Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

How to Submit a Scientific Thesis


- 2018/12/25

First: Steps for submitting a scientific thesis 

  1. Submit the scientific thesis to the library in the Department of University Theses on the first floor of the King Abdullah University Library.
  2. Fill in the Submitting Scientific Thesis form (available from the deanship’s website).
  3. Make two paper copies of the scientific thesis. 
  4. Submit three laser CDs with covers to be distributed to the central libraries in Saudi universities; three of them shall include the full thesis in PDF form.
  5. A special sticker shall be put on the three laser CDs and each shall include: 
    • Title of the thesis
    • Name of the researcher
    • Name of the thesis supervisor
    • Issuance year
    • University logo
    • Number of the thesis

Second: The following are the criteria required for writing the e-file of the scientific thesis maintained by King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz University Library:

  1. The first file should include the following:
  1. The entire scientific thesis should be written in Word format.
  2. The entire scientific thesis should be written in PDF format.
  1. The second file should be in PDF format and should include the following:
  1. A file entitled ‘Title,’ which should include the title page.
  2. A file entitled ‘absa,’ which should include a brief of the thesis in Arabic.
  3. A file entitled ‘absa,’ which should include a brief of the thesis in English.
  4. A file entitled ‘indu,’ which should include an introduction to the thesis.
  5. A file entitled ‘cont,’ which should include the subject index.
  6. A file entitled ‘ind,’ which should include the title page, the thesis brief in Arabic, the thesis brief in English, the introduction, and the subject index.
  1. Enclose 2 CDs, each of which should include the whole thesis in PDF format.
  2. Do not add borders or Islamic ornaments to the file pages.
  3. Number all the pages of the scientific thesis and enclose the photos, figures, and appendices used in the scientific research as part of the thesis. Numeration of the pages of the thesis written in PDF format should be the same as that of the hardcopy.
  4. In a separate folder, keep the additional fonts that are not available in the Windows operating system, especially when using the Othmani fonts or Basmallah (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) phrases.
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