Prospective students seeking admission to YU’s undergraduate programs must have completed high school within the last five years. In addition, they must:

  • Provide a graduation certificate from a Saudi or recognized international secondary school with an average score of 75% for the BBA program and not less than 80% for all other undergraduate degree programs.
  • Score at least 65% on the General Aptitude Test administered by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.
  • Take the placement test on the date indicated.
  • Fulfill any other requirements by the admissions officer at the time of application.

High school grades and the results of the aptitude test will be weighted (60/40 respectively), so that any applicant whose performance in either requirement falls below the standard may receive consideration upon the basis of superior results in the other.

Applicants must complete the Online Application Form and submit it with:

  • Their original secondary school certificate. (Certificates from outside Saudi Arabia must be accompanied by a letter from MOE attesting that the secondary school qualification is equivalent to the Saudi requirement.)
  • Recent score from the General Aptitude Test, taken at the National Center for Testing and Evaluation
  • Photocopy of the relevant civil identification card (national identification card for Saudis and residence permit (Iqama) for non-Saudis
  • Three recent passport-size photographs
  • Letter of consent from guardian (for female applicants)
  • Non-refundable application fee (3000 SR)
  • Non-refundable fee for English placement test (500 SR)

Applicants who provide original documentation showing a minimum TOEFL score or 513 or equivalent (CBT 183, iBT 65), or IELTS Academic Test 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each section) will be exempted from the English placement test. In order to be accepted, test scores must be no more than three years old.

Any student with an IELTS Academic total band score of 5.5, with three of the four component skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) at 5.0 but a score of 4.5 in the other, will be required to complete the SILC module pertaining to the skill area receiving the low score. Such students will be assigned to take levels 7 and 8 (English Language Program 4 and 5) in that section, without a placement test, but shall be exempt from all other requirements of the English language program.