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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONGUIDE

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Academic Programs
Admission Requirements
  1. The applicant must be a Saudi or GCC national or a legal resident of Saudi Arabia.
  2. The applicant must hold a general Saudi high school diploma. For a high school diploma earned outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it must be equalized by the Ministry of Education in Riyadh. Certification by the Saudi Cultural Mission or the Saudi Embassy is not sufficient.
  3. Submission of the General Aptitude Test (Qudrat) score, or an equivalent test, such as the SAT is strongly encouraged for the purpose of shortlisting. This score can be utilized, if provided, to make comparisons among applicants and aid in the selection process.
  4. The applicant must meet any of the minimum English language requirements for admission to the Preparatory Year Program (PYP) mentioned in the next section. For applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements, they will be accepted into the Intensive English Program (IEP), which is one semester (15 weeks) of the intensive English program preceding the preparatory year.
  5. The applicant must enroll as a full-time student. Part-time enrolment is not permitted.
  6. The applicant must satisfy other conditions stipulated by the board of PSU and announced at the time of application. 

Notes:

  • The General Aptitude Test (Qudrat) or other similar tests (e.g., SAT) are not mandatory. However, it is strongly recommended that applicants submit their scores. These scores may be utilized for the purpose of shortlisting candidates and could be required for certain academic procedures, such as applying for scholarships.
  • For high school graduates, there is no direct admission to the undergraduate level at Prince Sultan University, as the student is first accepted into the Preparatory Year Program (PYP), which is one year (two semesters) of preparatory study that prepares the student for future enrollment in bachelor’s programs at the university.
  • The student is accepted into PYP, and if he/she passes all PYP courses, the student will be transferred to the university level according to the conditions of each major.
  • The student is fully responsible for providing accurate information on both paper and electronic forms used by the university. This includes ensuring the accuracy of the documents uploaded or submitted through any application method. In the event of any inaccuracies, the university reserves the right to take appropriate action.
  • Applicants must upload a digital copy of their Saudi high school completion certificate or its equivalent for final admission. Failure to provide the required digital documentation may result in the university taking appropriate action.
  • Admission will be closed once all available seats are filled. To secure a spot, students are encouraged to register for courses as soon as possible. If the desired section is full, the student may choose an alternative available section or opt to postpone registration until the next semester.
  • The acceptance of an applicant will only be considered final upon successful registration of all the required courses by the student. Failure to register for all the required courses may result in the university postponing the student's admission to the following semester, even if the student has already been assigned a university number.
  • Receiving an "Admission Request Receipt" notification does not indicate acceptance. A student will receive an "Acceptance Notification" message if they are accepted.
  • The issuance of a 9-digit university number signifies the student's initial acceptance. However, the student's acceptance is not considered final until they upload a digital copy of their Saudi high school completion certificate or its equivalent, pay the tuition fees, and personally register for the courses before the university's specified deadline and before the seats in the offered courses are filled.
  • Please note that the scholarship application process is separate from the admission process and starts once you have been admitted. For more information, please visit the dedicated "Scholarships" section below.
English Language Requirements for Admission to the Preparatory Year Program (PYP)

English is the main language of instruction at PSU. While only a limited number of courses are taught in Arabic, the majority of lectures, exams, class discussions and other activities will be in English. Given this, it's important you understand what English language requirements that must be met before applying to PSU.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • A minimum score of 50 in the English Placement Test (EPT) administered by Qiyas.
    OR
  • A minimum score of 50 in the Standardized Test of English Proficiency (STEP) administered by Qiyas.
    OR
  • A minimum overall score of 31 in the TOEFL IBT.
    OR
  • A minimum overall score of 4 in the Academic IELTS.
    OR
  • Hold a high school diploma from an international school located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    OR
  • Hold a high school diploma from a school outside the Kingdom, provided that the language of instruction is English. In such cases, the diploma must be certified by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Certification from the Saudi Cultural Mission or the Saudi Embassy alone is insufficient.

Notes:

  • If none of the above criteria are met, the applicant will be accepted into the Intensive English Program (IEP), which is one semester prior to the Preparatory Year Program (PYP).
  • The above-mentioned tests are valid for 2 years after the exam date.
  • Tests taken remotely are not accepted.
How to Apply?

