RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Important HEC 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 Bahrain agencies. Students with prior university qualifications are also required to obtain authentication of their high school documents and of 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:

Completed High School in Middle East
Completed A Levels
Completed IB
Completed High School outside the Middle East

Once we have received these authenticated documents, we will submit your file to the HEC who will review and confirm your registration at RCSI Bahrain. All students are required to follow this process. Without the confirmation from the HEC, you cannot be fully registered at RCSI Bahrain.

Although we ask for all authentic original documents before starting your studies in 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. Alternative submissions dates can be arranged in these circumstances however please note that all students entering any programme within the University have to supply the University with their original stamped certificates from High School.

For more information please contact the Admissions Department by email at medicinebahrain@rcsi-mub.com.