Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI Bahrain

As part of its strategic vision to establish a centre for international education and training, the Bahraini Government, through his Royal Highness Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, invited the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to establish a centre for medical and para-medical education and training in Bahrain.

RCSI Bahrain opened its doors in 2004 in a temporary facility in the Seef District, with the first cohort of medical students joining in October of that year. As a constituent university of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI Bahrain delivers undergraduate courses in Medicine and Nursing and a Masters in Nursing programme, as well as the Institute of Leadership (IOL), to the highest international standards, with qualifications recognised around the world worldwide.

Construction of a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus commenced in 2005 on a site provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and staff and the official opening was carried out by then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and His Royal Highness Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.

RCSI Bahrain graduated its first cohort of students in June 2010, with degrees recognised by the National University of Ireland, and since then, more than 1,300 graduates have successfully passed through its doors. The university continues to build on its strong relationships with local hospitals and government entities, including the adjacent King Hamad University Hospital.

RCSI Medical University Bahrain