Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful…

OVERVIEW

Al-Imaam Muhammad bin Su’ood Islaamic University (IMIU), or Imam University for short, opened with two colleges, the College of Arabic Studies and the College of Islaamic Law in 1953 in Riyadh. Since then, many colleges have been added, as well as branches in other cities. Similar to Al-Madeenah and Umm Al-Quraa, non-Arabic speakers have a chance to learn Arabic here from the beginning in an Arabic Language Institute designed specifically for them. They can then continue their studies in one of the colleges only if they qualify with at least an 80% level of achievement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

To be considered for admission, applicants must be 25 years old or younger with a high school diploma (at least 80% average or better). Their application must include photographs, copies of passport, birth and health certifictes, high school transcripts and a copy of the diploma, all verified by the Saudi Embassy of their country. A letter of “No Objection” from your government is also essential.  Further required are letters of recommendation from known Islamic organizations or personalities.

ESTIMATED COSTS AND LIVING EXPENSES

The school provides the students with a monthly stipend of SR 840 (about $225), a round-trip plane ticket yearly, discounted meals, and free housing (for single students only) with shared rooming, or discounted housing with unshared rooms (just under $1000 for the academic year) .

A single student should bring at least $2,000 to get by initially. After that, the monthly stipend may be sufficient for single students living in the dormitory. Married students who have children should expect their living expenses to be upwards of $12,000 yearly, depending on their standard of living, number of children, etc.

APPLICATION

Here is the latest official application for admission, along with a complete list of required documents and conditions, translated into English:

Application and Conditions of Acceptance

CONTACT INFORMATION

You can write to the school at:

Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University (IMIU)
P.O. Box 5701
Riyaadh 11432
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Or you can call them at:
(011) 258-0000 (from America dial 011-966-11-258-0000) (new area code)

Or fax them at:
(011) 259-0271 (new area code)

Written by: Moosaa Richardson

Information reviewed and verified by: Qaasim Mutiva

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bakkah.net provides information about studying at Imaam University and other universities, however Bakkah.net is not affiliated with any of the universities or their administrations.

132 thoughts on “Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  1. Salam,
    What are the requirements for women? Are they the same as men? Would I be able to apply with my husband into the Islamic colleges of Imam Muhammad university?

    JazakAllah khair

          • Am in sierra leone (west africa) I want to enroll to muhamad bin university.when the application will start and when it will end.

          • salaam alaikom,I’m belong to the list accepted students this year 1434-1435h ,I follow up in saudi embassy but they said no visa received yet,so pls.I want to pursue my study asap,would you pls help me jazakomollah khayran katheera.wassalaam alaikom

  2. wa alaykumus-salaam, many private teachers are available for working professionals of any age in saudi arabia, wal-hamdulillaah. i don’t know of any official arabic institutes though.

  3. Assalamu alaikum…i’m a Nigerian,i want will like to know when ummul qura are going to release the list of admission for this year

  4. Honorable guardian . I am a Bangladeshi. I want to know that When Will be Start application processing this year/2012? Thanks..
    Sincerely
    Abdullah

  5. Assalamu aleykom warahmatullahi wabarakatuh brother Moosaa.
    Do you know till which age you can search to Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    I couldn’t ask brother Abu Layth since it was hard to post any comment in his blog.

    //Sweden

  6. assalamu alaykum when it will be release the result for student for this year in imam university in riyadh?

  7. salam alykum akhi!

    can you tell me the conditions of applying to this uni with afghan passport.
    bcz I studied at UK and I wana apply with afghan passport can my passport go with the GCSE grades ( from uk). bcz what the application farm wants is that the qualifications should be related to the passport (if you have afghan passport then your qualifications must be in accordance with the Afghan educational method, not GCSE grades achieved at uk) right?
    jazakumullah khair
    from Mohammed ayoub afghan

    • wa ‘alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. Perhaps one of our visitors with a similar background and experience could help you. I really don’t know, sorry.

  8. Assalamo Alikum
    i am a student from pakistan . I wish to do Mphill from any Saudi university or any arab country on scholarship basis . My Ba hons in islamic studies will be inshallah completed in 2013 so please advice me sthh and email me

  9. Assalamalaykum. Can anyone give me details about Princess Noura University? The Arabic course for non-native students? And I heard that, now we have to write a test called qiyas test. Is it necessary for a Non-Saudi like who did her high school from India?

  10. As Salamu alaikum … I’m an INDIAN and My age is 23 running , i just want to know whether i can get a chance to study in your UNIVERSITY . Waiting for your reply

    • Wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. We don’t have any universities, Muhammad. We just provide information about them, and you are free to contact them directly with any questions you may have.

