Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

In the Name of Allaah, the Most-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger Muhammad, to proceed:


The Arabic Language Institute at Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi ArabiaLocated in the most virtuous of cities, Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia offers a chance for non-Arabic speakers, male or female, to learn Arabic within a two-year intensive program. Upon completing the initial studies in the Arabic Language Institute with qualifying grades (80% average or higher), the student earns the opportunity to take an entrance exam apply to study in one of the colleges of Umm Al-Qura University. If students do not qualify, the Arabic Institute provides a chance for them to broaden their studies in Arabic, specializing in teaching Arabic with a two-year and four-year program.


To be considered for admission at Umm al-Qura University, applicants should be no older than 24 23 years old, with a high school diploma and transcripts showing at least B grades (80% or higher). Their application must include photographs, copies of passport, birth and health certificates, high school transcripts and a copy of the diploma, all verified by the Saudi Embassy of their country. Also – at least two letters of recommendation from known Islamic organizations or personalities, a 75-word essay about their goals for studying Arabic (no longer requested), and female applicants must present proof of a male family member currently living in Makkah, if they are not applying along with their spouse or brother.


Tuition is free. 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). A single student should bring at least $2,000 initially to cover expenses until his stipend salary starts to come (it takes a few months usually). After that, the monthly stipend can sufficient for single students living in the dormitory. Married students who have children should bring much more money initially and expect their living expenses to be upwards of $20,000 yearly, depending on their standards of living, number of children, etc.


“The school reviews applications in the winter between semesters. Usually the selected students would begin their studies in the Spring semester of the following year. They usually can only accept two or three new American and British students each year, so don’t depend greatly on being accepted. What I mean is – Submit your application and continue on with your life.”


You may download the latest application for admission here. (PDF)

This is the latest version of the application available from the University’s website as of 05/24/2013. Check the Arabic Language Institute’s page for a more recent version here.


You can try to e-mail, phone, or fax them, but be patient:

Phone: (011 from U.S.) 966 12 556 2525 (new area code)

Fax: (011 from U.S.) 966 12 554 2511 (new area code)



Mailing address:
Umm Al-Qura University
Arabic Language Institute
P.O. Box 3712
Makkah, Saudi Arabia 21955

IMPORTANT NOTICE: provides information about studying at Umm al-Qura and other universities, however is not affiliated with any of the universities or their administrations.

The information on this page was updated on May 24, 2013.

727 thoughts on “Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

          • i want to get admission in umm al qura university for islamic study pleeeeeeees help me ! if you gave me admission then i send documents

      • A’alykm I need to study ummu al Qura at Makkah for Islamic studies so I need to know how do I suppose to do to get your information and what kind of process am I suppose to follow.

          • A’alykm sorry I just want to ask again it’s true that am intering 23 years old within this year but I don’t have the transcripts showing at least B grade of diploma but just finished my form four (o’level)studies in Tanzania and I don’t have the certificate of form four and I love to study I need this chance so how are you going to help me even for another school but I having living certificate and have finished o’level studies at 2012; I hope you will help me biidhnillah and for the sake of Allah .

          • Bismillahirahmaniraheem
            > Asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
            I am a sister and I am 17 years old and I live in California, USA.
            I have been interested in going to an Islamic University in either Makkah or Madinah and I wanted to go to Islamic University of Madinah for awhile but I am having trouble finding out if they accept sisters because I can’t seem to find much information about this. Also when the application deadline is for each year and in which month is acceptance found out? I am looking to apply for the faculty Quran and Islamic Studies, Inshallah I will have the Quran memorized by july 2015 alhamdulilah and I know that the mashayikhs teach in Arabic so I have been teaching myself Arabic using the “Madinah IslamicUIniversity Arabic Course” books and I have other Arabic books. One of the requirements is to have GCSE but I cannot find these test in America and I have read that the equivalent is an American high school diploma and I finished high school; will this be accepted in place of GCSE?  I am not married so my mahram is my father that will Inshallah go to madinah with me, is he supposed to live with me or in a seperate place?
            Also I have been interested in going to Umm al Qura to study Islam. Do you know when the application deadline is, and when accepted students are announced.(from what I read they don’t have a specific deadline and accepted students are announced in august, is this correct). So if I apply right now do you know what year inshallah I would be considered for? Also I would like to know what are the Islamic faculties that the school offers. I was home schooled but in California I am taking something called the chspe “California high school proficiency exam” which is given by California state and is equivalent to high school diploma it is in California law and it is for students who finish high school early. so my point is I wont have grades to show the university but Inshallah I will have a diploma stating that I finished high school, do you think this will be accepted? 

            Sorry for writing alot. If you can help me with these questions it would be must appreciated and Jazakallahu khairan. May Allah reward you and bless you in this life and Akhira. 

      • Wa ‘alaykas-salaam. Dear aspiring college student,

        Please contact the university you wish to apply to. This website provides information about universities in Saudi Arabia. We are not affiliated with any of the featured universities. If you wish to apply to Umm al-Qura, then you can use the information in the article above to help you.

    • Umm al-Qura’s programs of higher study are for Saudi students, or non-Saudi students from other Arab countries within a student exchange program, or non-Arabs on official scholarships from the university (by entering through the Arabic Language Institute originally). Recently, the university has opened its higher studies programs to night students who pay for their education, Saudis and non-Saudis alike are eligible, but non-Saudis have to be already living in the country legally.

    • Wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. An application received on Sept 7, 2011 will be processed sometime this coming year for the 1433-1434 (2012-2013) academic year. May Allaah grant you success.

    • I’m not sure if the Saudi embassies accept the applications. I know that you can submit them personally at the university in Makkah, or send them to someone to do that for you, or mail them, using the address on the application.

    • This is the most common question about applications at UQU. There are a lot of factors that seem to prevent them from having a known and regular time they can announce the accepted students. As it is, we just don’t know when they will announce them. Sorry.

  1. Aslamualikum wa rahamthuallhi wa barakathuh….

    Is there an Night Arabic Program to study arabic in the university? If yes, could reply with the neccesary details..

    Jazakalahu khyr wa baarakallahu feek

      • wa alaykumus-salaam. May Allaah bless those who are over 25 with better opportunities. “Whoever is diligent in seeking after good will achieve it.” من يتحر الخير يعطه

  2. Assalamua’alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    I have been trying to obtain “governmental permission” to study in Saudi Arabia by requesting a no objections letter but I do not know how to go about doing that. I am located in USA. How does one go about doing that?

    • Wa ‘alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I don’t know about the reality of this letter. Perhaps some of our brothers who have been accepted recently and had to obtain one of these letters could provide some information about it. May Allaah bless you.

      • Well how do you go about obtaining “governmental permission” as mentioned on the application Step #7: 7- The applicant should obtain permission from his/her government to study in Saudi Arabia if coming from the US?

  3. I do not understand why a religious institution will place an age limit which blocks a lot of people from continuing their studies…

    • They are not blocking anyone from continuing their studies, they are simply making decisions about who receives some very valuable full scholarships. Again, they are facilitating studies for people, not blocking anyone. Allaah has forbidden us from being unjust, so let us re-examine our words and approach about this topic. May Allaah bless you.

  4. Assalyamu Aleykum Wa RahmatuLlah
    My respected brothers, do i have to have government permission to study in Saudi to get accepted to Umm ul Qura. I think in Madinah University you don’t have to have it. And if i don’t have one, would my application be accepted?
    JazzakumuLlahu Khair

  5. As salaamu alayka

    When is the deadline for applications for 2012-2013?And if i’m turning 23 at the very end of 2012 would that disqualify me from applying earlier in the year when I’m still 22 in shaa Allaah?BaarakAllaahu feeka

  6. Assalamalykom wa rahmatallahi wa baraketo,

    For UK / Irish applicants who are applying along with their wife’s, as well who intend to study; will the University provide scholarships and accommodation for both?

    Jizak Allahu Kheir

    • wa alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. As long as they both meet the conditions, and their applications are submitted together as a “team”, then they will be considered together, and possibly accepted as a husband and wife, and thus receive scholarships and accomodations* (both of them). The same idea is possible for brothers and sisters. Some students have enjoyed this feature of studying at UQU.

      * As far as I know, the university still does not provide housing for married couples. The husband will have a place in the male dorm, the wife in the female dorm. If they wish to rent an apartment together, they will need to cover the expenses themselves. Rent for a small apartment in Makkah can be between $3,000 and $5,000 a year, or more for fancier or larger apartments.

      • Most of the married students live just five minutes away from the University, maashaaAllah, the rent is fairly cheap. And renting an apartment around that area (for married couples) is much better than living separately in the dorms. And Allah knows best.

        • Bismilaahir-rahmaanir-raheem.

          Can anymore information be provided with regards to this accommodation?

          We as a married couple have applied, and we ask Allah if its better for us, that he give it us and if it Isn’t we ask him to save us from it, Ameen!

          Jazaakamullahu Khairan

  7. Salam,I am Ali from Ghana willing to study in ummul qura uni,in the arabic language institute but i want to know if i can go ahead and apply and when is the dead line of submitting the admission.

  8. Assalaam aleykum,

    Im Now studying (high school) but , I have à similiar Diploma like Gsce-B grade , Is it possible to apply?

    • Wa alaykumus Salam akh, me to I am a student in the U.k who is applying for this university now I am at the age of 16 currently studying at an Islamic school however I’m finding it very hard to get hold of someone who knows much about the British qualification system therefor this makes it extremely hard for us to find the correct requirements and understanding whilst applying please my brothers&sisters help us young Muslims who from the Britain specifically those in London who are willing to study at this university , Jazakallahu khayran

  9. Assalamu ‘Alaykum (wa ‘alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaah -admin)

    I have few questions regarding the required documents
    1. Can I apply with a terminal exam results? My IGCSE result will be published in August, I’m afraid it’s too late to apply

    2. “7-The applicant should obtain permission from his/her government to study in Saudi Arabia.” I’m Malaysian currently living in Bahrain. Do I still need to get permission from the government? Which government then? (Malaysia -admin)

    3.”8-All documents must be translated to the Arabic or English language and attested by the Saudi Embassy in your country.”
    I went to Saudi Embassy in Bahrain and they said they only provide visa. What document should I bring to them to be attested? (Saudi Embassy or Cultural Mission in Malaysia -admin)

    JazakAllah Khayr

  10. Asalamualikum wrehmatullah, jazakallahu khair.

    May Allah azzawajal give you reward.

    i have applied for Arabic course in December 2011… so please can you tell me when i will know when i will know whether i am accepted or not.,. n how.

  11. willing to study in ummul qura uni,in the arabic language institute but i want to know if i can go ahead and apply and when is the dead line of submitting the admission.

      • Asslam. o.alikum!we want to apply UQU.l am 22 years old female married but I have no mahram in Saudi Arabia.can I or me brother brother’s age is 20 years old

  12. assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh
    please my dear brother i wan to know billah is there any nigerian student accepteng in this acdemic year 20012-20013 in ummulqura un.? thank you i need your reply‏.‏

  13. A/salamouralaikoum..

    is it permissible for woman to learn in Umm ul Qura
    without a Mahram during her whole semester?
    but when she comes and go to her family a mahram comes to take her in the meanwhile she is studying she stays in the dorm ?please reply

    • wa ‘alaykis-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. It is possible to study the whole semester without needing a mahram, meaning that a student can take the university transportation from the female dormitory to the campus every day, and she will not need a mahram for that. But there’s no getting around the condition for acceptance – that she can prove with legal documents (rent contract, with legal status) that she has a male mahram living in Makkah (not Jeddah or another city). This, or she must apply with her husband or brother, and they would both be considered together.

      • I forgot to add that… is it possible for the female students who are neither applying with their spouse nor brother… And they do not have any Mahram in Makkah….. To study in Umm al Qura university????

  14. assalamu alaikum warah matullahi wa barakatuhu.
    my dear,
    i have aplied on 22 february is it counted for this acdemic year 20012_20013 or 20013_20014
    pls my dear reply this for me THANKS.

    • wa alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I’m not sure, it could be for either one. You’ll need to check on your file specifically to be sure.

  15. tanx 4 all u did,please i need ur assistance 2 put me tru about my document,i want 2 know more about d file.i dont want 2 b point blank,i hav done all u insisted me to do,i hav‏ ‏scaned and sent my document tru dis email {} but i hav not recieve anyting yet, am comfused about d file issue,i rily want ur help 2 know wat do i suppose to do after 2 d next stage,i want u 2 help me in a rapid way so dat i will organised in uniform,but i did not attached my email and phone number on my document,sumer soon therefore…

    my regards to all muslims society.
    جازكم الله خيرا
    ‏ مع السلام.

    • We wish you the best with your application. I’m not sure Umm al-Qura accepts applications through that email. I do know that they accept applications sent in by mail and submitted personally.

  16. Salaamu alaykum,

    If you applie for umm al qura personally, do you normally get a file number like university of madinah? Because I didn’t get one last year. I heard they normally give you a number.

    BarakAllahu feek

  17. I am 24 years old and am from portugal and am sure there is not any students from portugal in umm al qura university because of this will the jamiah over look my age and accept me inshallah because of the country I am from?

  18. Salaamu alaykum,

    If you apply for university of umm al qura personally, do you normally get a file number like university of madinah? Because I didn’t get one last year. I heard they normally give you a number. Plz answer

    BarakAllahu feek

    • wa ‘alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaah.

      You can apply, no problem. Its just the acceptance part that is going to be the problem. Over the age limit = not eligible, sorry.

