SCHOLARSHIPS


+Step 1- Scholarship Criteria

At Alfaisal University scholarships are an essential part of recruiting and supporting our finest students. The world's best universities recruit the world's 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 our kingdom and the region.


  • 1. Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships for Saudi Students:-
    • a. Undergraduate Program:-
      • - Student must not be employed in a full or part time job
      • - Acceptance into the University Preparatory Program, or acceptance as a direct admission into Alfaisal University
      • - A “very Good” Grade or above in High School certificate.
      • - Qudurat & Tahseely are required as follow:-
        • -College of Medicine: 70 Qudurat, 70 Tahseely, and other colleges 65 Qudurat, 65 Tahseely.
      • - High school certificate date must not exceed two years .
    • b. Postgraduate Program:-
      • - A “Very Good” grade or above in the bachelor degree.
      • - TOEFL IBT, (450) Or IELTS (4)

    For more information about MoHE Scholarship, Please visit http://grants.mohe.gov.sa


    * Undergraduate Saudi students' tuition is covered (100%) and Graduate Saudi students' tuition is covered (94%) in combination with Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) scholarship's program, if applicable.

    *MoHE covers the minimum period required for graduation (i.e. two years to postgraduates)

    2.Merit Based Scholarships

    Saudi Schools

    Based on Qiyas tests under the following criteria:

    College

    Qudarat Score

    Tahseely Score

    Medicine

    90

    90

    Engineering

    80

    80

    Science

    80

    80

    Business

    80

    NA


    British Education

    Based on the following criteria:

    College

    AS GRADE

    A2 GRADE

    Medicine

    3 A's

    3 A's

    Engineering

    2 A's

    2 A's

    Science

    2 A's

    2 A's

    Business

    A

    NA


    International Baccalaureate

    Based on the following criteria:

    College

    IB

    Medicine

    34

    Engineering

    30

    Science

    30

    Business

    28


    Other System

    Based on the following criteria:

    College

    SAT 1 - SCORE

    SAT 2 - SCORE

    Medicine

    1900

    2 Subjects (650 each)

    Engineering

    1600

    2 Subjects (550 each)

    Science

    1600

    2 Subjects (550 each)

    Business

    1500

    NA


    3- Need Based Scholarship -King Faisal Foundation "Prince Sultan Program":-
      a. Providing a proof of financial need
      b. Academic Achievements (merit-based criteria) as an additional factor:-
        i. High school GPA
        ii. Standardized tests (Qudurat, Tahseely, SAT I, SAT II, AS & A level tests)
        iii. English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL)
      c. Special skills, educational talent or social creative ideas will be taken in consideration

    * Important Remarks:
    1. Scholarships are limited;being nominated for a scholarship doesn't mean being awarded a scholarship, priority will be given to students with the highest scores.

    2.Students who didn't meet the scholarship criteria may be considered for a scholarship and will be put on a waiting list. If scholarships and funds become available, students will be informed.
    +Step 2- Application Process

    Applying for Scholarship at Alfaisal University:

    1- Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships for Saudi Students:-


    2- Merit Based Scholarships for all Nationalities "Only Bachelor Program":-
      -Merit based Scholarships are now automatic, there is no scholarship application all you need to do is get accepted and confirm your acceptance before (1st of August).
      -If you fulfil the scholarship criteria, you'll be nominated for a scholarship.
      -Only the top students will be awarded, based on the fund availability.
      -Merit Based covers 30% out from the Tuition fees.

    3-Need Based Scholarship - King Faisal Foundation "Prince Sultan Program":-
      - Fill Need-Based form located HERE and upload it under scholarship section in the Online application.
      - Get accepted and confirm your acceptance before (1st of August).
      - If you fulfil the scholarship criteria, you'll be nominated for a scholarship.
      - Only the top students will be awarded, based on the fund availability.
      - Need Based covers between 50% to 100% for Bachelor students and 100% for Master Students.

    +Step 3- Documents

    If you are applying for Financial Assistance (Need-Based), attach the required supporting documents.

