Information About Umm Al-Qura University In Makkah

Information About Umm Al-Qura University In Makkah

Overview Updated 1425-8-11

Located in the most virtuous of cities, Umm al-Qura University in Makkah offers a chance for non-Arabic speakers, male or female, to learn Arabic within a two-year intensive program. Upon completing the initial studies in the Arabic Language Institute with excellent grades (80% average or higher), the student earns the opportunity to take an entrance exam apply to study in one of the colleges of Umm Al-Qura University. If students do not qualify, the ‘Arabic Institute provides a chance for them to broaden their studies in ‘Arabic, specializing in teaching ‘Arabic with a two-year and four-year program.

Requirements For Admission Updated 1425-8-11

To be considered for admission at Umm al-Qura University, applicants should be 25 years old or younger with a high school diploma and generally good grades (80% or higher). Their application must include photographs, copies of passport, birth and health certificates, high school transcripts and a copy of the diploma, all verified by the Saudi Embassy of their country. Also – letters of recommendation from known Islamic organizations or personalities, a 75-word essay about their goals for studying Arabic, and female applicants must present proof of a male family member currently living in Makkah, if they are not applying along with their spouse or brother.

New Condition: All applicants to Umm al-Qura University’s Arabic Program must first be approved by their own country’s “Ministry of Education”. Enquiries about this should be directed to the Saudi Embassy of the applicant’s country. Applications are no longer being accepted at the university itself in Makkah. All applicants must apply through the Saudi Embassy in their country. Additionally, further conditions may apply as stipulated by the Saudi Embassy in the applicant’s country. So for the most accurate and up-to-date information about what is required for one’s application, applicants should contact the nearest Saudi Embassy in their country.

Update: It seems most applicants from many countries are being exempted from this, at least for the submission of the application. Applications are being submitted once again at the university for all countries. [1427-01-02]

Estimated Costs And Living Expenses

Tuition is free. The school provides the students with a monthly salary of SR 840 (about $225), a round-trip plane ticket yearly, discounted meals, and free housing (for single students only). A single student should bring at least $500 initially to cover expenses until the salary starts to come (it takes a few months usually). After that, the monthly salary is sufficient for single students living in the dormitory. Married students who have children should bring much more money initially and expect their living expenses to be $6,000 to $12,000 yearly, depending on their standard of living, number of children, etc.

Tips From Former Or Current Students

“The school reviews applications in the winter between semesters. Usually the selected students would begin their studies in the Spring semester of the following year. They usually can only accept two or three new American and British students each year, so don’t depend greatly on being accepted. What I mean is – Submit your application and continue on with your life.”

Contact Information

You can try to e-mail, phone, or fax them, but be patient:

Phone / fax: (011 from U.S.) 966 2 556 2525


Or you may contact a student currently enrolled at the university, using one of the following emails:

Regarding the Arabic Language Institute:


Regarding the Islamic colleges (BA level):



Having completed the application form, kindly forward it directly to the appropriate University (details below) as we do not, and will not, accept any applications via this site as we have no legal authority to do so.

Dean of Admissions
Umm al-Qura University
Arabic Language Institute
P.O. Box 3712
Makkah al-Mukarramah
Saudi Arabia

Telephone (main switchboard):
00-966-2-556 2525

It may help if you write the following details (in Arabic) below, to one side of the envelope as this is simply the Arabic equivalent of the details listed in English above:



For further Information please visit this page which gives you more information on Umm Al-Quraas well as “Frequently Asked Questions“, “Pictures Of The Universirty“, “Information About The Arabic Language Program” and much more.

Umm Al-Qura’s main website can be found here.

To download an apploication form please click here.

Wassalaam o alaykum and all the best to see you succeed!

453 Responses to “Information About Umm Al-Qura University In Makkah”



    • I would like to apply for University, But I don’t know where to go and how to downloading the application form.

      help me InshaAllah Ta’alla please

      JazakAllahu Khayran.



      Please reply me now ok

    • sinthia khan Says:

      Assalamu alaikum brother,
      I am 20, and a college 2nd year student. I wanted to apply for it but will it be better for me to finish college first and then apply here? If I apply to it within this month when will I be get call from it? I mean will I have to w8 for the next ramadan to start the 2012-2013 academic year?plz ans soon, thnx

    • Assalamu alikum wath is ummul qura skype id ana hafizsyed.saifullahzuhair

  2. السلام عليكم أخي
    انا اسف, انا لا اعرف اللغة العربية جيدًا
    أتعرف اللغة الإنجليزية? انا آسف مرة أخرا… لا افهم اللغة العربية إلا قليل

  3. Assalamo alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu:

    what if someone is over 25 yrs old?? Will they not consider even if it is someone who is very enthusiastic and extremely willing, with determination and zeal to study the deen??

    • Assalaam o alaykum wa rahmat-Ullaahi wa barakaatuh,

      To be considered for admission at Umm al-Qura University, applicants should be 25 years old or younger.

      However, exceptions may be considered. Please read the question and answer below:

      QUESTION #1: I’m over 25 years old. Is it possible for me to be accepted?

      ANSWER #1: For those under 30, It is still possible in shaa’ Allaah, however not meeting one or more of the conditions of acceptance, like age, makes it very unlikely that you would be accepted. For those over 30, it is highly unlikely that you would be accepted without connections in the university. However, it would not hurt to submit your application even if you do not meet some of the conditions.

      Statistically, older students do not stay – they have family members to look after, businesses, positions in communities, health problems, and it is difficult to return to the classroom atmosphere after being away from it for so many years. Our brothers in the administration have a budget to look after and they are responsible for their decisions. You yourself would probably set an age limit if you worked in the same position and Allaah knows best. By no means are they saying those over 30 are not fit to study Islaam, rather they are simply making decisions about who receives their scholarships.


    • irufa nizar Says:

      assalamu alikum.
      it is in this month i got to know about umm ul qura university and wished to join this since you know this from 2010 (according to your comment) i want to ask you few questions so r u a student now in this university? can u tll me more about this university? please reply me fast as i am expecting them soon.

    • i am currently studying arabic at umm al qurah. there is no age limit when applying to the arabic learning institute, but after that if you want to get into the university, which is all arabic, then you must be under 23. And please be aware that only the islamic courses apply to foreigners.
      eg: sharia, quraan, aqeedah…

      if you want any more information please follow and comment on my blog

  4. sirojudeen bin musibaudeen Says:

    I am seek for your admission i have qualification of O level examination which was recognized by West African Senior School Certificate Examination.reply me pls, I can scan my document to you

    • Assalaam a alaykum,

      You need to photocopy all the required documents and send them to Umm Al-Qura university (address shown above).

      The documents you need to send include:

      – A photocopy of your high school diploma and transcript (minimum B grade)
      – Letters of recommendation from two known islamic organisations/personalities.
      – Copy of passport
      – Four passport size photos (which you will need to cut down to 3cm X 3cm)
      – Birth certificate
      – Health certificate (Usually a letter written by your doc saying your healthy and stuff to go and live in Saudi)

      Also, you should be 23 years of age or younger (previously the age limit was 25 – However still apply if you are over 23 as exceptions may be made/considered).

      Again, the address you need to send these documents has been provided above. To download an application form please click here.

      Hope this helps.

      All the best,

      Wassalaam o alaykum


    • Hamadi abasi nasoro Says:

      My name is mr, hamadi abasi nasoro,from dar es salam Tanzania, I would like to aply to the umal qura university in order to be good eleboleter in islamic wold,thank you,and Allah will bless you

    • Assalaam o alaykum wa rahmat-Ullaahi wa barakaatuh, if our qualification is in grade B,C . if we will get the admission we will try to get grade A.we r very glatt to take admission .PLZ help and reply now
      i am waiting . we r for (INDIA) HYD.

      • hai saleha im shamnad also frm india and trying for admisn in umul qura . did u get any contact numbr to enqre from india abt admsn proces .if u have any number pls send me soon

  5. Salam, Im a university student in Canada, and im 20 years old.
    I want to apply to Umm Al Qura university but doing a 2 year intensive program in Arabic1? is that really important, I mean we are here to focus on Islamic studies so why do we have to focus on Arabic? Please explain.

    Secondly, Im doing an english Quran course here in Canada by Al huda institute, and i would love to learn at a Medinah or Makkah University.
    However Im guessing all the cirriculum is built for Arabs which makes it really hard for converts or of other races to apply, also considering the fact
    we will be learning ONLY arabic for 2 years with no islamic knowlegde,
    i think its a bit unfair.. and puts the other races to a disadvantage.

    Anyways, Please do correct me if im wrong or maybe i lack the understanding to know why is Arabic so heavily emphasized.

    However, if the program teaches Quran and Arabic then I have no problem.

    Wa salam

    • Walykom Assalam,

      As i was searching about Umm Al-Quran university i found your post, so i decided to answer it. Excuse me, i’m not an english native speaker but i will try to clarify as much as i can. Why non-arab speaker will have to take arabic intensive course?

      1. All the cirriculum is taught in plain Arabic, so if you don’t know arabic, you won’t be able to carry on.

      2. I think they teach an arabic in the islamic perspective, not just a general arabic. In other words, the islamic formal academic arabic which
      helps you understand the quran very well.

      3. Quran is in Arabic so the best way to learn Quran and gets the ins and outs in your studies is to learn it in Arabic.

      4. Arabic is very sensitive language, a vowl would change the whole meaning inside out which eventually will lead to make wrong analysis that doesn’t meet the correct teachings of Islam.

      5. Even an arabic native speaker has to take Arabic courses (Advanced/intermediate level). The arabic we speak nowadays is totally informal and doesn’t help us when it comes to learning Islam. So students must go through formal Arabic. Just like there in the west, when you take College/University English even though you are a native speaker.

      6. Finally visit this youtube channel

      This brother teaches arabic from the very basic level to advanced. The link will help you surely… He teaches at the academic level very well.

      I hope this helps.

      Wa Salam

    • bismillah

      asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarkatuh

      sister nadia, the equivilant of what you are saying is like the the immigrant korean student who

      wants to study journalism at U of T. but when told they will have to take english courses at a college for about a year and a half they are dissapointed. ALo umm al qura is an islamic university, thus it is geared towards higher islamic education graduates move on towards becoming imams, authors or duat.


      also Arabic is the language of quran and the hadith of Muhammad saw. thus it is imparitive to be learnt before proceeding to other sciences.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      In response to your statement:

      “we are here to focus on Islamic studies so why do we have to focus on Arabic? Please explain.”

      Arabic (no doubt) is the key to knowledge, ANYONE who has ‘studied’ Islaam through books in english (or any other language other than Arabic) knows nothing of true knowledge. No matter how many books one reads in english, it is NOTHING compared to the knowledge contained in Arabic books.

