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Transfer Admission

Students coming from other universities, who wish to transfer their credits to PMU, may apply for transfer admission. However, an applicant may be admitted to the Preparatory Program or directly to the degree program, based on the applicant’s English language proficiency. Transfer applicants should have a good academic standing from their previous recognized university with the minimum PMU required grades and cumulative GPA.

Admission Criteria
In order to be consider as a transfer candidate, the below criteria should be met in addition to the general requirements.

  • Eligibility:
    • Previous institution must be a local government university or local private university or international university
    • Previous type of study should be regular and not online or distance learning
    • Previous institution must be recognized by Ministry of Education (MOE)
    • A total GPA of 2.0/4.0 from previous institution
    • The applicant should not be dismissed from previous university
    • The applicant must meet the current PMU admission criteria
    • Applicant should have achieved the minimum required grades and cumulative GPA (for more information click here New transfer policy appendix 5)
    • The period between the applicant’s last attended semester and the first day of classes applied for, should not exceed five years
    • The only type of educational institutions eligible for credit transfer are local and international1 universities
  • How to Apply:
  • Complete online application  (Click here)
  • Submit documents before due date (admissions calendar hyperlink)
    • Two recent passport-size photographs
    • Copy of secondary school certificate or equivalent
    • Copy of General Aptitude Test (Qudrat) or equivalent (SAT 1)
    • Copy of Saudi ID or “Iqama” (for Non-Saudis)
    • Copy of Family ID Card (For female applicants - if available)
    • Copy of passport
    • If employed, a letter of no objection from the employer is required
    • Original sealed transcript (English version)
    • A copy of all courses syllabi (English version)
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of 500 SAR upon submission of documents
  • Submit original IELTS (Academic version) certificate with acceptable scores (if available) (appendix 3 link: English Requirement Table)
  • For direct entry, submit original IELTS (Academic version) certificate with Minimum scores of 5.5 overall and 5.0 in writing
  • Admission Process
    • After receiving and reviewing the above requirements, the admissions office will set an appointment for the English placement test (https://www.britishcouncil.org/exam/aptis/take) (appendix 3.3 Aptis Candidate Guide) and interview
    • Upon acceptance, the transfer committee will review the credit transfer request (minimum 5 weeks)
    • The final decision will be communicated through the Admissions Office