Scholarships

RCSI Bahrain Medicine Scholarships

RCSI Bahrain is offering five individual scholarships to incoming students enrolling in the MB BCh BAO (undergraduate medicine) programme for academic year 2018/2019. Three scholarships will entitle recipients to 1/3 fees concession for each year of the medical programme. A further two scholarships will entitle recipients to free-of-charge accommodation in RCSI Bahrain’s Halls of Residence for each year of the medical programme.

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must be in receipt of a full or conditional offer* for RCSI Bahrain's undergraduate medicine programme and satisfy the qualifying criteria as outlined below.

Applicants are required to complete the scholarship application form and submit to scholarships@rcsi-mub.com by May 31st 2018, along with the short essays and a non-academic reference (e.g. Supervisor in a volunteer/charitable organisation), as directed. Candidates who are in receipt of another scholarship pertaining to their study at RCSI Bahrain will be deemed ineligible for this scholarship programme.

*Note: Atlantic Bridge applicants are not required to have been issued with an offer at time of application to the RCSI Bahrain Medicine Scholarships.


Curriculum Subject and English language requirements Grade / Score requirements
A-Levels As per 5 year programme requirements A, A, A
International Baccalaureate Diploma As per 5 year programme requirements ≥39 points (inclusive of bonus points)
Advanced Placement As per 5 year programme requirements 5, 5, 4
CBSE As per 5 year programme requirements Overall average of ≥92%
Tawjihiya (Bahrain Kuwait, Oman and UAE) As per 6 year programme requirements Overall average ≥98%
American High School (SAT) As per 6 year programme requirements New SAT score ≥ 1300
Competitive scores in two SAT subject tests (Maths, Chemistry, Physics or Biology).
Canadian High School As per 6 year programme requirements Overall average of ≥90%
Degree graduates Biomedical science or related science subject First class honours or GPA equivalent to A grade*.

**For GPA-applicable curricula, if degree transcript does not state grade bands for GPA, a letter from the awarding institution confirming these GPA grade bands must be provided. Applications which do not provide this evidence will not be considered.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the RCSI Bahrain Scholarships Board and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a scholarship interview in late May. The purpose of this interview is to provide applicants the opportunity to discuss their essay submissions and their motivations for applying.

Following the interview, the application will be reviewed in full and scholarship offers will be made.


HRH Shaikha Moza bint Hamad Medicine Scholarship

The Shaikha Moza bint Hamad Medicine Scholarship is presented by the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, as part of the Rayaat Scholarship programme. The scholarship is open to Bahraini students who meet the required entry criteria set out by RCSI Bahrain and the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation and covers full tuition fees as well as other benefits pertaining to the Rayaat Scholarship programme.

The Rayaat Scholarship was launched in 2011 to create an ambitious generation that can play an integral part in developing the community.

For further information or to register for the scholarship, please check out the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation website.