Students Admission

The University Council determines the number of students to be admitted for the upcoming academic year on the basis of the recommendations by the College and respective Department councils. Starting the preparatory year the students are allowed to choose their major based on their performance in High School Grades, Ability Test (Qiyas) and Comprehensive Exam (Tahsili) as per the following composition of 30%, 30% and 40% respectively. 

 

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to a Bachelor in Computer Science program at College of Computer Science, King Khalid University must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. The applicant should have a Saudi Arabian Nationality or a Saudi Arabian mother or who gets an exception from the university internal policies or national interests.

  2. The applicant should have a his/her high school certificate or an equivalent certificate from inside or outside Saudi Arabia and majored in natural or technological sciences.

  3. The applicant should obtain the high secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, in a period of less than five years prior to his/her application. However, the University Council may waive this condition if the applicant has a persuasive explanation.

  4. The applicant should have a certificate of good conduct.

  5. The applicant should clear the ability exam required for B.Sc. program in computer science. This ability exam consists of an aptitude test and a subject test. It is administered by the National Assessment Center for Higher Education in a large number of centers across the Kingdom.

    1. The aptitude test determines the general capabilities of students in Mathematics and Linguistics.

    2. The subject test evaluates the student's knowledge and ability in English and Science.

  6. The applicant must be medically fit.

  7. The applicant must obtain the approval of his/her employer if he/she is an employee of any government or private institution.

  8. The applicant must satisfy any other requirements specified by the University Council at the time of application

  9. The applicant should not have been a former student of King Khalid University, or have been dropped out, dismissed, or expelled from King Khalid University or another university.

  10. The applicant must submit the required documents to the University within a specified period or else the admission will be canceled

  11. the students admitted will be provided with the booklet mentioning their academic and non-academic rights and responsibilities. They are supposed to read them and consult with their academic advisor for any clarity deemed.

  12. The scholarship application for the non-Saudi nationals (internal or external) will be governed under the same university rules and regulation.

  13. After the completion of Preparatory Year courses (1 year) the program demands a prerequisite GPA of 3 (Out of 5) to continue the further studies.