FAQs

Bachelor’s Program

Is Jeddah International College recognised locally?

Yes, it is locally accredited by the Ministry of Education.

Is Jeddah International College recognised globally?

Yes, as the graduation certificate is attested by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What are the majors or academic undergraduate programs offered at Jeddah International College?

  • Business Management
    • Marketing and International Business Management
    • Accounting and Finance
  • Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Interior Design
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
    • Computer Science
      • Computer Science/Software Engineering
      • Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence
    • Information Technology
      • IT/Networking
      • Information Technology/Cyber ​​Security
  • Industrial Engineering
  •  Law

4- What is the approved language of study for the programs?

English language, and now the marketing and international business administration specialisation is available in Arabic

What are the tuition fees for each program?

6- What is the duration of study for a bachelor’s degree?

The duration of the program is 8 semesters and may extend to 10 semesters if the student is accepted into the English Language Program.

Is there a preparatory year?

The duration of the program is 8 semesters and may extend to 10 semesters if the student is accepted into the English Language Program.

How many credit hours are required to be registered per semester? What is the maximum and minimum number of credit hours a student can register for per semester?

A student can register 16 credit hours according to the normal study load, while the minimum is 12 hours and the maximum is 18 hours.

What is the mode of study in the college?

The mode of study in the college is full-time face-to-face attendance 

10- What are the study hours or the nature of the study schedule for undergraduate programs?

The study hours are from 8 am to 3 pm for the English Language Program. The study hours for the major courses are according to the academic schedule, during working hours from 8 am to 4 pm.

Is there a summer semester? What is the maximum and minimum number of credit hours a student can register for in the summer semester?

Yes, there is a summer semester, the minimum is 3 credit hours, and the maximum is 9 credit hours.

What major is written on the certificate, especially if the study is for a track?

The Major name and track (Example: Information Technology, Cyber ​​Security track)

How long is admission to the bachelor’s degree open?

Admission for the first semester of 2022-2023 is open until the date of September 8.

Is it possible to register at any time of the year for a bachelor’s degree?

The student can apply for admission to the college during the specified admission period during the year announced in the academic calendar.

Can the English program fees be paid in instalments?

Yes, it is in two instalments.

Is the master’s degree in English different from the program in Arabic?

It does not differ nor indicate in which language it was taught.

I am not in Jeddah. How can I send my documents for equivalency?

Send the files to [email protected], mentioning the desired major.

Are there scholarships from external parties?

No, there isn’t.

What is the minimum GPA?

65% in a high school diploma or its equivalent (for Business Administration and Design Majors)

70% of the General Secondary Certificate (Scientific Track) or its equivalent (for Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Science Majors)

Are the (aptitude) and (achievement) tests a prerequisite for admission among applicants?

No, it is not a prerequisite for admission.

Does the application require attendance at the university?

Yes, attendance is required to submit official documents.

When and how will I be notified if I have been accepted?

After fulfilling the admission requirements and conditions

What are the maximum years of education interruption? Is there an age limit?

There is no maximum for the years of education interruption, and there is no maximum age, but being available for a full-time study program is required.

What is the payment system? What are the accepted payment methods?

Full payment or in 3 instalments during the semester, all payment methods are available.

Is there a system for paying tuition fees in instalments? And what are its conditions?

Yes.

  • 50% down payment
  • 30% second payment
  • 20% last payment before the start of the final exams.

Is there a scholarship system?

Does the college adopt the bridging system? Is there an equivalency for courses taken at other universities or colleges?

The college has no bridging system, but some diploma degree courses can be equalised if the equivalency conditions are met.

What conditions must be met to accept equivalency requests? What are the requirements for course equivalency?

Bring the transcript issued by the university or college where the study took place and the course specification (and the comprehensive test for diplomas).

The number of credit hours for the course studied should be equal to the number of course credit hours at Jeddah International College. The course description must be 80% identical to the Jeddah International College course.

Is there an exemption system for social security beneficiaries?

It’s not available now.

Are there practical and cooperative training courses for each program?

