Admissions from Other Universities

Transfer Admissions

Students coming from other universities, who wish to transfer their credits to PMU, may apply for transfer admissions. However, an applicant may be admitted to the Preparatory Program or directly to the degree program, based on the applicant’s English language proficiency. Transfer applicants should have a good academic standing from their previous recognized university with the minimum PMU required grades and cumulative GPA.

Admission Criteria

In order to be consider as a transfer candidate, the below criteria should be met in addition to the general requirements.


  • Previous institution must be a local government university or local private university or international university
  • Previous type of study should be regular and not online or distance learning
  • Previous institution must be recognized by Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • A total GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 from previous institution
  • The applicant should not be dismissed from previous university
  • The applicant must meet the current PMU admission criteria
  • Applicant should have achieved the minimum required grades and cumulative GPA (for more information click here)
  • The period between the applicant’s last attended semester and the first day of classes applied for, should not exceed five years

How to Apply:

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit documents before due date
    • Two recent passport-size photographs
    • Copy of secondary school certificate or equivalent
    • Copy of General Aptitude Test score report (Qudrat) or equivalent (SAT 1)
    • Copy of Saudi ID or “Iqama” (for Non-Saudis)
    • Copy of Family ID Card (For female applicants - if available)
    • Copy of passport
    • If employed, a letter of no objection from the employer is required
    • Original sealed transcript (English version)
    • A copy of all courses syllabi (English version)
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of SAR 500 upon submission of documents
  4. Submit original IELTS (Academic version) certificate or equivalent TOEFL iBT with acceptable scores (if available) or
  5. For direct entry, submit original IELTS (Academic version) certificate with minimum scores of 5.5 overall and 5.0 in writing or equivalent TOEFL iBT with acceptable scores (read more...)

Admission Process

  • After receiving and reviewing the above requirements, the admissions office will set an appointment for English placement test (Aptis Placement Test) and interview
  • Upon acceptance, the transfer committee will review the credit transfer request (minimum 5 weeks)
  • The final decision will be communicated through the Admissions Office