Ahlia University (AU) is a private not-for-profit university operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain. AU is owned by a private holding company ‘The Arab Academy for Research and Studies’ (AARS). The holding company is collectively owned by a group of highly reputed companies and individuals from the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The AU project became a reality when the Government of Bahrain issued the Cabinet Decision No. 03-1626 dated March 2001, making it the first private university to be licensed by the government.
AU was conceived by its founders to be an agent of change in university education to ensure that students have a fulfilling learning experience that not only equips them for the world of work but to become well-rounded responsible citizens. AU cherishes its commitment to excellent quality in the core functions of teaching and learning, research and community engagement and through to all aspects of its operations.
Since its beginnings in 2001, the university has seen growth in its diverse student body; currently standing with an enrollment of more than 1,375. AU has a distinguished and diverse faculty with a high percentage of PhD holders and a robust publication record.
Ahlia University has five colleges:
- College of Arts and Science
- College of Business and Finance
- College of Engineering
- College of Information Technology
- College of Medical and Health Sciences
The university includes a deanship of student affairs and a deanship of graduate studies and research, in addition to a number of centres.
Ahlia University Academic Calendar 2024-2025
Unavailable years will be added as they become available.
Click here to download 2023/2024 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2022/2023 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2021/2022 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2020/2021 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2019/2020 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2018/2019 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2017/2018 Academic Calendar
- Click here to download 2016/2017 Academic Calendar