ADMISSION CRITERIA


A. For First Year Undergraduate Applicants

Acceptance to the University depends on the following admissions requirements:

  1. Completely filled out an admission application form.
  2. Minimum secondary school scores 60% or its equivalent.
  3. AMA Placement test  (Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT)) Result (if needed)
  4. 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 AMA 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

Computer Science Studies

Business Informatics

International Business

 

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

 

 

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

Programme

Engineering
Studies

Computer Science Studies

Business Informatics

International Business

 

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 applicant who did not meet the minimum required secondary school grades in Mathematics, Science and English or its equivalent, his/her admissions 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, Computer Science, Business Informatics

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

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 AMAIUB (As explained under note)

 

a. 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. 

 

b. TOEFL/IELTS

 

Qualified applicant who attain the 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.

 

c. 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: AMAIUB 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.

 

d. 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.

 

B. For Undergraduate Transfer Student Applicants

Application Requirements:

  1. Completely filled out an admission application form
  2. Official Transcript of Records (TOR) from the university previously attended. Rules and regulations of the HEC-Bahrain regarding the authentication of foreign certificates and private school certificates are to be applied when necessary.
  3. Course description of all completed courses for which transfer credit is sought (authenticated by the originating university)
  4. Certificate of Transfer from the university previously attended stamped by MOE, if any.
  5. Withdrawal Certificate stamped by MOE
  6. Submission of all required documents stated in the admissions policy.
  7. The applicant should have a good moral standing from the university from which he/she is transferring.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. For Bahrain and KSA qualifications, the applicant should have at least a secondary school average of 60%.  For non-Bahrain secondary qualifications (Indian and Pakistan) the applicant should have at least 41% secondary school average; and for other non-Bahraini qualifications please refer to the table of cut-off.
  2. If the applicant has taken and passed courses in English and Mathematics in the  previous university, the applicant will be exempted in taking the remedial courses  in both English and Mathematics. The applicant may proceed to mainstream university courses and is eligible to apply for credit transfer.
  3. If the applicant has not taken any courses in English, he/she shall take the OOPT. If the results on the two parts of OOPT results is passed, he will proceed to university English courses, otherwise, he/she will enroll  the remedial courses in English where he/she fails.
  4. If the applicant has not taken any course in Mathematics, the basis for evaluation whether remedial course in mathematics is required or not is the score in mathematics subjects in his/her last year in the secondary school certificate using the table presented earlier.

The transfer of course credits is accepted at AMAIUB provided that courses applied for crediting are equivalent to the courses where credit will be transferred.

 

The University requires the undergraduate student to complete at least 50% of the required credit units/hours of a programme in residence at AMAIUB. The maximum credit units/hours that are eligible for transfer credits should not exceed two-thirds (66%) of the required credit units/hours based on his/her original degree from another university.

 

Practicum (Internship) course is eligible for credit transfer with the same practicum (internship) course from other university or re-admitted student from AMAIUB.

C. For Postgraduate Students

1. Acceptance to the graduate programme as a new student depends on the following criteria:

  1. The Applicant should have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 1.0 or 2.0 out of 4.0;
  2. For an applicant who has a  baccalaureate degree in business  programme that was delivered in  English will proceed to core courses:
  • If applicant proceeds to core courses if he/she has CGPA from B to A+ and will be exempted to take OOPT.
  • If applicant who has a CGPA from C+ to B- will take OOPT  and should get a  passing score of at least  75 to proceed to core courses but if  failed, applicant will proceed to pre-MBA courses.
  • If the applicant with CGPA of C-/C, will take pre-MBA courses.

2. Applicant who is not a graduate of a baccalaureate degree in business or if a graduate of business degree but not delivered in English will take pre-MBA courses;

  1. The applicant should submit a certificate of at least one (1) year work experience or two recommendation letters from professors in undergraduate study in lieu of the work certificate;
  2. The applicant should pass the personal interview conducted by a committee;
  3. The applicant for letter b may also present a minimum score 550 in TOFEL or 6.5 in IELTS as an equivalent of OOPT.

3. Acceptance to the postgraduate programme as a transfer student depends on the following criteria.

 

AMAIUB requires as a matter of policy that a transfer postgraduate student is required to complete at least 50% of the required credit units/hours of a programme of residence at AMAIUB.

 

The maximum credit units/hours that are eligible for transfer credits should not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the required credits from the original degree from another university.

 

Capstone(Thesis) course is not eligible for credit transfer; the transfer student must take this course during his/her residency at AMAIUB.