|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Why choose Dar Al Uloom University?
Dar Al Uloom University meets the needs of students, parents and the community as a whole. DAU is distinguished by the following features:
Is Dar Al Uloom University accredited?
Yes, it is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. Visit the Ministry website at http://www.mohe.gov.sa for accreditation details.
Are there career counselling services available?Yes there are, and much more!
Firstly, we take academic advising seriously from admission through to graduation, and even until students start their careers.
Secondly, we have a Career Counselling Office that liaises between DAU and local private- and public-sector employers.
Finally, our degree programmes have both co-op and summer training, so that students are introduced to real-world work conditions well before graduation. Students are allowed to take part in these sessions if the following conditions are met:
How do DAU graduates compare with their counterparts from other Saudi universities?
To design our programmes, we first looked at the best practices of successful Saudi institutions, such as KFUPM. Taking their experience into consideration, as well as international trends, we enhanced our own 21st century programmes with the latest and most relevant technology. The result is an educational system that is student-centred and technology-oriented. Compared to their counterparts elsewhere, we expect DAU graduates to have not only greater, wider knowledge but also in-depth understanding of technological applications.
Who designed the degree programmes for DAU?
We consulted the best universities in the Kingdom, e.g. KFUPM, and abroad for advice on cutting-edge programme design.
I am an employee, can I enroll in DAU?
Yes, you can, either in the morning programmes or the evening programmes depending on your working hours. Morning courses run from 8:00am to 3pm except Thursdays, when they finish at 2:00pm. Evening courses run from 5pm to 10pm.
Is there a distance-learning programmes at DAU?
Although DAU uses e-learning technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for both students and faculty, we do not offer degrees based on distance-learning or e-learning.
What study programmes are offered at DAU?
What are the admission requirements?
Dar Al Uloom University accepts both male and female students, subject to their satisfying the following basic requirements:
How much are the fees per semester?
How long is the period of study?
Our degree programmes are normally of 4 years duration except architecture its 5 years duration, for master degree its two years as a minimum.
When will admissions open and what documents are required?
Admissions are already open and will continue until October. Click here to apply online. The required documents are:
When will course registration start?
This has already started and will continue until the first week of semester. Click here to register online. Contact us for your username and password, if you don’t already have these.
My English is not very good, but I want to master it. How can you help?
You will graduate from DAU with fluent English. The university preparatory programme is delivered by English native-speakers.
Who are your faculty members?
Do you have a place for prayers, as well as facilities for cultural, sports and recreation activities?
Yes, of course. There is a large mosque as well as state-of-the-art, multipurpose facilities for activities of all kinds. Click here for details.
Do you have parking areas?
Do you offer transportation?
We do not offer regular transportation for the moment; however, we can provide transport on request.
What technology do you use and what kind of internet connection is available?
Our campus is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We use learning-management systems and have a digital library, available through high-speed networks. All these services are available to students free of charge.
Can I be exempted from the preparatory year?
In certain cases, at the discretion of the Academic Committee, students can be exempted from the preparatory year. The Committee requires the student to undergo a personal interview as well as a written test before it can consider an exemption request.
Can I transfer credits to DAU?
Yes, you can, if you already have a degree from an accredited institution. Please submit your transcripts along with your other admission documents. The Academic Committee will evaluate your transcript and exempt courses as per the following guidelines:
Which streams in high school diplomas are acceptable for DAU admission?
All streams or specialities in high school certificates, or their equivalent, from inside or outside the Kingdom are acceptable.
Is attendance a must?
Yes, students must attend classes.