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The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.

Arabic Language and Literature Department
Social Studies Department
Information and Library Science Department
Geography Department
English Language and Literature Department
History Department
Mass Communication Department

 

 

Arabic Language and Literature Department
 Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree. There are no other criteria specified by the Department for admission.

Transfer Requirements:
o Dates for transferring from a department to another in the College of Arts are specified by the College Council.
o A student may transfer from other departments to the Arabic Language and Literature Department if he/ she passes the entrance test and/ or the interview.
o Each student is responsible for contacting the Department to learn about the dates specified.
 

2. Mass Degree:
An applicant should:
•  Be a Saudi citizen. An official scholarship is required for non-Saudis.
• Have a bachelor degree or a license from a Saudi university or an accredited university.
• Be physically fit and of good conduct.
• Attach two recommendation letters with the application form. Recommendation letters should be written by two different instructors who have taught the applicant previously.
• Have a bachelor degree with no less than a GPA of 3.75.
• Provide a written consent for enrolling in the programme from his/ her employer.
• Pass the oral and the written tests.

3. PhD  Degree:
An applicant should:
• Be a Saudi citizen. An official scholarship is required for non-Saudis.
• Have a bachelor degree or a license from a Saudi university or an accredited university.
• Be physically fit and of good conduct.
• Attach two recommendation letters with the application form. Recommendation letters should be written by two different instructors who have taught the applicant previously.
• Have a master’s degree with no less than a GPA of 3.75.
• Be a full-time student.
• Submit his/ her thesis to the Department to check his/ her eligibility for the programme.
• Pass the oral and written tests.

 

 

Social Studies Department
 Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• A student should get no less than 80% for his/ her high school degree.

2. Ms Degree:
An applicant should:
•  Have a bachelor degree with no less than a GPA of 3.75.
• Pass the written test held by the Students of Higher Education Committee.
• Pass the interview held by the Department.
• Attach two recommendation letters with the application form. Recommendation letters should be written by two different instructors who have taught the applicant previously.
• Pass the supplementary courses specified by the Department for the students enrolled in the programme with different majors.

3. PhD  Degree:
An applicant should:
•  Have a master’s degree with no less than a GPA of 3.75.
• Pass the written test held by the Department.
• Pass the interview held by the Department.
• Score no less than 450 in TOEFL.
• Pass the supplementary courses specified by the Department for the students enrolled in the programme with different majors.

 

Information and Library Science Department
Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should:
o Get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.
• Each Department has its specific criteria for admission. Please contact the Department for more information.

2. Master’s Degree:
For a student to be admitted, he/ she should:
•  Meet the Standardised Admission Criteria for higher education in Saudi universities.
• Pass the English Proficiency Test held by the English Department in the College of Arts/ KSU or score no less than 400 points in TOEFL or an accredited equivalent.
• Pass the written test held by the Students of Higher Education Committee.

Students with different majors should pass:
• Supplementary courses specified by the Department Council.
• A course on field training for students who did not have the opportunity to work in an institution, of a related nature to information and library science, for at least six months.

Transfer Requirements:
o For university students, a student should have no less than a GPA of (2.50).
o For high school students, a student should get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.

 

Geography Department
 Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should:
o Get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.
• Each Department has its specific criteria for admission. Please contact the Department for more information.

2. Master’s Degree:
• To be admitted, a student should meet the KSU admission criteria for enrolling in master’s degree programmes.

3. PhD  Degree:
• To be admitted, a student should meet the KSU admission criteria for enrolling in PhD degree programmes.

English Language and Literature Department
Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
A student should:
• Have a high school degree from a Saudi school or an equivalent.
• Get no less than 90% for his/ her high school degree.
• Pass the entrance test held by the Department each academic semester (for freshmen or students who want to transfer).

2. Master’s Degree:
A student should:
• Have a bachelor degree from KSU or an equivalent with no less than a GPA of 3.75. Exceptions are made for students with a GPA of 3.25 upon the recommendation of the Department Council and the approval of the College.
• Pass the entrance written test.
• Pass the interview.

3. PhD  Degree:
A student should:
• Have a master’s degree from KSU or an equivalent with no less than a GPA of 3.75. Exceptions are made upon the recommendation of the Department Council and the approval of the College in addition to any essential criteria the Department sees fit.
• Pass the comprehensive test.
• Speak a foreign language (other than English).
• Pass the interview.

 

History Department
Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should:
o Get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.
• Each Department has its specific criteria for admission. Please contact the Department for more information.

2. Master’s Degree:
• To be admitted, a student should meet the KSU admission criteria for enrolling in master’s degree programmes.

3. PhD  Degree:
• To be admitted, a student should meet the KSU admission criteria for enrolling in PhD degree programmes.
 
Mass Communication Department
Admission Criteria:
1. Bachelor Degree:
• The College Council specifies the number of students to be admitted in accordance with the comprehensive development plan of the Kingdom. For a student to be admitted, he/ she has to meet the general admission criteria of KSU and should:
o Get no less than 85% for his/ her high school degree.
• Each Department has its specific criteria for admission. Please contact the Department for more information.

2. Master’s Degree:
• To be admitted, a student should meet the KSU admission criteria for enrolling in master’s degree programmes.
• A student should pass the written test which measures his/ her linguistic competence of both Arabic and English.
• A student should pass the interview.