Higher Education Council requirements

As RCSI Bahrain is accredited by the Bahrain Higher Education Council (HEC), all students must be in compliance with the HEC regulations. The HEC requires that all students commencing studies in Bahrain must have their High School Transcripts and Certificates authenticated, through the designated processes in the country where they did their schooling, as well as by the relevant agencies in Bahrain.

Students with prior university qualifications are also required to obtain authentication of their high school documents as well as their university documents. If you wish to transfer from another university, not having completed a qualification there, we require your original transcript and a letter confirming your withdrawal from that university.

Please follow the below guidelines on obtaining certification of your High School transcripts and Certificates:

Once we have received these authenticated documents, we will submit your file to the HEC, which will in turn review and confirm your registration at RCSI Bahrain.

All students are required to follow this process and without this confirmation from the HEC, you will not be fully registered at RCSI Bahrain.

Although we request that all authentic original documents are submitted before starting your studies at the University, we understand that this process can take some time to complete or you might not have received your original certificate from the awarding body by the time the programme starts and so alternative submission dates can be arranged in these circumstances.

Please note though, that all students entering any of RCSI Bahrain's programmes will need to provide the original stamped certificates from High School. For more information please contact the Admissions Department by email at medicinebahrain@rcsi-mub.com or nursingbahrain@rcsi-mub.com.