Director of Finance, Yusuf Ahmedi, confirmed that all financial transactions done with the Polytechnic will be done through a debit or credit card, and cash payment will not be accepted, as the Polytechnic is continuously coordinating with the Ministry of Finance in this regard, and with that came the decision to provide an electronic payment device. Mr. Ahmedi urges all students and applicants to be aware of this new shift to the e-payment system.
Mr. Ahmedi called on the applicants and students of the Polytechnic to be aware of this new procedure, taking into account that all tuition fees and enrolment fees within the Polytechnic will either be paid by debit or credit card, and no cash payment will be accepted as of 25th April 2016.
Admissions for the next academic year 2016-2017 will begin on 25th April 2016 and end on 16th June 2016 from 9 AM – 1:30 PM. The process of applying to the Polytechnic this year will be done through the internet, which has been the case for the past 3 years and received positive feedback. The applicant would just need to fill the online application form through our website (http://www.polytechnic.bh), print the signature page, pay the application fee (BD 20 non-refundable) by debit or credit card at the Student Information Centre (Building 8), and submit the required documents: an original and copy of passport and smart card, one passport size photo, high school transcript, evidence of good conduct (not more than one year old), medical examination certificate from governmental health centre. If the applicant is applying to the Visual Design programme, they must provide a portfolio of their art work.
Due to limited vacancies, the selection of applicants to Bahrain Polytechnic will be ‘very competitive’. Mr. Malalla advised that applicants who meet the minimum high school GPA requirements of at least 70% (to be provided with the graduation certificate), and pass the entry test scheduled to begin on 2nd May 2016 are not guaranteed to be selected, as it depends on the programme requirements and the number of vacant seats in that year. Mr. Malalla recommends that applicants apply to more than one educational institution to ensure the potential applicant does not miss the opportunity for higher education.
Bahrain Polytechnic offers the following academic programmes: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of International Logistics Management, Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Bachelors of Web Media, Bachelors of Visual Design (which requires a portfolio).