      Also, the teachers in Saudi only teach in Arabic…

      Hope this has answered it…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

      • sinthia khan Says:

        Assalamu alaikum,
        I understand that learning arabic is a must to know quraan and hadith authentically, but i didn’t get the point that the teachers in Saudi only teach in Arabic. I mean, even in two years of language program, at maximum you can learn the basics of the language to just understand quaraan and hadith which is good,but I guess that is not enough to understand and study the matters of medicines, engineering, pharmacy! it is next to impossible to study other subjects other than quraan and hadith in a totally new language in which you had no idea before the past two years. I mean English is an international language so more or less every country is familiar with it unlike arabic. so when it’s time to learn english, it’s possible to get to know it since it’s easy, but similarly i guess arabic has also its own grammer and literature, so how it’s possible for a person to study with this language on tough subjects like medicine or pharmacy! please do not misunderstand it, I’m just a bit nervous and panicking about the face that they do not teach anything other than arabic! please kindly answer my question for the sake of Allah.

    • bismillahirahmaniraheem

      asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

      sister are you married? i am from Ottawa canada and i know a brother who is planning, by Allah swt tawfiq to go and study in one of the Jamiat.

      he is looking to get married, and he wants a wife who is ready to study the deen.


      asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    • Contact me…i have more info about Umm Al Qurah University..

    • Contact me..i have more info about this university..

    • Nadia, I understand where you’re coming from but I must say that I completely disagree with you. And no, it is not unfair for the studies to be taught in Arabic. First of all, you must understand the IMPORTANCE of learning Arabic as Muslims. The Qur’an was revealed in Arabic, nit English or any other languages. When we read the translation of the meaning of the Qur’an, we only read the understanding of someone who learned Arabic and was able to translate the meaning of the Qur’an. Why shouldn’t we be ambitious enough to read it DIRECTLY from the source? The same is the case for the early manuscriptts of ahadith and books of scholars which were all in Arabic. We only read them in our languages because someone else made the effort to learn Arabic and grt the books directly from the source. Deep knowledge from the source can only be attained when Arabic (classical or fus-ha, not dialects) is learned. By all means, it does NOT mean that a person is not a good Muslim if he/she doesn’t sleep Arabic. Here we’re talking about gaining knowledge, not stopping at being a worshiper with minimal knowledge (though such a person can still be way better in the sight of Allah based on actions and intentions).

      Also, in what language do you expect the teachers there to teach? English? The whole world doesn’t speak English and why should people be forced to speak english when it has no direct connection to Islam or the Qur’an? The teachers can’t teach everyone in their individual languages. When people come to the west, they are expected to speak English, so why should a Muslim who (hopefully) wants to understand the Qur’an not speak Arabic when he/she goes all the way to an Arabic speaking country to learn Islam while the Qur’an is in Arabic?

      Why should we limit ourselves to translated books when we can go right to the source? I don’t know about you, but most Muslims I have met would love to understand the Qur’an directly when they hear it without having to reply on translations. That’s the true spirit of seeking knowledge.

      Many people spend years learning different languages (especially English these days sadly), but they wouldn’t spend as much tine and effort to learn the language of the Qur’an. Even in the Arab world, English teachers from the west are paid thousands of dollars plus free accommodation + health benefits and other packages simply to teach English. Those teachers wouldn’t dream to make that much money in their own countries. On top of that, they are not required or do not feel the need to learn Arabic while living in the Arabic countries because most people seem to rather force themselves to speak in Emglish to them instead. I find that very unfair. As a result, a place like the UAE is slowly turning into an English speaking country!
      As far as I know, when people of other countries go to the west for university, they first take the ESL or TESOL intensive English program in order to speak English before taking university courses. The professors are not obliged to learn their languages in order to teach them. And that’s very fair.

      Whether or not a person is a “revert/convert” or “born Muslim”, it doesn’t change the fact that he/she SHOULD learn Arabic in order to seek knowledge. Seeking knowledge os a decision they made, so they must abide by the rules if their intentions are clear.

      And Allah knows best.

      • Let me just add that this offer of free scholarship to learn Arabic is rather a blessing amd no one is forced to apply. It is free money offered to those who would lije to learn Arabic in order to take the obstacles of seeking deeper Islamic knowledge away. Many people are fighting to get it. It’s simply an offer to those who seek it. And many people would gladly take it and say jazak Allahu khayr for such wonderful offer.


  6. Ifrah Muhammud Says:

    asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarkatuh

    Uh what if you already know Arabic would i just go straight to my BA?
    And also what’s the youngest they would accept perhaps if i am 17?

    • Wa ‘alaykum assalaam wa rahmat-Ullaahi wa barakaatuh,

      If you already know Arabic then you would go straight to the 4 year Islamic course…

      17 is a very good age to be applying in. A bro I know got accepted into Madeenah Uni last Ramadhaan and he was, I believe, 17.

      A benefit of applying at this age is that if one does not get accepted first time round, then he/she can apply again for the next year, and if he/she doesn’t get accepted again, he/she can apply again (some people have gotten accepted on their third time applying).

      Whereas if a person applies when he/she is 25 (for example) and doesn’t get accepted then applying again will not be of much benefit as now this person has hit the maximum age limit…

      I hope this has helped.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

      • mahid bawangun mangondaya Says:

        asslamo alaikom wa rahmatollah.ya sshaikh alfadil arjo minka an tokhbirani mata tonadona attollab li al iltihaq bi hadhil jamia.shukran

        • Assalaam o alaykum akhee,

          Sorry but I dont fully understand what you mentioned…

          Something about telling you when undergraduate students apply for enrollment???

          انا اسف, انا لا اعرف اللغة العربية جيدًا

          ? أ تعرف اللغة الإنكليزية

          (و لا أنا شيخ. أنا طالب صغير فقط)

  7. Abdul Raheem Says:

    As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu,

    Two questions, brother, that I’ve been struggling with for a veeerrrrryyyy long time; 1) If I mailed my application in May 2009 and have not heard any response yet, should I apply again?; and 2) When do classes start this year? Is there still any chance I might be accepted for the upcoming semester?

    JazaakAllahu khairan, wassalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

  8. Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatUllaahi wa barakaatuh,

    A1) I personally would say apply again… I asked Abu Abdissalaam with regards to Saudi Unis and he said its best to apply like twice a year.

    But your May 2009 app. would have reached them in June 2009 (which was super late for the Shawaal 1430 start). So that would have been put in the upcoming years pile (for acceptance for Shawaal 1431). However, even if you were to apply again (like right now) this new application would be considered for Shawaal 1432 (and would do no benefit for this years acceptance).

    So the only chance you have for acceptance for Shawaal 1431 (this year) is that application you sent in May 2009.

    Personally I would advice you apply again around ramadhaan time, which means getting all your documents together ASAP (as believe me; time flies), so don’t delay anything…

    A2) Classes start in Shawaal…

    I hope this has answered your questions.

    Keep me in ur du’aas bro,

    Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,


    • Abdul Raheem Says:

      As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

      Yes, jazaakAllahu khairan brother thank you, that does answer my questions.

      May Allah reward you for (finally) bringing closure to a fellow brother’s pressing issue. I’ve been trying to find out what’s going for a loooonnnnggggg time, and I feel better now that you gave some background to the situation.

      I’ll definitely make du’aa for you, for Abu Abdissalaam, this website, and your family, brother.

      Wassalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

  9. Abdul Raheem Says:

    As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu,

    Brother, I would like to explain my situation a little further and ask your advice/opinion on the matter.

    The short story is that when I went to NYC last year in May to the Saudi Consaulate to get my documents authenticated, the gentleman behind the desk told me I had to first send everything over to Saudia, they would authenticate it and send it back, then I could get everything verified at the Saudi embassy here in order to send it back again to Saudia to apply.

    So basically I mailed my application without having any of my documents authenticated by the U.S. embassy, and also without a Letter of Permission from the government that I could study in Saudia.

    –That– is the state in which they received my application. Everything else is in order, such as Letters of Recommendation, health certificate, pictures, personal letter, etc. but there are these two main issues. Also, I will be turning 26 years old this September.

    I’ve tried contacting them with numerous e-mails, phone calls, I’ve discussed this with people at the Saudi Embassy here, just trying to find out if I need to send a new application or just the documents I’m missing. Alas, no answer brother.

    I know this is maybe a little late in the game to be asking about this considering you said the classes start in Shawaal, but any advice or help or support you can give will be a source of receiving positive heart-felt du’aa at my behest.

    JazaakAllaahu khairan brother, wassalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum akhee,

      As for the Saudi embassy in America and getting a letter of permission from the States & authenticating docs from the the US embassy, then I have no information / knowledge with regards to these 3 issues. I think it wold be better if you can contact someone in the states who has applied (or is applying) with regards to this, as some things differ with applications sent from UK and the US, and these are some of those cases…

      With regards to geting permission tho, I do remember going to the Saudi embassy here in the UK when I applied, and they told me it was not necessary when sending the documents, but only when one has been accepted. When one has ben accepted, THEN he needs to get a letter from the MP. But if it’s the same for the US or not, Allaahu ‘alam akhee.

      Sorry bro, as I don’t think I have any info regarding your scenario, the whatever the case, the new students for acceptance would be sending in their applications within a month or so… So just resend everything as a new application… Also, its best to send something extra, rather than not send it (if that makes sense) Meaning; if your in doubt about sending a certain document, then send it along with the application as sending something (which may end up being an ‘extra’) causes no harm…

      Sorry for the poor reply akhee, but I’m in the UK, so some stuff do differ. Maybe trying to get in touch with some brothers from the states would be helpful…

      Sorry again for the weak reply bro.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,


      • Abdul Raheem Says:

        As salaamu alaykum Akhee,

        No problem and jazaakAllah khair Brother, that’s cool. Everything will be ok insha’Allah (it’s according to Allah’s will, so how can it not be, right? :) ) and both of your responses helped a lot.

        I’ll make du’aa for you Brother, just remember me too.

        Wassalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

  10. muhammad haliru Says:

    بسم الله الر حمن الر حيم
    السلا م عليكم ورحمة الله وبركا ته
    I am by name of muhammad haliru please should I get admission ?
    I want to have good aqidah and know more about the quran , So that I can teach my brothers who are reverting to Islam in our villages.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum akhee,

      I have no link/contact with the uni, but yeah, if you wish to get in, then follow the procedure listed in the post (filling out app. form, getting tazkiyahs, getting health certificate from the doctors, translating docs etc.)…

      May Allaah make it easy for you bro.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,


  11. Asalamu alykum bro, am 18 yr old kenyan who finishd both secular(secondary) nd madarasa(thanawi) my qustion is can i apply 4 both uni dats is umul quraa nd islamic uni of madinah?

  12. Adurrahman Says:

    Assalamu Aleykum bros…
    I am very interested to join Umm-Al-qura university………
    But I don’t know how to apply.. can someone …
    1- Where can I get the application form…?
    2- When does the university start taking new students and till when it will be going on?
    3- When I complete the Application form and the requirements will I submit it to the Embassy only or …?
    please I really appreciate your helping hand… answer me those questions what you can .. Jazaakum Allahu Kheyran Ikhwati

  13. aburraffie Says:

    assalmo alaikom, i’m a student in the philippines, i wan’t to continue my studying at ummul qura in sha allah.

  14. Assalamo alaikom,

    Do you know brother if the list of accepted students for 2010/2011 is available now ?
    Baraka allahou fikom,

    • bismillahirahmaniraheem

      asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

      My friend called them last week and the secretary mentioned that they will be released after Hajj inshallah. This is strange but that is the information they have released. Also it is apparantly very dificult to be accepted there. make lots of dua and if you can find a contact who is close to the University then use there help.

