Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Department of Scholarships


- 2021/04/01

The Department of Scholarships is specialized in serving all regular Non-Saudi students at the university at all academic levels.

Scholarship Definition:

It is an academic seat allocated by the university to the accepted Non-Saudi students at the Institute of Arabic Language at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, combined with the provision of the financial benefits prescribed by the system to support these students.

Scholarship Objective:

Learn Arabic language; the language of the Qur’an, Shari’ah science, and right Aqidah (Creed), in order for the student to return to his home country qualified for preaching the religion of truth. Or, learn the applied, social and scientific sciences in line with the UQU objectives.  

Scholarship Types:

The Saudi government offers 2 types of scholarships for Non-Saudis to study at Saudi universities:

  1. Internal Scholarships for Non-Saudi students whom are regular residents in the KSA.
  2. External Scholarships for Non-Saudi students from outside the KSA.

Scholarships at the Saudi universities come in 3 types, with regard to their different benefits:

  1. Full Scholarships: Provision of full benefits to the student.
  2. Partial Scholarships: Provision of partial benefits to the student, as the educational institution has the right to offer the student an academic seat only, or an academic seat and accommodation.
  3. Paid Scholarships: Provision of sponsorship/grant to the student by other non-university entity.

These scholarships are regulated as per the regulations of the Educational Institution Council, with no contradiction to its rules.

Units of the Department of Scholarships:

The Department of Scholarships contains the following Units:

  1. Computers Unit.
  2. Tickets and Travel Unit.
  3. Passports Unit.
  4. Archive Unit.

Responsibilities of the Department of Scholarships:

  1. Issue study permits for foreign students that obtained external scholarships, after the approval of the Ministry of Education.
  2. Send acceptance notifications to the students accepted for external scholarships.
  3. Refer the newcomer students to the Medical Department to undergo the required medical examination.
  4. Refer the names of the accepted students for external and internal scholarships at undergraduate level to the Deanship of Admission and Registration, after the approval of the Ministry of Education.
  5. Complete requirements of residence permit issuance, in coordination with the Passports of the Holy Capital, for the students sponsored by the university.
  6. Provide the students an enrollment statement for a number of entities in concern.
  7. Complete nomination requirements for the Institute’s graduates with distinction to enroll to university level.
  8. Grant the eligible students travel tickets, and reentry permits to spend their summer vacation in their countries.
  9. Submit the actual cost of the tickets of the scholarships students to the Department of Planning and Budgeting, to be included in the university’s budget.
  10. Issue the enrollment termination decrees of the graduates whom have ended their study relation with the university, have them approved by the university President, and coordinate with the Passports of the Holy Capital to grant them final departure visas.
  11. Submit compensation requests for the value of the students’ tickets that arrived to the KSA at their own expenses, to the Department of Finance.
  12. Save students papers and documents in a special archive at the department.

Achievements of the Department of Scholarships:

  1. Serve nearly 2,360 students through external scholarships, and facilitate all their procedures to enable them to study at the university comfortably.
  2. Begin to transform the transactions of the department from paper transactions to electronic transactions.
  3. Apply Oracle program in all transactions inside the department.

E-Services Provided to the Scholarships Students:

External Scholarships (Gulf Cooperation Council Students (GCC))

  1. The GCC students receive the same treatment as the Saudi students; i.e. they are not required to issue residency or travel visa.
  2. The GCC students receive round-trip ticket once a year, and in order for the student to receive this service he should submit the following documents:
  • Form of Travel Ticket Issuance Request.
  • Enrollment statement.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Go to Al-Tayyar office to make a reservation on the day the student prefers.

Overseas Scholarships (Foreign Students from Other Countries):

  1. Issue Residency: In order for the student to receive this service he should submit the following documents:
  • University acceptance statement.
  • Original passport and 2 copies.
  • Undergo the medical examination at the University Medical Center.
  • 2 copies of the academic certificate.
  • 2 copies of the transcript.
  • 2 copies of the student birth certificate.
  • 2 copies of the medical examination underwent by the student in his home country.
  • 2 copies of the police records of the student in his home country.
  • 2 copies of the academic recommendations.
  • 6 personal photos.
  1. Residency Renewal: In order for the student to receive this service he should submit the following documents:
  • Enrollment statement.
  • Copy of residency.
  • 1 personal photo.
  1. Reentry Permit Issuance: In order for the student to receive this service, he should submit the following documents:
  • Form of Reentry Permit Issuance and Ticket Request.
  • Enrollment statement.
  • Copy of residency.
  • 1 personal photo.
  1. Final Departure Visa Issuance: In order for the student to receive this service, he should submit the following documents:
  • Clearance Form from the university.
  • Copy of residency.
  • 1 personal photo.

Domestic Scholarships:

Non-Saudi, resident students on internal scholarships do not receive monthly stipend nor travel ticket.

 

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