Finally Some Good News
Some brothers have been receiving the following message when checking the status of their application onine:
Congratulations! You have been granted admission to study at the Islamic University.
We went to the Islamic University this morning and spoke with the brother in charge of the admissions website and he verified that if you get this message then you have been accepted into the Islamic University.
He explained that the University requested that the ministries in the capital accept 2500 new students, and he said 1000 names have come back so far and hopes that the remaining 1500 names will come out next week.
So, to check if your are from this 1000 successful applicants go to the University’s admissions website and check your application’s status (link).
If you get the message ‘Congratulations! You have been granted admission to study at the Islamic University’, your have been successful.
If you get the message ‘Your Application is under consideration' there is still hope that you will be from the remaining 1500 new students.
If you get the message ‘The period for amending your application has not yet expired, you can still modify your application if needed’, then sadly your application has not yet been considered for application, so you won’t be accepted this year, for possible reasons for this click here.
If you applied online after February 2013 you application will be for 2014/15 not this year. If you applied before February 2012 it is unlikely you will be accepted and it is advised you submit a new application before January 2014.
If you have been accepted you will receive further information on the application status page in the near future.
Please remember to be patient and make dua for your fellow applicants.
Latest Update on The 2013/14 Acceptance List
We visited the admissions department of the Islamic University again to enquire about the 2013/14 acceptance list. Sadly little has changed, the university is still waiting for the Ministries in Riyadh to send them back the final list so they can publish it officially.
However the list of resident card holders was announce a month ago, the list of the new Gulf students came out about two weeks ago, and a small portion of the 2013/14 foreign students was sent back from the ministries a couple of days ago (we do not have access to this list). Hopefully Inshaallah the full acceptance list of International students will be released soon, when it is it will be published on this page.
When the list of new international students is sent back to the university it will need about a week to prepare the list along with the visas and tickets before publish it. We have asked one of our contacts in the administration to inform us when the list returns from the ministries.
A false rumor
Some people are spreading a rumor that there will be no acceptance list for 2013/14 and that the next intake will be for 2014/15, we asked the administration about this and they told us that is untrue.
Update on The 2013/14 Acceptance List to The Islamic University of Madinah
Sometime ago we contacted the webmaster of the admissions site (admission.iu.edu.sa) and we were just informed that the acceptance list will not come out that soon.
The university selected the students they want to accept in the spring, they then sent the list to the governmental ministries in Riyadh to agree to the acceptance of the candidates, this process generally take several months due to large amount of candidates. Once they finish the processing they will send the final list back to the University and it will announce the list and start processing the visas and tickets.
Currently the list is still being verified in the ministries, and how long they will take to reply to the University is unknown. The webmaster of the site stated that the list may not be published for a month or longer than that.
Please note that we can not find out if your name was on the list that as sent to the ministries in the spring.
Please continue to make dua for your brothers and yourself. This is your first lesson as a student of knowledge: patience.