    • Wa alaykumus-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. We don’t know of any official announced deadline. Somewhere in the middle of the academic year they make their decisions. I wish we could provide more detailed information, sorry.

  19. Assalamu Allikum

    Pls help me i like study UMMUL QURA UNIVERSITY yerar 2012/2013 iam from srilanka iam pass out from AYESHA SIDDEKA INSTITUTE IN SRILANKA

  20. Peace be upon all Muslim in this school and I’m in Nigeria i like to study in umm but am not heard Arabic pls can tell me that must be compulsory to heard or teach with Arabic
    jazakal lahu khairan

  21. Asalamu Allikum
    I want to apply to Umm Al-Qura University ,However am confused about one of the requirments what is this permission from my government that I need to study in KSA ?. I got everything else sorted its just this last point am confused about which is preventing me from sending my application off.

    I look forward from hearing from you

    Jazakallah khayran

  22. Assalam alaykum.Please if UQU dont use this email again(instarab@uqu.Edu.Sa),which one do they use naw.And please can i apply for the 2013 section by late september or early october?Pls reply

  23. assalamu alykum,brother
    when and where the list accepted students for this 2012 2013 announce?
    as i observed brother we cannot see the past post by the university ummul-qura,
    unlike madeenah we can see the list accepted students in the past year in this website,like for instance 2009-2010,2010 2011,and also 2012 2013,they already saw to the public,i need your reply brother in order for us to know the result as we first timer applicants…
    jajakaallaho khairan brother

  24. Assalamu Alaikum, I am from Somalia and I am looking for a free Islamic university. Please, I need to apply to the university and it is difficult because of technical problems of not being able to use a computer. May I apply by email?
    JazakaLLAH Kheiran
    Mubarak Mohammed Mossa

  25. AssalamuAlaikum,
    I am a student finishing my final year in high school from Canada, BC, and plan to go to Saudi InshaAllah after high school with my family. Would it be possible for me to send in an application to Umm al Qura university (within this year?)? What are the requirements for students who have completed high school from schools outside Saudi?
    Thank you for your help!

  26. Asalmu 3alikum brothers sisters.. i am your brother in islam from Australia.

    i am 30 years and not married. i wish to apply and study abroad in Saudie arabia

    anyone knows how?

    is there any age limit ?

    please replay back to me

    jazakom ALLAH khair.

  27. Assalamu alaikum, I’m Alauddin from Bangladesh. I would like to admite at Ummul Qura University. Please can u help me by giving some advice about admision?

  28. Assalamou Alaikoum,

    I was wondering If I apply in these next up coming week will I be considered for the 2013-2014 school year? Barrack allahu Feek

  29. asc
    am wondering if i can apply ummu qura am now 27b years old but am planing to take USA degree next y year . and i also have legal madarsa certificate from high school is there any possible if i have degree to apply

  30. Assalamualaikum, I posted a question here yesterday, and don’t seem to have gotten a reply. Please look into it. Also, I want to know what are the requirements for high school students from Canada? Do they have to have any previous knowledge of Ahadeeth, Quran, etc..? If so, how long? And what really helps you application?


  31. I am pakistani .I want to study in ummulqura two brothers live in saudiarabia.I did master degree in education with 74%( punjab university.).Now I want to study more(PHD in Education). Please write me information and procedure of admission in my email .I will thankful to you.

  32. Asalamkwawa how would u get permission from the government to study over seas what are the steps i live in muscatine Iowa in the U.S.A how would i go about getting that inshAllah

  33. Assalam ‘alaikum warahmatullah wabarakathuh. I am a female of 20 years and have all requirements for application alhamdulillah, except that i don’t have a male relative living in Makka and my husband is 31 years of age. Would i have a chance to apply? BaarakAllah feekum.

    • wa alaykis salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. You have a chance to apply, just not much of a chance to be accepted, since you don’t fulfill one of the conditions. May Allaah give you success.

  34. Asalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi wabarakatu , I am thinking of applying this year Insha’Allah , however i was informed that I have to apply online and once i do that i recieve a confirmation code,however i cannot find any information regarding this. i would like to know how i can apply for the University and what is the latest application form.

    JazakAllahu Khayr.

  35. Bismillaah, ar-Rahmaan, ar-Raheem
    Asalamualikum Warahma Tullahi Wabaraka Tuhu

    I’m from Male’, Maldives. My name is Aishath Shahama and I am an A’level female student of age 17. I have a keen interest in applying to this University but I am a non-native speaker. I am interested in studying at the College of Medicine. I have completed O’level and I have some doubts that I would like to clarify about the University.

    Firstly, I have found an application form to apply to the University but that does not have any way that would indicate it is for a particular Institute of the University or which programme to apply. So i would like to know how this works. I know I have to apply online and should submit my attested copies of educational certificates to the nearest Saudi embassy to my country.
    Secondly, I am afraid I could not find an information regarding the deadlines to application and when the courses would begin.
    And about female student travelling, I do not have any of my sibling at Mecca but my father will be travelling with me. I mean is that possible for him to take me there and wait until i settle in and make sure i am safe and return and again come back to get me when i go back?
    It would really be grateful if i could get an answer soon. Besides, we shall seek knowledge from cradle to grave. May Allah help me.

    BarakAllahu Feekum.

    • wa ‘alaykis-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.
      1) I don’t know anything about non-Saudis studying medicine at Umm al-Quraa, sorry.
      2) There is no set deadline for applications to the best of my knowledge. Some time around this time of year or earlier, they make their selections for the next academic year. (This is regarding the Arabic Language Institute specifically.)
      3) Your father (or another male relative) would need to be a legal resident of Makkah during your studies.
      May Allaah give you success.

  36. 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 will I get a job if I apply to this one or any other university in the kingdom

  37. Assalamu Alaikum Akhi, What are the tuition fees, timings, and prerequisites for entry to the night graduate studies program? Is there a website with more info on this?

  38. Bismillaah, ar-Rahmaan, ar-Raheem
    Asalamualikum Warahma Tullahi Wabaraka Tuhu

    My question is about a new convert to islam. If a new convert to islam want to apply to
    Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia but can’t because she don’t have any mahram what do you recommend for this person?

    look forward to hearing from you inshallah

  39. As Salaamu Aleikum Dear Admin, I Am from EU, Finland and i dont know where to get prommision from my goverment to study in KSA?

    Jazakallahu Kheyran

  40. As-salaamu ‘alaykum, I haven’t quite understood where to send my application. Do you send it to the universitys email above or do you personally submit them at the university? Also, what is a “high school transcript”? Is it sufficient to provide a copy of your high school grades? May Allaah bless you.

    • A high school transcript is the official grade report. Mail in your complete application to the address above, or turn it in personally or through someone you know coming to Makkah. I don’t think they accept applications by email.

  41. i am 24 years of age and am living in london, i hold a portuguese nationality, does this better my chances of acceptance? altghough im 24 yrs old

  42. Assallamu alaikum
    My Question goes like this inn Nigeria we don’t have what you so called Grade B but we have WAEC/NECO with Nine subject (English, Agriculture,Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Islamic Studies, Chemistry & Physics) can someone use this as an entry into the University???
    Jazakallahu khaer

  43. s/w is there any provision for online to apply . i tried through the above mail gien in the website but it it is not being sent on this email id

    • As-salaam ‘alayk. Thanks for visiting, Sayeed. Giving and receiving salaams is a kind of worship in Islam, and it must be done how it was legislated. Shaykh Wasee Allaah ‘Abbaas said, “It is not permissible to abbreviate the salaams in general in one’s writing.” See:

      As for your question, then we don’t know that Umm al-Qura accepts applications online.

  44. muhammad on February 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm said:

    i am 24 years of age and am living in london, i hold a portuguese nationality, does this better my chances of acceptance? altghough im 24 yrs old

  45. Bismi’Allah !
    Assalmualeykum warahamtulahi wa baraktoo.

    My name is Ayaan I is a 20-year-old sister who come from Sweden. I’ve always wanted to learn about Islam and Arabic, but my focus has always been in univeritet of Madinah, Al-Azaab and Al-Fajr. Never suspected that there was an Islamic University of the Holy Meckah.
    Have any questions, among other things, how do I start studying in your school?, I have mahram alhamdulilah but not Mahran that can come with me to Saudi Arabia and stay there with me. What do you do in such a situation? I have enough money to buy a ticket but not enough to stay in another country and survive, how do you treat that type of students?

    I am grateful response, may Allah preserve you.

    /Jazzaka’Allah khaiyran

  46. As salaamu alaykum,

    I contacted my local clinic to get a health certificate and they asked me what the university required in regards the check-up.Do you have any information regarding this?

  47. As Salaamu Aleikum.

    I am from UE and I am 22 yr. I am going to saudi in ramadhan time to make a umrah bi indnillaah.

    So when I go there i will apply in person, i have a mahran living in saudi/mekkah. I have my high school diploma test in this month bi indillaah, but i wont get high school transcript coz i am studying at the same time as a paractical nurse ( secobdary high school medicine) so my question is will be accepted if i dont have high school transcript?

    And also i will get my documents in december. in shaa Allah if i past this test with the help of Allah my rector will write a document that says that i am graduated but i will get my documents in december.

    So do you knw if i can apply with thise documents, and ofcourse with others uswell?

    And in shaa Allah when i come to visit KSA /mekkah do you know any sister that i can contact with so she could help me around the prosses?

    Jazaakallahu kheyran

  48. How is life in this university. We all know how Madinah university is.
    Is it hard and crowded ?
    Are there places to relax within the university?
    Are people not welcoming?
    Is the university hard, is it easier than madinah?

  49. Asalamu allaekun,i am not apply with my wife since i got married after i have fill and send my document.can her send her own after i have granted my own?

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. You’ll need to attach your wife’s application to yours in the same year’s applications (before the deadline). This means you’ll need to go there or send someone on your behalf with your wife’s complete application. Otherwise, just submit it when/if you are accepted and then be patient.

  50. Asalam aleakun,i had dat you have pasted the list of some country in this year,when our list we come out in this year for we in nigeria.

    • wa alaykas-salaamu. We did not post any lists this year, sorry. We are not the university’s website, but we will try to post any information about accepted students that we have access to in sha’ Allah.

  51. assalamoalikom. i applied to Umm Ul Qura University from Pakistan alongwith my sisters in february 2013. when will we be notified of their decision? will we be considered for admission this year?

    • wa alaykas-salam wa rahmatullah. Most likely you would be considered for the 2014-2015 school year and notified next summer in shaa’ Allah if you are accepted. They do not notify applicants who are not accepted.

    • During school hours, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on school days (Saturday to Wednesday). No interview is part of the official application process, but it can’t hurt in sha’ Allah.

  52. Assalamu alaikum warahamatullah dear admin i need ur help i have sent my requiment to your office since ramadan month but the officer told me iam going waiting till six month to start study in2012/1213 acadamic session . Alhamdulillah i have all requiment what i want from you is have you release admission?

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullah. The admin of this website does not receive applications. Perhaps you should contact the university’s admin through the information provided above.

  53. Does umm al qura accept only 3 students per country or more like madinah university.
    Also how is the Arabic language institute. Do they teach in English or just Arabic only

  54. Asalamu alaekun waramotullah wabarakatuu.please,help us to right out the Name of the people admitted in ummul quro university in this year in this internet as the case with the islamic university in meddina,i had that they have posted some Nigerians Name and when is the best time they will release the remaining Name.thanks

  55. Assalamualikum i would like to enquire about the mahram situation. I have a mahram to take me in and out of the country but no one to stay with me while im studying. Is this allowed? If not then are there any universities in saudi that allow women to study wihout mahram residing there or is this just the law? Also what places in saudi does she not need mahram. Can i get a sponsorship instead of mahram?

    • Assalaamu ‘Alayki,

      May Allah grant you success. If you are accepted to the University with that particular mahram, then he cannot leave, or you would have to leave with him.

      Princess Noura University in Riyad used to accept female students w/o mahrams, but one of the sisters there informed me that they changed this policy and no longer accept students except with her mahram.

      And Allah knows best. Maybe a student could further enlighten you.

      I personally advise any sister from the West, who desires to seek knowledge, to do so with her husband or the least, her mahram. Sometimes we’re so overwhelmed by a zeal to learn, we do not realize that living in an Arabic country on your own involves movements, or tasks that require the assistance or presence of a male, such as shopping for groceries, returning from lessons late at night, riding alone in a cab everyday, dealing with men on a daily basis.. Life in the West differs quite a lot from the Arab world, and it is much harder for a sister to do these things on her own without her mahram.

  56. As salaam walaykum may Allah make it easy for all my salafee brothers and sisters to get accepted for verily seeking knowledge is something that make ones path to the jannah easy as we know from the hadith of the prophet alayhi salatu was salaam I’m 21 and married and would love to be in the holy city of Mecca or medina just make duaa my beloved brothers. And sisters and stay away from ahlul bidah and cling to the Sunnah of our messenger alayhi salatu was salaam and his sahabah may allah be pleased with them all and make your intentions clear and do not fall under the Hadith narrated by umar radiyallahu anhu where he says he heard the prophet sallAllahu alayhi was salaam say whoever migrates for some worldly benefit or to take a women in marriage His migration was that For which he migrated for this Hadith can be found in bukhari and Muslim..may Allah bless us and make our intentions clearly to seek his face and bless our brothers and sisters upon the dawah to study in the blessed land..Wa salla Allahu wa sallam alaa nabiyyinaa Muhammad

  57. As salaamu’alaykum akhi is there any news on where and how we can obtain the letter of consent from the government jzkallahu khair

  58. Assalaamu ‘Alaykum. Can a college graduate/bachelor like me apply for the scholarship? I’m only 22 years old. Can I use my College Transcript of Records instead?

