Admissions

AIU- Admission Policy

To apply for admission at Arab International university (AIU), students must have a Syrian high school certificate (or an equivalent non-Syrian certificate). Students must also have obtained the required cumulative grade-point average (GPA) to be admitted into AIU.

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Candidate students should check they meet all entrance requirements for the faculty they wish to enroll in. Please click on your faculty to view its admissions policy:

 

The required documents for students’ admittance:

New applicants must have one of the following:

- A high school diploma in either one of its branches: science, literacy, vocational, technical or religious.

- A graduation diploma from a medium institute that correlates (faculty-wise) with the major the student will be registering for.

- A certificate that could substitute any of the aforementioned.

 

One- Requirements for holders of a Syrian bachelor's degree/baccalaureate:

1. The applicant's original bachelor's degree (for Ministry of Higher Education scholarships only).

2. Four copies of the applicant's bachelor's degree certified by the Ministry of Education

3. A photocopy of the applicant's identification/ID card (or their recent civil status record) and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (if available).

4. Two photos of the applicant (recent photos).

5. An AIU application form.

6. A document (contract) of the student’s admission to AIU.

 

Two- Requirements for students holding a non-Syrian bachelor's degree/baccalaureate issued by Arab countries:

1. The applicant's original bachelor's degree certified by: The Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the Syrian embassy in the issuing country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus.

Please note: The certificate must be translated into Arabic (if it is not already in Arabic).

2. Four certified copies of the applicant's bachelor's degree (certified by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

-Seal replica after photocopying the certificate with the required stamps.

3. The applicant's original middle school certificate, (duly certified), or an equivalent (Ninth Grade-Basic Learning-Third Middle grade-high school junior certificate if the applicant was studying in Kuwait).

4. Two certified copies of the applicant's middle school certificate (ninth grade certificate) or an equivalent thereof.

5. A photocopy of the applicant's identification card/ID (or a recent civil status document) and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (if available).

6. Two recent photos of the applicant.

7. An AIU application form.

8. A document (contract) of the student’s admission to AIU.

 

Three: For students who hold baccalaureate certificates from a foreign country other than their home country or foreign baccalaureate certificates from an Arab country:

1. The applicant's original High School Diploma, duly certified and translated into Arabic.

The diploma must be certified by: The Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the Syrian embassy in the issuing country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus.

2. Two certified and translated copies of the applicant's bachelor's degree.

3. A transcript from the applicant’s high school, certified by: The Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the Syrian embassy in the issuing country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus.

4. Four certified copies of the applicant's bachelor's degree certified and stamped by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(Seal replica after photocopying the certificate with the required stamps).

5. The original copy of the applicant’s eleventh grade transcript certified and translated into Arabic.

6. Two certified and translated copies of the applicant’s eleventh grade transcript.

7. The original copy of the applicant’s tenth grade transcript certified and translated into Arabic.

8. Two certified copies of the applicant's tenth grade transcript translated into Arabic.

9. The applicant’s middle school certificate (or an equivalent thereof) certified and translated into Arabic, according to the issuing country.

10. Three certified and translated copies of the applicant’s ninth grade transcript.

11. A duly certified Equivalence letter issued by the Ministry of Education in the issuing country (Only if it was issued in an Arab country).

12. Two certified copies of the Equivalence letter. ­­

13. A document proving national certificate equivalency.

14. A photocopy of the applicant's identification card/ID (or a recent civil status document) and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (if available).

15. Two recent photos of the applicant.

16. An AIU application form.

17. A document (contract) of the student’s admission to AIU.

 

Duly Certified:

Means certified by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country, the Syrian embassy in the issuing country. the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with a translation of any foreign documents in the Ministry of Education of the issuing country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuing country and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus.

 

Certified Copies:

Should be certified by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs after photocopying and showing all previous stamps.

 

Four- Students who have obtained their bachelor’s degree from the Pakistani School in Damascus:

1. The applicant's original bachelor's degree certificate, “IGCSE” duly certified by: The University of Cambridge, the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Syrian Embassy in London and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus. 

2. The applicant's original bachelor's degree certificate “GCE” or “AS LEVEL” (in at least two courses) duly certified by: The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Syrian embassy in London and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus. 

(In addition to completing a certain amount of advanced level courses according to the instructions given by the Syrian Ministry of Education.)

3. Four certified copies of the applicant's original bachelor's degree “IGCSE”.

4. Four certified copies of the applicant’s original GCE” or “AS LEVEL” certificate.

5. An original photocopy of the applicant's ninth and tenth grade transcripts duly certified and translated into Arabic.

6. Two certified photocopies of the applicant's ninth and tenth grade transcripts duly certified and translated into Arabic.

7. A photocopy of the applicant's identification card/ID card (or a recent civil status documents) and passport (if available).

8. two recent photos of the applicant.

9. An AIU application form.

10. A document (contract) of the student’s admission to AIU.

 

Important Notice:

- Students holding non-Syrian high school certificates should obtain equivalent certificates from the Ministry of Education after verifying the information therein. This procedure will be carried out by the university. However, registration at this stage, is considered provisional and will be pending approval from the Ministry of Education. If the certificate is rejected by the Ministry of Education, the student’s registration will be invalid and any provisional registration thereafter will be done at the student's own risk.

- Students holding foreign high school certificates, or those who have obtained an equivalent certificate from an Arab country, or a high school certificate from the Pakistani International School of Damascus, should perform and pass the tests listed below:

  • An Arabic language proficiency test (reading, writing and speaking) -This test is for holders of foreign nationalities.
  • An Arabic language, civil education, history and geography test in the standard Syrian high school level for Syrian students.

 

Required documents for students transferring to AIU from other universities:

Students registered in Syrian or non-Syrian universities (public and private) can transfer to AIU according to prerequisites issued by the Ministry of Education.

 

Please note: To view the requirements for transferring from another university to AIU, please revise the admissions office at Arab International University.

 

Transferring to another faculty within AIU or changing majors:

Students registered at AIU are permitted to transfer faculties or change majors if:

  • There are any available vacancies left to accept the student applying for transfer.
  • If the student’s high school grades qualify them to transfer.
  • The student passes the entrance examination required for the new major (this is only required for the faculties of Architecture and Arts)
  • The student fulfills all the conditions required from new students in the faculty.

 

Please note: Students are not obligated to repeat any courses if they have already taken and passed them, this is according to the regulations issued by the Higher Education Council.