In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful…
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.
Here is the latest official application for admission, along with a complete list of required documents and conditions, translated into English:
You can write to the school at:
Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University (IMIU)
P.O. Box 5701
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
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