  15. salaam alaikum brothers..i was just wondering how i should apply to the two year Arabic intensive course..i grew up in London and I only speak English but i am a Saudi citizen..I’ve finished high school and I intend to stay here with family for the next 2 years or so..In that time I would love to learn my language so should I get in contact with you guys by telephone or should I still fill in the application form or can my uncle drop by if you guys have an office or something?

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Your uncle can hand it in to the admins desk at Umm Al-Qura… Apply when you are ready (taking into consideration that if u wish to get accepted for a certain year, this means you need to apply one year earlier than that year you wish to get accepted in)…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  16. Assalamu'Alakum, Says:

    Asalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    This is Umme-Khunais, my son was born in the United States. He is 5 years old, I am concern about his future. I was hoping to gain some information about the Saudi Universities, school, colleges, etc. If I were to get my son to be registered in the Islamic Learning Society of any kind regarding the Quran, Hadith, and Sunna, what would I have to do? Who should I contact and how? Please kindly someone answer my inquiry!
    azza Kallah hu Khir

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

      Ok, as for schools, then sorry, but I know little to nothing about them. Maybe someone else reading this comment can answer this query.

      And sorry for the delayed response…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  17. Asalamoaleikum,

    I was wondering, I have 2 years left in high school so therefore I do not have a high school diploma and I am 16. Is it still possibly to apply?

    • Also, I am a United States Citizen and I live near Washington DC in
      Alexandria, Virginia


      • Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

        To be accepted one must have at least a high school diploma, as the Unu has stated:

        “Applicants should be 25 years old or younger with a high school diploma and generally good grades (80% or higher)”

        Seems you gotta get the high school diploma first…

        Tho you can try ringing them and getting more information on:

        Phone / fax: (011 from U.S.) 966 2 556 2525

        And sorry for the delayed response bro…

        I hope this has answered your question…

        Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

    • Nusayba Says:

      Salaam, i also live in United States

  18. Aslmkm.dear sir i’m about 28 years,srilankan.BAgraduated in U.A.E university (imthiyaz),i would like2continue my MA In islamic studies as a scholarship.i am livng n srilanka nw,can i hv a chance2fulfil my aims,expctng ur response soon.jazakallahu khair.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

      28 seems like a big age as the age limit is 25 (tho they are considering to move it down to 23)…. But ppl are known to be over the age limit and still get in…

      Based on that, still apply, as the uni itself has said this themselves…

      Sorry for the delayed response…

      I hope this has answered your question…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  19. md wasi akhtar Says:

    I am a student.and I want to higher Education in Ummul qura univercity.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Go for it… No one’s stoping you… *smile*

      Read the top article, read the info on the related links given, see if you fit the required conditions, if so, print the application and apply…

      P.s I don’t have any link with the uni… So its not like you need my permission or anything (as I’m assuming that is what you think by reading your comment)…

  20. Assalamu aleikum.
    I have submitted my application last winter.
    When does Um Al Qura pubicizes the new accepted students for the coming spring semester? A hope you can give me a precise date.

    Barakallahu fika wa fi ahlik.

  21. Assalamo Alaikum,
    Brother I have sumbitted my documents to the university in October 2009 for admission in Arabic Language Institute 2010-2011 Session.
    When university is releasing the acceptance list. Please inform.

    Thanks & Regards,

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      In all honesty bro, Allaahu ‘alam… The list should have been out in Ramadhaan time…

      Sorry bro… Dunno was going on here…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,


  22. Zubaidur Rahim Says:

    As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatULLAH,

    I know alot of brothers have asked this before but since the acceptance list, as a brother mentioned, that, it will be released after Hajj? but when does the semester start, as in classes for the new session?..because i called them this feb/march and they said that the session starts from after Hajj…but if the acceptance list is coming out after Hajj then….well very confusing here isnt it heheh!?!

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatUllaahi wa barakaatuh,

      in all honesty bro, Allaahu ‘alam. Over the past few months or so, I aint going that deep into these matters, as I got bare other stuff going on in my life which has kinda distracted me away from knowing more about Islamic Uni’s abroad and all the nitty gritty info regarding all these matters…

      Sorry bro. Allaahu ta’aala ‘alam

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Sorry I re-read your question again, it seems that the uni allows some time for students to come in (especially those who are having difficulty to get their visas etc).

      Madeenah Uni does the same, they start at Shawaal, but allow bare time for students to come in…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  23. Zubaidur Rahim Says:

    Wa alaikum as-salaam wa rahmatULLAH,

    Jazak Allah khair brother

  24. Suheyb Karaman Says:

    Assalaamu alaykum

    I am from Turkey and I did come to KSA (Makkah al Mukarramah) with working visa. I wonder if I can get into the University of Umm al Qura for Arabic Language. If I can’t, can you suggest me any other language course in Makkah?

    Jazak Allah khair.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      If you fit the criteria of acceptance, then alhumdulillaah all u need 2 do is apply… COmsidering you’re there in the Kingdom, the process should be easier for you in shaa Allaah…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  25. Assalammualikum,

    I was informed by one of the brothers that study in Umul Qura that I have got accepted alhamdullilah. So how long does it usually take for the Uni to send the Letter of Acceptance to America.



    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Allaahu ‘alam about the American way of things bro…

      Sorry… Try getting in touch with the uni itself and take it from there in shaa Allaah…

      Phone / fax: (011 from U.S.) 966 2 556 2525

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  26. Brother 12345 Says:


    Brother, could you please find out if there was anyone accepted from the UK? When did you apply?



    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Allaahu ‘aklam about the American process and stuff… try gettiong in touch with some bro’s from America who are graduated from the uni in shaa Allaah…

      Wassalamu ‘alaykum

  27. asalam aleikum,

    i meet all the requierements except i dont think my husband or any of my brothers is ready to leave their work here to take me to makkah to will his work,do i have a chance ?considering my husband has no problem with me going to study and also i dont have any relatives there.i’m in africa.

  28. abdirahman Says:

    i want to go to umm al quran university in the english department and i live in sweden but i dont know arabic can i still get in the university

  29. i mean that is it a must that you go to the arabic course although you are going to the english department cant you go straight to the english department assalma alaykum

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Im so sorry bro, but I don;t quite understand ur question. So ur saying u know arabic? or u dont know Arabic?

      If u know arabic, then u just go straight to the 4 year course..

      If u dont knwo arabic, then u do the 2 year Arabic course…

      All the teaching is done in Arabic…

      Im sorry if i haven’t answered ur question; don’t quite get what ur exactly tryna ask…

      Do forgive me bro…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  30. Please can someone post the acceptance list for the UK, 2010/2011 for umm al qura?

  31. Asalamu alaykum brother.

    I was wondering if I could e-mail you my application and all the relevant documents and hopefully you could forward them to whom it may concern. Brother I know it’s last minute and if I send it by mail it’s going to take forever. May Allah forgive you and give you jannah. Please let me know what you think.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Akhee the uni only accepts app. forms by having them handed in, in the reception desk, they dont accept them via post. So unfortunately emailing them me will be of no benefit. If you know someone who is going to Saudi, u can hand it to them to hand in, or alternatively, if u know someone living in saudi, send it them, so they can hand it in… Other than that, Allaahu ‘alam.

      Sorry if this has not been the answer u expected, but it is the best i can say in response…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.


    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Sorry akhee i got confused between ur comment and another one…

      As for Umm Al-Qura, they DO accept application forms via post… Sorry..

      Akhee, just mail it them… If u email htem me, im gonna end up mailing it to them, so there is no real benefit in emailing me your docs… (I’m not living in Saudi, if that is what u presume)…

      Sorry for the mix up in the comments, as I thought u were refering to Imaam Muhammad Bin Saud Uni…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

      • Asalamu alaykum,

        First of all thanks for the quick response brother.
        Are you saying that Umm ul Qura uni accepts application and documents to be scanned and sent by e-mail, if yes, could you post the address. Jazakallahu khayr:)

        • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

          Sorry, by “mail” i meant to say postage mail… Sorry…

          The address for postage is at the top of the page in the original post…

          Make sure to write the arabic as well as the english on the envelope… Also u wud need about £8 or so for the cost. Expensive? I know! lol

          Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,


  32. Gulnaz begum Says:

    Assalaamualaykum plz pzl i want to know without maharam leaving in mecca is not possible to study in umm al qura plz guide me inshallah may allah reward u best

  33. Gulnaz begum Says:

    plz waiting for ur reply

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      A Mahram is one of the conditions…

      If this is a problem, a sister can get her husband/bro to apply along with her, or even if u know one of ur mothers bro’s or fathers bros, is working there, that is also sufficient.

      Wassalamu ‘alaykum

      • Gulnaz begum Says:

        s s alhamdulilah my bro is working in jeddha is it possible?? oo alhmadulilah thanks for considering my request
        and another doubt
        there is free accomudation for sisters in university i hope???
        may allah make it easy for me
        waitin for ur reply

        • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

          As for ur bro living in Jeddah, I believe this may not be considered by them, as the uni states that a woman should have a mahram in makkah.

          However, even to get into the Kingdom, one would need a mahram with you, as that is the opinion the Kingdom takes.

          As a side note: Some scholars, like Ibn Uthaymeen, say it is ok for a well behaved, God fearing pious woman to travel from a to b is she has mahrams in both places, and mahram a drops her off as far as possible and mahram b picks her up from as close as possible…

          As for accommodation, I quote from the fatwa-online:

          “If a sister is there with her husband and wishes to live with him, then they can do so at their own expenditure, which will obviously be away from the main batch of hostels. If she wishes to stay in the universities hostel (which may be the case if she is there with her brother) then accommodation is free.”

          For more info, see this link:

          Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  34. Gulnaz begum Says:

    waiting for reply inshaallah with sabbr

  35. Asalamu alaykum brother,

    I sent all my documents to the uni last week, so hopefully insha allah it will reach them in january. A couple of questions brother.
    1. Is the uni close to the haram?
    2. Do they publish the acceptance list on the internet or do you have to wait for the acceptance letter in case you were accepted?

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) As far as I remember, it was said that it was about 30mins distance form the haram, tho I can’t quite remember at this present time… Allaahu ‘alam.

      2) They post it online first, then send a letter out to all the accepted students, however the letter usually comes late for some… But as long as ur name is on the list online, a few phone calls to the uni should makes things easy in shaa Allaah…

      I hope this answers your question.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  36. 1) If she wishes to stay in the universities hostel (which may be the case if she is there with her brother) then accommodation is free.

    2) wat does this means??? is it like for myself and for my bro they will provide or only for me??

    3) my bro is working in saudi and staying in company’s room what they are providing for my bro

    4) in case if i wanted to stay in university hostel providing my bro will stay in his work place is it possible bro?????

  37. muhammad asadullah ansari Says:

    assalamulayqum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh . brother my name is asadullah ansari and i frm india and studying my +2 in india and wish to apply for umm al qura university so i hav some queries and i request u to answer them pleaseeeeeeeeeee because there is nobody to guide me itnecessary to learn arabic for 2 years at the language institute of university inshallah i want to take admission into college of medicine because i m studying my +2 in bi.p.c branch so will the university provide me education of 7 years in arabic??????????