  59. Asalamu alaykum
    Does one have to get his documents authenticated before he applies or if he gets acceptance
    Im confused because most universities make you do it after please answer my question walahi im desperate and need help.

  60. asSalaamu Alaykum

    My sister and I are planning on applying for Ummul Quraa Inshaa’Allah. But we very confused about the issue with Foreign female students. We have Mahram who is willing to live in Makkah if we are accepted there, but we do not know if he is legally allowed to even live in Makkah. Also I am aware that the Application requires that our Mahram should already live in Makkah while we are applying. But I am wondering how is it possible for my Mahram to live legally in Makkah without citizenship. Please Reply Immediatley

    Wa Alaykum asSalaam

    • wa ‘alaykis-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. The university does not offer mahrams legal status in Makkah, so either the mahram is a student applying with the female applicant, or the mahram can already prove that he lives in Makkah legally now.

      • Wa Alaykum asSalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatu

        Yes, but I was wondering how my Mahram can legally live in Makkah without citizenship. Is it possible for a foreigner to live in Makkah without citizenship for a number of years?
        wa Alaykum asSalaam

        • Your mahram is not allowed to live in Saudi Arabia without a visa of some kind. He can consider joining a company and getting a work visa, opening a business as an investor and getting an investor’s visa, or applying as a student and getting a student visa. Hajj, umrah, and visitor visas do not qualify someone to be a mahram in this case. Again, the university does not offer “mahram” visas for female students’ family members.

          • I understand. So there is no way for my Mahram to reside in Makkah without a worker visa or opening a business. Is there any other way? My Mahram can financially support himself without working.

            Jazaakallahu Khair for taking the time to answer my questions

  61. Salaams, I would like to know if you are notified when you get or do not get accepted in the univ. Do you send out a general e-mail with the names for the public, or do the applicants get a rejection or acceptance letter??

  62. asalamu alaykum
    i was told that you do not need to authenticate documents untill after you get accepted.
    and i think that is logical because whats the point of authenticating documents when you have not heard of your acceptance yet. and authenticatig documents in usa is expensive (100-200 dollars) and the translation services charge $297 and my family is not rich please give me a valid answer

    • Wa ‘Alaykumus-Salaam,

      That may be equivalent to saying, what’s the point of getting Such-and-Such document if you have not heard of your acceptance yet.

      It is a required process to authenticate your documents, in fact one of the reasons that applicants aren’t accepted to this University is because they fail to meet the requirements.

      It may be unnecessary to translate your documents though, (so long they are in English/Arabic).

      Otherwise, it is in your best interest to authenticate the documents. It saves you a lot of time and money after your acceptance (you do not have to re-do the process).

      • – so not a lot of people authenticate their documents
        -if i authenticate document will i get a higher chance of acceptance?
        -i have a letter stating my situation and desire to learn islam.
        is that good and will it increase my chances?

  63. Asalamu alaykum
    i am from turkey,i have finished high school at 2012-2013 education year.i want study in umm-al qura universty for allah ,for islam
    My high school diploma score is 85% and My documents prepared,then Can you help me for application ?
    i want study umm al-qura at 2013-2014 education season Is it possible ??
    i am waitng for reply
    Jazak Allah Khayr

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. Applications submitted now will be considered for the 1435-1436 (2014-2015) academic year. May Allaah give you success.

  64. Do we have to authenticate our letters of recommendation since they are in arabic?

    – so not a lot of people authenticate their documents?
    -if i authenticate document will i get a higher chance of acceptance?
    -i have a letter stating my situation and desire to learn islam
    is that good and will it increase my chances?

    • May Allah bless you, you do not have to authenticate your letters of recommendation. They should have a stamp though.

      Chances are increased, by Allah’s permission, for those who adhere to the University’s requirements. Authenticating your documents (such as your High school transcripts, police record check, Diploma, birth certificate, etc) is one of them.

      Supplicate much and seek Allah’s aid, all affairs are in His Hands alone.

  65. Asalamu alaykum
    I have a couple of questions I would like you to answer.
    -what is the university like, what is life on campus like, is it similar to madinah universities campus?
    -if I submit a cover letter stating my desire and situation to learn Islam would it increase my chances. I also have a lot of tazkiyahs.
    -how is the Arabic program
    -is there a bus that takes students to the haram
    -are the dorm room 1 person or 2 or more.
    -do saudi universities accept students with phd to teach. Or do they choose Saudis only because I was told they hire Saudis.

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah.

      Campus life at UQU is different that IUM. Student dorms are usually rented apartment buildings. There is a school cafeteria and sports facilities like UQU. The students who live on campus are much, much fewer than those in IUM as well.

      The Arabic program at UQU is just as good, possibly better than the IUM program. Its not teacher friendly, and it seems a bit disorganized.

      I don’t know of a specific bus that takes the students to the Haram. Transportation is so easy its not really much of a concern.

      The dorm rooms usually have 2-3 students in them. Some students in higher studies get single rooms.

      Non-Saudis teach at UQU, but there is a quota of Saudis vs. non-Saudis that must be upheld. Actually, MA and PhD students are required to teach BA classes when there is a need.

  66. Is the 80% or above rule very important. So they don’t even look at students whose grades are C but have great recommendations.

    How do they know people’s grades are 80% since schools around use a different grading scale. My transcript says my classes their grades and my gpa

  67. Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh,

    May I know what is the requirement for medical report? Do I need to do a urine test, or blood test, or any injection needed?

    BaarakAllahu feekum

    • assalamkyom none of that is necessary just have to go to your local doctor have him write up a letter that your are fit to study over seas, the medical report your talking about is when you get accepted to process the visa if you do get the medical report done that your talking about its only valid for three months its best to do it when you got accepted to the university

  68. I’m sorry about the questions – *answers included in bold*

    -is it true that they accept 2 people from each country every year. *usually 2-3, up to 5*
    are the studies rigorous and hard or are they normal not too hard or not too easy. *medium, not too easy, not too hard, but that’s relative*
    -what is one class a student in the fiqh department takes and what textbooks do he/she use. *Fiqh class studying Zaad al-Mustaqni’ in Hanbali Fiqh*
    do students meet scholars of the haram. *yes, optionally*
    Do they take classes with them at the haram *yes, optionally*
    and how do the students get to the haram. By walking or car. *both, and other forms of transportation, like bikes, buses*
    – can a person with a tefl (teach English as a foreign language) certificate get a job easily in Makkah. *yes in shaa’ Allaah, maybe not so easily, but jobs are there*

  69. asalamu alaykum
    after i get my documents authenticated by the us government how do i get it attested by the saudi embassy.
    does that step exist, is it required

  70. Assalaamu Alaykum

    Yaa akhi, do you have any idea when the university tells its accepted students they are accepted?

    Have the students been chosen yet? Do you think at least by next month I will know if I am accepted?

    Or is it like Madina when they show their accepted students in august?

  71. Please answer my questions I beg you my brothers/sisters correct me if I’m wrong
    -I have birth certificate, health report, ID/driver license, high school diploma, transcripts, passport, and several pictures. I also have 9 tazkiyahs and testimony of conduct.
    I have a cover letter stating my reason why I want to learn Islam.
    I translated them to Arabic and authenticated it except tazkiyahs.
    I mailed it. Please is what I did correst

  72. 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 form. 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.
    Baarakallahu Feek.

  73. Assaalaam, I have a question, please i don’t know what to do now, I saw my name from the accepted students this year but I did not see admission letter, please kindly tell me what to do.

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu. It would be great to seek the assistance of a currently enrolled student at the university from your own country to help you follow up and verify. May Allah give you success.

    • essalamu alaykumm

      pleaseee tell me where did you saw your name? i’m a french brother and i really don’t know how can i do to see the list of 2013 2014

      jazakum allahu khayral jaza’

  74. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathahu

    My daughter is 18 yrs old she has memorised 6 chapters of Quran and completed her higher secondary (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) 83.4%. Would like to send her for Islamic studies. My Son who is 23 years, can they both apply for this academic year 2013. They both are holding IQAMAH of Qatar. Will the University office be open during Ramadan as I am trying for Umrah visa as well
    JazakAllah Khairan
    walaikum assalam

  75. Assalaamu alaykun,pls i want to confirm if i can study medicine at umul quro university if i have 80% and above in my arabic program,pls i need the response urgently,i already posted this b4 but i couldnt see it anymore

    • wa alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. Our information here at this website is for those seeking knowledge of Islaam. You’ll need to enquire about exchange programs with your government or contact Umm al-Qura University directly with your questions.

  76. jazaakunmu llahu khayran,pls can u provide explanation for me on how high school results are calculated in percentages and also i registered for a course when i was in high school but i could not do the examination,pls will that also reflect in the percentage calculation.

  77. Asalamu alaykum

    When I authenticate my documents.
    Do I just authenticate my diploma and transcript or all my documents including tazkiyahs.

    How much students does umm al Qura accept a year from each country.

    Do a lot of people who apply authenticate documents or not.

    What are the things that umm al Qura looks at when accepting applicants

  78. My son is on vacation until moharram. Is there a place i can send him to study Islamic knowledge and the quran in the next few months. He speaks Arabic and English.

  79. Asalaamu alaykum,

    I just received a job in Taif and will be living in Makkah please could u let me know if as a male there are any Arabic classes in the evening at umm ul Qura for residents as I will be working during the day

    JazakAllah khair

  80. السلام عليكم

    Im 22 now, in december i will be 23
    Im born in 90
    I really want to apply for umm al qura, can you help me please?
    And a question,if idont have a highschool diploma,but middle school?
    And whats the means by regular mail??

  81. Salaam alaikum akhi
    I never saw a list of accepted students for umm al qura
    so where are the lists for the last years ?
    Have u contact to some students from umm al qura because the list
    is published in the university

    • To the best of my knowledge, the Regsitrar’s office of UQU contacts the students directly by mail and they do not publish lists of accepted students. There is a list that the administration has, but I believe it is classified. If you would like to ask about an application, then you should call the Arabic Language Institute directly and ask about the applicant by the name on the passport. If you know a student at the university, he could check on your behalf as well.

  82. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    If I am applying with a mahram will I be submitting only one application for two of us
    جزاك الله خيراً

    • وعليك السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
      You’ll need to submit two complete qualifying applications, submitted together – may Allaah give you success.

  83. AAWW my name is riham and i live in d ksa. i am in my final year of school. i am doing london A LEVEL exams and wish 2 enter Umm al Qura 4 islamic education. whenever i call them, they tell me 2 go 2 princess noura university located in riyadh because my family resides thre. however i wish 4 umm al qura, is there any extra benefit of stduying in umm al qura as compared to Princess noura uni?

    • Respected sister in Islam, As-Salaamu ‘alaykum. If “AAWW” is some kind of code for salaams, then we kindly remind you that the Islaamic greeting is a phrase of thikr and du’aa’, the likes of which are not abbreviated nor altered, as they are “towqeefiyyah” (restricted to the manner in which they are prescribed in the texts). Regarding your question, we would advise you to attend college where your family resides, to keep things easy on yourself. However, we don’t know anything about the education available at Princess Noura University, sorry. May Allaah bless you and give you success.

  84. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    Should I submit the doc. To the embassy or should I send it directly through post
    Can I attend the medical school of UQU after the two year study of Arabic institute
    ًجزاك الله خيرا

    • وعليك السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
      You are free to submit it to the embassy, however, it will probably never reach the university. Use the mailing address in the article above or submit the application personally for a better chance of success. On a scholarship program through the Arabic Language Institute, you may only choose one of three colleges if you qualify – Sharee’ah, Da’wah, or Arabic Language.

  85. Salaam

    I have not found the acceptance list for UQU. Do they even upload the list or should I contact the embassy in my country or is there anything else you recommend?

    May Allah reward you greatly

  86. Salaam, this is from the application form, please help clarify:”The applicant should obtain permission from his/her
    government to study in Saudi Arabia. ” How does that work? Send my application to them first then to the school upon receiving a permission?

  87. Asalamu alkaum is the case for the Arabic institute for non speaking Arabs the same as the college, meaning do they also review the applications towards the end of the Fall semester and student who are accepted would start in the spring?

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. Yes, that is what we are talking about – the Arabic Language Institute at UQU. (Non speaking Arabs should look for a special school for mutes.)

  88. As for the sisters, they only accepted 3-4 names (possibly audit graduates from the Institute).

    May Allah grant acceptance to all those who apply seeking Allah’s pleasure.

  89. As-salaamu ‘alaykum.
    Can you find out how many Swedish applicants have been accepted this year? Like the earlier links someone posted with names of british, canadian students etc.

    Jazakum Allahu khayr

  90. Asalamo Alaikum
    have they selected just three students from Pakistan ?
    Can you kindly inform me whether the names of following students are there in the list from pakistan

    Atiq Ur Rehman Zubair
    Talal Nawaz Janjua

  91. Assalaamualaikum… I wish to apply at the university for the institute of arabic language for non native speakers… I am a female student but none of my mahrams can come with me to saudi.. can i still be accepted if i am not accompanied by a mahram????..– waiting for your reply..

    • wa ‘alaykis-salaamu. The answer to your question is: No. As mentioned, “Female applicants must present proof of a male family member currently living in Makkah, if they are not applying along with their spouse or brother.” The meaning of a “requirement” is something that you must have. If you do not have it, you are not eligible for acceptance.

