Yes, there is a written test for those applying for the PhD program. To know the date of the test, please view the calendar of the admission procedures. The selection mechanism is as follows: 30% for the Master’s GPA, 20% for the General Aptitude Test for university students, 10% for the written test, and 10% for the research capabilities.
Yes, the applicant should attach a proof of passing the General Aptitude Test for university students. In case they do not attach it, the application shall be cancelled, because the selection mechanism depends on the result of this test in all stages: higher diploma, Master's, and PhD.
A first honors degree is awarded to students who obtain a cumulative GPA higher or equal to 3.75 at the time of graduation. A second honors degree is awarded to students who obtain a cumulative GPA between 3.25 to 3.74 out of 4.00 upon graduation, in addition to the following conditions: • The student has not failed in any course of study at the university or at any other the university from which they transferred. • The student must have completed the graduation requirements within a maximum period equal to the average period between the minimum and the maximum limit of study at their college. • The student must have studied at least 60% of the graduation requirements at the university from which they will graduate.
The prescribed period of study for obtaining a Master's degree shall be not less than four semesters and not more than eight semesters; the summer classes are not counted as part of this period. The prescribed period of study for obtaining a Doctorate degree is no less than six semesters and not more than ten semesters; the summer classes are not counted as part of this period.