    3.after completing our 2 year arabic course are we going to study our actual education in any one of the college of the university in arabi.i mean to say ‘Is the medium of instruction for other courses and also the arabic course IS IN ARABIC?



  38. @ Gulnaz begum.

    1) Accommodation is free, meaning you don’t pay for rent. You will be living there rent-free, no water/gas/electricity bills…

    2) If u and ur bro both stay in the uni hostel, then both will be getting free accommodation…

    3) If ur bro, however, is not staying with the uni, then they will not provide facilities for his accommodation if he does not want it…

    4) Yes it is possible…

  39. @ muhammad asadullah ansari,

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

    1) Yes as all the learning is done in Arabic.

    2) Sorry bro, I don’t understand this question. the uni has a 2 year arabic course, and then a four year course in one of the islamic sciences…

    3) Yes…

    4) Yes, and thank (Allaah then) King … whatever his name is… lol

    I hope this has answered your questions.

    Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  40. mohammad asadullah ansari Says:

    assaalualyqum brother thak u for ur reply but i did not get a clear cut image about it so if u do not mind will u please clarify again for me the university providing free accomodation and monthly stipend for 2+7 years
    {as per my further studies}

    2. is the teaching in college of medicine is in arabic

  41. @ muhammad asadullah ansari,

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

    1) The uni provides stipends for the total duration of ur stay. However I don’t quite understand where you got 2+7 from?

    The Arabic course is for 2 years, and the Islamic course is for 4 years, thus making it a total of 6 years. For those who wish to do masters, then there is a further 3 years for that. And for that, again, there is free accommodation.

    2) Bro, they teach Islamic studies, if you wish to study Medicine, then suffice yourself with where u r in shaa Allaah. The uni does have other faculties, but Allaahu ‘alam about the details of those departments… Sorry, I thought u were talking about going there to study the deen…

    I hope this has answered ur qstn in shaa Allaah…

  42. Essalamou Aleikom,

    Brother dou you know if the list of accepted students for 2010/2011 is now available in umm al qura univ ?
    Baraka allahou fika

  43. Asalamualaikum
    i’m an a-level student from the u.k
    i will be completing my education in july/august insha’Allah and i am really hoping to get into this university
    Would you know what grades i would have too attain to be considered?
    i am a female and i have an uncle (mothers’ bro) living in Makkah, would that be sufficient or would my brother have to be applying with me?

  44. @ Tarek;

    Assalaamu ‘alaytukm,

    Allaahu ‘alam whats happening with the list bro… I guess if you have recieved the acceptance letter, than thats a sign,. if not, then one can assume they have not been accepted for the year 2010/2011…

    Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  45. @ Sana;

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

    1) The Uni wishes to see at least ‘B’ grades in ones GCSE’s. They’re not really that bothered about ones College or Uni grades. So as long as ones GCSE’s are good (around the ‘B’ grade mark) then thats sufficient…

    2) Yes ur mothers bro is sufficient for you.

    Below r a few points for ur benefit in shaa Allaah:

    (a) Before anything, speak to ur uncle and let him know what you wish to do, as you would need to know if he has any other plans (of going out of the Kingdom etc.)

    (b) Collect, translate and do everything now. Now, as in, like right now. Get started from now to gather all ur docs. Getting a doctors letter, for example is the longest. I had to go like 5/6 times to my doc to finally get my letter. Likewise a bro I know, currently in Madeenah, also went like 5/6 times. It may seem easy and quick, but don’t delay anything. A quick tip; write down everything u would need to do, that way, while ur waiting for such and such letter to be translated, u can go get ur passport pics, etc.

    (c) It would be best to send ur app. form, completed and everything to ur uncle, and allow him to drop it in. That way, he can also explain how he is ur mahram and everything. IF POSSIBLE (and this is always recommended, as it shows dedication) go and hand it in, inperson (along with ur uncle).

    (d) Type out ur docs that you translate rather than writing them by hand, as this shows a good presentation. Small things like this do make everything go better/smoother.

    (e) If ur in doubt as to whether or not to send a certain document along with your app. form, send it anyway, as having something extra is better than a missing required document.

    (f) … I guess thats all the advice coming in my mind for now…

    I hope this has answered ur questions…

    Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  46. Salaam Alaykum,

    where can I find the acceptance list for umm al qura university?

    JazakAllah Khair

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Allaahu ‘alam, I cant seem to find anything with regards to the acceptance list for this semester. We assume that everyone who was accepted just got a letter sent to them via post. If one applied yet did not get a letter through the post, assume that your app. form has been set aside for the coming year…

  47. Ibn Islam Says:

    salam alaikum Akhi,

    I enrolled in summer 2009 at Umm Al Qura. I was told I’ve accepted for sept. 2010 but than at 2010 they told me that the new students (i.e. those who are supposed to start in SEPT. 2010) can’t start yet because the University is facing problems with accomodation. Anyway they told me I/the new students will start in Rabi3 Al Awwal (Febr. 2011) which is soon. So I called up (the number you are provoding is working, but not on thursdays and fridays and only between 7am-10am UK time) and I asked again.

    AM I REALLY among the accepted students. They checked the list and affirmed and told me yes you are, but we still face problems with accomodation for the new students. However the I don’t know how to put it, but they were not really friendly and didn’t give me a chance to ask more. So brother I’ve a request to you brkallahu fik, do you know ANYONE in Umm Al Qura, any students, or a friend who knows a student so they can go directly and ask WHEN the new students will start and if I will start in february etc. (I could give you my fullname so you can pass it).

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) As for the Saudi’s not being friendly, then expect more of this when you get there, seriously. Wait until you go through offices etc.

      2) The people you spoke to over the phone or via email have poor english, so this also needs to be taken into consideration when trying to get through to them. two years ago, when I emailed and asked for the accepted list, they replied saying, ‘Yes the list is out, I hope u are accepted.” So their english is generally poor.

      3) As for me knowing someone in Makkah, then I’m sorry I do not know of anyone. i know a few bro’s in Madeenah uni, and inshaaAllaah I’ll try getting in touch with them to see if they know anyone in Umm Al-Qura.

      Tho akhee, u gotta realise that the bro’s I know in Madeenah uni, are obviously students, so Allaahu ‘alam how often they check their inbox and stuff. Please keep this in mind, as the reply from them may come late. JazaakAllaah.

      For the meantime, don’t give up with your calls/emails, tho don’t be too constant, such they u start to ‘nag’ them.

      Sorry for the late response bro.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.


    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Sorry akhee, looks like i cant get contact of anyone in Umm Al-Qura, or even Makkah.

      The bro’s I know in madeenah don’t kno and there is one guy who’s a friend’s friend living in Makkah, but again, hard to get through to him…

      Sorry bro…

      Try getting in touch with the bro at

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  48. Assalaamualykum bro jazakallahukhair for everything,
    i want to know inshallah, my mom will stay alone here if i go to saudi inshallah after admission, is it any way possible that i can keep my mom with me in hostel where i will stay inshallah, as nobody will ba with her as my bro also staying in saudi

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Generally speaking, the accommodation is only for students. As for visas, the Kingdom restricts the duration a person can stay in the country, tho this restriction is excluded for students. As for your mother, Allaahu ‘alam what her situation would be. I kinda doubt the Kingdom would give an exception for a students mother, but even if they do, she will not be able to stay in your hostel with you, as the hostel is for students only.

      Its a tight situation. If you have any other brother/sister, it would be best for them to take care of your mother. Do istikhaara and plenty of du’aa in shaa Allaah…

      I hope this has answered ur qstn.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  49. Gulnaz begum Says:

    inshallah anyways jaza khair for reply

  50. Assalam o Alaikum,

    brother,i want take admission in ummul qura university.I have few questions and i hope that you reply in my email that i give above.
    1-What is the admission and last date of submission of registration?
    2-What is the best criteria for sending application forum?Will it be better to post or email to ummul qura?
    3-what is requirement of application?
    I hope that you will reply of my questions.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) It goes on all year round, but usually anything they get after muharram/saffar time, is extended to the next year…

      2) The best thing is to go there and give it in by hand…

      3) Requirements r mentioned in the article above, not a lot, between 17-25 is the main one…

      Sorry for the late reply.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum

  51. assalam u alequm i want to ask you that what is the last date of admission jazak u mullah

  52. Assalam O ALaikum,

    i would like to request you to please tell me about which method is the best method to sending aplication form to ummul Qura university.

  53. jazak Allah brother.i find Answer but what is the next door for me if i dont go there to submit form cz i have no resources.

  54. usmanramza Says:

    assalaamu alekum’my brother’i want to ask you 1;age should be at least 25 as written hare or 23 as written in form.
    2;i can apply in arabic corse and islamic study at time. both of them is soated for me because i know arabic already.i want to get admission as well as possible.
    3; documents should be approved by minister of aducation is nesserly as written hare in new conditions or not as not written in form.
    pleas reply me jazaku mullah

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      the age limit was 25 but they moved it down to 23 due to the large number of applications they were receiving.

      But still even if one is around 25 still apply, as there are exceptions to te rule…

      I hope this has answered ur question.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  55. what can i do if i’m living in DRC and i want to arrive there to study?

  56. asslamoalikum
    m from pakistan ..m done with my bachelors n i have done 4 years alima course too..what i wanted to know is that can i take admission in one of the islamic colleges on masters level without taking 2 years arabic course?as i already know arabic..if yes then whats the procedure for applying for masters level??

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) If you already know Arabic, then yes, you will be taken straight to the 4 year islamic course of your choice.

      2) The procedure is the same at this level.

      I hope this has answered ur question.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  57. Ummthalaatha Says:

    As Salaamu Alaikum are you able to check for names that were accepted for 2010/2011 academic year if so please email me personally I want to know if by husband was accepted to Umm Al Qura

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Im sorry but I cannot get a hold of the list. The uni has started its semester in Feb/Mar instead of Sep/Oct, therefore the whole procedure and stuff is new. As far as I am aware, they didn’t even publish the list on their website…

      If your husband was accepted he will get a letter of acceptance through the post…

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum


    Dear Sir!

    My name is Muhammad Syuhaimi bin Khalit. I am now 24 years old and will finish my Diploma in Muamalat (Malaysia University) on September 2011. I am looking forward to continue my study in umm AL-Qura University.

    I am really interested to study in Institute of Arabic language for Non-Native Speakers…. and if I can get through in good grade I want to further my study for my degree level in Umm Al- Qura University.

    But according to the application form, the age should not exceed 23 years. So is there any chance that I can study in Umm AL- University?… Please asist me.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely


    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Go forward and apply and leave ur acceptance to the qadr of Allaah. Some people age way over 25 and still get accepted. So its all in Allaah’s Hands.

      Wassalamu ‘alaykum

  59. Baraa Al Irlandee Says:

    dear brother, you have said:

    “Im sorry but I cannot get a hold of the list. The uni has started its semester in Feb/Mar instead of Sep/Oct, therefore the whole procedure and stuff is new. As far as I am aware, they didn’t even publish the list on their website…”

    Are you SURE that the uni has already started? I’ve called them 1 month ago. They indeed did not released any acceptance list yet they read down the list and confirmed that I personally am amongst the accepted students. But sadly until NOW I haven’t received ANYTHING from them whatsover.

