Undergraduate students

Introduction

Whether you are a first-time university student, a returning student or transferring from another institute, the UTB Admissions Office is here to help you succeed. Take a look at our programme offerings or request information from an Admissions representative today.

UTB has carefully designed its admission processes to accommodate the specific needs of students. Admissions at UTB is accessible and convenient.

UTB’s professional and well-trained admission officers is here to assist you in completing your enrolment process. In every step of the admission process, admission officers will extend their expertise to students and parents to ensure a smooth enrolment into UTB.

The applicant is carefully assisted throughout the enrolment process and fully acquainted with  the different programme offerings of the university. Applicants are provided with the University brochures and curricular plans of their chosen programme.

Requirements

  • Completely filled-out admission application form
  • Minimum secondary school scores 60% or its equivalent
  • Original Secondary School certificate or its equivalent together with an English translation of the transcript and/or an ‘A’ level certification from the Ministry. Rules and regulations of HEC-Bahrain regarding the authentication of foreign certificates and/or private school certificates are to be applied when necessary.
  • Four (4) copies of recent passport-size photograph
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s passport and CPR (or equivalent)
  • Official receipt of the non-refundable application fee
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character from the previous school
  • Student medical examination issued by a medical health centre endorsed by MOE

Criteria

Acceptance to the University depends on the following admissions requirements:

  • Completely filled out an admission application form.
  • Minimum secondary school scores 60% or its equivalent.
  • University Placement test  (Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT)) Result (if needed)
  • Submission of all required documents stated in the Admissions Policy.

To be admitted to any undergraduate programme, the applicant must satisfy the minimum secondary school grades or its equivalent without the need to take the University placement test and remediation classes of English, and Math, as shown in the following table:

 

Subtest Component for
Bahraini, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Switzerland, USA, and Ecuador Qualification

Programme
Engineering
Studies (BSIE, BSME, BSEnE)
Computer Science Studies (BSCS, BSIT) Business (BSBI, BSAF) International Business (BSIB)
 
Mathematics
Science/ Technical/General Track At least 70%  or C At least 70%  or C At least 70%  or C At least 60% or D
Commercial and Literature Tracks At least 80% or B At least 80% or B At least 80% or B At least 60% or D
Science   60 60 60 N/A
English   At least 80 or B At least 80 or B At least 80 or B At least 80 or B

 

Table #2

 

Subtest Component for
Other Qualification (Indian, Pakistan, and West African)

Programme
Engineering
Studies (BSIE, BSME, BSEnE)
Computer Science Studies (BSCS, BSIT) Business (BSBI, BSAF) International Business (BSIB)
 

Mathematics

Science/ Technical/General Track At least 51 or C1 At least 51 or C1 At least 51 or C1 At least 41 or C2
Commercial and Literature Tracks At least 71 or B1 At least 71 or B1 At least 71 or B1 At least 41 or C2
Science   60 60 60 N/A
English   At least 71 or B1 At least 71 or B1 At least 71 or B1 At least 71 or B1

 

 

*Note: Science component is subject to the evaluation of the Dean.

For the undergraduate applicants who did not meet the minimum required secondary school grades in Mathematics, Science and English or its equivalent, admission depends on the following criteria:

 

Programme Secondary School Grade Placement Test in English (OOPT) Remarks
All Programmes 60-79 % grade in English Score ≥ 55 % No need for remediation in English
 Score < 55 % Remediation in English
Engineering (BSIE, BSME, BSEnE), Computer Science (BSCS, BSIT), Business (BSBI, BSAF) For Commercial Track: Score 60-79%  in Math
For Scientific and technical Track: Score 60-69% in Math
NA Remediation in Math
For Science score <60% NA Tutorial class in general sciences
International Business (BSIB) Score <60% in Math NA Remediation in Math
All Programmes CGPA < 60% for Bahraini and KSA
CGPA < 41% for Indian and Pakistan
NA Will be subjected to 5% admission rule of the University (As explained under note)

Secondary Grade in English

A qualified applicant for all programmes whose secondary school grade in English is within 60-79%, needs to take the placement test in English (OOPT).  If the OOPT test result is 55 or above, applicant will not take remediation course in English. However, if the result is lower than 55%, applicant will take remediation course in English. 

TOEFL/IELTS

Qualified applicant who attains a score of at least 500 (173 CBT, 61 iBT) for TOEFL, or with a score of 5.5 for IELTS, is exempted to sit the required English placement test.

Secondary Grade in Math

A qualified applicant for Engineering, Computer Science or Business Informatics programme who has a secondary grade score in Math of 60-79% for commercial and literature tracks and 60-69% for scientific and technical tracks and lower than 60% for the International Business programme has to take the remediation course in Math.

Note: The University can accept new students equivalent to 5% of the total enrollment where  student applicant has a CGPA below 60% but not lower than 50% from Bahraini Schools; below 41% but not lower  than 33% from Indian and Pakistan Schools;  and for other non-Bahrain based Schools, it will be based on the passing mark of the school. The 5% is subject to strict evaluation by the dean and the applicant’s score in the OOPT and the secondary school grades.

Secondary Grade in Science

A qualified applicant for Engineering, Computer Science or Business Informatics programme who has a secondary grade score in science of lower than 60% has to take tutorial class in general science before taking any university-level science course.

Fee Structure:

Application Free

BHD 25.000  (non-refundable, payable one time)

(non-refundable, payable one time)
Registration Fee

BHD 50.000  (non-refundable, payable every term)

 (non-refundable, payable every term)
Technology Fee

BHD 30.000 (non-refundable, payable per term)

(non-refundable, payable per term)
Tuition Fee (BSIB, BSBI, BSCS, BSIE, BSME)

BHD 51.500 per credit unit 

Tuition Fee (BSEnE, BSAF, BSIT)

BHD 75.000 per credit unit 

Graduation Fee

BHD 150.000  (non-refundable, payable one time)

(non-refundable, payable one time)

Academics

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Computer Studies

College of Engineering

Centre for General Education

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