Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Department of Admission

- 2021/12/30


The choice to study at UQU is one of the most important decisions a student may make in their life. The Admission Department provides all the administrative e-services necessary to facilitate the admission process.

Students are admitted to UQU based on the assessment of their academic qualifications and educational aptitude, as per the policy and standards declared by the university.

The Admission Department is tasked with applying the conditions and requirements of colleges and departments to the applicants, and ensuring the fulfillment of these conditions, employing modern technology to guarantee a fast, smooth admission process.

General Conditions of Admission:

Applicants must:

  • Be a Saudi or the child of a Saudi mother. (Non-Saudis can apply through scholarship programs.)
  • Have high school degree or any equivalent national or international degree.
  • Hold a high school certificate (or equivalent) that is no older than 5 years. For the Joint First Year (Medical Stream), the secondary school certificate must be no older than 2 years.
  • Pass required admission tests: General Aptitude Test (GAT), Summative Assessment, and Standardized Test of English Proficiency (STEP), conducted by the National Center for Assessment,if required by the relevant department.
  • Pass any test/interview as required by the college.
  • Have not been dismissed from UQU or any other university for academic or disciplinary reasons.

Transfer to UQU:

Students must:

  • Be a Saudi national or the child of a Saudi mother.
  • Be registered at a recognized college or university.
  • Have completed at least one semester at his university.
  • Have not completed more than 6 semesters at their university (so that they will study at least 60% of their course at UQU).
  • Not be dismissed for disciplinary reasonsfrom the university from which they are transferred.

Internal Scholarships:

Internal scholarships are educational grants dedicated for non-Saudi students with legal residence in the Kingdom. Applications are submitted to the Unified Admission Portal by the end of every academic year. Students with high grades are nominated for scholarships, and their names are subsequently submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval. Pending the approval process, which can take up to six months, the Deanship of Admission and Registration website shall release the names of shortlisted candidates who can then complete the admission procedures.  

Types of Scholarships:

  • Internal scholarships for KSA residents
  • External scholarships for students from abroad

Tajseer Program:

Tajseer Program is designed to enable graduates of the UQU Community College holding a diploma to get a BA degree. The period of study for the Tajseer Program begins with the General Preparatory Year, following which the specific courses for the BA major are to be studied, after meeting the program requirements.