The admission process involves acceptance of an applicant on three separate levels: University, department, and degree. Such acceptance does not normally take place at one point in time, and usually occurs at different stages in the student's academic career.
Graduate students are subject to the general regulations of the University which apply to all students and, in addition, to various rules which have been adopted specifically for graduate students on the recommendation of the Graduate Council and approved by the Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research. In general, the requirements for admission to the programs are as follows.
- BS in Computer Science/Engineering or its equivalent from a reputable university
- Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) or 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- MS in Computer Science/Engineering or its equivalent from a reputable university
- Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) or 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Acceptable score in TOEFL
- Acceptable score in GRE
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
Full-time graduate students receive full fellowships, including tuition, fees, partial transportation, room and board, in accordance with the terms of their grant.
In addition to the cost of books, all part-time graduate students pay a tuition fee of SR 150 per credit hour for the courses taken. This tuition fee covers only tuition and the use of essential University facilities required for that instruction or research. It does not cover costs of transportation, room and board, uniforms, or specialized equipment. Students in need of supplementary financial aid should direct their requests to the Dean of Student Affairs.
More detailed information on the admission requirements, application procedures and financial aid can be obtained from the
Deanship of Graduate Studies.