Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Postponement of Study

- 2018/02/01

Postponement of Study:

“Article 22 of the Unified Regulation for Graduate Studies at Saudi Universities”:


  1. The student shall pass a semester or more or complete an appropriate amount of the thesis.
  2. The total duration of postponement shall not exceed four semesters.
  3. The student shall apply for postponement not less than two weeks before the beginning of the semester.
  4. The duration of postponement shall not be counted within the maximum period for obtaining the degree.
  5. The postponement shall not be effective until after the approval of the relevant department council and the Deans of the College and Graduate Studies.




  1. The student who requests postponement shall not be considered regular during the postponement period, nor shall he/she enjoy the rights of the student. In addition, the postponement period shall not be counted within the quota of the supervisor.