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Admissions Requirements

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Choosing to study at Effat University will allow you to join a ​global academic community of faculty and students. Our mission is to prepare aspirational and effective leaders of international quality who contribute to national and global progress by interweaving Effat University Core Values into an innovative education which creates a culture of broad inquiry, intellectual engagement, and valuable societal impact. A complete guide to the colleges and programs is available on the website.

Effat University ​recruitment process is based on academic excellency of the can​didates, the University is the gateway for empowering prospective students applying at the University who seek to cope with the scientific revolution as part of their study journey.​

Admissions Requirement​s for International Students: ​

Academic Programs

One Semester / ​​One Year

Exchange Students

Visiting Students and Projects



Academic Programs

​​​Admission Criteria for International Students in Undergraduate Programs​​

  1. A candidate shall be a high school graduate from a certified high school.
  2. Complete the application form. To apply online, please visit (Effat University Online application).
  3. Submit the non-refundable application fee of SR 400, VAT excluded.
  4. Provide a copy of the English Proficiency Test (iBT TOEFL/IELTS).
  5. Provide a Copy of the Applicant's Passport.
  6. Provide two recent passport-size photos.
  7. The applicant shall not have been dismissed from Effat University, or any other universities, as disciplinary or academic dismissal.
  8. Complete and notarize the medical examination report and emergency contact information form; please visit Effat University Admissions to download Effat Medical file.
  9. Certificates must be attested by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Saudi embassy in the country where the applicant graduated.
  10. All documents must be translated to English.
  11. Attend a personal interview.

A summary of the admission criteria and procedures for the following undergraduate programs:

  • ​Effat College of Humanities: (Digital Media & Communication, Psychology).
  • Effat College of Business (Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Operation & Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship).
  • Effat College of Architecture & Design (Architecture, Design, Cinematic Arts)​

High-School Percentage % Math Score (GAT)
(SAAT)
English Proficiency Test Additional Requirement
Science Section
Art Section IELTS
IBT TOEFL LNGT
80% Minimum
80% Minimum 60% 65% 5.5
53 162 Interview​

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A summary of the admission criteria and procedures for the following undergraduate programs:

  • Effat College of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science)
High-School Percentage % Math Score (GAT)
(SAAT)
English Proficiency Test Additional Requirement
Science Section
Art Section IELTS
IBT TOEFL LNGT
85% in Math and Physics *For Electrical and Computer Engineering Not Eligible *For Electrical and Computer Engineering 60% 65% 5.5 53 162 Interview​


High school equivalency must abide by the following requirements

  • Type
    Requirement
  • Saudi Secondary School Certificate from a 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
  • International Students Secondary School Certificate
    • Completed 12 years of schooling​
    • Must be certified by the Ministry of Education
  • IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
    • One of the following options:
      • 8 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade (C), or
      • 5 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade C and ONE Advanced (A) level with a grade no less than (D), or
      • 5 IGCSE (O) Level Courses with no less than grade C and TWO Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level with a grade no less than grade (D).​

English Proficiency Requirements 

  • Applicants must provide a proof of English language proficiency to be eligible for college admission through international standardized exams (iBT TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Linguaskill Test-LANG). 

  • Applicants can apply for the Linguaskill replacement test offered by Effat University (test fees 460 SAR). For more information about the dates of the exams please visit the website: Effat University Testing Center.

  • Applicants who do not achieve the required score in the English language proficiency tests above, shall study English language levels throughout the foundation year to acquire the required language skills, in preparation for their transition from the foundation to the college level.

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Academic Programs

Admission criteria for International Stud​ents in Master and PhD programs 

  1. A candidate shall be a bachelor's / master's degree holder from a certified university.
  2. Complete the application form. To apply online, please visit (Effat University Online application​).
  3. Submit the non-refundable application fee of SR1,000, VAT excluded.
  4. Provide a copy of the English Proficiency Test score (iBT TOEFL/IELTS).
  5. Provide a Copy of the Applicant Passport.
  6. Provide two recent passport-size photos.
  7. The applicant shall not have been dismissed from Effat University, or any other universities, as disciplinary or academic dismissal.
  8. Complete and notarize the medical examination report and emergency contact information form; please visit Effat University Admissions to download Effat Medical file.
  9. Provide a research proposal (The proposal should be no longer than 1000 words) and a PowerPoint presentation of the proposal.
  10. Provide 2 recommendation letters.
  11. Certificates must be attested by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Saudi embassy in the country where the applicant graduated.
  12. All documents must be translated to English
  13. Sit for a personal interview.

