Requirements of Admission

The requirements for admission to Taif University are available here. This document and the  online resources are managed by the deanship of admission and registration, designed to help students and their parents learn about TU and its admission processes.

An applicant for admission to an undergraduate program at TU must satisfy a number of requirements, including:

 

  1. The student must be a Saudi citizen at the time of application, or an immediate Saudi matrilineal descendent or a foreigner who has a valid residence at the time of applying to the university.
  2. The student must possess a Saudi high school certificate, or its foreign equivalent.

 

  1. The student must successfully pass a skills test with a mark of at least 70%. Such tests are administered by the National Assessment Center for Higher Education and carried out in a large number of centers across the Kingdom. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is cancelled from the academic year 2017-2018

 

  1. The student is required to take an entrance exam, the result of which must be 70% or better. Such an exam is administered and managed by the Deanship of Admission and Registration at TU. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is cancelled from the academic year 2017-2018

 

  1. For each candidate for admission, the deanship of Admission and Registration assigns a weighted average of the student’s scores in high school, skills test and entrance test. The assigned weights are 40%, 30% and 30% to the high school grades, skills test and entrance test, respectively. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is modified from the academic year 2017-2018. The new condition is: For each candidate for admission, the candidate should get at least 90. 70 and 70 in the high school grades and the two exams of skills, respectively. The deanship of Admission and Registration assigns a weighted average of the student’s scores in high school, skills test and entrance test. The assigned weights are 40%, 30% and 30% to the high school grades and the two exams of skills, respectively.

 

  1. Admission to the College of Computers and Information Technology at TU is highly competitive. The number of students accepted is limited to the number of seats available as decided by the University Council and based on the capacity of resources of the College of Computers and Information Technology.

 

After finishing the TU preparatory year successfully, the admission office at TU decides to which college and program a student should join based on the student preference and his GPA in the preparatory year. For CCIT an extra condition is imposed, that is a student to join one of the three programs of the college: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology, he should get GPA in the preparatory year higher than 2. The number of students joining one of our departments and studying towards a Bachelor of computer engineering, Bachelor of computer science, and Bachelor of information technology may vary on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of resources. Nevertheless, students who joined the department have to achieve a General Point Average of no less than two. From the academic year 2017-2018, the preparatory was cancelled and the eligible students are admitted directly to CCIT from the first year.