The University College of Bahrain (UCB) was founded in 2002 by Shaikh Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed AlKhalifa. The University is a non-profit private institution of Higher Education, licensed by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain, where the medium of teaching and learning is in English.
The Degree Programs were originally designed and developed around the USA and Canadian higher education model of curriculum content, assessment, and delivery pattern, through a formal relationship with McMaster University in Canada, who advised upon and provided the initial curriculum. Hence, the University provides a rigorous and internationally informed curriculum based on a semester credit hour system in the USA/Canadian liberal arts tradition. The University specializes in the subject areas of Business Administration, Information technology and Communications, and Multimedia.