Notice Board For Applicants
When Do I know If I am Accepted or Not?
The list of accepted students for the academic year 2016/17 will come out in late summer 2016 Insha’Allah. An exact date of the new list can not be given because the University has to wait for a final agreement from the Foreign Ministry.
If your name appears on the list you have been accepted and will receive a full scholarship (free flights, visa, accommodation, monthly bursary and education). You will be expected to process your paper and arrive in Madinah to start studies in September/October time.
If your name does not appear on the list or you do not receive a notification of acceptance from the University, then you have not been successful. There is no way you can get into the University if your name is not on the list, there are no late entries or applications like in western Colleges and Universities. It is best to reapply straight away.
Can I Submit My Predicted High School Grades?
Many young brothers have been asking if they can submit their predicted examination results with their application then submit the final results when they come out in the late summer.
If for example you are applying for the September 2016 start and you want to apply in February 2015 with your predicted grades, don’t. Wait until you have your grades in August 2015 then apply.
If you want to Apply for September 2016 in November 2015 with your predicted grades for 2016 and want to send your final grades in the month before the term is due to start, you can try applying with the predicted grades but you can’t add on your final grades, your application will be weak with only predicted grades. You really need to apply with final grades.
Interview For University Applicants
When applying to study at the Islamic University going to the University itself for an interview will increase your chances of being accepted.
In order to get entre into Saudi Arabia you will require a visa (Hajj or Umrah visa).
You do not require to book an interview, you just need to go to the admissions office and go to the ‘Freshman’s Registration’ office and submit your application number and request an interview.
The work days are Sunday to Thursday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend) it is best to go for an interview between 8:30 am and 11:00am.
Make sure you have completed your online application fully before you go for an interview and ave your application reference number in hand or you will be turned away.
MadinahStudent.co.uk spoke with one of the heads of acceptance department and was told that video calls via the internet may soon be used to carry out interviews for applicant. However he did emphasise that people who are less likely to be able to afford to come for interviews will be prioritised, such as applicants from South America.
'I Applied Last Year But The Interview Form Says 2015/2016!'
Once you complete a full application online and you plan come to the University for an interview you have to print off the Application Interview Form.
If you completed your application for the accademic year 2014/15 and you recently accessed the interview form it will say Application For 2015/16. This is normal and it will not affect your 2014/15 application at all it is only related to the period you came for the interview, and the interview results should be attached to your application (make sure the admin do it for you).
Warning For Those When Applying
You Can Only Submit One Application
So Make It Count!
The Islamic University of Madinah no longer accepts 'paper applications', all applications have to be submitted electronically via the University’s ‘Minhatee’ internet based portal.
Before you start an application make sure you have ALL the required documents in your possession along with their Arabic translations. Once you start an online application you will have 10 days to amend it. If you try to submit additional applications every single one of your applications will be cancelled, and no application will be accepted from you that year.
The University has a guide of how to fill out their online application, it is in Arabic however you should look at it first so you know what to expect.
So be prepared before you start an application.
My application is still open after 10 days!!!
01 March 2013
When an individual applies to the Islamic University online they receive a message stating that they have 10 days to amend their applications, however huge amounts of westerners have found that their application remain open and are still able to edit their applications.
MadinahStudent.co.uk spoke with the head of European acceptance department in the University to discuss this issue. We were told that the application of Westerners are generally left open and are not sealed after ten days to allow them the opportunity to improve their applications, such as adding new educational documents. An application remaining open does not mean that it has not be received by the University, however if an application is missing required documents it will be considered incomplete and will most likely not be considered until it has been completed.
And Allah knows best.