  11. Dear Sir,
    At first Salam to you .I’m a Bangladeshi. I want to know how to i send my documents in imam university . Is it by post or email of university? Please ! help me.

    yours sincere
    Abdullah

    • Hi,,
      Asala mualikum….Iam a student from Bangladesh,,,I want to get a scholarship In to study islam in Imam Muhammad bin said Islamic university ,,,,how can I apply?

    • Abdullah and Abdul-Quddus, wa alaykumaa salaam wa rahmatullaah, please read the article above which describes how to apply. May Allaah give you both success!

  12. Assalamou Alaikoum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatu Moosa,

    I just have 2 inquires about this Imam saud university.

    -I read on another site that to go to that particular school you have to send your application with a person residing in riyad?…Is this true and if not how do we go by submitting our application?

    -Also for imam saud university, When is the cut off date for applicants for the year of 2013-2014?

    Barrack Allahu Feek!

  13. Assalaamu alaikum. Can some one please let me know if a 34 year male has the chance to go to imaam saud’s university? And also y is the cut off age so young?

    • Wa alaykumus-salaamu, ABOVE: “To be considered for admission, applicants must be 25 years old or younger.” As for why this specific age limit, you’ll need to direct your question to the university directly. May Allaah bless you!

  14. Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

    Is there any possibility to get or buy the Imam Ibn Saud Arabic course books 1,2,3? I live in sweden. I looked everywhere but could´nt find them so im just asking. Jazakallahu Khayran. Any response will be appreciated.

  15. Asalam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,
    i want to know if there is an electronic mode of application to imam muhammad university,if so direct me to the site.i want to apply but am confused on how to send my application am from kenya.jazak allahu

  16. Assalaam Alaikum

    The first condition in the pdf text says that you should not be selected for another university in Saudi. Does that mean I should not apply to numerous places?

  17. asalam aleikum ya brother, am ugandan. can a person who didn’t do any arabic be admitted for that programme?[ arabic]. i’d wish to apply after my bachelors in ststistics insha Allah in 2016. asalaam aleikum.

  18. 1. Is there any other method to apply other than snail mail?
    2. The application form is the 1st page from the given pdf link right? It’s in arabic where can I get the english version? Is it the latest one?
    3. What I need to do is to fill the form, attach the required documents and post it to the university right?
    4. May I have the full address where my application should be sent such as which department etc.
    JazakaAllah Khayr

  19. As salaamu alykum warhmatullahi wabarakatu,

    Has there been any news updates on the opening of the womens section in Imaam University as of yet? Barak’Allaahu ‘Alayk.

  20. Asalam o alykum warahmatullah… i have completed f.s.c and done 2 yearz of almiyaat course with 94 and 92% respectively………. and i am 20 yearz old so can i take admission in imam university ???

  21. asalam o alykum w arahmatullah wabarakatu, i name is moussa i would to know if their is a way to come to learn about islamic in Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University.
    thank u.

  22. I was a Pastor converted to Islam.I desiring studying Arabic to be Muslim preacher.But need a scholarship,could I be assisted with that.I am from Liberia.Thanks

    • asalam alikum orahmatullah obraktu
      to all
      iam male afghanistan 12 class graduate and i wish to study computer scince how i can go there please help me
      this my emil address (imad_udeen -at- yahoo -dot- com)

  23. Slm brother.
    Could anybody please help me check if there are any zambian students accepted at imam muhammed bin saud university for 2012 2013.

    Barakallahu feekum

  24. Asalam alikum ,

    Ive got all my documents together except the one which asks for, a no objection letter from your government , I dont know how to attain this if theres anyone in the uk could you shed some light on how and where to obtain this from , Jazak Allah kher for any1s help. . . .

    • Assalamu Alaikum Bilal,
      you can get a letter of no objection by getting in contact with your local mp. if you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact me h.qulatein @ gmail com

  25. salaam, for allah sake plz help me to sign for al imam. I REALLY WANT TO STUDY ARABIC AND QURAN.
    my email ### ALSO IF YOU KNOW SOME1 WHO is already studying there who can help me get in.
    i will be waiting a reply from my brothers n sisters from my ummah to help me. JAZKALLAHRAI.

  26. Is the addres listed in the article the same address to send the physical application to?

    Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University (IMIU)
    P.O. Box 5701
    Riyaadh 11432
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    • Please reply fast since I have to send the documents before december ends, and that is very soon. Everything else is ready, I just don’t know if this is the correct address!

  27. Assalaamu alaikum brother

    Do you have any idea of when the last application date is for acceptance in 2013? I’m very sorry if I ask a already asked question. I actually searched for it alot but I did not find it.

    Waffaqaka Allah and barakallahu feek for your efforts
    Your brother/
    Ibn Muhammad

    • No we don’t, we just provide information about some of the universities where you can study islam. Imam University does offer full scholarships for overseas students. Read the article to find out more.

