General Provisions for Post-Graduate Studies

 

  • The admission process for the post-graduate studies (Diploma / MSc / PhD) stars in the second half of August every year, taking into account the provisions of Article 93 of the Law of Regulating Universities.

 

  • To sit an exam in any course at the Master’s or PhD level, the student is required to have attended at least 75% of the total hours of that course.

 

  • To sit an exam in any Diploma course, the student is required to have attended at least 65% of the total hours of that course.

 

  • The study semesters of the MSc and PhD levels are as follows:
  1. Autumn: begins on the third Saturday of September for a period of 15 weeks of study, including the exam period.
  2. Spring: begins on the second Saturday of January for a period of 15 weeks of study, including the exam period.
  3. Summer: begins on the first Saturday of July for a period of 15 weeks of study, including the exam period, unless the Department Council decides otherwise.
  • The admission into the post-graduate program is completed only after the student has met all the general conditions of the relevant program, as well as any conditions set by the relevant department, and has provided all the required documents and forms for registration and paid the tuition fees in a timely manner.

 

  • The Faculty Council decides the minimum number of students required to start the study in any program or elective course.

 

  • The student has the right to add / remove any elective course within the first two weeks of study.

 

  • A student may withdraw from an elective course before the end of the seventh week of study, upon completing a withdrawal form and approving it from his/her academic advisor. In this case, the credit hours of the course are not added to the student’s records, and he/she receives a grade of “Withdrawal” (W) in the course.

 

  • The student who does not meet the minimum attendance ratio in any course will not be allowed to sit the final exam, and he/she receives a grade of “Forced Withdrawal” (FW) in that course.

 

  • The student receives a grade of “Incomplete” (I) if he/she is unable to sit the final exam of a course or to complete its requirements due to unforeseeable circumstances, which he/she must report to the relevant academic department. Provided that student has met the minimum attendance ratio, he/she will be allowed to sit the exam during the first two weeks of the next semester, or otherwise receive a grade of “Forced Withdrawal” (FW) in that course.

 

  • The student is allowed to withdraw from the course of study, after being admitted into the program, if he is called for military service or reserve duty. In this case, he would receive a grade of “Military Withdrawal” (MW) in the relevant course(s).

 

  • The courses in which the student receives any of the grades I / W / FW / MW do not count towards his/her credit hours of study, and therefore are not included in the calculation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

 

  • Students are allowed to re-register one more time in any course they have already passed or failed in order to improve their grade.

 

  • All the grades that the student receives in the courses he/she had studied, along with the number of attempts to sit an exam, are recorded in the Transcript and are included in the calculation of his/her CGPA.

 

  • If a student fails in any the course, he/she is required to re-take the same course if it was compulsory, or take an alternative course if it was elective. The grades the student receives in all his/her attempts are included in the CGPA.

 

  • If a student was dismissed from any program of study, he/she cannot register for the same program again.

 

  • The credit hour is a unit of measurement that identifies the weight of each course in the semester, which is equivalent to one hour of theoretical study per week.

 

  • The student is not allowed to register into a course if he/she has not passed its prerequisite courses, which the relevant academic department has identified.