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KAU Terms and Conditions for M.Sc and PhD

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KAU Terms and Conditions for M.Sc and PhD :
     The University Academic Board determines the number of students to be admitted each year for the graduate studies as per the recommendations of the Deanship of Graduate Studies Council (DGSC) and suggestions made by the Department and the College Councils.
Articles from (12) to (31-1) of unified regulation KAU explains in details about admission, registration, deferment, dropping, withdrawal, discontinuance and re-admission .read more.

The following conditions that are mentioned in the KAU Article 13 have to be fulfilled, these are:
The applicant must be a Saudi national or must have an official scholarship to the Graduate Studies (for non-Saudis);
The applicant must have a university degree from a Saudi university or from another recognized university;
He/she must have a record of good behavior and be medically fit.
Recommendation letters should be submitted from two of his/her former professors; a no-objection letter from his/her employer is required, if the applicant is willing; and
Applicants for doctoral programs must enroll on a full-time basis.
The basis in Ph.D. programs is that the student should be a full-time student. However, the University Board can decide exception from this requirement whenever it is inevitable.
     While all the above mentioned conditions must be met, however, the University Board reserves the right to modify when the need arises.
     Once the student selected for admission he/she should bring the documents mentioned in article (14 ,15 ,16) as follow:

Article (14):
Admission to a postgraduate diploma requires an undergraduate performance of not less than ‘good’ C grade).

Article (15):
Admission to a master’s degree program requires a minimum overall undergraduate performance of ‘very good’ (B). However, the Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies can waive this condition for ‘upper good (C+). Also the Council of Deanship of Graduate Studies can waive this condition for Good (C) as per recommendation of the Department Council and the support of the College Council in some programs which are nominated and identified by the University Board, given that the undergraduate major GPA is not less than ‘very good’ (B). The Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies can add other requirements as per the recommendations of the Department Council and the support of the College Council.

Article (16):
Admission to a Doctoral degree program requires a minimum overall performance of at least ‘very good’ (B) in the master’s degree program if this degree is from a university with a letter-grading system. The Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies may add other necessary admission requirements as per the recommendation of the Department Council and the support of the College Council.

Article (16-1):
After fulfillment of all acceptance conditions mentioned in Articles 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Unified Regulation, the candidate can apply to the DGSC within the identified acceptance period which will be proclaimed according to the fixed schedule and every candidate should bring:
An authorized copy of his graduation document.
 An authorized copy of degrees record.
Two academic recommendations from two of the staff members who had taught him.
A copy of the identity card.
Four passport photos (4 x 3).
Good testimonial certifying honest conduct.
Totally filled Application Form, in Arabic and English.
Approval of the employer, or a written promise to bring forward the approval if he has been employed after been accepted for graduate studies.
To fulfill the required level in TOEFL exam (or in an equivalent exam acceptable to KAU.) except those candidates whose certificates are issued from English-speaking countries such as the UK, the USA, Australia, etc.

Article (16-2):
Non-Saudi Candidate should fulfill all requirements mentioned in Article (16-1) and, in addition, he has to bring: 
The official letter for the scholarship
A copy of valid passport
All papers and documents (except passport and application form) should be authorized by Saudi officials or by Saudi embassy in the candidate’s country residence.
    
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