  92. Plz kindly post the list of indian students selected in Umm ul Qurra

    Also admin plz post d full list n may Allah tala reward u

    • Thank Allaah, ask for His Help, look for the acceptance letter in the mail (not e-mail), contact the Saudi Embassy in your country and ask if your visa has been authorized, and/or contact Dr. Ahmad ibn Mish’al al-Ghaamidee at the Arabic Language Institute for any specific questions. May Allaah give you success.

      • I didnt receive any letter brother, nor by mail or email. for the embassy, they said to contact a travel agent for that. I have sent an email to the professor ahmad ghamadi that you told me, can you tell him to check his emails for that. thank you very much.

      • My name is also on the list Alhamdulillah, but I have not received any letter in the mail.

        Do you know approximataly when the letter is supposed to arrive?

        And what is the email of Dr. Ahmad ibn Mish’al al-Ghaamidee?

        • you have to wait inchallah few months, this list is not totally finalized, you may receive the letter the next months or even after for spring 2014.

          • Akhi can you please send me an email on ibramostafa(at)gmail-dot–com ? I would be very gratefull for further updates. BarakAllahu feek.

    • Akhi abdarahman can you contact be please because my name is on the list too (france) : karim-dot-alqassimi-at-gmail–dot–com send me an email and we talk together if there is news from the university

  93. I will like to know how does the university contact us by email as there is no mention of email id in the form, do we also have to mail them the documents in order to give them our email id?
    Also I will like to know if the high school transcript equivalent to passing certificate and how to get permission from the country for studying in the university (from India)?

  94. Can anyone plz tell that attestation from the embassy is must or can the document be attested from the counsalate of the embassy as the embassy is very far from where I stay?
    Also if we call at the university the person at the desk knows english or only speaks arabic? I mean is there a way to talk to them in english?
    Plz reply. May Allah reward you.

  95. to everyone this school year has been delayed to 2014, people who are on this list need to wait the permission from the ministry, due to priorities you may be delayed to spring 2014, the uni will send you by mail your acceptance letter.

  96. Salamu Alaykum Akhi.

    Could you please provide the e-mail address Dr. Ahmad ibn Mish’al al-Ghaamidee?
    And also his phone number if possible?

    I need to contact him as my name was on the ”unofficial” list, to get a confirmation. JazakAllahu Khayr.

  97. Confirmations should indeed be made, as the wakeelah has informed me that only 3-4 female students have been accepted (while more than 5 appears on the list given).

  98. As salam alaykoum,
    It’s possible to have the list for the French female student please? Because I am accepted and I have not informations about my wife. Thank you

  99. I wil like to know which number of the university is correct, the one given in form i.e.9663556252 or the one mentioned in the info above i.e. 96625562525 . I tried calling the university many times but they say the area code is changed. Can anyone plz help?

    • Wa alayk as salam wa rahmatullaah, akhi have you confirmed this from the university? Also is this the list final or are there stand by on the list or some names missing as the list is not complete?

    • i dont have any details, there is no school for new students till winter 2014, process of visa will begin after hajj, most people of this list will receive their letters, if you dont receive anything after hajj it means you didnt get accepted.

  100. Assalaam ‘alaikum

    A friend of mine told me that my name appears on the acceptance list!
    Is there any way I can confirm this and whether this list is accepted by ministry?
    Also can I have the email address of Dr. Ahmad ibn Mish’al al-Ghaamidee, whom you are talking about?

    Jazakumullah khair

  101. As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

    JazaakAllaahu Khayran for the beneficial input on here, maashaaAllaah!

    May I please know if you could tell me if applications sent by November or December be considered for the year 2014-2015? I am not much aware of the seasons periods of Makkah and hence unable to determine this.

    BaarakAllaahu Feek.

    Wa as salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

  102. Assalaam.
    It was learnt that my name is shortlisted in the recently posted admission list, but I am yet to recieve admission letter.

  103. Bismilaahi rahmaani raheem

    Assalaaoualaikom wa rahmatoellahi wa barakaatoeh

    Dear brothers,

    I have a question on the acceptance list that is recently published.

    If I understood what you were saying about the this list then it would be right to say that this list is unofficial.

    I mean it is possible that someone wouldn’t be accepted, even if his name is on the list.

    Is this possible?

    Also I am not sure if I am on the list, because I saw my name with the name of my father and the name of my grandfather but they didn’t mention my surname.

    Is this possibe?

    may Allah reward you barakallahoefeekum

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. The university has not released any official list of accepted students. Their usual way is to notify the students directly by (postal) mail with an acceptance letter and instructions on how to obtain the visa. Any inside information you get is unofficial until you receive a letter of acceptance.

    • It is possible. I have seen my name appear many times over the years, but during that period, I did not receive an acceptance letter or a scholarship to the university.

      May Allah grant you success.

  104. Asslamualkium, I would like to know what is the average wait time for the acceptance letter to come in for a american student who has been accepted to the university of Umm alqura? I would appreciate if someone can give me some info on this matter may Allah reward all those who have helped others in answering their questions

  105. Assalamualaikum,,
    Ana ummu faqihah from indonesia,,i would like to know whether umm quro have master and phd program?
    I would like to continue my phd and try to find information in this university…is it possible if i apply for the arabic institute first? Because i dont know speak in arabic actually,,,

    Jazakumullah khair

  106. Salamu alaykum brother. I applied to both Umm ul-Qura and Madinah. I wanted some advice about which one to choose if I get accepted to both. I am not thinking so much about the quality of education because I beleive both are great places. But since this is a long periode (4-6) years, I would like to be married in the future, so I would like to know which place is the easiest with regards to allowing the bringing of the wife when she is not a student at the university? Baraka Allahu feek.

    • Wa ‘alaykas-salam. UQU has the advantage over IUM for women, since UQU has a women’s campus. When the wife is NOT a student, then it is very difficult to have one’s wife with you in both places. UQU may be slightly less difficult since there are significantly less non-Saudi students. Meaning: It is difficult to find people to help you when there are thousands of other students who would like the same assistance (like in Madeenah). Perhaps others may be able to contrast the two from a different angle.

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaam. Yes, it is still possible to apply. But the more important question is: Will you be accepted? The answer: No, the age limit is 23, as found in the requirements listed above.

  107. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    Does UQU has medical school if yes how can one apply
    جزاك الله خيراً

  108. Assalamualaikum,,
    Ana ummu faqihah from indonesia,,i would like to know whether umm quro have master and phd program?
    I would like to continue my phd and try to find information in this university…is it possible if i apply for the arabic institute first? Because i dont know speak in arabic actually,,,

    Jazakumullah khair

    • wa ‘alaykis-salaam wa rahmatullaah. All Islamic Studies courses in Umm al-Qura (from the Arabic Institute all the way to Doctorate programs) are all in Arabic. So you would need to apply to the Arabic Language Institute to begin. May Allaah give you success.

  109. Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    1. I live in new york. I went to the consulate generals office to get all of my documents attested by them and they said I must go to washington D.C. I called up the embassy in washington d.c. and they said I must call the Cultural Mission in Virginia. The cultural mission office never picks up the phone. Does anyone know the steps on how to get my papers attested by the saudi government in the United States? This is the only step I am missing to complete my application, inshaAllah.

    – Also when I go to get my documents attested, do I have to bring the originals of All documents, or do I just bring the copies to them that I will be sending to the university inshaAllah?

    2. When do I have to submit my application by inshaAllah?

    3. Would you recommend translating everything into Arabic, or is English sufficient?

    JazakAllah khair

    Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

  110. Assalamu Alaykum. Is the age limit of 23 years only with regards to the Islamic studies scholarship, or does this apply to the other programs at the university as well? And is it possible for non-Saudies to be accepted to the other programs? If so, approximataly how much is the tution?

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaam. 23 is the age limit for the Arablic Language Institute, which is the only institution through which a non-Saudi can apply individually to attend UQU that we know of. There is no tuition. Students only study on a full scholarship basis, except for some higher studies programs, for which you need to be already legally residing in Makkah.

  111. If when I applied to the University was 22years but the following Year I will be 23years will they accept my application if thats the case??does this age limit means below 23??

      • Which calender do they follow to calculate the age I.e. islamic calender or gregorian calender ?
        What if the age will exeed 23 at the time of issuing visa but it is less than23 at the time of aplication? Does it reduces the chance of being accepted?

  112. Assalamu alaykum. If one gets accepted in to the Arabic language institue, and has some background in Arabic studies from before, does this mean that he has to spend two years before entering the Bachelors program? Or can one take a test to determine the levet and maybe spend one year in the Arabic language institue, or maybe half a year, or maybe even enter directly into the Bachelors program if one is proficient enough in the language? Jazkallaahu Khayr.

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. There is a placement test. You will place in one of the four levels of the Arabic program, but you will not be able to ace the test and go right into a college, since it takes a significant amount of time (typically a semester to a year) for the names of the Arabic Language Institute graduates to get approved to study in one of the colleges.


    • If your name is on the list of accepted students, then go immediately to the nearest Saudi Embassy or Consulate in your country, and request your student visa. May Allaah bless you and grant you success.

          • Asslamualakium to br.abdullah there is no way to get your visa issued without the acceptance letter. The letter in reality is what has your visa info to a certain degree. You must have it with you for the embassy to process or issue your visa.

  114. I want to be in Mecca or Medina, Riyadh Arabic study.InschALLAH.MY question, I am 37 years old and s problem.Selamun Aleykum.

    • I am 27, married alhamduliala and live in the UK, any chance of getting into any of the universities in KSA?? on my own or with my wife, any answers would be appreciated.

      Jizakallahu khir..

  115. Assalamu alaykum. With regards to the accomodation, do the students on scholarship get their own single room, or do they have to share room with other students? And how is the general standard of the appartment?

  116. Salam i have all the files needed and on stand by,do i just directly mail it to the address they have given? also how will i know if i was accepted? and can i be accepted without “Recommendation” judging that i will get the “Arabic Language for Non-Native Speaker”? I am planning to pass my files tomorrow,Insha Allah you will reply,Jazakallah Khair Admin!

  117. Dear brothers and sisters, to know exactly whether you are accepted or not you should contact someone from your country who studies there, it is the easiest way. I learnt in May that I was accepted but that was preliminary list (university chosen) but in the end of October official list from Riyadh (Ministry of Education) was in the university and students there from my country informed me that I was also in final list. The Univ. said the visa to be given in January. My advice to those who are accepted – begin learning arabic already in your country not being in Makkah, it will have a very strong effect there if you are prepared.

    • Brother please! i really need help! the checking of application form is nearing this late November and during December i think…….tell me what did you do to apply? like for example what are the files you sent and how did you send it to them and other important things,please i need desperate help my files are all ready and waiting,my only problem is i don’t have “recommendation letter” because i have small arabic background and i want to study in Umm Al-Qura to improve it,Jazakallah Khair in advance!

    • May Allah grant you success. Did you receive acceptance letter from the university or you were just informed by the students there?
      Can I know that the required documents are to be attested after the acceptance letter or before submitting the application?
      Is it possible for you to share some contact no. from where I can get the information or can you ask the students there about the selected Indian students?

      • No brother,I haven’t even send the application form yet,I was asking if I can send my application form and complete requirements like copies of passport,Diploma,Certificates,etc. without included recommendation letter,I all have the complete files needed except for recommendation letter,I don’t know if they will receive my application if that is the case,Later I will be mailing my Documents to their address Insha Allah!

        • All the required Documents stated in the form are must according to my knowledge You can send via DHL it is the most reliable source of Mailing.

    • I have contacted via one of Student from Our country. He said dr. informed him that the list haven’t received from riyadh..

  118. – Looks like some students shot photos of the list. May be you can find your name here. Anyway, there is the official list from Riyadh for Umm Al Qura 2013-2014. Learn about your name. Most probably lessons to begin from February, hurry up. Acceptance letter to be given in January – this is certainly. get your name brothers! Contact your compatriots, brothers.

  119. Only acceptance on Madeenah is unknown. but Qassim, Makkah, Riyadh are known. That Dr. can’t be right. The Ministry issued the list. Very important for those who are accepted – first Understand Ikhlas – that is very important for us – Learn how Ibn Teymiyyah, Imam Ahmad and others were seeking the knowledge

    • I appologize, yes the Ministry issued the list but that is not published for some reasons, therefore someone inside the university should inform you whether you are accepted or not. My acceptance was confirmed by 3 my compatriots from Umm Al Qura, 1 from Madeenah. 2 from Umm Al Qura saw the final list – I mean they took the name from Ministry confirmed list and said the visa to be given in January.

  120. Assalamu aleykum, Umm. No, acceptance letter to be given in January but of course, inshAllah. It was said from the university. And my name is in the list from the Ministry – it is called agreeing – muwafaqah – when the Ministry confirms names selected by the University and issues the list of those who get the visas. May Allah give you success!

  121. Salaam alaikum akhii
    Gratulations to your acceptance !
    I dont know someone who studies at umm al qura
    It is possible that u give me ur email adress or i give u my adress
    And than i give u my name ?
    Is that possible for u akhi ?
    I am from german

  122. salaam alaikum akhiii
    Congratulations for your acceptance ya akhii !!
    I dont know someone from umm al qura to ask about my acceptance
    is it possible that we change our addresses so that i can give u my name
    and u ask ur friend there to ask about the name is that possible for u akhi
    I am from german
    Jazaaka allahu cheiran

  123. I am French. my name is on the list of college but I do not know how to check if my name is on the final list. is what I can give you my name so you verified?

