University of Bahrain: Statistics



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#2724 of 14,131 In the World
#859 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 12 In Bahrain
#469 of 1,187 For Radio and Television broadcasting
Top50% For 78 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Bahrain is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Twajihia) or equivalent (Min 70%, each college has its own admission criteria, exam & interview)
Academic CalendarSeptember to September (September - January; February-June; June-September)
Full time employee1,370
Student:staff ratio25:1

Research profile

University of Bahrain has published 6,437 scientific papers with 73,842 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, and Mathematics.


University of Bahrain majors

by publication & citation count

3,908 / 53,580
3,321 / 39,184
Environmental Science
3,066 / 38,156
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,000 / 33,405
Computer Science
2,937 / 32,213
2,858 / 46,390
2,855 / 44,745
Quantum and Particle physics
2,644 / 31,096
Materials Science
1,903 / 26,339
1,900 / 17,717
1,859 / 25,805
1,830 / 14,853
Political Science
1,815 / 22,107
Organic Chemistry
1,760 / 26,729
1,742 / 21,867
Geography and Cartography
1,486 / 14,781
1,449 / 14,806
1,445 / 10,189
1,392 / 18,440
1,357 / 10,320
1,309 / 9,271
1,225 / 15,398
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,195 / 9,055
Electrical Engineering
1,140 / 14,724
1,138 / 10,251
1,100 / 23,345
Metallurgical Engineering
1,013 / 16,398
979 / 8,655
Machine Learning
969 / 10,079
Optical Engineering
937 / 13,265
924 / 8,179
891 / 8,130
883 / 9,911
765 / 11,197
739 / 9,715
735 / 5,091
Chemical Engineering
729 / 14,028
710 / 4,527
691 / 13,059
Mechanical Engineering
669 / 15,126

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 83 74
1992 71 92
1993 68 104
1994 75 122
1995 77 126
1996 73 132
1997 45 177
1998 37 194
1999 56 184
2000 48 204
2001 48 233
2002 67 406
2003 66 317
2004 77 359
2005 64 420
2006 82 517
2007 96 610
2008 100 740
2009 115 939
2010 120 1051
2011 143 1376
2012 167 1629
2013 193 2114
2014 200 2360
2015 203 2677
2016 199 2859
2017 219 3117
2018 334 3627
2019 439 4568
2020 571 6377
2021 665 8814
2022 762 11581
2023 621 13822
Academic rankings


Local studetns 120 per semester (BHD)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Bahrain.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes No
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes No
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes No
Psychology Yes Yes No
Associate Diploma Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia, Pharmacy
Diploma Community Health, Midwifery, Nursing
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Arabic, Architecture, Banking, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, English, Finance, Fine Arts, History, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Business, International Economics, Islamic Studies, Laboratory Techniques, Landscape Architecture, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Nursing, Operations Research, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Production Engineering, Psychology, Radiology, Sociology, Software Engineering, Statistics, Tourism
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Education, Psychology
Master's Degree Accountancy, Applied Physics, Arabic, Architecture, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Data Processing, Dietetics, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Law, Real Estate, Software Engineering, Sports, Sports Management
Doctor's Degree Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Private Law, Public Law

Notable alumni

  1. Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa

    Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
    Born in
    Bahrain Flag Bahrain
    1965-.. (age 59)
    association football playersports executive

    Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa is a Bahraini football administrator. As of 2023 he is Senior Vice-President of the FIFA Council. He has been president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 2 May 2013. Before becoming president of the AFC, he had been president of Bahrain Football Association (2002–13) and also chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee and deputy chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

  2. Maryam al-Khawaja

    Maryam al-Khawaja
    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    1987-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in the University of Bahrain
    In 2009 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    human rights activistactivist

    Maryam Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is a Bahraini human rights activist. She is the daughter of the Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and former co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR). She is currently the Special Advisor on Advocacy with the GCHR, and works as a consultant with NGOs. She's a board member of the International Service for Human Rights and No Hiding Place. She serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of the Urgent Action Fund.

  3. Haya Al Qassim

    Haya Al Qassim
    1986-.. (age 38)
    television presenter

    Haya Al Qassim is a Bahraini journalist. A media studies graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bahrain, she works for the national broadcaster, the Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation, and is nicknamed the “Butterfly of Bahraini television.” She began her media career in 2004 as the host of the youth talk show Chat with Batelco, followed in 2009 by the three-year run of the youth news show Youth Time.

  4. Nader Kadhim

    Nader Kadhim
    Born in
    Bahrain Flag Bahrain
    1973-.. (age 51)
    cultural critic

    Nader Hassan Ali Kadhim is a Bahraini writer, academic and cultural critic. He was a professor of Cultural Studies, University of Bahrain and a co-editor of Information and Communication Journal, issued by the International Centre for Media and Communication Studies in London.

University of Bahrain faculties and divisions

Centre : American Studies American Studies
Centre : Business Incubator Business and Commerce, Entrepreneurship
Centre : Community Service and Continuous Education Education
Centre : E-Learning Distance Education
Centre : English Language English
Centre : German Studies Germanic Studies
Centre : Japanese Studies Japanese
Centre : Media Media Studies
College : Applied Studies Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Instrument Making, Mechanical Engineering
College : Arts Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, English, Fine Arts, Islamic Studies, Literature, Mass Communication, Psychology, Social Sciences, Tourism
College : Bahrain Teachers Training Curriculum, Education, Educational Technology, Psychology
College : Business Administration Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
College : Engineering Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
College : Health and Sport Science Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Sports
College : Information Technology Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Network Technology, Software Engineering
College : Law Law, Private Law, Public Law
College : Science Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics

General information

Alternative names UoB
جامعة البحرين
Founded 1986
Accreditation Higher Education Council, Ministry of Education, Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA)
Motto Say: My God! increase me in knowledge

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 32038 Manama
Sakhir, Southern Directorate

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