Welcome to a new Beginning!

An enriching university experience is about much more than just books, papers and projects; it is also about participation and personal growth. At Effat University, we offer you choices, encouragement and guidance to enable you to put your best into your university years and get the greatest returns.
Effat University welcomes applications from all qualified high school graduates, and transfer students from universities/colleges recognized by the Saudi Ministry of Education. We seek students on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and qualifications. 
We strongly encourage you to visit the campus tour, or benefit from an overnight stay in the student residence. For details and enquiries, please email: admissions@effatuniversity.edu.sa.
Transfer students, international students, visiting students and auditing students are all welcome at Effat University.

Required Documents:
Along with your application, you will also need:
  • Copy of your National ID (for Saudi’s) or a copy of your Iqama (for Non-Saudi’s)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your guardian’s family card signed by the guardian (for Saudi’s)
  • Original High School Certificate or its equivalent (not older than five years*)
  • Transfer and visiting students must submit an official transcript from the college or university from which they are transferring or visiting, along with the course descriptions.
  • Standardized test scores if available (our center number for TOEFL is 8695).
    If Standardized test scores are unavailable, students must schedule an appointment for the institutional placement test (for resident in Saudi Arabia only). Please click here to check Effat Placement Tests schedule.
  • Two recent passport-size photos
  • Completed and notarized medical examination report (including emergency contact information). Please click here to download.
* If your High School Certificate is older than 5 years the Admissions and Academic Standing Higher Committee will review your application and, if approved, they will recommend your application to the University Council.


High School Equivalency:
Effat University follows the high school equivalency standards defined by the Ministry of Education.
Approved High School degrees by the Ministry of Education from different school systems:



Saudi Secondary School Certificate from public or private school

Completed 12 years of schooling

Foreign Secondary School Certificate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

·         Completed 12 years of schooling

·         Must be certified by the Ministry of Education

Overseas Secondary School Certificate

·         Completed 12 years of schooling

·         Must be certified by the Ministry of Education


(International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

8 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade C


5 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade C and ONE Advanced (A) level with grade no less than D


5 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade C and TWO Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level with grade no less than grade D

All applicants should take Effat University English and Math placement test or provide equivalent to the requirements of both. In all cases, students undergo a personal interview.
Contact Us:
  • Effat University
    Box 34689
    Jeddah 21478
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Admissions Office Number:
    Hum 116