    Please brother, tell me do you have any information regarding the start of THIS semester? did they really start? do you know someone down there? did they confirm it? IF SO can you contact me to them, so they can check why I (though BEING AMONG THE ACCEPTED ONES) haven’t received ANYTHING whatsoever!.

    It is very urgent brother may Allah reward you.

    salam alaikum

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      It seems that the best thing for you to do would be to keep phoning the Uni every now and then, as this year they seemed to have changed their whole process and stuff. So I myself am a little confused as to what they are doing…

      If you scroll up, you will notice a comment by brother Ibn Islam. Reply to him and inshaaAlaah the both of you (as you both seem to be amongst the accepted students) can help one another out.

      Reply to his comment, and take it from there inshaaAllaah.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  60. IseekIlm Says:

    salam alaikum

    I’ve called them few days ago and ALL those who are waiting should do and expect the following:

    1-You should CALL UP the following number: 009662 5562525
    The number DOES work BUT I figured out that you have to call between 6-8AM UK TIME! try hard, even a couple of days. Keep in mind that they DO NOT know arabic so if YOU dont know arabic ask a brother to call for you.

    You should be firm, cause they are annoyed of calls, just say politely but firmly that you just wanted to know IF you are amongst the accepted students. THEY DO HAVE a list, since I did exactly what I am advising you in this very moment. IF you are accepted then KNOW he will read down your name from the list. (Umm Al Qura does not give out lists, neither do they put it on the Internet site, but they’ve got it in their office)

    So this is EXACTLY what you have to do.

    2. What you have to expect.

    KEEP in mind, that I MYSELF applied in SUMMER 2009, I received the good news (from a friend who was in Makka NOT BY LETTER) in SUMMER 2010 just at the end of Ramadan that I AM AMONGST the accepted ones. YET they have told me ALREADY at that very time, that NORMALLY (just like madinah and riyadh) my studies at UMM al QURA should have started AFTER Ramadhan 2010 (i.e. slightly after I received the good news) yet they have accom. i.e. housing problems, so they said exceptionally all THOSE WHO APPLIED IN 2009 are not going to start in SUMMER 2010 BUT in Febr. 2011 (Rabi3 Al Awwal).

    I know, we almost past Rabi3 Al Awwal…

    The thing is (they’ve told me FEW days ago ON FONE) that the housing problem is still NOT solved! But they promised to sort it out in the next two months (i.e. in may). KEEP in mind, I am an accepted student and should have started in 2010 SUMMER, then (due to them ahving problems) in 2011 FEBR. so THIS IS REGARDING those who applied in 2009. If you have applied in 2010 you might be considered for 2012! (since they have to give the rooms to the students of the list of 2009 who are still not in makka i.e. me and my likes)

    Anyhow all those who are awaiting should try to call them, it’s worth it.

    I hope I could help out, and may Allah open doors of Umm Al Qura for all those who sincerely seek the pleasure of Allah.

    wassalam alaikum

  61. IseekIlm Says:


    “Keep in mind that they DO NOT know arabic”

    obviously I meant ENGLISH. They DONT KNOW ANY ENglish so dont bother to try.

  62. kobuljon Says:

    hi im qura im from uzbekistan im study at high school now and after high scholl iwant study at um qur auniversity pls help me for my entry visa and ticket i want study for language arabic and english bye

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Print out the app. form (link provided in main post), gather all required docs, and send it to the uni (address also provided). I don’t do nothing with regards to visas. Please refer to the Saudi embassy in your country for info on visas etc.

  63. Asalamualaikum
    I just wanted to ask if women can apply even if her mahram is not applying with her and is residing in Makkah?
    The latest application form (2009) says the mahram must be at the university or an applicant?
    I have an uncle in Makkah, but i am not sure as to whether i would be considered if i do not have a mahram applying with me

    • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,

      A mahram in Makkah is sufficient. Fill out the app. and send it to your uncle in Makkah and let him hand it in for you and state he is ur mahram residing in Makkah etc.

      I hope this has answered ur question.

      Wassalaamu ‘alaykum.

  64. abu ibrahim al malazie Says:


  65. assalamu alaikom
    I have a question about the mahram.I’m from Turkey.I don’t have a male mahram residences in Makkah.Is it possible that my brother comes with me during the application and than he comes back to Turkey after the application?
    assalamu alaikom

  66. if my age more than25 n the college im joint b4 is not according to islamic college can i am joint umm quroo? n how abt thef we mahram n how if we dont hv family there?? i realyy2 wanna learn more abt islam ..jazakallah kher

  67. Salaam,

    I live in the UK. If your highest level of qualifications is As levels. Is it alright to apply for the 2 yr arabic course? or do you need higher level of qualifications? And is the arabic 2 yr course suitable for people that don’t even know the basics of arabic?

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      A level is good, tho all the uni really considers is your GCSE’s.

      Yes the 2 year Arabic course IS for those who don’t know Arabic. In the two years you would be (inshaaAllaah) fluent in speaking and understanding Arabic.

  68. kobuljon Says:

    assalamu aleykum i want study at um qura university pls help me
    im now studying at high school
    my name is kobuljon im from uzbekistan
    my email

  69. EsselamunAleikum!

    First of all Jazak allahu khairan for this website. May Allahazzewecelle bless you for the help you give people!

    I had a lots of questions, but now, after i had road your answers I don’t have any.. But only one :D

    Hmm.. In Umm al-qura university, which type of mezhepare they following? Salafi, wahabi, hanefi, safi, maliki, hanbeli, shia etc…?
    More specifik in the insitute of non-native arabic speackers.

    Jazak Allahu khairan agin inshaAllah, hafizAllah

    • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,

      They teach pure Salafiyyah…

      The non-arabic speakers are taught how to speak Arabic for two years then are forwarded into the classes for the next four years.

  70. asad ansari Says:

    assalamualyqum sir i would like to study medicine at umm al qura university and want to knw the necessaryd details for the admissiion plese reply me regarding the procedure and i hail from india

  71. Aaisha Humaira Says:

    Assalamu Alaikum brother
    When will Ummul Qura University start for this year?

  72. IseekIlm Says:

    salam alaikum,

    I’d just like to inform the admin and those who want to know WHEN the studies start for THIS year. As you know, those NEW STUDENTS who have been accepted for the year 2010 (i.e. those who applied in 2009). Could not have started AFTER Ramadhan 2010, since the university had some accomodation problems. The ACCEPTED students were told (not by letter, only if they themselves CALLED UP) that they should wait till FEB. 2011. Well, even by then the problem wasn’t sorted, but, finally I received the final good news (I even talked to them myself) that the problem is sorted and the students can start after Ramadhan (i.e. for the new term).

    Hence, all those who should have started in later summer 2010 will start in the new term 2011 which is in shawwal, one month AFTER Ramadhan i.e. appr. in september 2011. By July/august you should have received a letter etc. and by Shawwal you should already sit in your room in Makkah and studying In shaa Allaah!

    May Allah keep us firm and on the path of talab al3ilm.

    (ps. all those who applied in 2011 will start in 2012, for this is the standard qualifying period as it always used to be. And yeah, those who applied in 2009 – like myself – had to wait TWO years … so don’t worry, be happy that most probably you have to wait for one year only)

  73. Aaisha Humaira Says:

    Jazakallahu khaira brother for your reply.
    I want to ask you when you called them?
    Because last month I got to know through a friend residing in Makkah that still they are facing accomadation problem.
    Brother did you speak to them in English or in Arabic over the phone?

  74. IseekIlm Says:

    wa iyyyaaki

    1. I talked to them in ARABIC mayne a little bit more than a month ago
    (they don’t know no arabic anyway, of if they do they won’t understand you really …). Back then they said the problem is almost sorted and will be definately sorted for the new term (shawwal/september 2011)

    2. My friend resides there AND studies there, he confirmed it to me too, they told him it’s all sorted (this was like 1 week ago)

    so, tawakkali 3ala Allah.

  75. Muhamed Says:

    Assalamu Alaikum Akhi,

    Can I talk to the Ummul Qura office in English?
    Will they understand me?

    And Akhi I would like to know from which country you are from?

  76. IseekIlm Says:

    alaykum salam wa rahmatullah akhi,

    I am from the UK akhi, and no …

    … you can’t talk in English to them, sadly enough they don’t know barely any English. Just ask a friend to call for you (in arabic) I’ve explained before WHEN and HOW you can contact them, here again:

    -You should CALL UP the following number: 009662 5562525
    The number DOES work BUT I figured out that you have to call between 6-8AM UK TIME! try hard, even a couple of days.

  77. Muhammad Says:

    Jazakumullah Akhi. May Almighty Allah bless you. Aameen.

  78. asad ansari Says:

    assalamulayqum bro i just ant to make clear that after after the 2 years arabic coaching . the entrance test to medical college is goin to be in arabic????? the teaching of medicine course will be in arabic?????

  79. Eager Student Says:

    Assalamoalaikum , I am an Indian student in class 12 and I want to know about MBBS in umm-ul qura university.
    How can I be admitted to the medical college , what are the procedures , costs , fees per year, facilities , etc.
    please reply as soon as possible ! thankyou

  80. Assalamu Alikum!
    Brother I want to know in what language do they teach the degree?

  81. shamroz Says:

    asslam o aliakum sir my name is shamroz i live in pakistan i want become in my feuter of imam of sudi arab biggest mosques and i study of class 8th and how i can come from there and will i qualifiy form imam .sir plese rep

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Remember to get good grades in your college, and likewise make an effort to get in the good-books of the shaykhs/imaams at your local area so when you do approach them when you are 21 you can get good tazkiyahs…

  82. Assalaamualaykum
    Please if you can tell me when studying Shar’iah at University of Umm al Qura, whether you have the opportunity to do hifz also (of complete Qur’an). Jazaakallah khayr

    • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,

      You will not be doing hifdh in your uni classes with your teachers, however no one can prevent you form doing hifdh on your own, or in al-masjid al-haram with one of the shuyookh…

  83. abu abdurahman Says:

    can anyone tell me if umm qura is closed i’ve been trying to call them and know one picks up the phone. also the last time we spoke to them they said that they can’t give the list of exepted students to me but the were going to put it on there website. can any of the arabic speak please go on the umm qura website arabic section and check or get in contact with the university.

  84. Muhammad Salman Says:

    Assalam-o-Alaikum Wa rehmat ullah,

    I am almost completed with my application requirements. can anyone please answer my these 3 questions.
    1… should i send the copy of the recommendation letters or original?
    2… Should all the documents be attested by the saudi embassy in my country(Pakistan)??
    3…now what will be the best time to send my application by post? in Ramzan or after Ramzan(before Hajj) ??

    • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) Send copies.

      2) Its good if you can, however dont worry about it too much if you can’t. But once you get accepted then yes, you will need then attested by the Saudi embassy in your country.

      3) Ramadhaan / Shawaal time…

  85. salam,
    i want to know, since i am going to unmrah this ramadan. i was thinking that i might go and apply at the uni. is that possible? just to have interview and hand over the papers.