  124. Salam please my papers are all complete,I am 17 years old and from the Philippines…..please explain to me what to pass and how do you pass it and other important details,I am planning to study the 2 years course at Umm al-Qura the course of “Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers” please contact me i really need your help… Jazakallah Khair!

    • just to make it clear i have the following files ready and waiting to be sent,I don’t know if i will go to FedEx or to UPS to use their international courier mail service,I heard it costs a lot of money,is there anyway to just scan the files and then send them Online?

      Here are the following documents and files:
      -Filled Up Application Form for Umm Al-Qura University,Makkah
      -Copy of Passport.
      -Copy of Health and Birth Certificate.
      -Copy of High School Diploma.
      -Copy of Transcript of Records/Grades.
      -4 pieces of recent 3×3 picture.

      Jazakallah Khair!!! Please I really need your help if I am going to pass 2 recommendations or not,a friend of mine told me if you have no background in Arabic then you don’t need to pass because you will be entering the Arabic Language Institute and not Higher Level of course like Shariah and Dawah.

  125. the acceptance procedure will be done untill beginning of second session (january) in um alqura… the names who came were not totally…

  126. Assalaam… the situation by my side is like unfufilling, this is our life and time is going what else are they need, school has sent the accepted students then muwaafaqah , for Allah sake please send us the letter may Allah Grant your deeds with Al jannatul firdaus AAAAAAMIN. [comment slightly abridged by admin]

  127. I went uni and asked about it. . They
    said it has not came from the ministry

    Reply from a country mate who is currently studying at ummul qura…

  128. Can I send my MA degree Transcript instead of the High school diploma transcript required as in the Uk we do not have this?

  129. السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
    بسم الله
    I just thought I’d let those that visit this website know that Ummul Quraa University in Makkah now has online registration. Visit this URL to register
    May Allaah grant the success to get accepted to the university and seek knowledge from the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah and to act upon that knowledge.

    • وعليك سلام ورحمة الله ويركاته

      You are free to try that, but I believe non-Saudi applicants will not find any success with that method. And Allaah knows best.

      • As-salaamu ‘alaykum,

        Do you mean the online application? I believe the women side of the campus have already started referring interested candidates to it. Particularly those who are inquiring after their acceptance.

        • wa ‘alaykis-salaam. For students in the faculties (Saudis and Arabic Language graduates) or new international applicants to the university through the Arabic Language Institute?

          • the latter case, new international applicants to the university. I’m not sure if that’s the link, but the admin said that anyone interested in applying, inquiring after their acceptance, checking their status, must do so through umm al-quras website.

        • Wa alaykis salaam ukhtee, is it possible for you to contact me at zaynab dot c1 at, I have some specific issues about the application to the university to be asked,
          Baraakallaahu feeki.

  130. Assalamaoalaikum,

    I want to apply but I cannot start study in spring!! I have exams in the summer!

    Does the term not start in summer?

    What do I do??

  131. assalamualaikum,
    can you help me to guide something about expenses during Arabic language institute,ummal qura university?and also tell me please that
    *may an student having 10 years of studies(MATRIC FROM SCHOOL) apply for this?
    *and what degree will i get from arabic language institute if im non arab and wants to be expert in arabic for preaching of islam AND SEEKING ALLAH’S PLEASURE(means is this a six months program or a year or more?)
    *please tell me also that if i am fulfilling all of the cionditions and alot of fond of learning arabic but could not find much money as you have told $2,000,its much expensive for me and un affordable.please please tell me also that passport and visa expenses must be bear by the student or is there any possibility for financial help from ummal qura university

    * is this form is recent that is to be filled?or any other form is available on your web?please insert the link if its new

    *last question is that if i apply for it today then will i be accepted for the batch of 2014-2015?please i want to take admission quickly,
    waiting for reply,
    jazakillah u khaerankasera wa ahsanal jza fiddareen.amin

  132. Assalam ‘alaykoum,
    I wan’t to go in this univesity whis my wife we don’t have the childrens know.
    When begins both next ones session for Arabic?
    There is apartment for students in couples ?
    It is necessary to be married in paper, to be to accept?
    Or a certificate of a masjid is enough if you have make the religious contract ( aqd ?


    • Assalamu alaikum, the university said it would send the acceptance letter in January, thus, if you are accepted then you will get it biiznillah, but you need certain contacting the university (or students there)

        • Assalamu alaikum, it was said from the university. On 1st January I am going to call those who I know in the university for documents. I think you should do the same. The period for documents preparation can be short so we should act immediately from 1st Jan to get the visa and ticket to get to Makkah bi iznillah.

          • I’m on the list of accepted el hamdoulilah. if you have new information tells us, baarak Allahou fik

        • Assalamu alaikum, as you are accepted I would like to give you a very important advice which we should observe – You should find those really skilled teachers (sheikhs etc.) and ask them as many questions as you can whether on arabic, fiqh etc. Remember, the university primarily gives the beginning of the path the rest is on you. The university can’t force you to read thousands of books or learn by rote thousands of hadeeths as imam Abu Hanifah or imam Ahmad did, it is only on you and our predecessors considered all the things from wide perspectives without limitations. Learn about them more!

          • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. May Allaah reward you for the advice. Three important observations:

            [1] Regarding the encouragement to seek out skilled teachers, let’s say: top senior-most scholars, who are – of course – the most skilled teachers.

            [2] To be factually accurate, Abu Hanifah recorded hundreds of hadeeth, not thousands.

            [3] “Our predecessors considered all the things from wide perspectives without limitations…” This seems incorrect. Our predecessors observed many limitations. When Allaah’s Attributes were mentioned, they refused takyeef (enquiring about their details) and tashbeeh (likening them) for example. They would shun people who tried to introduce philosophy into Islamic teachings. They refrained from speaking more than they spoke. When they spoke, they spoke with clear knowledge about beneficial things, free of doubt. Perhaps you meant something else with these words, so please excuse me if I have misunderstood.

            I ask Allaah to give you success in your studies, and to make me and you from the people who advise the Muslims based on firm knowledge and brotherly concern.

  134. Assalamu alaikum, bakkah, may be it is really possible for you to have a strong contacting with the universities you assist on. Because in your site should be also information that we can’t find in universities’ web pages. In any case, may Allah be pleased with you for your help!

  135. the lord of the universe, the blessing and the peace up to the Prophet and his family and company…
    I haired that i am the acceptance student in umm alqurah university if Allah wells in second semester. that is why, please when you can release the visa and when posting in the internet? please, you will reply. thank you…

    • Congratulations! You will need to contact the university about the visa. This website does not represent the university or offer any services related to applying, we only provide information.

      • Thanks you very much Admin, please please explain the condition of 2013/2014 admission cos I have call umm al qura university department of admission they said the school does not gave any body scholarship, this is very sadden to hear this.
        please for Allah sake answer me now please

      • You only provide information, but please also provide pressure on the university to give visas for the accepted students

  136. assalamu alaikum warahmathullah. i am mohammed zahran from srilanka. sir i heard that i am selected to your great university. so how can i get more information to contact with university. pleas reply me

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaam wa rahmatullaah. We don’t have any university, dear brother, we only provide information about universities. Feel free to read the article above and use the contact information found in it to contact the university directly.

  137. Salaam alaikum admin
    It is possible for you that you get the acceptance list for german students ?
    Because i dont know any german student who study at umm al qura…
    Baarak allahu fiika

  138. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu.
    I wanted to ask to whom should i mail the application form and the documents after i have completed my form??

    Jazakallahu Khairan

    May Almighty Allah be Pleased with us.Ameen!

    Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu.

  139. assalamoalikum.. i am from pakistan. My sister want to get admission in ummulqura university.She has passed B.A exam in first division… will you please guide me that how she can apply and the condition of mahram is necesary or not..

  140. Assalamu alaikum, Moosa. May Allah be pleased with you for your remarks. I 100% agree with what you wrote. Yes, I didn’t mean exactly what you conceived from my words. Only the thing is that I didn’t indicate that imam Abu Hanifah recorded thousands of hadeeths, I wrote he knew, it is different. For instance, imam Ahmad knew about 1 million hadeeths (sahih, weak – all together), but in his books you will find much less number of hadeeths. And indeed I didn’t mean exactly scholars, I just wanted to encourage our accepted brother to really put himself in the way of knowledge, to be very close with teachers, from whom he can get maximum. You would agree that big part of the potential of the country can be found in Imam Univ, Riyadh not in Makkah which is understandable.
    And about wide perspective, I didn’t imply what you noted. For instance, if you seriously study Arabic, then how you do not know famous books or writers of Arabic grammar. When I saw such students I thought about it in order I would’t make a mistake myself. Because I saw textbooks on Arabic of the university, and it is obviously the beginning of the way. But I know there lots of people in the country who know the language quite well to answer all the questions. This is what I meant.
    But anyway, it is good that you made the remarks because it is manifest my words could be misunderstood.



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  142. Assalmualaikum,
    Praise be to Allah, Alhamduillah I have seen my name on the list for the acceptance to the University of Umm Al Qura and the Islamic University of Madina for 2013/2014. I was wondering when I would receive any official communication and acceptance from the university regarding my visa. Also, I was wondering what are some of the differences regarding the respected schools so as to make a decision inshaAllah?

    • Aleykumussalam va rahmatullahi va barakatuhu, the differences are:
      1 – The university in Madeenah has strickly islamic subjects related faculties while in Makkah the univ has also medicine, engineering etc.
      2 – Madeenah is primarily international dawah oriented university therefore some subjects are taught there at some points weaker than in Makkah univ. For example, if you look at first textbooks of Madeenah univ. and Makkah univ, regarding Arabic you will see that books of Makkah univ. are much stronger than books of Madeenah univ.;
      3 – In Makkah you will be able to drink every day Zamzam water and very often pray next to the Kaabah while in Madeenah you will be able to pray in the Nabawi (sallallahu aleyhi va sallam) Masjid;
      4 – If after some time you decide to marry – then in Madeenah it will be harder than in Makkah because in Makkah your wife also can study there, there is women campus and also if I am not mistaken campus for married couples;

      But you should know that regardless where you study it is ultimately up to you what result you will be. Every place has big potential – the question is – will you use it? Will you speak Arabic like ordinary Arab or with fluency with deep knowledge of Sarf and Nahv, will you be skilled in figh, hadeeth for which you must read many thousands of books and learn by rote many books or you will just know on every topic superficially. May Allah grant you huge knowledge base and success!

  143. Salam alaik.. Im singaporean…would like to know is there a latest result of UQU at this moment ? Do we hav to wait letter of acceptance frm UQU ?

  144. I contacted my friend who currently is studying Ummu al qurra. He said that Dean said still the list haven’t come therefore it is possible this year not to take any student.

    • It is strange because those accepted learnt about muvafagah on their acceptance from the Ministry which obviously further did not send officially the list to the university. InsAllah everything gonna be fine and all the case begins from January, from tomorrow we all gonna learn about the letter

      • I just talked to my friend who also studies in Umm Al Qura and he said that there is no available information on the acceptance letter but in September he was told about official confirmation of my acceptance however now there is no nothing about letter. Anyway everybody call the univ. and ask them about the letter, if you have any information please share it with us. Tell those who pick the phone – Ana qubiltu fi mahadi Lughatil Arabiyya va ana antathiru Khitabul Qubul – it is urgent everybody do this – their phone number – 00966125562525

          • Assalamu alaikum va rahmatullah, my German brother, it is quite hard to get any information from deans in Umm Al Qura. My friend got that info about my acceptance in September which was the latest official scholarship confirmation but now it is said from deanship that they have nothing at all. So in any case I can’t learn anything for you because he will say that there is nothing at all. It is quite strange. The best for you to call the university using number I indicated in my above comment to get something about your name. If you don’t speak Arabic then approach the closest masjid in Germany and tell imam who speaks Arabic to make a call for you. Do as much as you can to learn something because you may never receive any notification even if you are accepted.

            I got only one German accepted to Umm Al Qura, but other admitted people can be too so you try learn in any case if it is not you:
            غوزشاح دومان [message slightly abridged by admin]

          • the list is still at ryadh didnt came to the university yet, when it comes acceptance will be send by email…this is last infos…

  145. AbdurRahman, may Allah be pleased with you! So the list in Riyadh, do you have any information about date of its coming? And it will come this month, right?

      • AbdurRahman, may Allah place you in the highest place in Jannah! Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin!

        • Because of the irregularity of the acceptance lists, it happens that students arrive in the middle of a semester. They may be given the option to study as a listener (unregistered for tests). I remember taking this option 16 years ago, when I arrived for level 1 Arabic a few weeks after the beginning of classes. I was told that I could decide after a few weeks if I wanted to consider the semester a “practice semester” or let it count for real.

          • O, Moosa brother, you are not so young as I would think. 16 years ago I was a little kid. I should value time I have and use it wisely.

          • How long is that delay usually? You mean in case the acceptance is not sent in January then it is sent in February?

          • They have send out letters as late as one-third into or even up to half-way through a semester. Most likely, if the approval comes after half of the semester, the acceptance letter would be sent for the next semester.

        • AbdurRahman and Admin, this is making catastrophic loos of time. So what do you say – what is thinking there about acceptance letter? Are they going to send the acceptance letters till the beginning of vacation? AbdurRahman what is your feeling about it, the letter to be sent in coming days, after vacation or not to be sent at all.

