your online application to BUB.

Applications | Bachelor Degree Courses

All of the Bachelor degree courses at the British University of Bahrain are UK degree courses, awarded by the University of Salford-Manchester. All of our courses are Approved by the Higher Education Council-HEC in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, our Foundation Year course is approved by UK NARIC, for direct entry to most UK Universities.

To be considered for entry to BUB, all applicants must have completed a high school education or the equivalent of 12 years of schooling. The application of each student is individually evaluated. This is based upon the information provided on your application form and your academic achievement.

Application to the British University of Bahrain, to commence your UK Bachelor degree course, is a very competitive process. We therefore recommend that you submit your BUB application as soon as possible to secure your place.

You will be required to support your application by providing the following original documents or proof of your pending results:
1 – High School Transcripts | Typically Grades for Years 9-12
2 – Statement of Graduation or Secondary School General Certificate
3 – IELTS Certificate | Overall 5.5 or equivalent with No Component Below 5.0
4 – Copy of the Picture Page from your Passport
5 – Copy of Your CPR
6 – A Recent Photograph | High-Resolution with a White Background
7 – Medical Report from a Public Health Centre or any Approved Health Institution
8 – Ministry of Education Letter of Equalization | Private Schools Only

Please Note – If you do not currently have all of the required documents, you can still apply. We will be happy to accept your documents when they become available.

BUB Entry Requirements

College of Business

An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent.
IELTS score of 5.5 and above overall or equivalent with no element less than 5.0.

College of Engineering and the Built Environment

An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent with a minimum score of 75% in High School Mathematics or a math based science subject.
IELTS Overall score of 5.5 and above or equivalent with no element less than 5.0.

College of Information and Communications Technology

An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent with a minimum score of 75% in High School Mathematics or a math based science subject.
IELTS Overall score of 5.5 and above overall or equivalent with no element less than 5.0.

BUB Foundation Year | UK NARIC Approved

The British University of Bahrain offers entry to applicants that have not yet met the minimum entry requirements for English Language proficiency. Students have the opportunity to undertake the BUB Foundation Certificate with Intensive English. This will enhance your English language skills. On successful completion of our UK NARIC Approved Foundation Certificate, you will have attained an English Language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0. You are then eligible to progress to your preferred Bachelors degree course with Advanced Standing | Year 2 entry. Alternatively, you can apply for direct entry to most UK Universities.

BUB Foundation Certificate | Entry Requirements

An overall GPA of 75% or equivalent.
A Minimum IELTS score of 4.5 overall or equivalent with no element below 4.0.

BUB Advanced Entry

If you have followed the curriculum identified below and have completed 13 years of schooling, you may be eligible for entry with advanced standing, for year 2 entry, to your Bachelor degree programme. The English Language requirements for Year 2 entry is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no element below 5.5.
Please Note – Our Engineering programmes have specific entry requirements for Math that must be demonstrated by fulfilling the A-Level Math or Math based science subject grade. Applicants that do not have the required level of Mathematics will be invited to undertake a Mathematics based entrance test.

Entry Requirements | Advanced Entry Admission

A-Level – Typically a minimum of 3 subjects contributing to the required UCAS points needed for BUB entry. Minimum A-Level points for entry are indicated in the individual course details – Course List
Please Note – 3 Passes at A2 are required for Advanced Entry. AS Level subjects may be used to calculate the overall points if they are additional to your A2 subjects.
International Baccalaureate Certificate – Minimum IB scores for BUB entry can also be found in the individual course details – Course List and must include a minimum number of HL subjects.
CBSE
Successful Completion of a Foundation Year – From a recognised Higher Education institution.
Other Equivalent Qualifications – Please Contact Us for more information and advice.

You will be required to support your BUB application by providing the following original documentation or proof of any pending results:
1 – High School Transcripts | Typically Grades for Years 9-12
2 – Statement of Graduation or Secondary School General Certificate
3 – IELTS Certificate | Overall 6.0 or equivalent with No Component Below 5.5
4 – A-Level, IB, Foundation Year etc.
5 – Copy of the Picture Page on your Passport
6 – Copy of a Valid CPR
7 – A Recent Photograph | High-Resolution with a White Background
8 – Medical Report from a Public Health Centre or any Approved Health Institution
9 – Ministry of Education Letter of Equalization | Private Schools Only

English Language Proficiency | BUB

All courses at the British University of Bahrain are taught and assessed in English. To ensure that you have the opportunity to successful complete in your studies, English language proficiency is required for admission to BUB. English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following tests with the minimum specified grade for entry achieved:
IELTS
Other Equivalent English Proficiency Tests | TOFEL, iBT etc.
BUB English Language TestApply NOW
Please Note – You can still apply if you do not have all of the required documents now. We will be happy to accept your documents after your application.

Applicants who score below the minimum required English proficiency score but who otherwise meet admission standards may be admitted to the Foundation Year with Intensive English at BUB.

If you still have questions about the BUB application process or if you just need some general advice:
Please Contact Us | E-Mail info@bub.bh | Call +973 17130303 | WhatsApp: +973 38030303