FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

What are the available scholarships for this academic year?
You can view the available scholarships for this academic year through the following link: Scholarship and Calculator Brochure.
What are the available scholarships for next academic year?
It will be announced as soon as they are issued. The conditions for the academic next year’s scholarships may differ from the conditions for this year.
Will I be enrolled in the scholarship automatically after my admission in the university, or are there procedures to take?
Students won’t be automatically enrolled in scholarships, they will have to register for it.
When can I register for a scholarship (the scholarship registration date)?
The registration for the scholarships shall be open in conjunction with the opening of admission and registration at the University, this may be in the middle of the semester or before the end of the semester. The student must ask and follow up with the Scholarship Office, in order not to miss the registration period or before the seats become fully booked.
Can I reserve a scholarship seat?
A seat cannot be reserved without formal registration. The only way to book a seat is to officially enroll in the scholarship after issuing your university ID number, and then pay the remaining fees after the scholarship.
What are the required documents during registration?
Bachelor’s scholarships:
PSU admission form that shows the student ID number + copy of high school certificate.
Master’s scholarship: a copy for each:
PSU admission form that shows the student ID number + copy of the bachelor’s certificate.
Does the scholarship cover summer classes?
Unfortunately, no .
What are the tuition fees of the university, whether for a student who has a scholarship or not?

Bachelor's degree:

For class of 217 or 218 students under the College of Engineering Scholarship and class of 218 students under the Computer College in men campus, 50% off:
The percentage of the scholarship is calculated from the tuition fees: 27,500 SAR per semester.
For students under scholarship in other departments not mentioned above whether for men or women:
The percentage of the scholarship is calculated within the tuition fees: 35,000 SAR per semester.
Students who did not receive any kind of scholarship:
They will receive a support in the amount of 7,500 SAR from Al-Riyadh Philanthropic Society for Science Council, their fees after the support will be 27,500 SAR per semester.

Master’s degree:

Partial scholarship recipients:
The percentage of the grant is calculated from the tuition fees: 45,000 SAR per semester.
Students who have not received any kind of scholarship:
They will receive support of 5,000 SAR from Al-Riyadh Philanthropic Society for Science Council, their fees after the support will be 40,000 SAR
I am currently a student at PSU, I have a high GPA, I need financial support and I did not receive a scholarship during my admission to the university (based on the cumulative ratio). Can I get a full or partial scholarship now based on my current university GPA and my financial need?

For Saudis:

Some students may receive a partial scholarship of 50% (from the tuition fees of 35,000 SAR per semester) if the following conditions apply:
- Saudi.
- To be admitted to the university in one of the following years: 2016, 2017 or 2018 (i.e. class of 216, 217 or 218).
- Have an average GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or more.
- To choose to enroll in one of the available majors in the scholarship (for full time students). The available majors of this scholarship are as follows (by class):
1. Class of 216: Accounting, Marketing, Aviation Management, Information System, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Communication Engineering.
2. Class of 217: Accounting, Marketing, Aviation Management, Information System, Computer Science, Software Engineering.
3. Class of 218: Accounting, Marketing, Aviation Management.
Note: The college of Engineering majors were not mentioned for the class of 217 and 218 and the College of Computer & Information Sciences majors from the class of 218, because they are available to Saudis who are enrolled in these classes without conditions.

For non-Saudis:

