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Education Plus, January 2019

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D3 Newsletter - First Issue

Bahrain Education Market Outlook

As Bahrain continues to move from an oil-dependent economy to a more knowledge-based one, education is taking a driving seat in training the next generation of young Bahraini citizens in how to prosper in this new landscape. While education has long been a priority, the focus right now is on raising overall standards, from primary education on up. For the 2018/2019 academic year Bahrain had a total of 207 government schools, 74 private schools and 14 universities, according to MoE figures. Based on historical population growth, we anticipate the Bahrain population will grow from 1.56 million in 2018 to 1.76 million in 2022. The target age group for K-12 (under 19 yrs old) represent 19% of the population.

Bahrain education sector average tuition fee is 2,500 BD annually which is considered a match for the middle-class income families and lower than most other GCC countries offering a good standard international education. 

Schools’ Fees can be classified to the following:

  • Very Low: Less than BHD 1000
  • Low: BHD 1000-1999
  • Medium: BHD 2000-2999
  • High: BHD 3000-4999
  • Premium: BHD 5000 & More

Medium, low, and very low Fees

High Fees

Premium Fees

Bahraini schools have better outcomes than many other GCC countries, which has created an opportunity to attract students from Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. In addition to this, tuition fees will continue to grow on an average of 3% across schools.

Year Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Q1 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2019 2020 2025
Population (Million) 1.5 1.56 1.62 1.62 1.62 1.69 1.86

Bahrain Population Forecast

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