          • i expect that it will be delayed for next academic year, next week is last week of first session a teacher of the institue said he will give me a final answer about it…

          • SubhanAllah, please don’t forget share with us that final answer, AbdurRahman. If it is delayed then it means that probably there will be no acceptance for 2014-2015 as 2013-2014 students begin their study at that time. We gotta make lots of dua asking Allah not to let it happen and give us letters within weeks.

  146. Baarak allahu fiiika
    For ur reply i saw this name but thats from female accepted students so i dont know if there is any male accepted student from german.
    Jazaaka allahu cheiran

    • I think I don’t pronounce that name properly so I don’t even know whether that name is male or female. Guten Tag!

  147. Rector of Umm Al Qura receives annual report on achievements of Arabic faculty. It is possible that also granting of acceptance letters to the admitted students to be discussed soon. Anyway we are expecting news from brothers studying there. Accepted to Riyadh and Madeenah are on their way to destinations.

    • Aleykumussalam va rahmatullahi va barakatuhu.

      Firstly, it should be clear that education in Saudi Arabia is fully free including everything you need up to living in campus, transport etc.
      Secondly, the more famous of the universities are the Islamic University of Madeenah and Umm al-Qura University in Makkah. However, what most people are unaware of is that there are a total of 25 high-capacity universities in Saudi Arabia, geographically distributed in the various regions of the country. Furthermore, in 2010 the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education passed a mandate that required every Saudi university to ensure that 5% of the accepted students per semester are non-Saudi scholarship students. This would serve as an opportunity for many who are keen on studying the Islamic disciplines and have high aspirations, and have applied for the more well-known universities such as the Islamic University of Madeenah and Umm al-Qura University, but were not accepted.

      So in order to have strong reasons for acceptance you should learn about those 25 universities (whether they accept women or not, for instance) and apply at the same time to all of them.

  148. Salam alaik bro moosaa……I understand that only 3 applicants frm singapore are applying….are there possibility the 3 applicants will be accepted?

  149. Asalamu alaikum Ya ikhwan.. If any one is currently at Umm al Qura or knows somebody currently their May Allah bless you If you may forward me their email address or whoever that I may contact them

  150. Assalamu alaikum,

    I have a question to those who know the answer to it. If you speak Arabic well, is it possible to take exam which is taken by those who accomplish Arabic Institute without participation in Arabic Institute at all? What I mean is that if my Arabic is great then when I arrive can I ask to exam me and if I pass to get enrolled in one of the faculties?

    • wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. You must study in at least one semester of the Arabic institute, since the selection process for the kuliyyah is based on your performance there. Waiting a year or more to be accepted is only the tip of the iceberg. Many students who qualified for the kuliyyahs had to wait similar amounts of time for that approval as well.

  151. [Comment abridged by admin] …I’m 24 and I dont meet the mahram requirements, so I suppose the age limit doesnt mean anything to me anyway…For those who are lucky enough [blessed] to be accepted, mashAllah, make sure you take this opportunity to come closer to Allah, study hard, feel your eeman increase and implement in your lives what you have learnt… I shall continue to look for other universities in sha Allah

  152. Assalamu Alaikum, Can someone help me with the information on when can I apply and if I apply now in January when will be my application considered for. (year?)
    Also when is the starting month for new applicants? does it be like most countries which is September or does it vary. JazakAllah. May Allah reward all of you for helping me.

  153. Assalamu alaikum,

    Could you (admin or Moosa or whoever) say when were given acceptance letters to accepted candidates for the academic year 2012-2013? I know it was widely discussed here so when was it given and when the successful candidates made their first steps in Makkah? Please answer it! May Allah be pleased with you?

  154. A question for the brothers that were accepted to study.

    Did you brothers get a no objection letter to study in KSA and an official document to prove you have no criminal record when you applied?

    • Assalamu alaikum,

      Yes, I obtained no crime record, however, there is only issue which is when we get acceptance letters!? While waiting for the letter I continue in-depth study of Arabic here at home and have already begun learning of German (not to waste time). AbdurRahman, is there any news on letters?

  155. I have a question

    I applied to Umm Al Qura in September 2012 when I was 22 years old. in April of 2013 I learnt that I was admitted (my name was in first list). And in October I learnt that my name is in the final list which then “disappeared from the university”. Now may be I will begin study in September of 2014 when I will be 24 years old. Could someone explain what is going on? Please…

  156. Thank you for your caring may Allah reword you abundantly amin, please help us to confirm last confirmation in the school may be the letter will be sent or we should put our mind rest on looking for letter cos we are ready to fly to umm al qura university any time, any day. your answer will be 100% expecting thanks

  157. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركات

    brother does they accept people from Belgium i am 21 year i wanna do 2 year Arabic language and i have never studied Arabic language

  158. Asalamu alakum i am looking for any contact with Someone at UMM al Qura or someone who knows someone who is their..BarakAllahufeekum

      • It is strange, because the administration said February. Could you say who is Prof. Ghamedi. And what does that mean – “not this year” – it means the documents to be given for September?

        • brother, the administration dont even know, i have been talking to many of the responsables of the institue on phone, the list didnt come back we have to wait this is their answer…

  159. Assalamu alaikum,

    Please, tell us when admitted to Umm Al Qura for 2012-2013 got their acceptance letters?

    • Brother Moosa Richardson, that question is to you. You are probably in this page about 13 years, so you know when admitted to Umm Al Qura for 2012-2013 got their acceptance letters

  160. Alhamdulillah we are coming towards the month of February.

    Brother Moosa…any news from any sources that you can update us?

  161. Assalaam, please admin tell us the situation of umm al qura admission, we dont know anything since, jazzaakumullah khoyraa

  162. As salaam walaykum I advise myself firstly with the ayah of Allah azza Wajal then to my beloved brothers who Allah from his mercy and favors have blessed to get accepted Allah says in his noble book
    فَاصْبِرْ صَبْراً جَمِيلاً (be patient with a good patience):surah ma’arij 70:5
    May Allah make your process a easy process…ameen

  163. Assalamu alaikum,

    By the way tomorrow which is 26th day of January 2nd half-year in Umm Al Qura begins. InsAllah, the list will be back. My teacher on Arabic says that within 2 weeks my vocabulary on Arabic reached 2500 words and according to the plan after 3 weeks it reaches 6-7 thousand, but after 4-5 weeks 10 thousand words. And we are accomplishing in-depth Nahiv study. After 4-5 weeks we plan to begin reading Tafseer and other books in Arabic, learn by rote entire Quran which also gonna insAllah help in perfection of my Arabic. These are some things from what I am doing….

    I advice to those admitted to plan and do the things like the things I do and continue putting high and intense pressure on the university and Minister of Higher Education of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to give our acceptance letters. – (

    Allahumme unsurnaa fi hatha! Amin!

  164. Assalamu alaikum

    I was told by a current student (which you know), that Umm-ul qura is not accepting applications by hand, it is only online, can you confirm this?. Also when I try to apply online, it doesn’t let me.

    I read what you said about applying online, and that it wouldn’t really work for non-saudi’s.

    So what should I do?

  165. For interested Canadians, Saudi recruits are now in the city of Ottawa recruiting for jobs and universities. The exhibition will last until tomorrow, 26/01/2014 (25/3/1435).

    And it is He, the Most Merciful, who bestows success.

  166. I apologize, I wanted to say to put intense pressure on Ministry of Higher Education of the Kingdom not on the Minister. May be calls from 30 countries could advance giving of acceptance letters….. By the way Ministry’s Headquarters are in Riyadh. ….

  167. Bismillahi rahmani raheem

    Assalaamoualaikom wa rahmatoellahi wa barakaatoeh

    Dear brother moosa

    Did you have enough time during your studies to attend classes with the scholars.?
    I d like to know more salafee scholars in Mekka who are known for their strong manhadj… do you know you scholars which are easy for us to visit during our study in Mekka? [comment abridged by admin]

    • Some of the scholars in Makkah whom I would highly recommend:

      Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
      Shaykh Yahyaa ibn ‘Uthmaan al-Mudarris
      Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool
      Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alee ibn Aadam al-Etyoobee
      Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool

      May Allaah preserve them all. A note about your question, “scholars which are easy for us to visit…”: The best and most beneficial scholars are usually not the easiest to visit. Compare the difficulty the Salaf faced in traveling to visit and learn from the scholars, and then you will be happy to take on a little bit of difficulty to seek knowledge from the most beneficial of the senior scholars available. So instead of seeking the easiest to visit, seek the most knowledgeable and most beneficial senior scholars, and consider whatever difficulties you encounter to get to them as 100% worth your time, in fact: worship of Allaah in the best way! And Allaah knows best.

      • May Allah be pleased with you for this information! SubhanAllah, indeed, the hardships should not be obstacles. May Allah preserve our scholars!

  168. Assalamu alaikum!
    I want will like to know,
    when Umm al Qura university are going to
    release the offer letter of new grunted
    students for this year…1435 H ?
    please tell me something…!

  169. Salaamu’alikum wa rahmatullah,
    Does a foreign female applicant’s mahram have to reside in Makkah? I am interested in applying however my mahram resides Madinah, where he studies. Would there be any exceptions?


  170. AbdurRahman, may Allah be pleased with you! Could you publish the names. Does it come in alphabetical order. I mean my name biiznillah in A letter – Azerbaijan. Please, publish the names. I gotta contact the university obviously, but anyway publish all you have

  171. And ABDURRAHMAN, what exactly do you imply by telling it comes by group? You mean every couple of days 50-60 names are coming in?

      • ABDURRAHMAN, I contacted 2 brothers in Umm Al Qura, they didn’t confirm your information about coming of 60 names to the university. Are you sure about that? Who gave you that information? And how do you know that a Canadian among those 60 names?

          • Brothers there told me their winter holidays are about to end. 3 Azerbaijani brothers studying in UQ are trying to get information. What I am excited about is whether I am among those 60. Anyway, the university gives plenty of time for getting the visa and arrival to Makkah.

  172. I also was told that names of accepted applicants are clearly known. And it is know about 3 months. There are five accepted from my country: 4 male (including me) and 1 female. It is also said that the only question is about time of giving of acceptance letters. For now, it is very interesting – who is from first 60?!?

      • No, they only know about admitted from my country. But usually, the Ministry doesn’t modify the list from the University. So, if your name is in the primary list, insAllah you will be given acceptance letter. The only list that we have out of the University is the list published in dusunnah web page. I talked to brothers in UQ 2 days ago, they said they were in winter holiday and said that after commencement of lessons they will learn all they can. For now we should learn about the list which is AbdurRahman is talking about. Are our names in that “60” list?!

        • Any internal lists which have not been published by the university for the public are UNOFFICIAL, and names on that list may be delayed or even replaced in some situations. Students who make copies of such lists secretly and release them may be doing more harm than good. Aside from jeopardizing their own good standing at the university, publishing internal government information for the public without authorization is a serious matter. May Allaah give you success.

  173. University confirms that they will send email to the accepted students so Please contact everyone’s country students and clarify the accepted students list .. now the list is out

    • MasyaAllah….but we were told that the uni will only sent an acceptance entrance thru which is which…emails or letters…?

    • Akhi, you are sure about this, right? You mean at this second the list is in the university? Because I disturbed the brothers too much.

    • assalamu alaykum

      mashaAllah! Alhamdulillah! Allahu akbar!
      do u have the list of them to know if I’m one of them in’shaaAllah?

      • I don’t have the list . though anyone who studying their can access the list. about the email thing now University changed their policy..

  174. essalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    can someone check the list of french students please??because i don’t know anyone there for the moment.
    jazaakumullahu khayral jazaa!

  175. Alhamdhlillah. A student studying at the university informed me that from the university they told that they will be sending acceptance letters to selected students after 2 weeks In Sha Allah.

  176. I urge everyone who applied to contact their country mates because soon the letter will be sent. In sha Allah. for those who don’t know any country mate please call the University..

  177. I was told that not full list is in the university. Do you know when the rest of the list will be back in the university?

  178. No name from my country is in the list. How many names is in the list? What will be after 2 weeks, I mean the rest of the list will be back?

    • As Salamu Alaikum,
      I have a question regarding the application process.
      As if now, in Feb. 2014 if I apply to Umm Al- Qura University and submit my application as early as possible how long will it take to reply backing stating whether I was accepted or not?
      Marwa Hassan
      Please give me feedback as soon as possible may Allah bless you. Admin

  179. ABDURRAHMAN or STUDENT IN ASIA, some countries are missing in that list. I mean from my country 5 accepted but none of the names in that list? What about the rest of the list??? Please, answer

  180. Have you got informations about the new process of admission? Because in the website, the University asks less documents than the other years

  181. I have been calling uni number : 966125562525 ….there is a ring tone but nobody answer . Yes I have be patient…. anyway could brothers advise… is there any other numbers to call.

    • The list with 60 names is in the University. I was told that names of 5 accepted from my country didn’t come yet. InshAllah, that will happen till September.

      • essalamu alaykum wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuh

        i called several times but no one…..please can you check up french list?? barakallahu fik

      • i have talked to sheikh bukhari who is the responsable of students scholarships, he said names start to come and everything for september…

        • Jazak Allahou khayran for this information.

          So no students will travel for the second semestry ? And when accepted students will receive their acceptance letters ?

          Do you know if the list wich was published by dsunnah it’s the same of the names come from Riyadh ?

        • Alhamdulillah, ABDURRAHMAN you mean till September all the names inshAllah will be in the university and letters for them will be given? May Allah be pleased with you and place you in the Firdews!