Yes, there are.

Can I register as a visiting student?

Yes, you can, provided you obtain an approval letter from your college/university, proof of identity and transcripts.

Master’s Program

What specialisations do you have?

Currently, we have a master’s degree in business administration in Arabic or English, and soon we will have other specialisations.

You can follow us on social media for updates.

Is the program academic or executive (professional)?

It is an executive program for personal and professional development and to provide access to career advancement.

Can I complete my PhD after the executive MBA program?

Yes, you can in some universities outside the Kingdom, but government universities require that the master’s degree is academic, not executive

You have applied on the website; what is the next step?

To complete and confirm your acceptance of the program, please:

Please schedule an appointment to visit us

Visiting hours are between Sunday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

1. Bring all copies of the required documents and the original ones to be verified.

2. Attend a personal interview

3. Pay the registration fee (1000 riyals), non-refundable

Can I be accepted if my grade at the bachelor’s level is (Good)?

Yes, you can be accepted, as the Graduate Studies Department Council in the college may accept those with a “Good” grade.

(Requires obtaining a decision with the approval of our Graduate Studies Department in the college).

Can I be accepted if my grade at the bachelor’s level is (Acceptable)?

We apologise that we cannot accept or give an exception to those with an “Acceptable” grade at present.

Please leave your full name, GPA, and grade, and we will contact you in the future in the event of any changes in the admission policy for the master’s programs.

 

What are the study dates for master’s programs, and is it in-person or remote?

Thursday: from 5 pm to 9 pm online (remotely)

Friday: from 2 pm to 6 pm in-person

Saturday: from 10 am to 4 pm in-person

How is the study system at Jeddah International College?

The study is based on the system of consecutive courses

One course lasts for six weeks as follows:

The first week: There are lectures (Thursday remotely, Friday and Saturday in-person)

Second week: off

The third week: there are lectures (Thursday remotely, Friday and Saturday in-person) + (midterm exam on Saturday)

The Fourth week: off

The fifth week: There are lectures (Thursday remotely, Friday and Saturday in attendance)

Week Six: Final Exam (Saturday only)

How long is the MBA program?

To graduate, it takes 36 hours to finish (12) courses

The study duration is two years, with (4) semesters.

Can I study for a master’s degree when my bachelor’s degree is not in business administration?

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in majors other than business administration and engineering are required to study and pass 3 pre-master courses before starting the MBA courses, and the pre-master courses are not counted within the academic hours or GPA

What are the preparatory or pre-master courses:

Management – Economics – Accounting

The fee for each course is SAR 4,500, and the cost for all three items is SAR 13,500

These courses are not counted in the academic hours or GPA.

How do I contact the English Language Department to take the placement test?

The test is available without prior reservation on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Inquiries can be made by calling the unified number or transferring it to No. 1360 or 1368. The test fee is 100 riyals, and the student has two attempts.

What are the MBA fees, and is there an instalment plan?

SAR 1000 registration fee (non-refundable).

SAR 2,300 per credit hour

SAR 6,900 per course

Total fees for 12 Courses: SAR 82,800

* Tax applies to non-citizens

* The payment system is per course, not per semester, where fees are paid before studying each course, and each semester contains 3 courses

*When paying for the entire semester for three courses or more, the student gets a 5% discount, and the course fee becomes SAR 6,555, and the total fees for the semester are SAR 19,665

Is it possible to enrol in a master’s program if the bachelor’s degree is military?

No, it is not possible.

Is it possible to register at any time during the year for the master’s students?

No, registration will only be twice per semester, and it is not possible to apply in the summer.

Does the program qualify me for TOEFL and IELTS?

Yes, because it is an intensive program.

How long is the program?

400 direct hours with teachers accredited by the University of Cambridge.

How many levels are in the program?

3 levels

What are the attendance times?

From Sunday to Thursday for 5 hours daily from 9-3 pm

What skills are taught?

Reading, writing, speaking and listening.

What is the duration of the study in the summer?

8 weeks of study

Are the three levels taught in the summer?

No, only one level.