Conditions for Admission and Required Documents – Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Riyadh

All praise is due to Allah Lord of the worlds, and may the Salaat and the Salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.

The following conditions of admission and required documents are taken from the official application form for Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  1. Two copies of the high school diploma [For those residing in North America, a GED is also accepted. For those residing in Europe, a GCE/A Levels is accepted]  
  2. Two copies of the high school transcript [also known as grades report/report card/mark sheet].
  3. Two copies of the letter of recommendation. [This is known as a tazkiyyah, you may acquire one from the Imam of your local mosque or from most reputable callers to Islam (du’aat)]
  4. Four passport-size photographs.
  5. Two copies of the passport. [Two copies of the front page containing the picture] 
  6. Two copies of the no objection letter from your government. [Canadians please click here. Americans click here]
  7. A formal medical examination confirming that you are in good health and able to study abroad. [Basically conduct a physical check-up at the doctors and get him to write a letter on his official letterhead that you are free of any infectious diseases and are in good health]
  8. New Required Document: All applicants must now also submit a letter (known as a Khitaab) addressed to the Rector (Mudeer) of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University [Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail] formally requesting to recieve a scholarship, along with the other required documents mentioned above. This letter should adequately express the applicants desire to study Islam at the University and it should be written in Arabic and attached to the application like a cover page. The letter should not be more than a single page in length or so. This paperwork is extremely important since it’s exclusion could cause applicants files to be overlooked.

The official application form also contains the following note: 

Notice: The student should attach whatever documents [i.e. listed above] will attest to the validity of his information [provided on the application form] in the Arabic language or the English language.

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University provides the same financial benefits and advantages that the Islamic University of Madinah provides as mentioned here. Along with these benefits and advantages, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University does have a women’s section, unlike the Islamic University of Madinah which is a male-only University, but this section of the University does not offer scholarships to foreign women to study. The Arab women that do attend are either housed in their own dorms or remain with family members living in Riyadh.

The program at Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia presents the best opportunity for non-Saudi female students of knowledge to study in a formal classroom setting. Please click here for more information.

May Allah reward our noble brother Abul-Layth Qasim ibn Aggrey Mutiva (graduate American student from Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh) for presenting the information above.

Allah is the granter of Success and may the Salaat and the Salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.

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