        • MasyaAllah bro abdrahman…whoever sheikh bukhari ….if he responsible for the scholarships…perhaps …pls…make our wish to study in ummu quro comes true…syukran..

        • Brother! AbdRahman!
          what about last update news the 60 students who are in the list from riyad ?
          any more new list come is possible yet from riyad for this 2nd semester ?

  182. In coming days they will be given acceptance letters by e-mail, they inshAllah will participate in second half of the current academic year. Brother in Umm Al Qura told me he had revised the list personally.

    • Names selected in April of 2013 by the University then returned from the Ministry to the University in October of 2013. So, inshAllah they give acceptance letters but they give it by groups as AbdurRahman said. Because in October there were 5 returned names from my country but none of them in today’s list. InshAllah, the rest of br/sis will receive them till September. The University doesn’t give details why not all names are given letters. We should send lots of letters, mails etc. to the Ministry to wake the up.

      • Brother!
        You are grunted to Umm al qura university for which year & which semester ?
        i mean, when you know that you are grunted to UQU ?

        • In September confirmed names returned from the Ministry of H. Educ. to the University for 2013-2014. My name was among them.

  183. ABDURRAHMAN, you have contacts in the Ministry. Do you know why they do not give letters to all confirmed names? Prof. Ghamedi, what he says about it? Could you learn something about it? Please

  184. MasyAllah..have been calling the uni several times but no answer..could anybody help those who wants to know whether their names are in the list…thanks you.

  185. Assalamu alaikum!
    I am from Bangladesh. I want will like to know, When will be release the names of the accepted students for arabic language institute ?
    I mean the complete & final list ?
    and when Umm al Qura university are going to release the acceptance letter of new grunted students for this year 1435 H…?

  186. i want to apply to umm al qura. can i apply now? i am a sister living in riyadh? also can i apply with my AS level results. they r UK board examinations…

  187. Aslaamu ‘alaykum, is it too late to apply now so that one may start next year (if accepted insha’Allaah) and on which month does the university start for the new students? Also is it better to hand the application form in by hand
    BaarakAllaahu feekum.

  188. My friend was granted acceptance for September 2012, though UQU did not inform him. When he found out in January 2013, they said they will defer his enrollment to September 2013. but up until now they have not sent acceptance letter and they have not figured out his visa papers.
    so he is still “waiting” yet.
    anybody can inform me about his acceptance letter ? and anybody have facing same problem ???
    please reply by comments !

  189. salam waleykoum , akhy abderhaman Could you please provide the e-mail address Dr. Ahmad ibn Mish’al al-Ghaamidee? And also his phone number if possible? I need to contact him because he’s the responsabl it’s important baraka Allah o fik

  190. May be other previous posts were removed but now date of first comment posted on this page of is September 20, 2011. Now, it is February of 2014. SubhanAllah, during this 3 years period no accepted human went to Makkah Al Mukarramah or may be someone did travel but didn’t post about it. If for certain day of September I inshAllah will have a flight ticket with destination of Makkah I will inshAllah post about it and please never remove that post so people could see that is possible… that is not just a dream…

  191. Assalamu ‘alaykum. My brother and I want to apply together, alhamdulillah we have the qualifications to do so. We’re now wondering on how to go about sending the papers? Do we send it to their email or should we make effort to actually hand it in personally (when doing ‘umrah)? Please advice.

  192. assalamualaikum. i am soud sulaiman a filipino , i am dreaming to study at umm alqura . and i am willing to leave my profession just to study islam in shaa allah . please help me . allahu yarhamukum . i am dreaming this for long time a go . i am 21 yrs old. how can i apply ?

  193. I am 20 years old. I have completed Diploma in Quran and Sunnah in my country and I would love very much to further my studies in UQ. How can I proceed with the application ?

  194. Assalamu alaikum

    What are the requirements for studying of Master’s degree, (Postgraduate degrees) or Doctorate degrees in Umm Al Qura university?

  195. AslamuAlaikum, i am currently applying for umm al qura university and id like some tips.

    what would make my application stand out from all those who apply

  196. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi wabrakatuhu……
    Actually I’m an Indian ..really want to study in uqu …Is there chance for indian to get addmission in uqu ..???If my brother work in Jeddah ,on the basis of that he near to Mecca can I get addmission in uqu….Plzzzz do reply I’m waiting ….. to apply after getting the answerwhat is it????.

    • Send your documents via postal service to your brother and tell him to give them to the university between September-January

  197. Assalamu alaikum, ABDURRAHMAN or anyone else, do you have any information regarding visas for Umm Al Qura 2013-2014? May Allah be pleased with you

  198. waalaykum essalam

    for my own part, i was on the french first list…i heard that the name of 3 brothers (french) came from the ministry but i have no more information than that…allahu a3lam…so if a student can check up….jazaakum allahu khayran !!!1

  199. I just made Umrah, mashaAllah and visited the university. I went into every possible office including the actual arabic language institutes as well as the office for admission/etc. They said that they do not accept applications in person and you must apply on the new online application that is available. Allahu alim

  200. Assalamualaikum brothers…may someone update us any news about list of acceptance students for 2013/2014 .?. Have the lists come back frm riyard to UQ yet.?..Please anybody who knows anything about the list..helps us who are waiting patiently thru’ out this year…

    • Salam alaikum, The university should please make the admission list available online, so that people should know if they are accepted or not

  201. Assalamualaikum Dear Moosa…….Sept will be next semester for 2013/2014…Any news about the lists….Do we need to submit fresh application again if we did not hear any news for the last semester.?..Pls advise…

  202. Dear sir if my admission is possible in makkah universtiy so please must reply me and also tell me the easiest way to take admission okay.

    • Assalamu alaikum, admission to Umm Al Qura univ. is carried out online. To be admitted you should apply for Arabic Language Institute of Umm Al Qura University.

    • Brother, just search for Application to Umm Al Qura in internet and that word doc file will tell you what to do, it is pretty simple. May Allah help you!

  203. Assalamualaykumwarahmatullah. Does “Umm al-qura taking only 2 or 3 students” apply to all countries?

  204. Assalamu-alaykum wa sallallahu alaa nabiyyool khareem nabeeyina muhammad wa alaa alihi wa ashaabihi ajma’een. I will like to get admission in to ummul-quraah in makkatul-mukarramah. I was born in kwankwaso here in kano state, we are sitting together with governor of kano state in the same village. Pls accepted me to be the one of your student.

    • Wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. We don’t have any universities akhee. Please contact the universities you would like to apply to directly.

  205. Assalamualaikum Dear admin…….Sept will be next semester for 2013/2014…Any news about the lists….Do we need to submit fresh application again if we did not hear any news for the last semester.?..Pls advise…

    • Alaikum assalam,

      Students around the globe admitted for 2013-2014 received neither their visas nor tickets. Umm Al Qura carries out relocation of students and opens new sections, campuses to accomodate the new accepted students. It’s been decades Umm Al Qura has problems with accomodation of new students. It is expected that students accepted for 2013-2014 academic year will finally receive their visas between September and December of 2014. I advice waiting to those whose names were certainly confirmed by the Ministry. Those whose names were confirmed by the Ministry should keep contacting with people in the university for the case of letter granting. May Allah help us all!

      • wa alayka essalam wa rahmatullah

        aamine and barakallahu fik ya akhi but how can we know who was accepted by the ministry?i don’t know anybody there for the moment and the university doesn’t respond….

  206. Assalamualaikum admin
    As we not know anybody at UQ neither be able to contact the uni…is there a website to state that we are accepted to UQ?

    • It is expected that Umm Al Qura will give the visas to those accepted for 2013-2014 academic year during or after month of Ramadaan which is June-July (of course of 2014). By the way, I was mistaken. Ministry of H.E. confirms the names after two years from the time of the university selection. So, you should be at most 22 years old during applying in order to be 23 years old during admission and in order to be at most 25 years old during giving by the Ministry of the visa. Because if the personnel in the Ministry see that you are older than 25, for instance 26, they do not give the visa. Your age can be acceptable at the selection but it can be unacceptable at the visa issuing. I have given my email to brother who studies there so he will send my code in case of granting, inshAllah. I am supposed to give that code to the Embassy which gives me the visa. In case you don’t know anybody in the university, contact the Embassy during and after month of Ramadaan as well as try to contact the University.

      • Are the visas expected to be given to tall those who were accepted last year or just those whose names were confirmed by the ministry?

  207. There are 4 accepted students from where I am for 2014-2015 academic year. Admitted for 2014-2015 will get their visas insAllah after 2 years because between June-July of 2014 the university gives visas insAllah only to admitted for 2013-2014.

      • If the age at that time is not more than 25, biiznillah – yes. They may even give visa to those whose age is a little bit more than 25. Of course, everybody whose name was seen in any list in the university gets his visa, if the age is not more than 25 or a little bit more than 25.

  208. An interesting fact – at the moment there are no students in first two half-years of Arabic inst. of Umm Al Qura. I suggest because everybody who learns about being admitted learns Arabic at least for two years because he waits all that time. And if you learnt Arabic at home you are let to pass an exam and to get forward at least for a year. But not just Arabic – with due Sarf, Nahiv and Balaghah knowledge –

    • I just asked a student in the Arabic program, and he reassured me that in both semesters of this past school year (1434-1435), both levels 1 and 2 of the Arabic Language program at Umm al-Quraa University were open and classes were held. Please check the sources of your “facts”.

  209. Brother Moosa
    could you ask anyone in Umm ul qura regarding what is happening to the process and the visas. Any help will be appreciated.

    • Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, acceptance letters are given to some admitted students, the rest of admitted students insAllah will receive the letters during or after month of Ramadaan. As said brother Moosa, because of irregularity of admission, there can be delays. I talked to brothers studying there who are at the moment at holiday here at home. They received their letters only after 2-3 years from the time they learnt about being accepted. We ask Allah to let us to study there.

  210. The list of acceptance has publied at the institut, the ministry has choosen student from the first list publied on the september 2013 and students who give document at the current year

    • Assalamu alaikum, are you sure about these facts? Because Umm Al Qura gave 300 visas for 2012-2013. Umm Al Qura say that they are planning to give 400 visas for 2013-2014. The reason for delay – no place for accomodation, so they are opening new campuses. They say that they give visas partially in accordance with opening new campuses. The university say insAllah during or after Ramadaan they will give other visas.

      • And also the university doesn’t give visas for 2014-2015 because they didn’t accomodate admitted for 2013-2014

  211. The name of students accepted has published at the university, they are 79 names. It’s list who is from the ministry of education

  212. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Akhi I have send all my documents today to the university email address. I have completed my bachelors degree and my current age is 25. I want to know chances of my admission and for what year my application will be considered. please reply as soon as possible.

    • Assalamu alaikum, akhi, if your age is above 23, it is much more complicated to get admitted. May Allah help you!

      • There’s a British brother that just finished the mahad now who applied at 25 and didn’t get visa until he was 27 years old. He finished mahad while 28 years old. It’s completely possible inshallah…

  213. So what does that keen simply? Will ALL those were accepted last year have their visas or just those from last year who the ministry published

        • No, what I mean is that till now acceptance letters were given approximately to 80 students, insAllah during Ramadaan all the rest will have the letters (visas). University’s administration says that the Ministry insAllah will send the letters in Ramadaan. It is expected that during Ramadaan 320 letters will be sent. Usually everybody whose name is in the list of university gets his acceptance letter. Most probably images in daarsunnah were taken by brothers studying in Umm Al Qura. So no reason for them not to receive their letters.

          • The Saudi government has been stressing the confidentiality of internal memos recently in mass SMS messages, and over the past few months they have been requesting all people here to respect this. Thus, we will not allow any unauthorized scans or pictures taken of government documents marked “sirree” (confidential, classified) here at, and we remind ourselves and our brothers studying at Saudi universities that sharing classified documents can lead to severe legal penalties that may jeopardize their studies. Please share this with anyone you know who might be in danger of violation.

  214. Assalaam wayakalaum wa ramtullaah wa baraktu as thd list of the students accepted fro the academic year after ramadan been realaesed if yes , where can It be found.
    BarakAllaahu feek

  215. Assalamu alaikum, list of about 80 names is glued to one of doors of Umm Al Qura university. Name of the list: Some of names of the admitted students. The next extended list is expected to appear in June-July biiznillah.

    • السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

      Allah bless you for this information. How can we know who are this 80 accepted and where they come from ? And when acceptance letters will be send to them ?

      • All brothers who I know are here at home on holiday. So, you should contact the university administration or students there to clarify whether you are among those 80 or not.

          • كريم محمد قاسمي؟
            can you tell me if i’m on this list brother anonymous

          • Essalamu my name Michael MANDRE from FRANCE on the list?jazaakallahu khayral jazaa.

          • Nursultan Bekmamat uulu.please, check my name if you can. I’m from Kyrgyzstan. I applied last year. If it is not difficult please send an email message. It would be highly appreciated. Jazakumulla. My email address: nurik9270 at gmail dot ru

          • Nursultan Bekmamat uulu.please, check my name if you can. I’m from Kyrgyzstan. I applied last year. If it is not difficult please send an email message. It would be highly appreciated. Jazakumulla. My email address: nurik9270 at mail dot ru

  216. As-salamu ‘alaykum!
    I’m from the Philippines, and I want to study at Umm al-Qura University, how would I able to submit my applications? Jazakallahu khayran!

  217. Assalamu alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathuh :)

    What are the opening / closing dates? Do they still accept applicants? Do they provide hostel facilities for females?