A summary of admission procedures and documents for the following graduate programs:

  • Effat College of Humanities (Master of Clinical Psychology)
  • Effat College of Business (Matser of Science in Finance, PhD in Business Administration)
  • Effat College of Architecture & Design (Master of Science in Architecture & Urbanism)
  • Effat College of Engineering (Master of Science in Energy Engineering)​
CUM GPA Major GPA English Proficiency Presentation and Interview Recommendation Letters Research Statement
2.75-4/4
3.75-5/5
2.75-4/4
3.75-5/5
IELTS: 6
TOFEL IBT: 61
Lingaskill: 169
Required Two 500-1000
words​


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants must provide a proof of English language proficiency to be eligible for college admission through international standardized exams (iBT TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Linguaskill Test-LANG).
  • Applicants can apply for the Linguaskill replacement test offered by Effat University (test fees 460 SAR). For more information about the dates of the exams please visit the website: Effat University Testing Center​.​

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Academic Programs

Executive and Professional Education






Admissions Requirements for One Semester / ​​One Year

International students can apply for one semester or one year at Effat University. The student's eligibility is assessed based on the following admission criteria.

Admission Requirements for International Students in Undergraduate Programs

International students can apply for one semester or one year if:

  • The candidate studied for at least one year at another university which is recognised by Effat University
  • The candidate achieved good academic standing in the preceding years. Commonly, this is a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The candidate's home university should permit the program and recognise grades achieved at Effat University as contributing to the candidate's degree.​

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

If an internatinoal students student is coming to EU for a semester and the home university or study abroad provider is not paying the tuition, the student is eligible for 20% scholarship. Please visit the Fees Page for more details about the cost before and after the scholarship.​

Notes:

  • Average Annual Tuition Fee may will be change according to registered credit hours.
  • E-Learning Resources fee is USD 184 / semester, and it is not included in the scholarship.
  • Home university or a sponsor are welcome to pay the tuition or housing fees if an official letter of confirmation is provided to the Management of Finance.

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Admission Requirements for International Students in Graduate Programs

International students can apply for one semester or one year if:

  • The candidate studied for at least one year at another university which is recognised by Effat University
  • The candidate achieved good academic standing in the preceding years. Commonly, this is a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The candidate's home university should permit the program and recognise grades achieved at Effat University as contributing to the candidate's degree.​​

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

If an internatinoal students student is coming to EU for a semester and the home university or study abroad provider is not paying the tuition, the student is eligible for 20% scholarship. Please visit the Fees Page for more details about the cost before and after the scholarship.

Notes:

  • Average Annual Tuition Fee may will be change according to registered credit hours.
  • E-Learning Resources fee is USD 184 / semester, and it is not included in the scholarship.
  • Home university or a sponsor are welcome to pay the tuition or housing fees if an official letter of confirmation is provided to the Management of Finance.

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Admissions Requirements for One Semester / ​​One Year​

Executive and Pr​ofessional Education​



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E​xchange Students

Admissions Requirements for International Students in Undergraduate / Graduate Programs

International candidates who are interested in an exchange at Effat University need to be formally nominated to Effat University by the home university before they can apply. International students can apply if:

  • The candidate is studying at an undergraduate / grdauate level.
  • The candidate has good academic standing (3.0 GPA) and has completed at least one year of continuous study at his/her home institution before participating in the exchange.


Admissions Requirements for Visiting Students a​nd Projects​​

Effat University welcomes students from international students who wish to spend a period of time in Effat University on any of the undergraduate or graduate programs offered by the university. Candidates can apply to Effat University for a place as a registered Visiting Student. As a registered Visiting Student, ​you become a member of the dynamic community at Effat University. Candidates will not be awarded a degree or any other qualification as a Visiting Student, but the university can provide a transcript, for credit purposes at the home institution. Also, the University would be able to confirm that you were registered as a Visiting Student. As a Visiting Student you do not matriculate at Effat University but your name is registered as a Visiting Student and you will be affiliated with one of the university collages.

For graduate students, there are two possible options available as a registered Visiting Student: the candidate can either follow the curriculum of an undergraduate course, or undertake a period of research under an assigned supervisor. ​

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