Established in 1996
Welcome to The Arab Open University – the Kingdom of Bahrain, where quality education is pursued and rewarded with a range of support for students to pursue international academic opportunities. AOU welcomes students with the academic ability and aspirations to gain an outstanding blended education. In the year 1996, HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz President of the Arab Gulf Development Programme (AGFUND) officially announced, the concept of establishing the Arab Open University as a non-conventional academic institution and as a foundation which contributes to overall development in the Arab countries. In the year 2002, AOU was proud to build up a full strategic partnership with the Open University - the United Kingdom.
Today, AOU is located in most of the GCC countries, Jordon, Lebanon, and Egypt. The AOU headquarter is located in the state of Kuwait. The AOU has more than 23000 students and has celebrated graduation of more than 12,000 students, more than 50% of which were females.
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