Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

General Conditions for Admission to Postgraduate Studies


- 2019/07/03

Very Important Notice:

The deanship stresses that the entered data must be valid and correct; otherwise, the admission request will be canceled without notification, and the disciplinary procedures will be adopted.

General Conditions for Admission:

Article 13 of the unified postgraduate studies regulations stipulates that the admission conditions are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a Saudi citizen.
  • The applicant must have obtained a university degree from a Saudi university or other accredited universities.
  • Conditions of Admission in the Master's Program include: The applicant should have obtained a grade of not less than "Very Good" for the bachelor's stage. For the PhD program, the applicant should have obtained a grade of not less than "Very Good" in the Master's stage. For the diploma program, the applicant should have obtained at least a grade of "Good" in the bachelor's stage.
  • The applicant must be of good behavior, and be medically fit.
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from current or former professors.
  • The applicant must obtain the approval of their employers, if they are employed.
  • The applicant must submit a letter of consent from the competent officer allowing them to be exclusively dedicated to the PhD study.

Special Conditions for Admission:

All conditions set by the specialized colleges including the appropriateness of the applicant's specialization must be met. Moreover, the applicant must pass the Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test, scoring at least 65%, http://www.qiyas.sa/Pages/default.aspx (5-year validity). Some programs also require passing one of the three types of TOEFL exams: CBT, IBT, PBT), http://www.ets.org/toefl  (2-year validity), or other equivalent tests such as ILETS, https://www.britishcouncil.sa  (2-year validity) or English language efficiency test "step", http://www.qiyas.sa/Pages/default.aspx (3-year validity).

The required equivalent score in all the accredited tests:

STEP

IELTS

TOEFL

IBT

CBT

PBT

52

3.5

32

97

400

48

3

20

60

350

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