The Arabic Language Institute for non-native speakers is one of several colleges or institutes which belongs to Umm Al Qura University. The University is located in Makkah, the Holy city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Institute was established in the year 1395 A.H. corresponding to 1975 C.E, as part of the college of Islamic Shariah (Law).

In the year 1399 A.H./1979 C.E., the crown prince, Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, the late Custodian of the two Holy Mosques approved the request put forward to make the institute independent from the Shariah College, and to become its own deanship.

The main goal of establishing the Institute is to teach and educate Muslims all over the world the language of the Holy Quran and the basic principals of the Islamic Shariah in addition to reading and understanding the Holy Qur’an and Hadith.



The Arabic Language Program

This is a two-year program, divided into four levels. Among the major subjects taught are as follows:

1-    The Holy Qur’an memorization, Tafseer (explanation), Tajweed.

2-    Hadith-memorization and introduction to Hadith Sciences.

3-    Conversation, development of linguistic skills, phonetics, syntax, morphology, rhetoric.

4-    Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh).

5-    Aqueedah (Islamic Belief).



Major components of the Scholarship

 ×  Free tuition.

 ×  Free accommodation for single students, both male and female. Married students who are desirous of living together are permitted to do so at their personal expense.

 ×  Students receive stipend of 850.00 SR. monthly.

 ×  One free round-trip air ticket every summer holiday. The objective of this facility is for students to keep physical contact with their families, relatives and the wider community in their countries.

 ×  Textbooks and other study materials are provided free of cost.

 ×  Free medical care at the University clinic or government’s Hospitals.




              1. Three Language Laboratories.

              2. Audio-visual department.

              3. Library.

              4. University restaurant where meals are provided at highly-subsidized price for students.



General Information

 ×  Graduates form the Arabic Language program achieving distinction (grade A) may be considered for admission into one of the following university colleges to pursue Bachelor’s degree on a scholarship basis : -

               A. College of Arabic Language & Literature.

               B. College of Islamic Law Shariah .

               C. College of Dawah.

 ×  Those who are interested in applying for admission must fill out the application form attached and submit to the institute. Use of regular mail is required.

 ×  For further information, please feel free to contact us at the address mentioned in the bottom part of the application form.










Umm AL-Qura University – A.L.Institute

Makkah Al Mukarramah P.O. Box 3712

Tel : +9662 5562525

Fax  009662 5542511

E-mail : instarab@uqu.edu.sa