Admission & Graduate Requirements
  1. University Council shall determine the number of students admitted each year to graduate studies programs based on the recommendation of the Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies, and the proposal of the concerned departments and colleges.

  2. For admission to Graduate Studies, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. To be of Saudi nationality or has an official scholarship if the applicant is non-Saudi.

  2. To have a university degree from a Saudi university or another equivalent accredited university.

  3. To be medically and morally eligible.

  4. To submit two recommendation letters from staff members who taught him/her.

  5. To obtain a written undertaking of approval from employer, if the applicant is an employee.

  6. To study full time if the applicant is a doctorate candidate and the University Council may waive this requirement if necessary.

  7. B.Sc. Grade (3.75 or higher)

  8. English language proficiency (TOEFL 400)

  9. Interview (Pass)

  1. For admission to Graduate Studies program for a Master's Degree, the final grade of the applicant in the university must be ‹Very Good› or better, but the Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies may also accept applicants with grade ‹Above Average›. The Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies, based on the Department Council recommendation and College Council approval, may accept applicants with grade ‹Good› in some programs specified by the University Council, provided that the applicant's average grade in the Bachelor’s majoring courses is ‹Very Good› or better. The Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies, based on the Department Council recommendation and College Council approval may add other requirements deemed necessary for admission.

  2. A student may be admitted to a Master's program in a field different from her/his major based on the concerned Department and College Councils recommendation, and the approval of the Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies.

  3. For admission to the Master's program, the concerned department may specify that the applicant must undertake a number of complementary courses from an earlier stage, in a period not more than three semesters, taking into consideration the following:

  1. The complementary course must be first of a grade of ‘Good’ or better.

  2. The cumulative GPA in the complementary courses must be ‘Very Good’ or better.

  3. Passing the complementary courses before registering in the graduate studies program. The department may allow registration in graduate studies only if one or two complementary courses remain to be studied.

  4. The time period of the complementary courses is not included in the period specified for obtaining the degree.

  5. The complementary courses are not included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA of graduate studies.

  6. Deanship of Graduate Studies shall be responsible for the applicants’ admission and registration in coordination with the Deanship of Admission and Registration.

  7. The student must not enroll in two graduate studies programs simultaneously.