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships based on the GPA during their university studies.
I am a full time student at the university and I have been eligible for a scholarship since I started my university admission based on my accumulative ratio, but I missed scholarship registration. Can I register now?
Contact the Academic Scholarship Administration please to consider your request.
What are the majors covered by the scholarship?
For the current academic year of 2018-2019, view the brochure from here please. For previous semesters, please contact the Scholarship Office.
What are the majors covered by the scholarship?
For the current academic year of 2018-2019, view the brochure from here please. For previous semesters, please contact the Scholarship Office.
Can I increase the percentage of my partial scholarship in the future, after raising my GPA more than I am required to?
Unfortunately, the percentage of the scholarship approved at the time of registration cannot be increased.
Does the university review the scholarship each academic semester or each academic year? What does that mean?
The university reviews the scholarship each semester. This means that reviewing conditions of the scholarship continuation will be made at the end of each semester, not at the end of the academic year. The continuation of the scholarship is determined for the next semester based on this review.
Are there conditions that I have to follow, in order for me to keep my scholarship?
Yes, you can review them in the pledge letter (scholarship letter of credit) which you receive a copy of when you sign up for the scholarship. You can request a copy of these conditions from the Scholarship Office.
I am a full time student at the university and I have a scholarship, I want to inquire about the status of my scholarship and obtain a document with detailed information about it.
You can request the document from the Scholarship Office
When the semester ends, how do I know if I am still eligible for the scholarship or not for the next semester? Will you send me a message?
The Scholarship Office slogan for students is: "Your scholarship is your responsibility". This means that the student have to contact the Scholarship Administration to inquire about the status of their scholarship
If I do not have the scholarship anymore, how much will I pay per semester?
Based on the class:
For the class of 213 to the current class: 27,500 SAR per semester.
For the class of 212 and earlier: 25,000 SAR per semester.
My GPA has dropped and I am no longer eligible for the scholarship. Can I return to it after I achieve the required GPA?

For Saudis:

Yes, you can reacquire the scholarship in the following quarter, after achieving the required GPA.

For non-Saudis:

If this is the first time you will reacquire the scholarship after a low GPA, then yes, you can return to the scholarship.
However, if this is the second time you reacquire the scholarship after a lower GPA, or third or fourth time…etc. (i.e. it happened before that the average GPA decreased for one semester or more, then you achieved the required GPA again, and then it dropped again), you will not be eligible for it anymore

For female students, please contact the female students Scholarship Office to find out the impact of deleting courses on the scholarship
Do you consider the preparatory year GPA?
It is not considered for the following groups:
For Saudi students: class of 216, 217 and 218.
For non-Saudi students: class of 217 and 218.
Other than that, it is considered for both male and female students.
I registered for 12 hours this semester (or more) and now I am forced to drop a course, Will this drop affect the scholarship?
If the cumulative number of hours is less than 12, then will not be eligible for the scholarship in the following semester unless:
- If you are a Saudi student, in the class of 217 in the College of Engineering and received a 50% scholarship.
- Or a Saudi student in the class of 218 in the College of Engineering or College of Computer & Information Sciences and received a 50% scholarship.
- Or if you are a Saudi student, in the class of 216, 217 or 218 and still in the preparatory year.
But it should be noted that in all cases the scholarship covers 10 semesters only, if one or more courses were delete it, in which it may increase the number of semesters, the scholarship will not cover the extra semesters.

For female students, please contact the female students Scholarship Office to find out the impact of deleting courses on the scholarship
I am a new student, I have received a scholarship and I have equaled some preparatory year courses, so the number of hours in this semester is less than 12. Will this affect my scholarship?
We take this into consideration and collect the number of hours that have been equated with the number of hours studied in this semester. If the sum is greater than or equal to 12, this will not affect the scholarship. However, if the total is less than 12, this may result in denying of the scholarship for the following semester unless you are from:
- Class of 217, in the college of Engineering and recipients of 50% scholarship
- Class of 217, in the college of Engineering or College of Computer & Information Sciences and recipients of 50% scholarship.
I have a scholarship and I would like to postpone or drop a semester. What is the impact of this on the scholarship in terms of continuity and the number of the remaining semesters in the scholarship as well as the financial impact?

For postponing or dropping a semester,

o Financial impact and number of remaining classes:
- If an invoice is issued to the student due to dropping a semester after the start of the study, and the student chooses that the scholarship will pay the amount of the invoice, in this case the student is benefiting from the scholarship and thus deducting one of the semesters of the grant.
- If the student wishes to retain his right to benefit from this semester, he must pay the bill.

o Scholarship Continuity:
- Regardless of the designated names (postponement, drop or withdrawal), the student is allowed to stop studying for only one semester, unless he is from:
- Class of 217, in the college of Engineering and recipients of 50% scholarship.
- Class of 217, in the college of Engineering or College of Computer & Information.
If he stops studying for a second semester, he will not be eligible for the scholarship for the rest of his academic studies.