  86. assalam walaikum brother i am 21 and i have complete my graduation from india now brother i want to take admission in makkah in computer science and maths so plzzzzz told me that what will be fees per year and can i submit the form. . C ALLAH HAFIZ


  88. Sherjil ali hashmi Says:

    asslam o aliakum
    When does the procudere of registering to the umm al qura university ends? and I got all the documents that umm al qura wants. But there is one problem. The accomodation letters i have from the mosque, on that paper the saudi embassy dnt wnt to put a stamp on it. Can i send it without a stamp?
    (from the netherlands)
    Jazaakallah khayr

    • Wassalaau ‘alaykum,

      The registration only ends when all the spaces have been filled up, there is no set date for this, everyone who aplies after the registration has been completed has their application form forwarded onto the next year’s registration pile.

      You cam send the docs without the stamp, its ok for now, but once you get accepted, you would definitely need your docs stamped by the Saudi embassy in your country…

  89. muhammad shadab alam Says:

    i intressted this uni .so i want to take admission in ummulqura uni.but how do apply

  90. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله السؤاك: أ ممكن للذي يريد أن يواصل دراسة ماجستر وقد تخرج من غير جامعتكم أيمكن أن يجد القبول؟ و إن كان ممكن فما هي الشروط.

  91. assalaamualaikum,
    i am a student from india…….willing to join this university ……my doubt is that if i apply now that is shawwal 1432 ah what are the chances of i being accepted into this university???……and my age is 21………..and my grades are not what are the chances of acceptance????

  92. Sabahat Hussain Says:

    Does anyone have any idea if the list for the accepted students for Umm Al-Qura has been released for the year 2011/2012? is there a website that we can check for updates on the situation for Umm Al-Qura? I sent my application through the post last month and also gave one application to someone who goes to the university to give by hand, will my application be considered for next year?

  93. Sherjil Ali Hashmi Says:

    assalaam u alaykum,
    when you get response back from the university(after sending documents).

    Jazaakhallah khayr.

  94. Salam alaek..please share me the link of where i can download the form…and can i handle the documents to someone coming for hajj to submit on my behalf?

  95. Mohamed Bakkali Tahiri. Says:

    Salam Alaikoum,

    If any one has some information on how to apply to the university of Umm al-Qura in Makkah, Imam University in Riyadh, and Dar al-Hadith in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, please let me know.
    I got some information from the web site, but i does not show how to exactly apply.
    Hamdulilah I started applying to the university of madina.
    but i just want to apply to more than one university.
    Brother Mohamed Bakkali Tahiri, from Ottawa, Canada.
    Jazak Allahu Kayran.

  96. Moro abubakar Says:

    Asalamu allaikum,please brother I applied to umm al qura since December 2010. Please when and how will i get get admission notice. I am Moro Abubakar from Ghana.

    • Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

      assalaam u alaikum brother
      I phoned the university and they said they were busy making the accepted list.Soon they will mail me when they’re done , then I immediately ask for your registration.

      may allah grant you success

    • NICCHOLAS Says:

      have you goten any informatiom

  97. Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

    assalaam u alaikum
    The latest application form is available : (scroll down).

  98. Moro abubakar Says:

    Asalaam u alaikum brother.thanks for the quick reply. So please brother will I get acceptance this year.may Allah bless you and increase your faith. Moro Abubakar

  99. Moro abubakar Says:

    Asalaam u alaikum brother.thanks for the quick reply. So please brother will the list be publish online this year.may Allah bless you and increase your faith. Moro Abubakar

  100. esmail abdurrahman Says:

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah my name is ismail abdurrahman from nigeria i want contineu my studies in ummul qura so i dont no how to apply my friend told me the only student that will be succesuful is who memorise the holy Qur’an so i am the one of them i memorise the holy Qur’an two years ago i hope my request will be acceptable. Thanks jaza kumullahu khayran your own ismail abdurrahman.

  101. where can i find for acceptance list for the 2011/2012 academic year?

  102. Salam alaek…pls brother the person i can handle to submit on my behalf said he wil not be chanced and has already left for hajj,pls as i have all my documents ready with me and scanned in image form…pls can i foward them to you to help me submit on my behalf,or what do you think i should do,please assist this gentle servant of Allah…..all the documents are ready pls…..

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Sorry for the late reply but i advise tha tyou send these docs off anyway (by post) and reapply again the following year around shawwaal time…

      I am not based in Saudi, so I cannot receive your application form to give in…

  103. I am a maldivian. Is there any chance to apply without knowing arabic? and i got 1A and 2C in edexcel, is this eligible for the scholarships?

  104. Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

    Assalaam u alaykum,

    The list for Umm al qura uni. gets posted in the university administration building, not online. It is usually posted after Hajj. So to find out about it, you must have someone go there and see the list when it comes out.

    Abd’Allah Ibn Adam

  105. almustapha lawan Says:

    assalmu alaikum wara hamatul lahi wabarakatu my is almustapha lawan i want be your student insha allah but i dont know how i will get in please i need help

  106. almustapha lawan Says:

    i want be astudent in sadia from nigeria

  107. Assalamau Alaykum, Very helpful website and may Allah bless the brother who is trying to answer all those who have inquiries and put that effort into his hassanat scale. Amiin.
    Brother I would like to ask you few questions if you don’t mind and they are the following:
    1) I Firstly live in the Uk, and I’m in college studying various subjects. I have one GCSE so far in maths where I got Grade B and I’m also doing another GCSE this year in English where I will finish Insha Allah arund June 2011 so akhi whay would you think about it (only 1 GCSE but really interested to study in madinah)
    2) insha Allah I am planning to go for Hajj this year do you think it is an appropiate time to go for an interview?
    3) If so who would you advise me to talk to if go there. Also I have got good tazkiyah, is it woth taking it with me and showing it to them.
    4) By the way I am 20 Years old, Finally akhi what would be your advise to the above questions.
    I appreciate your time in reading this and answering them, May Allah shower us all with his mercy. Amiin ya rabbi…..

    By Abdirahman

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) They want 6 (or 4) B’s in your GCSE’s however, as always, rules can be overlooked. Still apply and have your trust in Allaah.

      2) Definitely.

      3) Yes take your tazkiyah with you, take every document you need. Just go into the university and speak to someone there who can speak english. If no-one knows english, they will direct you to someone who does.

      And sorry for the late response bro… Please do forgive me.

  108. Assalamau Alaykum, Very helpful website and may Allah bless the brother who is trying to answer all those who have inquiries and put that effort into his hassanat scale. Amiin.
    Brother I would like to ask you few questions if you don’t mind and they are the following:
    1) I Firstly live in the Uk, and I’m in college studying various subjects. I have one GCSE so far in maths where I got Grade B and I’m also doing another GCSE this year in English where I will finish Insha Allah arund June 2011 so akhi whay would you think about it (only 1 GCSE but really interested to study in madinah)
    2) insha Allah I am planning to go for Hajj this year do you think it is an appropiate time to go for an interview?
    3) If so who would you advise me to talk to if go there. Also I have got good tazkiyah, is it woth taking it with me and showing it to them.
    4) By the way I am 20 Years old, Finally akhi what would be your advise to the above questions.
    I appreciate your time in reading this and answering them, May Allah shower us all with his mercy. Amiin ya rabbi… Abubakar

  109. UmmHudhayfah Says:


    Im 17 and from the UK i want to aplly to the University inshaaAllah.. im just wondering it says on the criteria that you need a B grade atleast.. exactly how many B’s ? and what level? GCSE, A- Levels.. ?

    jazakAllah khayr

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      As far as I can remember it is 6 B’s at a GCSE level. They are not bothered about anything higher, though if you have studied higher up, no harm in showing them these docs as well, as it shows them what you are doing.

      And sorry for the late reply… Please do forgive me…

  110. Asalam alaekum, i dont know if the university is accepting western certificate.

  111. Abdul Khaliq Says:

    Assalamu alaikum brother, im a final year medical student. could i know if i could pursue my MD (post graduate) in medicine at the umm ul Qura university?please provide me with the details and requirements. this is my email-
    jazakAllah khair…wassalam

  112. fiza nadeem Says:

    fiza nadeem
    asaim alakum im from pakistan and i want to know about the information of admissions. plz plz plz tel me about the arabic language course plz im very crazy about that. im very thankful toi you

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      The arabic language course is for two years for those who can read and write Arabic, for those who cannot read and write Arabic, there is another two years couse before the speaking course. the book they are going through is the “Madeenah Arabic Book”, Book 1-3. However they just use that as the foundation and teach more than that.

      The Application form is found in the original post above.

  113. Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

    Assalaam u aleykum ,
    Brother do have some information for the accepted list of this year

  114. abdullah al mahmud Says:

    ana min bangladesh .iridu an adrusa fi ummul qura .

  115. Ishaq Abdul-Raheem Says:

    I am a boy of twenty two years who wishes to a student of your renowned school(Al-UmmulQura) as a medical student .I am from Ghana An African country though but I know to write and speak Good English and Arabic as well.I will be counting on your co-operation for any admission status that is when accepted and get to know what your school wants .My telephone number is +233207010098/+233240041055.And for my academic background i have senior high school degree and i want to further it in your school if given the chance to do so.

  116. Salam bro
    What are new programs of deanship or scholarship in Umm ul Qura. Im unable to find new program. IS date has passed?

    Please Reply

  117. Assalamu alaikum!!!

    myself hassan from going to get married and wish to have my wife do the same course.
    whats the cost of living for young couples in makkah?
    can we afford that with the monthly stipend???

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      If you and your wife both get accepted into the uni, then the uni will provide accommodations for both of you. However you will be in the males section, and she will be in the females section. If you both wish to live together, then the uni will let you find your own place at your own cost. However I’m not aware of the living costs over there.

  118. assalamu ‘alaikum
    i am girl from philippine who wished to study there in ummul qura, can i study there but my mahram not in jami’ah??
    please gve me an information, and what are the qualifiacation to study in ummul qura.. shukran jazakumullahu khairan jazeela


  119. safora abdullah Says:

    assalamu ‘alaikum!!

    there’s a groups here in philippine named “MGA USAYAN SIIKO JIHAD” one of them tells lie was named
    in his facebook (Khair Slapi).
    beware of him because maybe he is one SHI’AH in deeep inside..
    all he said are worst lies!! he makes lie information againts one of the ulama here in philippine to break theire relationship in other ulama!!! ma hukmu hadha rrajul?? HAL yumkin taqtula hadha rrajul al’mikazzib?? a
    he used to be sunnih just tafarraq young muslims and ulama in philippine..



    shukran lakum!!

  120. Amnah Alibasher Says:

    Assalamo Alaykom..

  121. abdul kareem Says:

    i am abdul kareem i want to apply in this university , i do not know how souldhd i apply and what is procedure for applying this university

  122. Ibn_mohammad Says:

    Salaam walaykoem yaa agi,

    Last Ramadan I applied for umm al qura. I gave them all the documents, but haven’t given them my school transcript. Would this be a problem?