    +Step 4- Submit

    Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance
    Student Affairs
    Alfaisal University
    Riyadh, Takhassusi Street
    (Behind King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center)
    P.O. Box 50927, Riyadh 11533,
    Tel#: 920000570
    Fax: +966 (1) 2157831
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

    E-mail: scholarships@alfaisal.edu



    SCHOLARSHIP POLICY

    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:


    +Types of Scholarship

    1.1. Merit-based Scholarships

    This type of scholarship is awarded to academically outstanding students.

     

    1.2. Financial Assistance (Need-based)

    This type of assistance is granted to students with financial difficulties; contingent upon fulfilment of the eligibility criteria initiated by the University that combines the family financial need and the students' academic achievements.

     

    1.3. Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Scholarships

    Every year the Ministry of Higher Education provides a number of scholarships which is up to 50% of the total number of students in Alfaisal University.


    1.4. Private Grant Scholarships

    These scholarships are provided by individual donors and utilized by the scholarship program to fund in full or partially need-based and/or merit-based students in accordance with the criteria set forth by the private donor and in cooperation with the recommendations agreed upon the Scholarship Awards Committee.

     

    Scholarships available under this category are granted by:

    • -Atheeb Trading Company (Prince AbdulAziz Bin Ahmed Bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud)
    • -Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Alshowaier

     

    1.5. Deans List Scholarships

    These scholarships are available for tuition paying students who have achieved a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.75/4.00 by the end of the year of study at one of the Alfaisal University colleges. If granted, they will cover up to 20% of student’s year tuition fees.


    1.6. Sibling Discount
    -The siblings must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree in Alfaisal University.
    -The sibling discount is applicable to tuition fees only.
    -The sibling discount will not be applied if there is an outstanding balance.
    -The sibling must provide the evidence of relationship.
    -15% discount will be only granted to the second and each successive sibling.


    +Duration of Scholarship

    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.
    • -Five years at the College of Medicine.


    +Change Of Specialization

    The student is not permitted to change his major without approval from the Academic Dean of the concerned college and the Scholarship Awards Committee.


    +Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

    To remain eligible for Alfaisal scholarships, student must:Complete all required courses each semester as stipulated in the academic plan of the college;

    1. 1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; and
    2. 2. Complete courses at an overall rate which will ensure graduation within the recommended timeframe;
    3. 3. Complete any incomplete (I) courses in a timely manner;
    4. 4. Graduate within the recommended timeframe specific for student’s degree program;
    5. 5. Maintain academic standing, usually a specific term and cumulative Grade Point Average, consistent with Alfaisal University academic policy.
    6. 6. The maximum allowed time may be re-evaluated by the Director of Scholarship and Financial Assistance. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Registrar if there are program changes eliminate prior courses and they no longer apply toward the new degree program.
    7. 7. Incomplete grades – student receive too many incomplete grades (I) and do not progress satisfactorily. As a result, student has six or more hours of incomplete in any term or at any time will be placed on Financial Assistance probation for the next term of attendance and expected to complete the courses with “I” grades by the end of that term. Longer periods of probation may be granted on a case-by-case basis with coordination between student and the Dean of the College and the Instructor.
    8. 8. Grade point average (GPA) – student must maintain scholastic standing, grades, and Grade Point Averages as defined in the appropriate year catalog. If student suspended for unacceptable scholastic/academic progress as defined in Alfaisal University regulations and is, therefore, also suspended from Financial Assistance. If readmitted or reinstated, student may apply to receive 9. Financial Assistance during probation any term.
    9. Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships, student must remain among the top 50% of students in each college, which will be updated annually by the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance as per the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education.


     

    +Termination of Scholarship

    The Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance may terminate the student's scholarship on the recommendation of the department, college and the Scholarship Committee under the following conditions:

    1. 1. Unsatisfactory academic progress according to Point 4.
    2. 2. Personal or disciplinary issues that prevent continued attendance as reported by the Dean of Admission and Registration.
    3. 3. Voluntary termination of the scholarship and withdrawal from the University.

     

    +Contact information

    The Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance
    Student Affairs, Alfaisal University,
    Riyadh, Takhassusi Street
    (behind King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center)
    P.O. Box 50927, Riyadh 11533,
    Telephone: 920000570
    Fax: +966 (1) 2157831
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    E-mail: scholarships@alfaisal.edu


     



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