    Im 20 years old, completed my high school last year with 75% in India, Alhamdulillah. Currently, I reside in Riyad, ksa. Im studying Arabic in Darul Dikr (Institute of non arabic speakers) & completed level III with 94% on may 2014, Alhamdulillah. Im so eager about learning Arabic for the purpose of Understanding Quran in depth and teach it to others. I will be glad, if Im provided hostel for me as I have no mahram except father & maternal uncle of age 40+ Working in riyad.

    Am i eligible to join?

  218. Assalamualaikum..
    We do understand that now all brothers are on holiday…What about the uni /school administrations ?
    Aren’t they close too for Ramadhan month?
    Who are going to sent all letters of accepted names by july-aug as stated ?
    Syukran .

  219. Visa given to brother Nadir from Azerbaijan for 2013-2014. I don’t know his surname. Nadir, hurry up! You go to begin in September

  220. The reason for delay is that no place for accomodation. So the administration is trying to figure out how to handle it. May Allah help them! 5 accepted from Azerbaijan for 2013-2014 but only Nadir has got his visa so far.

    • No, my dear brother, I don’t know. You call the deanship, university administration and get info about your name. You may also go to embassy of Saudi Arabia in Germany. They know how to get info on your name’s status. It is pretty simple for them, because the embassy annually gives visas. handles things and so on so they can easily learn what’s going on. Require to give info to you

  221. Official information – All admitted for 2013-2014 will receive their visas in coming days, inshee Allahi Teala.

  222. assalamu ‘alaykum
    Plz send me latest information to apply the university.
    Do I need 75 word essay to write ?

  223. Assalamu alaikum again. Brothers, can u just clarify, after we find out about our admission (inshallah) ,we must be waiting for one more year to get visa? Do they not give it immediately after the admission takes place?

    Question # 2. Please, check my name if possible. Bekmamat uulu Nursultan. From Kyrgyzstan. Jazakumulla

  224. Asslamu A’laikum.

    I have a question about to submit my documents-

    *What is the mobile phone code of bangladesh to apply for Umm Al Qura university?
    *What is application deadline and starting date?

        • If i understand
          1) umm al qura university selected accepted students and send the list to ministry of Higher Education in Riyadh

          2) ministry of Higher Education check this list and send back the final list to umm al qura university

          3) umm al qura university send this list to Foreign Ministry

          4) Foreign Ministry check the list and give permission for the visas

          5) and the final step umm al qura university send the acceptance letters to acceptance students.


          • The university administration said that between Monday and Tuesday they would send the letters to email addresses. (ADMIN: This is incorrect. UQU does not use email addresses to communicate with accepted candidates.)

  225. Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Rahim

    assalaamu alaikum

    Barakhallahu fika wa jazaka Allahu khayran brother.
    – Do you mean that the acctual acceptence-letters has been sent by post to soon reach those accepted or how does it work?

    – Do anyone happen to know if I’m able to recieve my visa from abroad (outside of the country in which I hold a citizenship)?

    *Please no answers without a reliable chain of narrators to the source of your information (important)!

  226. The university administration says that between 4-5 August of 2014 documents to return from the Foreign Ministry and acceptance letters will be immediately sent to all 400 accepted for 2013-2014 academic year. The letters should be sent to emails provided by applicants. [Admin: UQU does not use candidate’s emails.] After registration for visa you have 3 months to go, but without registration up to 6 months (with controlling not to pass the deadline for arrival to Makkah to begin study). Check your emails on Monday and Tuesday. May Allah give us successs and big knowledge!

    • Barkallahu fik.
      But I don’t remember me applying any email adress anywhere brother. On the application form the only adress asked for is the permanent one!? Should I await a letter by envelope or what should I do?

  227. Dear all brothers in Islam
    We not know what is happening to our application…Only Allah knows …Just that we hope whoever here should read our pledge about the acceptance entry…please share with others with reliable resources . What admin n other informers given always not ‘match’….Other brothers said not to trust any info given here……sad to hear but it do happened here…Only Allah knows….

  228. Aoa I would like to get admission in umm al qura for shariah law program …..pls tell me from where i send my documents for admission process….

  229. Broad monitoring shows that no one received visa for Makkah. Those whose names on 80-number list say they don’t receive either. Accepted for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years didn’t receive their visas.

    • Jazaaka Allahu khairan for your uppdates brother. I would just require you to be a bit clearer in your posts.
      – What do you mean by “broad monitoring”?
      – Also you said said “Those whose names on 80-number list say they don’t receive either” did you by this mean “did not” or that they actually “will not” recieve there visas?

  230. Those whose names are on 80 number list didn’t receive their visas either. One french brother whose name is on that list says nothing came to him. We make dua acceptance could be normal and 400 names of university list will get their visas. The university says soon visas will be sent but still nothing.

    • Akhi!
      Whare 400 students name list? They from 2013-14 list or 2014-15 list. I was accepted for 2013-14, and still waiting for letter & visa.

  231. One brother who is in Makkah at this second is reporting from inside Admission office. He says it is empty, they are on vacation. The university opens on 31 August. He is not sure about 80 names. No one received visa. We need to talk to Adel Baehami. He is head of Arabic lang. institute. Inshee Allah he will give info on the happening. At the moment brothers cant contact him. I didn’t succeed either.

  232. Alhamdulillah, I am accepted by imam univ. My visa for Makkah hasn’t come yet. Inshee Allah I go to study to Imam univ

  233. Dear bro….As reported before…Admission Office is still closed.Will resume on 31 Aug 2014. (Puzzle)…. How do you get the info about visa were sent to the 100 acceptance ..??

    • Yesterday a student from my country studying there collected our acceptance letter from the university. And he have sent it to us.

      So please try to contact the university..


  235. Some students from new acceptanceali got theirst latter. But students of previous list not getting latter.
    Why ?
    Anyone here who facing same problem?

    • السلام عليكم

      Because they send acceptance letters to accepted students for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Some students who was accepted last (2013-2014) didn’t got acceptance letter. Unfortunely a lot of students who was accepted last year will not get acceptance letter this year.

  236. As salaamu alaykum

    Admin, can you clarify if anything if possible because this comments are confusing stuff. Jazak’Allaahu Khayr

  237. I have received my acceptance letter for imam univ. Alhamdulillah I go to ar Riyad. Brothers, I love you all here. Moosa, I appologize for disturbing you so long. May Allah be pleased with you for all your help!

    • I have been waiting for the acceptance letter from Umm Al Qura univ. for about one year and half but haven’t received anything. Now I have received my acceptance letter for Imam univ. Alhamdulillah

  238. Asalamu Alaykum,
    I really want to study at an Islamic university in Saudi, but the Medinah uni doesn’t have a women’s campus, so i guess my only choice is Umm al Qura, Alhamdulilah. I am currently 16 years old and i graduated from high school early to attend Umm al Qura. I don’t have a mahram to stay with me at Mecca, so can my mahram drop me off at the campus and return back to the USA? Also, when is the best time this year to send in my application?

    • Wa ‘alaykis-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. No, you may not do that. You need to provide documentation that shows a male mahram living in Makkah legally. Or you can apply along with a brother or husband.

  239. Bismillah ar-Rahmaani ar-Rahim.
    Assalaamu alaikum
    wa bad

    I have personally spoken with a brother recieving his letter of admission trough e-mail. This was made by a brother from France avalible in Makkah recieving the letters of admission from the univeristy whereafter he acctually took it upon himself to contact the accepted brothers by telephone (ge got the numbers from the yellow pages in France subhanAllah). One of these brothers that I know personally informed be about this so we contacted this brother. He told me that the expiry date of our visas (which have alredy been sent to the saudi embassy of respective contry) is 11th October, Allahu al-Mustaan This was also written on the personal letter of acceptance sent to the brother (Ive seen the letter personally)! Insha Allah I will recieve mine tomorrow, if so I will uppdate bi ithnillah.

    Hurry up to have someone get your letters sent to you by any means. If your visa have not been sent you was probably not accepted when your papers were sent to Riyadh (after the university chose you).


  240. sir last year i applied for 2013-14 session. my brother is studying there. i fulfill all the requirements but why i could not get admission???? am i on waiting list?? my name is Hafsa Abdul Ghuffar. kindly check and tell me plz

  241. Assalaamualaykum
    I am a female who would like to study at Umm Al Qura University and I have a brother who is currently at the university in Madinah. Is it possible for me to study at Umm Al Qura while my mahram is in Madinah?

  242. Asalamualykum warahmatullah,

    can anybody tell me when the deadline to send our documents is for 2015???

    ive heard the deadline is in october 2014???

    is that correct and if not, when is the deadline for these applications???

    jazakallah khairan

  243. Asalamualaikum umul al Qur’an. I’m please to apply your school. And I will very greatful if I am accepted in your school.

  244. Salam alaykum,

    It’s now 2015 so what’s new about Umm ul-Qura? I send an e-mail to them yesterday but it didn’t reach them due to their mailbox being full???

  245. PLEASE! The UQU email all ready filled with a lot of massages can you leave us another email in order we send our document.
    Thank you for your help, i wish you all the best.

  246. Assalamu alaikum
    I have completed my 10th grade. can you pls inform weather iam qualified to join in umm al qura university.

    • Wa ‘alaykas-salaamu wa rahmatullaah. If that gets you a high school (secondary school) diploma in your country, you can use that diploma to apply, in shaa’ Allaah.

  247. Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarokatuh. Pls I would like to know the time of admission for postgraduate in umm al- qura or other schools. Also, are female students allowed?, and what are the requirements for masters in clothing and fashion designing. Jazakallahu khairan,

  248. Assalamu alaykum
    I would like to study at Ummul qura university but my age is 38 would I able to get a chance to be accepted?

  249. As salam alaikun….
    How can i apply umu al qura University this year 2015/2016, please help me…?

  250. I am abdulmaajid ali hussein from somalia but at this time I am in ethiopia so how can I study umal qura universty helpe me plz bro and sisters tell me the detline

  251. Aselamu aleykum brothers

    i would like to apply to this esteemed university but the email provided here is not deliversing our mails its failing and not working can someone explain it to me specially the admins please thanks. is not working

  252. Assalamo Alaikum :
    Sir i have done M.A in islamic study in Grade A I have done Hifzul quran Alhamdulilah.I want to do M.Phil and PHD in islamic study in Makkaha Umm ul Qura university.but unforthunately my age is 30 years.what can i apply or not? If you can help me with this question it would be must appreciated and Jazakallahu khairan. May Allah reward you and bless you in this life and Akhira.

  253. Assalamu Alaikum,

    My name is Farida Audu. I want to start by thanking you for your assistance in helping people out in seeking an admission. JazakAllahu Khairan.

    I am 24 years old, will I be considered into the university of Umm Al Qura?
    Also, I am a female, will I be allowed to study at the university without a Muharam living there with me? Lastly, Please what is the application deadline and admission date for the year 2016.

    Thank you.
    Farida Audu

  254. Assalamu alaikum please have you started western education? if yes can i come an study medicine? please reply me

  255. I am a Pakistani student and want to join arabic institute of non native speakers. I have registered myself but can not apply because first i have to complete my profile. I have filled my profile so many times still it is not submitting. I dont se where is the problem. Anyone please who can fix my problem?

  256. Assalamu alaikum
    I have a few questions Im not sure if u r able to answer or not.
    1-If my son was raised and schooled in Arabic schools in the GCC and will graduate from a government school here, but his nationality is American, is there a difference in applying? His friends who r GCC nationals have applied in person at the university and not via online. Which is why I am asking.
    2- Does he have to wait until he is finished studying high school to apply? Because the application requires a high school diploma. Again, his friends, applied while they were in grade 10 and 11, so they obviously wouldn’t have had their certificate yet. My son will be entering grade 12 this Sept insha Allah so when would u suggest he applies?
    3- Would u recommend Umm Al Qura or Medina university as a better choice and what have u seen r the differences?
    Jazak Allahu khair
    Umm Abdoul Karim Kuwait

  257. Assalaamu alaikum

    Any one here who knows the following individuals could you please let me know, as the university is asking for them.


    2. Burundi: ABDUSALAM YAHYA

  258. Asalaamualaykum WarahmatuAllah wa barkatu

    If the author or anybody who would know answer the following question:

    one the applcation form it says as on the required documents “the applicant should obtain permission from his/her country to study in saudi arabia”

    does anybody know if this is still required (today being 9 of feb 2017) and how i would go about obtaining this permission? (i.e. from which specific sector of the goverment)


    if anyone who knows is reading this please answer asap because im leaving soon for Makkah in sha Allah to apply there.


  259. i want to get admission in umm al qura university for islamic study pleeeeeeees help me ! if you gave me admission then i send documents

  260. Assalaamu alaikum warahmatulaah

    The names of accepted students (not all) have arrived today from the ministry, these are the names that will be
    in shaa allaah given visas .

  261. Assalamu alaikum, my question is that, i have downloaded the form in 2014 and send it to the university with all the required documents, and am now still waiting for them, and i think they have change to online application system, so, are they still accepting application that where not sent online? barakallah feekum

  262. Assalam Alaykum wa rahmatullah wabarakatuh!!
    I am Mohammed jamil Garba from Nigeria.
    I finished my secondary school and i was trying to apply in your beloved university to study islam studies but unfortunately i am not in my country presently i am in malaysia and i am nervous in the country i don’t know how to print out your application form. Please i want you to help me and show me how to apply online because i don’t know it will be possible for me to print out the form and fill it before i send it.
    Please do me a favor and send me link for the online application then i will send you the whole requirement you need from me

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