    JazakAllahoe gayran,

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      If you miss out one of the main documents which they want then they will not consider your application. So I guess you need to apply again bro…

      • Ibn_mohammad Says:

        Salaam wa’laykum,

        Where can I send the documents?Because the first time I was there and gave them it myself.

        Do I need to send all the documents again or just the schooltranscript? And if you haven’t a schooltranscript? But I gave them my certificate.

        Isn’t it now too late to send the documents? Because I want to apply for next year Incha Allah.

        BarakAllahoe fiek

  123. Muhammad ibrahim Adam Says:

    أتشوق التحاق بجا معتكم كيف الطريق

  124. Asalamu Alaikum,

    Is there any way I could get the textbooks used to learn arabic for non-natives at Um Al Qura.

    Unfortunately we are unable to move to study at the moment but we are extremely keen to learn the language of the deen inshAllah.

    We have found a teacher here alhumdulillah who uses the textbooks from Um al-qura as he really recommends them

    So basically I really would appreciate if some one could tell me where I could order a few copies from!

    JazakAllah khairun

  125. Al-Ghosaibi Mohammad Jupli Says:

    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu…

    MashaALLAH your page is very helpful and informative for us who wants to study in islamic university. May ALLAH reward you Jannatul Firdaus and be one of the companions of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahi alaihi wa sallam in Jannah.

    i just wanna ask if you also have the application form for the Qassim University (as i believed they now started accepting foreign student for college of Shariah) and also for the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud in Riyadh.

    1. for this year 2012, when will be the last day of submission of application for admission in the university?

    2. do we have to mail(snail mail) our pertinent documents(requirements) or we may be allowed to just email it?

    3. when will they post or announce those applicant that have been accepted to the university for this year?

  126. Al-Ghosaibi Mohammad Jupli Says:

    just wanna add my queries/request:

    do you have the email address and the mailing address(snail mail) for the four islamic university in saudi arabia (Islamic University of Madinah, Ummul Qura University in Makkah, Imam muhammad bin Saud University in Riyadh and Qassim University in Qassim)? is there other islamic university in saudi arabia that provide scholarship for foreigner? i wanted to send application to all Islamic university in Saudi Arabia. JAzakallahu khairan.

  127. Ibn_mohammad Says:

    No answer?

  128. Umm Abdullah Says:

    Assalamu Aleykum brother.
    I mailed my application July 28th.
    How and when will the uni announce
    if I have been accepted or not?
    May Allah reward you with much good

    • Umm Abdullah Says:

      Assalamu aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
      I forgot to mention:
      I mailed my application in the year 2011.
      Will I be considered for 2012-2013?
      Hope to get a reply, because this has bothered me for a quite while.
      Barak’Allahu Feek.

      • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatUllahi wa barakaatuh,

        If you sent them your app. form in july 2011 then they would consider you for September 2012 (on condition that the people organising the app. forms during Shawaal (October 2011) took last years left overs into consideration).

        The best time however to apply is around Shawaal time, as thats when the new students start their term and when the admin start receiving new app. forms.

        The uni announce the accepted students at Sha’baan/Ramadhaan time. Though usually Ramadhaan time. Now and then, some people’s papers get through the post a mont late, but even if that is the case, it doesn’t really change anything of being accepted.

        • Umm Abdullah Says:

          Ok jazaakallah khayr brother for taking the time to answer me.
          One last question inshaa Allah. It’s Ramadan, so do you know anybody who has been accepted? Cuz I haven’t got any letter from the university. Hmm maybe I should just forget it.
          Inshaa Allah khayr

  129. Saima Khan Says:

    Assalamu Aleykum, brother

    I would like to apply for my son, could you please send me any registrations forms for international students or any other information regarding this university.

  130. Ibn Mohammad Says:

    Salaam walaykum,

    Can I apply twice a year for umm a qura? Because the first time I didn’t have all the documents. And when is the deadline for 2012/2013?

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) If you left out some of your main requirements, they will not consider your application form, so sending it again with all your required documents is good.

      2) There is no set deadline, however once the spaces get filled the uni then considers that the deadline. This usually occurs around Dhu’l-Hijjah time.

  131. Asalam alykum warahmaa tullahi waa baarakatu yaa ikhwaan how about if my grades are not that high but i have my my high school certificate

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      You need to have good results in your high school, but if however you don’t then as long as your tazkiyahs are of a high authority, then that should not be a big issue inshaaAllaah…

  132. i need edmission i am quran hafiz and matric or class salisa student my age 18.

  133. assalamu alaikum, baraakallahu fikuuum
    is that possible for me to study there and join to the faculty of syari’ah straightaway without joining in arabic learning?
    so i skip that section, hopefully i still master arabic skill even just a little, i’ll follow the rest by the time..

    • Assalaamu ‘alayakum,

      For those who can already speak, write, read and understand Arabic, you don’t need to go through the Arabic course. You will straight away go into the 4 year course.

  134. assalamua alaikum, baarakallu feek.
    is that possible for me to study there and join in faculty of syaria straightaway without joining in arabic learning?
    so i skip that section, hopefully i still master arabic skill even just a little, and i’ll follow the rest by the time,

  135. amin mohamed Says:

    asalamu alaykum…
    i applied last may(2011) and been looking for the acceptence list all over the web. do you know where they may post the names….hayakumu-llaah jamee’3an

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum, usually have the lists published quite quick. But everyone who is accepted usually gets an acceptance letter through the post… If you applied in may 2011, you would probably be considered for acceptance in ramadhaan 1434 (i.e. next Ramadhaan, not this Ramadhaan coming), as you applied way after the time that they usualy get their places filled.

  136. sadar dindiao Says:

    assalamu alykum ya akh…
    kad akhadto talabuttihaki pie internet(jamiatul ummul qura)wa khad orsilto lakum pie website(,)
    kaypa ahlamu annatiza?

  137. Asalam alykum how can i heard they have somethnig for married couples can someone please give me the information

  138. Mohammed Says:

    Asalam alykum Im 18 years old student that come from Sweden .
    If I study 2 years of arabic language, can i directly start on the college of medical. And how much money do i have to pay for medical school?

  139. Nusayba Says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum!
    since u said Mahram is a condition, can i take my little brother with me coz i’m nt yet married or watz the age a boy to be considered mahram??
    an can i study in a boarding? an if yes, will my brother have to stay with me an become a student also?

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) Yes you can take your little bro with you (as long as he’s baaligh and can live on his own).
      2) Allaahu ‘alam what age he would have to be…
      3) Yes your accommodation would be in the facilities provided by the uni…
      4) As long as your brother is there in Makkah that is sufficient, so if he can find work there that is good, if not, he can also apply along with you…

      I’ll try finding out the minimum age limit for male mahrams for you inshaaAllaah…

      • does it need that the mahram is just in makkah? or can have in madina?what i am trying to say is the mahram is leaving in madinah not in makkah.

  140. i am an indian. I have completed my BA and i have above 80% marks in my second language arabi . kindly i request you to inform me what i have to do for my MA in Ummul khura university

  141. afthab ahmed Says:

    Assalamu alaikum, May allah reward you for your efforts.
    I’m an indian, i want to study in ummul-qura and i got all the required documents with me (except embassy attestation).
    but now i am hesitant to apply as i have very less grade in high school. is there any chance of acceptance?
    Jazakallahu khair.

    • Wassalaamu ‘alaykum,

      having the grades is a condition however not a strict condition. If one has decent tazkiyahs then that is good inshaaAllaah… Never opt out from applying as that is only form Shaytaan. So apply and send all your docs inshaaAllaah…

  142. Abrar Karim Says:

    My name is Abrar Karim & I am 19 years old. I’ve passed my Dakhil/SSC examination. If I want to take an admission in the university Umm Al-Qura or Islamic University of Madina then what should I need to take an admission in the university? Please, it will be very helpful for me if you send me some information of admission & the session of both universities.

  143. the0bserver Says:


    Jazakallahukhairan brother for this informational blog.

    My husband and I applied in June 2011. I understand from your previous posts that they will send acceptance letters in Ramadan/Shawwal, but isn’t that the same time the new semester begins?

    And is it advisable that we send in a new application now to be considered for the next year in case our application is rejected this year? Or will sending another application cause confusion?


    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      1) Yes around Shawaal time is the time the new semester begins, but it is also the time when the admins filter through the newly arrived application forms, so if you can get your app. form at the desk as soon as the admins start dfiltering through that would be good as they go by a first-come basis…

      2) No re-sending docs won’t get confusing for them. I remember Aboo Abdis-Salaam telling me that he applied like 7 times over before he got accepted into Daar Al-Hadeeth in Makkah… Just don’t go OTT in sending your docs. Twice a year is no prob inshaaAllaah…

  144. QUESTION Says:

    Asalam alykum warahmatullahi wabaraktu

    can someone please let me know once you are accepted and you have a wife who lives in a different country will the school bring your wife for you? how does it work out do they pay for you and your wife’s living because i have heard they don’t pay for it and i have heard they pay for it, and how long does it take for you to bring your wife? May Allah reward the person who anwsers this question and may Allah make it easy for all the students of Knowledge here who wants to go seek ilm

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      If you wish to take your wife with you then you wold need to find and pay for the accommodation yourself. The uni’s don’t cater for brothers who wish to have their wives living with them, as the rooms where the brothers stay are men-only areas.

  145. assalamo alaikom .. i am in philippines and i want to apply studying in umm al-qura university and i have already completed all of the requirements.. but my problem is how could i pass it in the university? makkah is very far from philippines.. is it possible to send via postal? im looking forward for your response..

    your sister in islam,
    ahla anig

    ALLAH s.w.t. bless you!

  146. one more question, if i send the documents this april, then when will be the result of applying?

    • Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

      Assalaamu Aleykum,
      Next year , In the month of Ramadan you Will receive In Shaa Allah your answer(by post), if you are not accepted then you Will not receive any answer.

  147. ibn_mohammad Says:

    Salaam walaykum,

    When does next year begin? Do you know the date?

    BarakAllahu fiek

  148. Muhammad Saleh Khan Says:

    Salaam walaykum,

    can anyone tell me from where i can download application form… as i am willing to apply for this ..

  149. sinthia khan Says:


    after gathering all the documents, where do i send these? i know a person of my neighbor who is going to saudi for umrah inshaAllah later this year, can i give my application to him? will the saudi embassy send my application paper to umm-al-quraa or i have to send my application by my own? can i give my application to that person’s hand and can he drop it at the university for me?

    please answer soon
    jazakAllah khayr

  150. sinthia khan Says:

    assalamualaikum brother

    one more question…..right now I am in my 2nd year of college on microbiology major. but i am planning to pause it and first take this 2 years intensive arabic course and then after this wish to come back to my country and resume my bachelor’s degree. after I finish my bachelor’s degree, is it possible to apply again to umm-al-quraa for master’s on any related area of my major since they do have other schools of major other than islamic studies. or is it okay if i want tojust have a bachelor’s on microbiology and then apply for another 4 year islamic studies? if so, then will the facility be the same as it was for the previous 2 year arabic language program? please do answer my question ASAP!!!




    I have a daughter age 17 yrs old. She is an hafizah (30 juzuk) She has all the qualifications need. The problem is no muhrim in Mecca. I rather work and stay in Mecca . . . I am a maths and english teacher. We are Malaysia. Could u help us. Thanking you very much.