  28. if a brother does get accepted and he later completes a phd in islamic law can he receive a job in this university or madinah university or um al qura university. Will he be allowed to teach there please give me info on this because this is what i want to to do one day inshallah please brother

  29. Akhi may Allah reward you for your time and effort. I have one last question. If I do get accepted inshallah. I plan to get a doctorate in sharia. My question is how will I find a job because my dream is to become an Islamic professor at a university inside the arab world will I get a job if I apply to this one or any other university in the kingdom

    • Assalamu alaikum…….I am INDIAN and my age 22 running ,i am want BA ARABIC COURSE your university ,pls give me advice and reply soon

      your sincerily
      KHALID ANSARI (INDIA)

  30. can a student pursue his master and doctorate here if he has a BA from madinah university.
    Also will he have to pay tuition or will he have the same benefits

  31. Aslamun alaikun,i dont the actually time the result Will Be Release because I wish To Study In Imam Muhammad Saud University in Riyaadh to study Islamic law

  32. salam aleikum waramotulahi ,i like to study in saudi university , i am from nigeria, i so this your site on the internet . please i will i appreciate if you can send to my e-mail address, the link that i will be able to get reach to you and also to download your admission form, thanks, abdulbasit labaika

  33. As salamu alaykum,

    could you pleas help me find the following book, which I was told is being teached in arabic language faculties in Riadh, and is from known scholars of first generations:
    al-arabiya lin nashiyyin (العربية للناشئين)

    May Allah reward you. May Allah forgive you and have mercy on you. selam.

  34. assalamualaikum…sir now im doing my pg in hadeeth department,in darulhuda islamic university..i want do my higher education in your university,so sir can you tell me about the rules and regulations of the admission..this is my last year,,,

  35. assalaamu alaykum

    Is there elementary level in Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?
    I want my 14 years old brother to study there, if ALLAH’s will.

  36. Salam alaekun,please,I apply in jauaray this year,which year can I be consider for admission but I met all the requirementm,please help me to get this information

  37. Hello, I just turned 26 but I would like to apply and pursue my education is ISLAM. I am from Pakistan. I read that age requirement is 25! Do I still have a chance?

  38. “Assalamualaikum”
    Sir, I am Bangladeshi. I wish To Study In “Imam Muhammad Saud University” in Riyaadh to study ‘M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)’ Sir, How can I apply for this program in this university, Sir can you help me? At present my have International Passport, Complete 4 years B.Sc. in CSE program within CGPA 3.88 (Out of 4.00), 4 years Diploma in Engineering program CGPA 3.41 (Out of 4.00), S.S.C GPA 4.00 without 4th subject (Out of 5.00).

    • wa ‘alaykum salaam warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh
      You can as well try KFUPM (www.kfupm.edu.sa/gs) though you may not be able to study Arabic/Islam in its religious department.

      baaraka Allaah feeka

  39. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi.Am from nigeria and almost through with ma 1st degree,I want to enrol in arabic school to learn arabic and islam in whole.I studied biochemistry but changing field for the sake of Allah.I checked your application form,but its not written in English and I cant read arabic.please can you send me a copy in english.shukran

  40. Salam alaikum
    Please I want to apply or send my documents to this university can I get de admission this July
    I hope to hear from you soon
    جزاكم أإله خيرا

  41. es Salamu alaikum can you tell me that when the answers come this year to Imam Saud University in Riyadh in 2013-2014 and which pages will be published Allah reward you

  42. Asalamu alaykum
    I am 16 years old I have recently finished my high school in London. I am prepared for college in my country however as I am a Hafiz-ul-Quran i would like to increase my knowledge about the dinn. At which age can I join Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic college?

  43. asalaam alaikum, am a young with 27 from Tanzania. I completed ordinary level at 2008. I was taken science combination. I would like to join to Imam Muhamed Bin Saudi Arabia Univesity {IMIU}. Allah bless u.

  44. Assalmwalaikum
    I am 18 years old . I have finished my high school in Saudi Arabia in an English medium school. I want to continue with islamic studies.
    Can I apply from Riyadh?

  45. Assalamu alaykum. My wife would like to study at the Uni, however the link the admin gave at the top comment doesn’t work. So can someone tell me how she can apply if the application is different from the application form above?

  46. Asalam o Alaikum (Warah ma tullah e Wa Baraka),

    Res Sir,
    I have done Masters in Islamic Education, gaining 60% marks, I am part of Pakistan Meteorological Department, Quetta since 2005. It is my desire to avail free scholarship from any university of Saudi Arabia. Because I love very much Madinah and Makka due to Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

  47. I Just Finished High school This June. Is It To Late To Apply. I Been Looking At This University For So Many Years

  48. Assalamu alaykum,
    Can the Admin or anyone that is aware confirm that the Application form posted in the article is still the latest and most up to date. I intend to apply using that form and It would be a terrible shame if I was rejected on the basis of an outdated Application form. Also does the form have to be completed in Arabic?
    Baarakallahu Feek.

