First: English Language Proficiency
Requirements: All Students
(New, Transfer, Bridging ) applying to an English language medium program must
provide proof of English language proficiency as detailed below.
the English Placement test (Institutional TOEFL) administered at the UoS after
paying the exam fee and obtain a score of 500 or higher.
evidence that he/she has taken a recognized English proficiency test and
attained a minimum score as follows: International TOEFL test with a score of
(500) on the Paper-based (PBT), (173) on the Computer-based test (CBT), or (61)
on the Internet-based test (IBT) or band (5.0) on the Academic IELTS test.
TOEFL or Academic IELTS certificates older than two years are not
and the University does not accept any other English Language
proficiency certificates from any other educational institution.
certificates shall be authenticated by the English Language Center at UoS.
Recipients of an IBT certificate shall attend an interview by representatives of
the English Language Center.
- If a student presents a certificate
represent his/her true level of English, the University reserves the right to subject the student to an English language proficiency
his/her English language level.
who attain a score of 500 or above in the TOEFL test or its equivalent are
eligible to study at colleges directly.
who fail to attain a minimum score of 500 on the UoS TOEFL exam, 5.0 on the
Academic IELTS exam must join the Intensive English Program (IEP). The IEP
consists of four levels: Foundation 1– Preparation 4. IEP students receive 20-25
hours per week of class instruction.
scoring less than 5.0 on any IELTS skill must take the IEP courses that are
relevant to that skill.
accepted in the Mass Communications Arabic tracks
required to obtain a score of at least (450) on the International TOEFL test or
IBT 45 or Academic IELTS 4.5.
accepted in the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health sciences
are not allowed to register any courses taught in English without obtaining
a score of (5.0) in each skill.
who had tested and scored 4.5 on the IELTS or 450 on the TOEFL tests may be
admitted to the Diploma program in the Community College as first year students
and take 12 credit hours in each regular semester in addition to 3 credit
hours of intensive English under condition that they retake the exam and attain
a score of 5.0 on the IELTS or 500 on the TOEFL tests within a year of
admittance, otherwise they will be suspended from the
Second: Admission to the College of
- Applicants to the
College of Communication are required to sit for a personal interview with
College representatives before admission.
Third: Admission to the English Language and
Literature Major :
- Students who studied
non-Arabic medium curricula and admitted to the Department of English Language
and Literature in the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences are
required to pass an Arabic language proficiency exam.
Fourth: Admission to the College of
- Students admitted to the College of Engineering must take a placement
test for Mathematics and Physics.
- Students passing these tests are eligible to take Math and Physics
and it is not necessary for them to take remedial courses in these two
- A student failing any of these tests, is required to take a remedial
course in that subject. A remedial course is treated as any other course. If a
student fails the course he/she is required to repeat it.