Medical University of Bahrain and Rashid Al Zayani Mabara Launch a Scholarship Program


Rashid Al Zayani Mabara signed an agreement with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI) to finance a number of Bahraini students’ studies to become future leaders in the field of health care.

Under the agreement, Rashid Al Zayani Mabara will provide full support for medical studies at RCSI. Preliminary approval was granted to support three students per year, who will be selected by mutual agreement of the parties.

Candidates must apply to RCSI and Rashid Al Zayani Mabara at the same time and meet the minimum admission requirements set by the university for the specific year of admission.

The agreement was signed by the President of RCSI, Professor Sameer Otoom, and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mabara, Hamed bin Rashid Al Zayani, during a meeting held at the university campus in Busaiteen.

The signing of this agreement represents RCSI’s latest initiatives in providing support to students in its medical program and demonstrates the vision of both parties in strengthening the national health care program.

Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Chief Operating Officer of RCSI thanked the Higher Education Council of Bahrain for supporting this initiative. He said, "This agreement provides talented Bahraini students with opportunities to study and develop as future health care leaders, at a university that is proud of its rich heritage that dates back over 200 years. Students will receive outstanding support from Mabara in providing university fees and personal development simultaneously.”

Omar Abdul Aziz Ayoub, Director of Rashid Al Zayani Mabara, expressed his gratitude to RCSI and the Higher Education Council for helping to realize this program. He said, "We are honored to sign this agreement with a distinguished institution such as RCSI. One of our main objectives in Mabara is to provide opportunities for outstanding youth in Bahrain to achieve their ambitions and contribute to the service of their community. We believe that this program will bring us closer to that goal.”

RCSI Bahrain is affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, founded in 1784 and licensed in the Kingdom of Bahrain as an independent private university. Like its counterpart in Ireland, RCSI Bahrain is a non-profit health science organization focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.

For its part, Rashid Al Zayani Mabara looks forward to being a pioneer in charitable work, confidently seeking to be a model of charitable work and sustainable development in society.