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Tuitions and Fees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuition and Fees: 


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​​​​​​Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for Inte​rnational Students​​


Foundation Year Tuition

  • Effat English Academy Program comprises eight different levels.
  • The foundation year offers four levels of the Effat English Academy Program.
  • The remaining four are optional and offered on demand. They will be placed at the EEA Program levels based on their scores in the linguistic placement tests. Students may skip a level if they can achieve the required score for the level they wish to skip.

  • Foundation Year Levels
    Cost per credit hours (USD)
    Tuition Fee per level (USD)
  • Beginner - Eight weeks
    458
    $ 7,328
  • Elementary - Eight weeks
    458
    $ 7,328
  • Intermediate - Eight weeks
    458
    $ 7,328
  • Upper Intermediate - Eight weeks
    458
    $ 7,328​

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Effat College of Humani​ties

  • Major
    Cost Per Credit Hours
    (USD)
    Average course Fee
    (USD)
    * Average Annual Tuition Fee
    (USD)
  • Bachelor of Science in English & Translation
    $ 800
    $ 2,400
    $ 27,880
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    $ 800
    $ 2,400
    $ 27,880
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Communication
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456​
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Effat College of Business

  • Major
    Cost Per Credit Hours
    (USD)
    Average course Fee
    (USD)
    * Average Annual Tuition Fee
    (USD)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
    $ 820
    $ 2,460
    $ 27,880
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
    $ 820
    $ 2,460
    $ 27,880
  • Bachelor of Science in Operation and Supply Chain Management
    $ 820
    $ 2,460
    $ 27,880
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
    $ 820
    $ 2,460
    $ 27,880
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Effat College of Engineering

  • Major
    Cost Per Credit Hours
    (USD)
    Average course Fee
    (USD)
    * Average Annual Tuition Fee
    (USD)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456​
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Effat College of Architecture and Design

  • Major
    Cost Per Credit Hours
    (USD)
    Average course Fee
    (USD)
    * Average Annual Tuition Fee
    (USD)
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456
  • Bachelor of Science in Cinematic arts
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456
  • Bachelor of Science in Design
    $ 984
    $ 2,952
    $ 33,456​
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  • The average course fee was calculated on 3 credit hours and may change according to registered credit hours, and amount rounded to two decimal places. 
  • The average annual tuition fee was calculated on 34 credit hours and may change according to registered credit hours and rounded to two decimal places.
  • The average courses and annual tuition fee were calculated using an exchange rate of Saudi Riyal (SAR) 3.77.The fee is subject to change at any time. Please refer to Official Currency Converter (sama.gov.sa).

Tuition Fees for General Education Program

  • Description​
    Amount (USD)
  • General Education Program
    $ 800/credit hour (VAT Included)

​General Education Program requirements for all programs are 42 hours and fees per hour are calculated as above.


Non Refundable Additional Fees not Covered by the Scholarship

  • Description
    Amount (Vat Included)
  • E-Learning Resources Fees (Mandatory)
    $183/semester
  • Application and Admission Procedure fees
    $185
  • Lingaskill General Test on Campus
    $122
  • Lingaskill General Test Online
    $175
  • Math Placement Test
    $122
  • Late Registration Fee
    $15/per credit hour starting from the 3rd week for the registered credit hours (12 credit) and above

    $185 Fixed amount starting from the 3rd week for the student who registered less than 12
  • Graduate audit fee
    $550

​Health Insurance Services

​​​Effat University offers annual health insurance services (Bronze) with a yearly amount of $600 non-refundable.

The fees mentioned above were calculated usin​g an exchange rate of 3.77. Difference may apply and prices may vary depending on changes of prices recieved from providors. The fee is subject to change at any time. Please refer to Official Currency Converter (sama.gov.sa).

Education Visa Requirements

  • Description
    Validity
    Amount (SAR)
  • Saudi Arabia educational visa (long term)
    Year
    SAR 800
  • Saudi Arabia educational visa (short term)
    6 months
    SAR 550
  • Medical Check-up for Iqama Insurance (paid once)
    One time
    SAR 180
  • Iqama Annual Renewal or first issuing
    Year
    SAR 5655
  • Exit/Re-entry visa (per travel)
    1 or 2 months
    SAR 200
  • Associates Fee
    Year
    SAR ​5655

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Note: ​
  • ​​​All payments are non-refundable.​

  • Payment of Saudi Arabia educational visa will exempt the payer from the statutory requirement related to providing a sponsor in the kingdom.

  • The fees mentioned above may vary depending on changes of prices received from providers. (The fee is subject to change at any time)

  • The processing time for a Saudi student visa application depending on your home country, the student visa process for international students could sometimes take up to 3 months. If you apply for a student visa in Saudi Arabia itself, your application will be processed quickly. The validity of the student visa in Saudi will depend on the duration of the course or program you have opted for. Saudi Arabia typically grants short term visas to students who opt for a short diploma certificate or language course, with the total duration of the visa often limited to 90 days (3 months). Meanwhite, long-term visas are granted to students who intend to pursue degree programs that last longer than 3 months.​​

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​​​​​​Graduate Tuition & ​Fees ​for Inte​rnational Students​


Effat College of Humanities

  • Major
    Program credit hours
    (USD)
    * Cost per credit hour
    (USD)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
    48
    $ 1,055​