  49. salam aleykum i am from azerbaijan i want to know when Imam University in Riyad will announce list of Accepted Students at Imam University in Riyadh for the year 2013?

  50. Asalamwalaikum
    I wanted to ask what the process is for doing one’s masters degree at this university. A close friend of mine will be finishing his bachelor’s degree in Hadith from the International Islamic University in Bangladesh soon and he wants to go further in his education

  51. assalamu alaikkum va rahmathullah…..
    i am from india. i am 20 years old. i am intrseted in learning arabic language with stipend in imam muhammed ibn saud university riyadh. can u give me the details about the admission time, required documents, for the academic year 2014-2015.

    • If your name is on the list and you have not received a letter in the mail, then contact the Saudi Embassy in your country and enquire about how to obtain your entry visa and plane tickets. May Allaah give you success.

  52. as salamu alaykum a name came out similar to my name and i am also from the UK and , the name that came out was hussnan hussnain can you double check please if that was my name or not. if you can send me the passport number would be great so that i confirm

  53. Assalamu alaikum i am from nigeria and i want to appy for hte nex acadamic year 2014-2015 in sha’allah. My question is that is there any diffrent between madina university and al’imam university of riyad in terms of reqwarement?

  54. I would like to know the address to send all my documents at Imam Muhammad bin saud islamic university. salamou aleikoum

  55. salamun alykum
    sir i am from afghanistan saudi arabia announced 200 scholarship for undergraduate and post graduate students and send our diploma and other papers to riyadh. Still we are waiting for our list of annoucment. Can you hepl us sir and other thing when saudi univerties start their studies

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. This sounds like a special case, for which you would need to contact the specific government representatives in charge of that program. May Allaah bless you.

  56. Asalamu ‘Alaikum,
    I was wondering if a person applies now and gets accepted when will they start & are the lectures delivered In Arabic or English?
    Jazak’ Allah

  57. Assalumu’Alaykum
    I am alhamdilah a brother that got accepted in the second semester, I was told I had to wait for the acceptance letter, h do I get a hold of it? what should I do as I am not in Riyadh to get it?
    JazakAllahu Khairan

  58. Ws bro thanks you have to search the website most of your time or write me your number i will call you. For me there is another teacher who is in the university and he knows any time we receive that letter

  59. As Salamu Alaikum,
    I’ve checked the latest admission form (in Arabic), it now requires the potential student to be at least 17 years old. The issue is I’m still 16, but am completing grade 12. I will be 17 by the time the academic year begins in October, but when I apply I’ll still be 16. Am I allowed to apply?

  60. I applied the Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud University to PHD, I choose two subject Sociology or Islamic Finance, But I dont know arabic langugae, Can they accapte my aplication. ıf they can, Will ı study there arabic or english?

    Yours Sincerely

  61. I am a Liberia student,i want to express my candid love anticipation at your noble University.I am kindly asking you to send me the application requirements for 2014/2015.In Shaa Allah i will be going to Saud in the next two weeks and I also like to have interview at your noble university.so please help me with the requirements.

  62. As salaam walaykum Once we have all our documents do we send it? Or is it a electronic upload like medina BarakAllahu feekum

  63. sallam allaykom
    i got mu acceptation from imam Mohammad university in reyaz three month ago
    i went to the embassy of Saudi Arabia but they told me bring your visa number from
    your university now i wish you to sent me my visa number as soon as possible
    thanks ……….
    sincerely
    name Asadullah.sroosh
    f/name Bazaar
    looking for your message …………………..

  64. Dear sir…
    First of all Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullah..I would like To Ask regarding this Madrasah Islamic if any posible for me to study in your Jamiah and how can i apply..
    Im Abdul jalil frome Philippines 31 years old and married already. I study Before in Islamic As a Memorizing Quraan (Tahfizul quraan). Im here now In riyadh for Work.. i realy want and i wish to study in Islamic Arabic Knowledge

  65. Dear Sir,

    I am Farhana Alam a Bangladeshi National, living here in Riyadh with my parents. I am graduated higher secondary school from Bangladesh International School in Riyadh, K.S.A, placed A grade. I am interested to study in IMIU. Can I request for study in IMIU with schlorship ?

    With best regards,

  66. sir ,
    kindly i want to know about upcoming admission in Phd (HR)
    i belong to Pakistan ,my husband is working in Riyad , i have completed my coursework of MS currently working on my thesis .Kindly guide me how i can get admission in PHD Human Resource .

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