Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

About the Deanship

- 2017/08/15


Our wise rules have paid great attention to education, particularly the education of the Saudi girl out of their staunch belief in its importance for nations building and development.  In this regard, the higher education in the kingdom has achieved qualitative and quantitative leaps drawing the attention of those concerned with higher education affairs in different countries of the world. 

Proceeding from the keenness of our wise rulers on the education of the Saudi girl up to the highest level in such a manner that serves this generous country, the girls education has started in Umm Al-Qura University-Girls branch with the affiliation system since 1387H.  

In 1391 H, the affiliation system was canceled and replaced by the formal study. In 1403H, the girls section has been given the name of  the Deanship of University Studies –Girls Section. A fully-authorized dean has been appointed for it, in addition to, a vice dean to oversee girls section. A number of deans and vice deans have succeeded each other at the helm.

In 1420H, the then minster of higher education issued a decision appointing a dean for university studies for girls. She has been provided the tasks and authorities in such a manner which ensures smooth flow of work and enables taking swift actions and achieves a degree of autonomy in the management and organization affairs according to the powers delegation decision to provide all necessary facilities to help the deanship realize the desired objectives. In the same year, the president of the university issued the decision no. (4060/2) dated 8th of Rajab 1420H appointing a deputy for the dean of university studies for girls.       

In 1423H, HE the president of the university issued the decision no. (20670) dated 14th of Safar 1423H appointing a vice dean of the university studies for girls when the title was changed from deputy dean to vice dean.

In 1427H, HE the president of the university issued the decision no. 10774 dated  14TH of Jumada I 1427H appointing vice dean for administrative affairs, and the decision no. 13105, dated 12th of Jumada II appointing a vice dean for scientific affairs, and the decision no. 28353 dated 19th of Dhul-Qe'dah 1429H appointing a vice dean for academic development and community service. In the academic year 1430/1431H the Deanship of University Studies for Girls joined the membership of the advisory body of the university and attended its meetings through the video conferencing facility.



The Deanship of University Studies—Girls Section takes pride in supporting all sections, colleges, and departments by creating an environment that stimulates administrative and academic innovation and creativity. It seeks to do so by encouraging all sections and departments to work diligently, to carry out their respective scientific and practical roles, and to make full use of all available material, technical and human potentials. The deanship also endeavors to overcome all difficulties and barriers that impede achieving the anticipated goals. 



To demonstrate leadership and excellence in providing support and assistance for all the divisions, colleges and departments of the UQU Girls Section, to upgrade its academic and administrative services to keep up with the international quality standards, thus going in lign with the Saudi Vision 2030, and maintaining competitiveness at both national and international levels. 



  • Commitment to Islamic teachings
  • Efficient completion of work
  • Credibility and integrity
  • Appreciation and respect
  • Teamwork
  • Proficiency
  • Creativity and excellence
  • Transparency
  • Fairness 



  • To apply the UQU strategic plans, in line with the modern quality standards, to the university's academic and administrative units;
  • To consolidate the culture of community engagement and sustainable environmental development in all sectors and society groups;
  • To realize the concept of total quality management (TQM), and take the necessary actions to obtain programmatic and institutional accreditations, in line with the nationally and internationally approved standards;
  • To build a pioneering and innovative student community demonstrating excellence in scientific, knowledge and technical domains alike; 
  • To encourage scientific research that contributes to building and upgrading the knowledge economy.