Scholarship

Alfaisal has many scholarship programs available to students that are Merit-based (excellence in academic performance) and Financial need-based. The following outlines the scholarship opportunities available to new students applying to Alfaisal, please note that scholarships are yearly based and being awarded by the beginning of each academic year.
At Alfaisal University scholarships are an essential part of recruiting and supporting our finest students. We believe in supporting these students so they can focus and excel in their studies and research as this is vital to the success of both the students and the university.
Alfaisal has developed a comprehensive system of scholarships that will provide the opportunity for qualified students regardless of economic situation to attend the university, develop into world-class scholars and researchers, and significantly contribute to the well-being future of kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.


Scholarships Types

King Faisal Foundation offers scholarships program to help the outstanding students who have financial difficulties from all countries to achieve their academic goals based on the following criteria:

Criteria (Bachelor & Master)

  • Student must confirm his admission acceptance in Alfaisal University (paying seat confirmation fees and submitting the original documents) no later than 20/07/2017.
  • Providing a proof of financial need.
  • Academic Achievements as an additional factor:-
    • -Standardized tests (Qudurat, Tahseely, SAT I, SAT II, IB, AS & A level tests).
      -Special skills, talents or social creative ideas will be taken into consideration.
  • Priority will be given to students with special skills, talents or social creative ideas.

Application Process:

Scholarships Coverage (of Tuition Fees):

  • Bachelor: Between 50% to 100%
  • Master: 100%

Required Documents:-

  • Fill out the “Need-Based E-Form” and upload it to the Online Admission Application.
  • Salary certificate stamped and signed from work place.
  • Copy of the job contract.
  • Private sector Employees: Salary statement provided by General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI)
  • Unemployed master students: upload two proofs of unemployment, one from Civil Affairs (Absher services) and the other from General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI).
  • Family ID card for Saudis, or a copy of each family member ID for Non-Saudis.
  • (Optional) providing a proof of the special skills or talents (i.e.; arts, sports, or any other nonacademic talents) by uploading a certificate of participation in any event or exhibition.

Important Remarks

  1. Applying for this scholarship does not mean being awarded; scholarships seats and funds are limited. Only top students will be awarded based on the above criteria and the availability of seats and funds.
  2. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and evaluated. Scholarships final results require the approval of multiple parties, which might delay the final results. Therefore, Alfaisal University will not be held liable for any delay.
  3. Students cannot get both Need-Based & Merit-Based scholarships at the same time.
  4. Bachelor students: Scholarships Office will evaluate your performance (CGPA) by the end of every Fall & Spring semester. If your CGPA drops below 3.50 but still above 3.00, you will be given one semester to raise it. If you fail to do so or your CGPA drops below 3.00 at the end of any semester, the scholarship will be completely terminated
  5. Master students: Scholarships Office will evaluate your performance (CGPA) by the end of every Fall & Spring semester. If your CGPA drops below 3.75 but still above 3.00, you will be given one semester to raise it. If you fail to do so or your CGPA drops below 3.00 at the end of any semester, the scholarship will be completely terminated
  6. Summer semester tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.

Criteria:

  • The following table shows the minimum criteria for nomination for Merit-Based scholarship of bachelor degree students. However, meeting these criteria does not mean being awarded a scholarship as the scholarship seats and funds are limited. Only top students will be awarded based on the below criteria and the available seats and funds

College

Tests Type

Current AU Students

Qudurat

Tahsily

SAT 1

SAT 2

AS

A2

IB

Out of 2400

Out of 1600

Medicine

95

95

2000

1400

700 × 2

3 × A

3 × A*

37

3.75/4.00

Pharmacy

90

90

1900

1300

650 × 2

3 × A

3 × A

34

3.75/4.00

Engineering

90

90

1900

1300

650 × 2

3 × A

3 × A

34

3.75/4.00

Science

90

90

1900

1300

650 × 2

3 × A

3 × A

34

3.75/4.00

Business

90

85

1900

1300

650 × 2

3 × A

3 × A

34

3.75/4.00

  • Additions:
    • - American System: 2 courses are required for SAT II (excluding Math I).
      - College of Business: Tahsily, SAT II or AS scores will be considered as an additional factor.
      - Current AU students will be evaluated based on the above criteria by the end of every spring semester; summer semesters will not be evaluated.

Application Process:

  • Merit-Based Scholarships processing is now automatic, there is no scholarship application. All you need to do is to confirm your admission acceptance (paying seat confirmation fees & submitting the original documents) no later than 20/07/2017.

Scholarships Coverage (of Tuition Fees):

  • Bachelor: 50%

Important Remarks:

  1. Scholarships funds are limited; being nominated for a scholarship doesn’t mean being awarded; priority will be given to students with the highest scores.
  2. Student cannot get both Need & Merit-Based scholarships at the same time.
  3. Scholarships Office will evaluate your performance (CGPA) by the end of every Fall & Spring semester. If a student fails to attain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 out of 4.00 by the end of any of the two semesters, the scholarship will be terminated immediately.
  4. Summer semester tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.
  5. The University retains the right to cancel the scholarship program without any prior notice and without any liability.

Location

Dean’s List scholarships are available for tuition paying students who meet the following criteria:

  • Completing at least 30 CH of AU courses (UPP courses are excluded).
  • Obtaining a CGPA of 3.75/4.00 or above by the end of spring semester. 20% discount from the tuition fees will be applied starting from the next academic year of meeting the above criteria (summer semester tuition fees are excluded)
The University retains the right to cancel Dean’s List program without any prior notice and without any liability.

The Sibling Discount is granted to siblings enrolled in Alfaisal University based on the following requirements:

  • All siblings must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree in Alfaisal University.
  • The sibling discount is applicable to tuition fees only (summer semester tuition fees are excluded)
  • The sibling discount will not be applied if there is an outstanding balance.
  • The sibling must provide evidence of relationship.
  • Sibling Discount Form should be filled by the student and submitted to the Scholarships Office.
  • 15% discount will be granted only to the second and each successive sibling.
The University retains the right to cancel Sibling Discounts program without any prior notice and without any liability.

The student must maintain scholarship requirements throughout his study to sustain the scholarship. The scholarship will continue until the student graduates from Alfaisal University and will cover:

  • One year at the University Preparatory Program.
  • Four years at the College of Engineering, Business, or Science.
  • Six years at the College of Medicine or Pharmacy

The student is not permitted to change his/her major without approval from the Academic Deans of the concerned colleges and the Scholarship Awards Committee.


The Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance may terminate a student's scholarship on the recommendation of a college or the Scholarships Committee under any of the following conditions:

  1. Unsatisfactory academic progress by not maintaining the required CGPA
  2. Personal or disciplinary issues that prevent continued attendance as reported by the Dean of the student’s college.
  3. Withdrawal from the university.
  4. Not graduating within the recommended timeframe specific for your degree program



Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Alfaisal University
P.O. Box 50927
Riyadh 11533
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: 920 000570 (Local)
Tel: +(966) 11 215 7777 (International)
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