Deanship of Graduate Studies - FAQs




What are the degrees offered by Saudi Electronic University?

SEU offers a Master’s degree (regular). Programs can be found on the Graduate Studies Programs .

Is the university free?


How much is the Master's degree fee?

Tuition fees can be found here.

(noting that the fees do not include  VAT).

How much are the tuition fees for the Pre-MBA program?

Tuition fees for the preparatory semester can be found here.

What are the admission requirements for Master's programs?

Admission requirements can be found here.


Does the university have an English language test?

The university does not have a language test, but the student must register at the test sites authorized by the university, as shown here.

Is the Master's degree offered by SEU accredited?

SEU is like other Saudi universities, and it adopts a modern learning style that differs from the typical learning style in other public universities. Yet the awarded certificates are (regular learning style).

Is SEU accredited abroad if I want to complete my studies there?

External accreditation follows the third-party regulations and laws, as it is in other universities.

How can one apply to the university?

Applying to the university is online through the admission portal.

How can one send documents?

Document submission and confirmation details will be announced on the admission calendar, as shown here.

When will registrations start?

It will be announced on SEU website (, the university and deanship Twitter accounts, enough time before the opening of admission.

Can non-Saudis enroll in the university?

The applicant must be Saudi or of a Saudi mother. If he/she is non-Saudi, the applicant must have an official scholarship for Graduate Studies.

What are the admission requirements for non-Saudi students of Saudi mothers?

They are admitted like Saudi students if they provide a copy of the mother’s national identity.

How are students informed about the admission result?

Text messages are sent to students according to the admission timetable announced by the Deanship of Graduate Studies.

Is the university going to open new majors and when?

Yes, it is. The university will announce it on the Graduate Studies Programs page in the coming years.

Can I pursue a Ph.D. degree abroad after getting a Master's degree from SEU?

External accreditation follows the third-party regulations and laws, as it is in other universities.

Is attendance required in the university?

Yes, there are face-to-face classes at the university.

Are there face-to-face classes in the evening shift?

In SEU, face-to-face classes of postgraduate programs are held only in the evening shift.

How can I communicate with the Graduate Studies Deanship?

Phone: 0112613500  


Twitter:  @dgs_seu

My bachelor’s degree was in English. Can the IELTS be waived?

No, applicants must submit IELTS results or any other equivalent, and no one is excluded from this condition.

How long is the postgraduate program?

It depends on the study plan for each academic program. For more information, kindly check the study plan for the Graduate Studies Programs on the website.

Is it required to submit recommendation letters?

Yes, submitting two academic recommendation letters to all programs is required, as shown in the admission requirements.

Are there Ph.D. programs?

At the moment, no.

Can students who have an affiliation bachelor’s degree be admitted to the university?

Depending on the admission criteria for each program, some programs accept a certificate of affiliation or online education.

What are the minimum scores students must get to pass Pre-MBA courses?

Students must score 70 % to pass the course, and it is not calculated in the GPA.

What is the required GPA score for Pre-MBA courses?

There is no GPA in Pre-MBA courses.

Does the graduate student with a GPA less than a very good grade get a graduation certificate?

No, they don’t, according to article 39 of the unified regulations for postgraduate studies in Saudi Universities.

What are the English language tests approved by the university?

The required English tests are stated in the admission requirements.

How long is the Pre-MBA semester? What are the Pre-MBA courses?

Pre-MBA semester for the Business Administration program includes four introductory courses in management, in which the student is tested at the end of the semester.


How does the student know the result of admission?

Via the admission portal

What is the minimum required credits to register each semester?

The minimum required credits to register each semester is 6 credits and the maximum is 12 credits.

Is there a personal interview during the admission process?

Some offered programs require a personal interview.

I couldn't get the required English test results before the initial admission deadline. Is there an exception after the deadline?

English test result is required to be considered for admission. And there are no exceptions.

How do I submit the required documents for admission?

You can upload them using the admission portal when you fill out your application.

When should I upload the required documents for admission?

The required documents for admission should be uploaded when applying or before the application deadline.

I got my bachelor's degree abroad (outside KSA). Can I apply for admission into the Master's programs?

Yes, you can apply, but the Ministry of Education must accredit the degree, and the accreditation results should be submitted.

How long is the Pre-Data-Science program?

Three semesters, 24 credits, for one year.

How long is the Pre-Cyber-Security program?

Three semesters, 27 credits, for one year.

Can I postpone studying for my first semester at SEU?

Not for the first semester.

Is VAT calculated on fees at the university?

Based on the added tax system, the tax will be calculated as follows:

For Saudis: 0% VAT, as the country covers VAT for educational services to citizens.

For non-Saudis: VAT is 15%