Makkah – The world renowned Arabic university of Makkah Ummul-Qura has announced opening of admissions for both male and female International students for the 2018/2019 semester.
The applications for a 2-years diploma program is currently open on their official website.
Ummul-Qura University is the integral part of the first Shariah (Islamic) law college eatablished by the founder of the Saudi monarchy – King Abdulazeez Al-e-Saud – in 1949.
Initially it offered degrees in Islamic Law and Arabic language studies. It now offers more courses in diverse subjects such as Technology Management, Business Management, Islamic Economics, Marketing, Engineering, Technology, Medicine, Education, Architecture, as well various Applied, Social and Engineering Sciences.
In 2015, the University’s annual budget hovered around SR 3 billion.
Application form can be filled online and the applicants are required to fulfill the below requirements while applying:
- Applicants should not be older than 23
- High school diploma
- Transcript showing at least B grades (80% or higher)
- Passport photos
- Copy of passport
- Birth certificate
- Health records
- High school transcript
- At least two letters of recommendation from Islamic organizations (like a masjid) or Imaams.
- If the female applicants do not apply with their spouse or brother then they must present proof of a male family member residing in Makkah.
The university also offers free accommodation and monthly allowance to unmarried male students during the program.
A group of volunteers known as Keys to Knowledge NYC has posted online to offer translation service required to submit the documents.