Step 1: Prepare Required Documents

  • Gather all the necessary documents for application:
  • ID card (National ID card for Saudis and GCC nationals, Muqeem card for non-Saudis)
  • High School Diploma.
  • Equalization letter from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for a high school diploma earned outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • English language proficiency evidence.
  • Supporting documents such as the General Aptitude Test (Qudrat), or other similar tests (e.g., SAT).
  • Convert each document into PDF format, ensuring that each PDF document does not exceed 1 MB in file size.

Step 2: Visit the PSU’s Online Application Portal

  • Visit PSU’s Online Admission Portal at https://edugate.psu.edu.sa.
  • To change the language to English, navigate to the main page and click on the "English" option located at the top right corner of the page.
  • Ensure that you fill in all the required information accurately and completely in the provided fields.
  • Choose your desired major. You will be allowed to select up to 4 desired majors, with the first choice being your most preferred one.
  • At the end of the application, remember to upload all the necessary documents as any deficiency in them will result in delayed processing of your application.

Step 3: Pay the Application Fees

  • Application fee of 500 Saudi riyals (VAT is added for non-Saudis, so it becomes 575 Saudi riyals).
  • Wait until you receive an SMS message containing the invoice number. This number will be required to complete the payment process via the SADAD service.
  • Use the following details to pay:
    • Biller Name: Prince Sultan University.
    • Biller Number: 283.

• Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Preparatory Year Program (PYP)
PYP Promotion Exams
Academic Calendar
Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are determined by the number of credit hours required for each academic program. By clicking the link below, you'll find a table displaying the current tuition fees. For the purpose of illustration, let's consider a tuition fee of 2200 Saudi riyals per credit hour as an example. Please note that there is also a VAT tax applicable to non-Saudi applicants.

To calculate the total cost of your program, multiply the number of credit hours needed for your chosen program by the tuition fee per credit hour. You can find the number of credit hours per program by visiting the Academic Majors section.

For example:

  • Intensive English Program (IEP) has a total 12 credit hours. Total tuition fees = 12 credit hours × 2200 SR/credit hour = 26,400 Saudi riyals.
  • Preparatory Year Program (PYP) has a total of 30 credit hours. Total tuition fees = 30 credit hours × 2200 SR/credit hour = 66,000 Saudi riyals.
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance has a total of 135 credit hours. Total tuition fees = 135 credit hours × 2200 SR/credit hour = 297,000 Saudi riyals.
  • If a student fails a required course, they must retake the course and pay the tuition fees for that course again. Please note that this tuition fee of 2200 SR per credit hour is just an example. Applicants should always check the current tuition fees by clicking the link below.

Tuition Fees
Scholarships
Administrative Team Members
FAQs
  • Does PSU follow a semester or trimester system?
  • PSU follows the semester system, consisting of two semesters each academic year. Each semester lasts for a minimum of fifteen weeks.

  • Does PSU offer distance or online programs?
  • PSU does not offer distance or online programs. Students are required to be on campus for their studies.

  • Are high school students required to come from specific high school tracks when applying to specific programs at PSU?
  • No, PSU does not require high school students to come from specific high school tracks when applying to specific programs at PSU.

  • How can I apply to the university?
  • To apply to the university, you need to submit your application electronically through the admission portal.

  • How should I submit my documents to the university?
  • Documents should be uploaded electronically through the admission portal.

  • Will I have to study math if I get accepted into Prince Sultan University?
  • Most likely, if you are accepted into Prince Sultan University, you will have to study math as part of your academic program. To obtain more specific information about the math courses relevant to your chosen academic major, you can explore the study plan available on the college website at https://www.psu.edu.sa/en/academics. The study plan will outline the specific courses and requirements for your major, including any math-related subjects.

  • I'm currently in my third year of high school and haven't graduated yet. Can I still apply for admission?
  • Yes, you can definitely submit your admission application at this stage. However, please be aware that your final admission will depend on submitting your high school completion certificate through the admission portal once you receive it.

  • I'm currently in my third year of high school and haven't graduated yet. When submitting an admission application, I'm being asked to enter my high school GPA. What should I do?
  • In this situation, you should enter the average GPA of your last semester in the third year of high school.

  • I am currently in my third year of secondary school and haven't graduated yet. In the final step of the admission application, I am asked to provide a secondary school completion certificate. What should I do?
  • In this case, you should upload the certificate from the last semester of your third year of secondary school. Once you graduate and obtain an official secondary school completion certificate, you can update your application by clicking on the 'Modify Application' option on the main screen of the admission application website and upload the new certificate.