When does admission start? Is there any admission between the two semesters?
Registration of personal data on the Unified Admission Portal shall be throughout the year. Available programs shall be announced via UQU website and the Deanship’s page. The study begins at the beginning of the first semester.
What are the grades required for admission?
“Excellent” and “Very Good” to apply for PhD and Master's, and “Good” to apply for a diploma.
What is the validity time for the General Aptitude Test for university students, the Standardized Test of English Proficiency?
The General Abilities Test for university graduates is valid for five years as of the test date. The English Language Proficiency Test is valid for three years as of the test date.
How can I apply to the university? Is it via the internet or by visiting the university?
You must open a file in the unified admission portal (registration data), then register and complete filling in the data. Thereafter, follow the website of the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies to know the opening dates of admission and programs available for each year. The application is done online and there is no need to refer to the university.
Can non-Saudi students of Saudi mothers be admitted to the university?
Non-Saudi male and female students born to Saudi mothers are treated as Saudi students.
Is it available to be granted admission to internal scholarships for the academic year 1440-1441 A.H.?
Due to the unavailability of places for internal scholarships, the non-paid postgraduate programs for the academic year 1440-1440 A.H. shall be limited to the Saudi applicants. However, admission to paid postgraduate programs shall be available to all applicants (Saudis and residents).
Is there a written test for those applying for the Master’s and higher diploma programs? What is the selection mechanism?
There is no written test for those applying for the Master’s and higher diploma programs. The selection mechanism is as follows: 1- Higher diploma degree: 50% for the university GPA and 50% for the General Aptitude Test for university graduates. 2- Master’s degree: 60% for the university GPA and 40% for the General Aptitude Test for university graduates.
Is there a written test for those applying for the PhD program? What is the selection mechanism?
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 graduates, and 10% for research capabilities.
Is it necessary to obtain the degree of the General Aptitude Test for university students while applying?
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.
Is there an admission portal for the teaching assistants and lecturers of Saudi universities?
No, there is no admission portal for the teaching assistants and lecturers of Saudi universities. They can apply for the available programs announced after meeting all the conditions.