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Tuition and Fees

Graduate Studies Tuition Fee Academic Year 2020-2021

VAT Fee

According to the Royal Decree No. M/113 dated 2/11/1438 H mandating the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as of January 1st 2018, the VAT tax is applicable to all entities that conduct an economic activity in the Kingdom. In addition, the VAT tax is imposed on all goods and services provided and/or received by entities and individuals. Therefore, all educational services provided by private institutions are subject to the VAT Tax.

As of the 1st of July the new VAT rate has been increased to a 15%.

Application and Admission Procedures Fees

Fees before VAT FeeFees after VAT Fee
SAR 1,000
non-refundable
SAR 1,150
non-refundable

Testing Fees

DescriptionFees including VAT Fee
Linguaskill General Test
SAR 460
Graduate Admissions Test

Master of Science in Translation and interpreting (MTI)
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD)
Master of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEE)

SAR 460

Tuition Fees for Academic programs

Note

  • Tuition is assessed on a per credit-hour basis
  • Student tuition is assessed each semester on the basis of the student's Major and the number of credits registered. The by-laws of Effat University stipulate that the minimum credit hours per semester for Graduate studies are 6 hours except for graduation semester.
  • Tuition includes access to the Enhancement Centers and Effat library and culture museum.

Tuition Fees for academic programs

Effat College of Humanities (Master of Science in Translation Studies)

Description             
Fees before VAT Fee     
Fees after VAT Fee        
Colleges/MajorTotal credit hours toward graduationTuitionTuition / credit hour
Preparatory Year - level one             -
SAR 65,000 / semes​ter SAR 74,750 / semester
Preparatory Year -  level Two            -
SAR 65,000 / semester SAR 74,750 / semester
Master of Science in Translation and interpreting
          47
SAR 5,200 / credit hour SAR 5,980 / credit hour

Effat College of Business (Master of Science in Finance)

DescriptionFees before VAT FeeFees after VAT Fee
Colleges/MajorTotal credit hours toward graduationTuitionTuition / credit hour
Preparatory Year - level one                        -
SAR 65,000 / semes​ter SAR 74,750 / semester
Preparatory Year -  level Two                       -
SAR 65,000 / semester SAR 74,750 / semester
Master of Science in Finance                      54 SAR 4,820 / credit hour SAR 5,543 / credit hour

Effat College of Engineering (Master of Science in Energy Engineering)

DescriptionFees before VAT Fee      
Fees after VAT Fee          
Colleges/MajorTotal credit hours toward graduationTuitionTuition / credit hour
Preparatory Year - level one           -
SAR 80,000 / semes​ter SAR 92,000 / semester
Preparatory Year -  level Two          -
SAR 80,000 / semester SAR 92,000 / semester
Master of Science in Energy Engineering         38 SAR 8,430 / credit hour SAR 9,695 / credit hour

Effat College of Architecture and Design (Master of Science in Urban Design)

DescriptionFees before VAT FeeFees after VAT Fee
Colleges/MajorTotal credit hours toward graduationTuitionTuition / credit hour
Preparatory Year - level one               -
SAR 75,000 / semester SAR 86,250 / semester
Preparatory Year -  level Two              -
SAR 75,000 / semester SAR 86,250 / semester
Master of Science in Urban Design              42 SAR 7,143 / credit hour SAR 8,214 / credit hour

Summer Fees

Tuition for summer students is calculated as regular student fees.

Graduate Audit & Alumnae Fees  

Effat Students are required to pay a graduate audit fee in the final year prior to graduation and alumnae fee upon graduation.

 DescriptionFees before VAT Fee  Fee after VAT Fee
 Graduate audit feeSAR 1,500SAR 1,725 
 Alumni FeeSAR 300
SAR 345 ​

Visiting and auditing Fees

Tuition for visiting and auditing students is calculated as regular student fees.

Other Fees – Optional

Effat University offers annual health insurance services (Bronze) level upon the request of the student.

Payment Policy

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition and fees upon registration or a payment plan is available.
  • Students are required to check the Effat University Academic Calendar for payment deadlines.
  • In case the student chooses to pay in instalments; she should follow the suggested payment plan below.
  • The student is required to consult management of finance for further details.
Registration Fees (First Instalment)
SAR 5000 (Upon registration)
Second Instalment
50% from the remaining total tuition fees
(Due after the end of Add & Drop period)
Final Instalment
 
Deadline for settlement the remaining due balance of total Tuition fees is two weeks before beginning of early registration for the following semester. 

  • Late registration fees of SAR 575 (Including VAT Fee) will be applied on college students who did not register by the end of Add/Drop period.

Important Notification

  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services including Blackboard and Banner access to students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if account status is delinquent.
  • Effat University cannot waive tuition or fees for students who register on Banner and fail to attend their classes, or stop for any reason without completing the clearance form and submit it to the registration office.
  • Students are required to make their payment in full according the payment plan specified in the Effat University academic calendar.

Payment Methods

You can use one of the following payment methods:

  1. Online Payment
  2. Cheques payable to Effat University.
  3. Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express).
  4. Chash Payment or Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express).
  5. Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account.

Wire Transfer Required Information

  • Bank Name: The National Commercial Bank
  • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
  • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
  • International Bank Account Number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210
  •  SWIFT: NCBKSAJE

Refund Policy

(Also reported in the Effat University Academic Calendar)

  • Refund for withdrawal from individual courses or more during Add/Drop period.
Student who WithdrawReceive a Refund of
  During the 1st to 2nd week of the semester All tuition fees
  • There is no refund for withdrawal from individual courses or more after Add/drop period
  • In the event that a student withdraw completely from the university (Permanent Withdraw or leave of absence), the following refund schedule will be applied:
Student who Withdraw
Receive a Refund of
During the 1st to 3rd week of the semester
All tuition fees except SR 750
During the 4th week of the semester
90% of their tuition fees
During the 5th & 6th week of the semester
50% of their tuition fees
During the 7th & 8th week of the semester
25% of their tuition fees
After the 8th week of the semester
0% refund of tuition fees

* Student refunds with complete documentation will be processed within minimum seven working days.

Other Fees

As you prepare to budget for your academic year educational expenses, you will find some costs easier to predict than others. You will also need money for books, supplies, personal expenses, and transportation and accommodation (if applicable). Listed here are the estimates for expenses other than tuition.

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