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Effat College of Business

  • Major
    Program credit hours
    (USD)
    * Cost per credit hour
    (USD)
  • Master of Science in Finance
    42
    $ 918
  • PhD in Business Administration
    60
    $ 1,144​

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Effat College of Engineering

  • Major
    Program credit hours
    (USD)
    * Cost per credit hour
    (USD)
  • Master of Science in Energy Engineering
    36
    $ 1,405​

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Effat College of Architecture and Design

  • Major
    Program credit hours
    (USD)
    * Cost per credit hour
    (USD)
  • Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism
    33
    $ 1,271​
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The cost per credit hour was calculated using an exchange rate of Saudi Riyal (SAR)​ 3.77. The fee is subject to change at any time. Please refer to Official Currency Converter (sama.gov.sa).


Non Refundable Additional Fees not Covered by the Scholarship

  • Description
    Amount (Vat Included)
  • E-Learning Resources Fees (Mandatory)
    $183/semester
  • Application and Admission Procedure fees
    $305
  • Lingaskill General Test on Campus
    $122
  • Lingaskill General Test Online
    $175
  • Math Placement Test
    $122
  • GMAT Test
    $405
  • Late Registration Fee
    $15/per credit hour starting from the 3rd week for the registered credit hours (12 credit) and above

    $185Fixed amount starting from the 3rd week for the student who registered less than 12
  • Graduate audit fee
    $550

  • Practicum (Hospital and Clinic) Fees (Mandatory) Master Students enrolled in the of Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
    $ 915/semester​

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Non Refundable Additional Fees for PhD Students

  • Description
    Amount (USD)
  • Qualifying Examination Fees in 3rd year Fall semester (Mandatory)
    $ 1,525
  • Teaching Engagement Fees in 3rd year Spring semester (Mandatory)
    $ 1,525
  • PhD Research Lab Fees per semester in 4th year and Beyond (Mandatory)
    $ 1,525
  • Dissertation Defense Fees (Mandatory)
    $ 1,525


Editing and Proofreading Fees for PhD Students (Optional):

  • Description
    Amount (USD)
  • Standard Editing & Proofreading:
    $66 for/1000 words
  • Substantive Editing & Proofreading
    $103 for/1000 words

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Payment Methods

All students are required to pay full tuition fees for a course 1 month prior to start date.The payment can be made by:

  • E-Payment 
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account.

Wire Transfer Required Information

  • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
  • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
  •  International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210
  • SWIFT: NCBKSAJE

Effat University Guidelines for submitting Financial Support documents

​Financial Support Documentation

Financial support documentation must include:

  1. Date of issuance (no earlier than 3 months before the start of your intended first term at Effat University). 
  2. Student’s name (or account holder’s name if sponsor is someone other than student).
  3. Official letterhead and must include signature/stamp of an administrative official. 
  4. Final available balance of individual liquid accounts.  
  5. Certified, professional translations for all financial documents not issued in English. 

In addition to completing the student certification of finance for international students must fill the form find link.

Types of financial support that financially accepted: 

  1. Savings deposit and checking accounts.
  2. Bank letters or Solvency certificate from bank - Time/fixed/term deposits or government bonds available for withdrawal at any time.

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Tuition cancellation and refund policy

  1. ​Cancellation by the University: Student will be eligible for full refund of the tuition fees, refunds will be processed within four weeks, all refunds will be made to original beneficiary from which the funds were paid. a proof of payment must be submitted to the Student Financial services unit. 

  2. Cancellation by the Student: Student is eligible for 50% of the tuition fee if the cancelation request is made in 1 month prior to the course starting date. 

  3. ‎Cancellation due to the visa application: if the student visa application is rejected:

The student is eligible for full refund excluding the application fee based on the following conditions:​

  1. Proof of meeting the visa requirements is provided.

  2. Proof that the visa application was submitted no less than 2 months prior to the course starting date.

  3. Official proof of rejection by the Saudi Arabia Embassy.

Deferral to later session

  1. If the student arrives and wishes to defer to a later session, this is treated as a failure to attend the course they have been accepted for. The tuition fee will be forfeited and treated as a withdrawal. The student will then need to apply again for the later program and pay a new tuition fee for the course.

  1. If the student has not yet arrived and notifies the University that he/she wish to defer to a later session, the tuition fee may be carried forward for one year. Should the student choose to defer for a second year the deposit will be forfeited and treated as a withdrawal. The student will then need to apply again for the later program and pay a new tuition fee.

  1. It is the student's responsibility to familiarize themselves with the financial regulations of the university. This includes payment of fees and schedule of fees.

Payment of refunds

  1. The refund request should be submitted with the following documents: International Bank account information IBAN, Bank SWIFT code, copy of passport.

  2. The refund request will be processed within four weeks from the date of its submission.

  3. Approved refund request will be paid in Saudi Riyal to the bank account of the authorised ‎beneficiary, this should be the same bank account from which the funds were originate. ‎

  4. The University will not compensate the payer of the fees for any exchange rate differences or funds transfer cost.

Other Source for Funding

In recognition of the outstanding talent of many national and international students, Effat University offers highly prestigious scholarships in association with partnership organisations. Please see our website for the most up to date funding opportunities.​​​ 

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