Transfer From Another University

This is a process where a student transfers from their university to another university in accordance with specific regulations during a period of time determined by the university's Council.

Application Date

First Semester of the Academic Year 1445 H
Starts: 20/08/2023 (04/02/1445 AH)
Ends: 26/08/2023 (10/02/1445 AH) at 2pm.
  • Application closes at 2:00 pm 

Time Table to Transfer process to the University

Required Documents

  • The applicant should have an official academic transcript that is sealed by the deanship of admissions and registration at their university.
  • The transcript should be up to date.
  • The transcript should have the applicant’s current semester record and status (regular - withdrawn - postponed). If the information is not in the transcript the applicant should attach a letter to prove their academic status.
  • The documents should be scanned and attached as a PDF to the transfer application.

Terms of Students Transfer to IAU from other universities:

  1. The applicant student must not be dismissed, suspended, or resigned from another university.
  2. The applicant student must be registered in the same transfer program, and 
  3. Must be registered in a Saudi governmental university.
  4. Private university students are eligible if their universities are fully accredited by ETEC Except for health colleges.
  5. Students from non-Saudi universities are eligible if their universities are listed by Saudi Ministry of Education Except for health colleges.
  6. Percentage of secondary school must no be less than 90% for Bachelor of Health programs, 85% for Bachelor of Engineering and Scientific programs, 80% for humanities programs, and 75% for Diploma of Applied programs.
  7. Transfer applicant must have completed full academic year in the previous university and has a transcript of no less than 24 credit hours. 
  8. Applicant should have passed all courses of the foundation year that equal to minimum marks spotted by the standing committee of curricula per the college recommendations. 
  9. Transfer application must be through students’ records system per scheduled by Deanship of Admission considering that any out-of-date application will be rejected, and a recent transcript stamped by the student previous university admission deanship should be attached in order to clarify the student academic status. 
  10. The applicant must meet any additional terms spotted by the college council.
  11. Applications will be considered by a committee chaired by the dean of the competent college or its vice-dean for academic affairs with participation of another two members among experts of the college. 
  12. Applicant must not be IAU ex-student.
  13. Applicant must be Saudi or non-Saudi from a Saudi mother where other applicants of 5-years cards or GCC citizens are treated per the procedures of scholarships regulation approved by Saudi Ministry of Education.
  14. Transfer to the shared first year programs or foundation year program is not acceptable. 
  15. Applicant must be registered in a peer college where suitable specialty will be determined by the college per vacant.  
  16. Applicants want to enroll College of Medicine and College of Dentistry must complete full academic year after completing courses of the first year conditionally to have 24 credit hours.
  17. Accumulative rate must no be less than 3.75/5.0 or 2.75/4.0 for Medicine and Dentistry, and 3.5/5.0 or 2.5/4.0 for other colleges.
  18. The competent college council or its mandated official has the right to exempt the applicant from the accumulative rate term per below criteria:
    • Availability of reasons force the student to transfer to IAU attached with evidence documents (father death- divorce- marriage- shifting of the student custodian out of the student study place)
    • Accumulative rate must not be less than 3.0/5.0 or 2.0/4.0 
    • Approval of the competent college council 
  19. Transfer must be once annually before the start of the academic year.
  20. Transfer will be canceled since the admission date if the records confirmed dismissal of the applicant for disciplinary reasons. 


Apply for a New Transfer Request

Follow up on a Previous Application

 follow up on a previous application:

The applicant can update contact information and preferences before the transfer application deadline.

To follow up on a previous application select the Follow-up Tab.

User name: National ID number

Password: The letters and numbers that are chosen when submitting the application.

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Published on: 16 September 2014
Last update on: 04 September 2023
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