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.
Please download the official application form for Umm al-Qura University, located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, here:
For those who are unable to come to the University personally to submit their documents, then you may send all of the required documents, along with the completed application form above, by post (mail) directly to Umm al-Qura University at the address below:
Deanship of Admissions and Registration
The Institute of Arabic Language
Umm al-Qura University, P.O. Box 3712
Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia
It may help if you write the following Arabic equivalent of the address mentioned above to one side of the envelope:
You may contact the University by phone if you wish:
00-966-2-556-2525 (011 instead of 00 from US and Canada)
For those who would like to come personally to the University in order to submit your documents, then a good time to visit and submit documents is during Ramadhan, but make sure you get it done before Hajj. Students can still send in their applications by mail after Hajj, or visit to submit documents after Hajj, but those applications will be processed for the year after the following and not the following year of which the application was given in. However, due to the differences between the Hijri and Gregorian calendar, Hajj season is always being pulled back a few days every year, so dates do change, meaning, there are always exceptions to the rules as to when the exact final cutoff date is for applications to be considered for the following year.
Please note that there is no formal interview process at Umm al-Qura University for an applicant, as is the case with the Islamic University of Madinah. An applicant will be asked to just submit his papers in a folder to the person in charge of receiving applications. However, you may go with a current student to submit your papers if you wish so that he may put in a good word for you to the people in the administration.
Allah is the granter of Success and may the Salaat and the Salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.