It's a team effort at the BIBF, and we're with you every step of the way on the path to your future.

You'll experience:

  • Hands-on learning from experienced instructors
  • Small class sizes for individual attention
  • Personalized student teaching placement
  • Unique curriculum designed to maximize your learning

As a student in any of our Academic Programmes, you'll get proficient teaching experience that gives you the opportunity to develop real-world skills that set you up for success in the classroom.

Our students explore critical inquiry while they delve into real-life case studies,  viewpoints and methods that allow you to develop your own unique reasoning. With a high-level of support and resources throughout your programme, you'll graduate confident and ready to take on the industry you choose.

IFP Degree Preparation

Degree Preparation

Practical Training

Individual Attention


  • Takes one academic year to complete
  • Two Semesters (from September – January & from February - June)
  • Four modules per semester
  • A combination of guided-learning and self-study is required
  • Sessions are conducted in small groups allowing for maximum support and interaction
  • Access to online resources through "MyLabs"
  • Additional academic support through "Peer Tutoring Scheme"
  • You will be assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations
  • You will complete group projects, presentations, individual essays and problem-solving exercises.
  1. Statement of Graduation Secondary School General Certificate
  2. High School Diploma
  3. IELTS (UK VI) Score of 6 (applicants scoring 5.5 can be accepted, but will need to enroll in IELTS preparatory course).

After completing the IFP Programme, the students can choose any of the following pathways:

  1. Proceed to the Undergraduate Degree programmes offered at the BIBF in partnership with Bangor University or University of London.
  2. Go to the UK and proceed to a relevant undergraduate programme.

Code Semester I Code Semester II
BST100 Emerging Business Trends STA100 Introduction to Statistics
MAT100 Introduction to Mathematics for Business and Finance I AWP100 Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
BEN100 Business English ECO100 Introduction to Economics
ACS100 Academic Study Skills ACF100 Principles of Accounting & Finance

Duration: 1 Year

Fees:        BD 2,000 per semester (excluding books and lab fees)

The BIBF offers the International Foundation Programme, which allows participants to enter directly into an undergraduate degree of their choice anywhere in the United Kingdom. The International Foundation Programme is recognised by the National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) as of a comparable level to the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level and the Scottish Advanced Higher Standard.

The BIBF International Foundation Programme has been designed to prepare students for degree level study in UK universities. Before a student who has completed high school in Bahrain and other GCC states can enter a UK university degree course, they must take and pass an approved foundation course, which is equivalent to UK A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Unlike many other UK foundation programmes, which give admission to only one university, The BIBF programme has been formally benchmarked by UK NARIC – the body responsible for determining the comparability of qualifications in the UK – as of a comparable level to UK A’ Levels, the IB Diploma and similar foundation programmes offered by UK Universities.