The opening of the RCSI Bahrain campus and the neighbouring King Hamad University Hospital has brought about something of a transformation to the area of Busaiteen, where the ever-expanding array of apartment blocks offers a whole host of accommodation options for our students.

The apartment block is exclusively for RCSI Bahrain students. All apartments have two bedrooms and are for two people sharing. The block is within short walking distance of the main gates of the RCSI campus (approx. three minutes) and allows easy access to the university. RCSI Bahrain will match students with room-mates as best we can; we can only allow sharing between students of the same gender.

  • The total cost of each apartment is BD550 per month, which is in line with local market rates for apartments in its area.
  • The apartments feature one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and one bedroom with its own separate bathroom, which is not ensuite.
  • The split of the cost for each room is BD295 for an ensuite room or BD255 for a standard room (with separate bathroom).
  • In addition to the bedrooms, the apartments also feature a shared large open-plan kitchen/dining-room/living-room area.
  • All apartments are fully furnished, including washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave and television.
  • Rental fees are inclusive of WiFi, electricity and water charges, 24-hour security and weekly house-keeping.
  • Rental periods are for ten months, from the end of September until the end of June.
  • Rent is payable annually in advance with a further one month refundable security deposit which will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, assuming there is no damage to the apartment.
  • Rooms can only be guaranteed by the payment of the full year’s rent as per above.
  • If your offer is conditional and you do not meet your required grades to attend RCSI Bahrain, your rent will be reimbursed less an administration charge of 200 BHD.
  • The Halls of Residence apartments are available for students during their first year in Bahrain. At the beginning of each academic year the apartments will be offered to a new batch of students.

To book accommodation in the HOR, please apply through the HOR Registration link.

You will receive an automatic email confirmation once you have submitted your online application. The Student Services team will then review your application and send you an invoice accordingly. In order to confirm your booking, you need to finalise the payment. For more information about what to do upon arrival, download this booklet.

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available requests will be tended to on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact for more details.

Accommodation Sharing

Please download the Roommate Guide for advice on sharing accommodation.

We have a wide range of apartment blocks perfectly suited to students and student life within walking distance of the main gates of the campus, which is where we would encourage students to stay.

A basic list of some of the apartment blocks in the nearby area is available below for your information. Of course, there are plenty of other residential areas that might also be suitable, depending on your budget and transport situation.

We know it’s not easy to arrange accommodation when you’re not in the country, but rest assured there is no shortage of space. While many students have successfully arranged accommodation from abroad, many others wait until they arrive to do so, so that will be up to you.

Download accommodation list

Obviously, it would be more cost effective to share accommodation with fellow students so complete the room-mate registration form if you think that is something you would be interested in doing.

Please note that, except for the Halls of Residence, the University does not match students together but invites them to contact one another.


The properties listed, including the owners/advertisers of same, are not inspected or vetted by RCSI Bahrain. The accommodation list is aimed at putting students in contact with individuals/bodies offering accommodation. As the University does not inspect/vet these properties or their owners/advertisers, and in the absence of any legal or binding agreement between said owners/advertisers and RCSI Bahrain, the University cannot be held liable for any accommodation, contacts, contracts, introductions and/or arrangements arising from the use of this list.