Effat University Full Scholarship for International Students in Saudi Arabia, 2017-2018

  • Bachelor, Master
  • 1 May 2017

Applications are invited for Effat full Scholarships which are available to pursue diploma, bachelor and master programs. Students of all nationalities are welcome to apply for these scholarships.
Effat University is a degree-granting institution fully licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia. Effat University emerges as one of the world’s leading academic institutions through the enrichment of knowledge, professional practice and culture. It will inspire leaders of the future to become living ambassadors for the legacy of Queen Effat Al-Thunayan Al-Saud (God rest her soul).
The medium of instruction at Effat University is English. A student needs a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 520 and a minimum score on the Test of Written English (TWE) of 5 to be admitted as a first-year university student. Effat University offers institutional versions of all required placement exams.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Bachelor of Science
Admission criteria and requirements:
  • High school/GPA 80% (3.00/4 or 4.00/5.00) or above
  • Prove of English:
*   Test score  (TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5)
*   Studied in English
  • Minimum/ Maximum course credits:  12 credits ( four courses)

Masters of Science
Admission criteria and requirements:
  • GPA 1.75/4 or 2.75/5 or above
  • Proof of English:
*   Test score  (TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5)
*   Studied in English
  • Minimum/ Maximum course credits:  12 credits (four courses).


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A limited number of full and partial merit-based scholarships are available each semester. Academic scholarship competitions are held periodically, usually in early spring or early summer, to select recipients of available scholarships.  Interested students may obtain a scholarship application in the office of Admissions, located in Humanities Building on the Effat campus. With the exception of students airline ticket and pocket money, all costs will be covered.
  • Full diploma tuition fees
  • One semester of tuition fees (12 credits) for graduate and undergraduate programs
  • Visa processing
  • Single-room accommodation
  • Medical insurance
  • Country entry and exit charges


Students wishing to apply to Effat University should submit a completed application form, signed by the guardian, with the following supporting documentation:
  • Original High School Transcripts
  • Photocopy of National ID or Iqama
  • Signed photocopy of guardian’s ID
  • Photocopy of passport if available
  • Standardised test scores

  1. Tofel: 69-120 or,
  2. ILETS:5.5 or,
  3. TWE: 5-6 (place at Effat) or,
  4. Math placement Test (DTMS):

\-College of engineering and College of Architecture and Design: 4 levels (DTMS).
\-College of Science and Humanities and College of Business: 2 levels (DTMS)
  • 2 recent “passport-size” photographs (wearing a head scarf)
  • Non-refundable fee of SR 400
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