  153. does a married couple who are BOTH studying at ummul Qura University get free housing ? also…could we do different subjects for our graduate degree? for example Four years in dawh colleege then do master in Arabic. is that allowed?

  154. sinthia khan Says:

    does school of medicine of umm-al-qura university have english medium of struction? can one foreign student transfer her credits from her country to umm-al-qura’s school of medicine? and what would be the requirements and fees for that for a single female student like me? actually if i plan to move there first to take 2 years of non-native arabic course and after that can i transfer my saved credits of my microbiology major from my country’s university to umm-al-qura’s school of medicine? please brother do reply soon!!

  155. Asslam-u-alikum
    I am a Pakistani.and i wanted in Makkah university in Islamic department on the scholarship base.Please any person tell me the method of admission procedure
    I have passport,High secondry certificate, certificate of Hifz-e-quran, Two islamic person’s certificate (Tazkiah),medical certificate,birth certificate and Identity card.I have 21 years old.
    Please tell me admission method and reply soon.
    Jazak Allah

  156. أبث إليكم التحية المزدوجة بعطر ومسك وهي السلام عليكم ورحمة الله تعالى وباركته.
    وبعد‎ ‎‏:
    ‏ أنا شخصيا من دولة نيجيريا وبالتوكيد أريد الإنضمام في جامعتكم المباركة بصفة طالب العلم-قسم اللغة العربية والدراسات الإسلامية-وإنه مما لا غرو فيه قد ثبت لي معرفة كلما يجب على الطالب معرفته من المستندات المطلوبة كما كل ذالك وغيره من البيان والإستفسار لما يتعلق على الطالب فعله ، وكما قد ثبت لي معرفة تصديق كل أوراقي في مكتبة السفارة المملكة العربية السعودية في وطني نيجيريا ،ومن ثم قد أرسلت الأوراقي عبر هذا الموقع الإلكتروني(‏‎‏ مدة شهرين ونصف شهر ،فالسيئ الغامض عندي هو لست أدري هل الأوراقي تمت لها الوصول إلى الصندوق البريد أم لا؟
    و إن تمت لها الوصول هل تمت لها القبول؟
    ‏ وهل اسمي يكون من ضمن أسماء المقبولين لهذه المرحلة الدراسية 2013-2012؟.
    أرجو منكم الرد على الفور انشاءالله
    ‏ أيدكم الله وأتمنى لي ولكم التوفيق والسداد لما يحب ربنا ويرضى
    الإسم: ‏anas yahuza sani
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    البريد الإلكتروي:‏
    والسلام عليكم.‏‎ ‎

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  158. Assalamu alaikum my brother @autheticbase please billah i ned your assictence pls and replay in my quetions

  159. Assalamu alikum warahmatullahi wabarkatuh Alhamdu lllah ana kulu yahfazul quran al aan ana qar’i tu douri hadeec us sareef fe jamiya islamiya mazahir ul uloom sharan bur min beladil hind .insa allah. Wa bada sana ureedu ana fe jamiya islamiya ummul qura al makkatu mukarrama ana min jameya islamiya altamasul mudeera li anna tadkulune fe jamiya ummul qura ya ustazi wa ya siyyedi wa ya mudeer unsurni insaallah nasartu yaumul qiyama ya mudeer ataqbilune ya mudeer haza hatie ana aki kabeer alhamdulllah lahou al lugatil arabiya jeddan (ph) no 00+9980040732 huwa al aan .yani. aki kabeer karaja fe sabellla Amireca insaallah rajahu sahrin after 2 (mouns) wa ana hatif (ph) no 00+7417834332 00+9738627280 (isme hafiz syed saifullah zuhair) ya mudeer wa ya jamiya ummul qura wassalamu alikum warahmat ullahi wabarka tuh ya mudeer :ana skype Id: hafizsyed.saifullahzuhair

  160. aslkm. do sisters have to go to makkah to apply, or is there an online application form?

  161. Umair khan Says:

    i like this Islamic university

  162. Assalamu alaikum ya ahbabal ummu l qura eni ureedu qari tu fe jamiya ummu l qura al hamdu lllah ana kullu yahfazu l quran al aan ana qari tu duri hadeec u sareef fe jamiya mazahir u loom sharan fur fe bila dil hind wa bada sana ureedu qari tu fe jamiya ummul qura fe makkatul mukrrmah ya ahbabal ummul qura unsur ni insaallah nasar tu yumal qiyama wassalam

  163. Assalamu alaikum ya ahbabal ummu l qura eni ureedu qari tu fe jamiya ummu l qura al hamdu lllah ana kullu yahfazu l quran al aan ana qari tu duri hadeec u sareef fe jamiya mazahir u loom sharan fur fe bila dil hind wa bada sana ureedu qari tu fe jamiya ummul qura fe makkatul mukrrmah ya ahbabal ummul qura unsur ni insaallah nasar tu yumal qiyama wassalam §§ ana ph yani hatif no +009738627280 +007417834332 wa ana skype id hafizsyed.saifullahzuhair ana aki kabee ph no huwa lagatul arbi jiddan masaallah +009980040732

  164. Assalam-o-Alaikum,

    My name is Ayesha Siddiqui and I graduated from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Pakistan in May 2008. My major was in MIS (Management Information Systems) and HR (Human Resource), however, I have decided to change my field completely and learn Arabic and pursue a career in Shari’ah and Islamic Studies. I have studied complete Arabic grammar from a personal tutor and I can somewhat analyze the arabic syntax. I have also been reading some arabic text to improve my vocabulary and expand my knowledge base. Before pursuing post-graduation studies I would like to speak, read and understand Arabic completely.

    I am a resident of Islamabad, Pakistan and would be applying as an International student.

    1) I would like to know if I can apply to any foundation courses to help me understand the language better.
    2) Also can I directly apply to your postgraduate program after completing the foundation course or do I have to pursue bachelors and then masters?
    3) My final goal is to complete a PhD in Fiqh or Usul-al-Fiqh. Kindly tell me the steps that I have to take to achieve that?
    4) Is there an age limit to apply to any of your post-graduation programs?
    5) What are the other requirements for enrollment, if any?
    6) It has been around 4 years since my last degree, is there any limit to the number of years after the last degree for applying to your program?
    7) I have completed my high school (12th grade) from New York, USA and language of teaching in bachelors degree was also English. In this case would I still need to provide the university with IELTS or TOEFL results?
    8) Do you offer any distance learning programs for foreigners?
    9) I am 25 years old right now and would like to apply to masters or PhD (not bachelors), is there an age limit to the masters program as well?

    Anxiously waiting for your reply.

    Ayesha Siddiqui

  165. irufa nizar Says:

    assalamu alikum. i am a girl from sri lanka age 18 And wish to study in umm al qura university i tried to get information through many email addresses given below but still none of them replied please reply me fast.jazakallah wassalam.

  166. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuhu 1. I want to apply to um al quraa universities pls which month the application will be started 2. And when the will starting releasing the addmition. 3. Is it compolsory for me to have diploma certificate 4. Where do i get the form alhamdullillah barakkalahufi

  167. the0bserver Says:


    Is there any one I can get in contact with to see the list of accepted students for this coming Ramadan? My husband and I applied last year and have not heard back. JazakAllahukhair.

    • f.nizar Says:

      assalamu alikum please can you tell me how did you apply what are the procedures that one need to follow to apply please someone reply me fast.
      مع السلام.

  168. ansar ali ishtiyaq Says:

    assalamualaikum i am interested to study in this university.i am a hafiz, alim and pursuing mba here in india. i am feeling difficulty to understand the procedure to apply for the pg program. i request you to kindly help me in applying to the ummul qura university.

  169. asssalamualaiakum warahamaathullahi wabarakathuhu…

    ishallah i wuld like to know if the essay should be written … what is the months generally that they accept the forms in .. yani (meaning) the particular month the new semister starts and the month we have to send our forms ??

    barakallahu feek

  170. fatimah Says:

    assalam alaykum please i would like to know the requirements for applying to umm al qurra and a copy of the application form. thank you

  171. Damree Ilyaad Says:

    As Salaam Mou Alaikoum

    I am from Mauritius and I applied to Umul Qura, Makkah.
    When will the list be out?

    JazakaAllah hu khayran

  172. mohammed abdul waseem Says:

    assalamualaikum warahamaathullahi wabarakathuhu .
    i am waseem from india so my age is 23 years old so can i apply ummul qura university .

  173. Abdul Hafeez Says:

    (Assalamualaikum) I am Abdul Hafeez my age 17 year old i can apply umm al qura universtiy if I can apply please contect me this email / or / ID my email (

  174. Damree ilyaad Says:

    Authentic base;

    As Salaam mou Alaikoum akhi;

    I just got information that the list of makkah students is out. However I failed to obtained it through internet. Could you please get the list for country Mauritius.
    JazakaAllahu khayran

  175. Anass Mansour Says:

    Assalamu alaikumwa rahmatullahi wa babarkatuh,

    I am a Ghanaian working reside in the Netherlands working for Ghana embassy and wish to divert my course to Islamic and Arabic education in your country, I am 30 years old and want to know if i can be accepted into your university.

    Regards:Anass Mansour

  176. asalm o alaikum!sir i am from pakistan and i had given my exams of fsc and now i wanna study in umm al qura university i am of 18 age my father and brother are living in makkah kindly inform me that can i got admission or not???inform me as soon as posible..jazakallah kheir

  177. Assalamu aleykum ya ahlad diyar! Ana huna jadiydan.ana u.riydu ata.alam fi jumhuriyati ummul kuro,valakinna riyal la yujadiy

  178. the0bserver Says:

    Salam all. I called Umm ul Quraa a few days ago and the head of the Institute of Arabic Language told me the list will only be released after Eid. And school starts on the 12th of Shawwal, that’s about Aug. 30 or 31. So don’t forget about it!

    Here is the number I called – 558 4345

    If you’re calling from the US dial – (011 966 2) 558 4345

    May Allah grant you all acceptance if it is best! Also make dua for my husband and I, we also applied last June.

    • ghanastudent Says:

      Assalamu allaikum sister the 0bserver how will the list be released will it be on the internet or by post to individual. MAY ALLAH MAKE US SUCCESSFUL

      • Abubakar Sidik Says:

        i dont know if they have acceptered me or not,pls can u help me ask?THANKX


  179. assalamualaikum.
    i m a sister from bangladesh, im 19 .i hv done my o levels, then i joined law under university of london. but now i want to quit law and do dawaah so want to join islamic studies in umm al qura university or any other universtiy suitable for me. is there any chance for me? as i need a mahraam so inshallah soon i will be getting married. i am very scared cause i dot know much! please it will be very helpful if ayone can tel me the details requiremnts and procedure. and one irrelevant question is ther jobs available for my spouse? he z a olevel pass n also quited law

  180. When will admission will be stop . When admission will be end . What is the last date to admission in your Jamia

  181. Damree ilyaad Says:

    As Salaam Mou Alaikoum;

    Is there any news regarding the list 2012-2013?

    My brothers got approval for Madina University 3 days ago via the university website.

  182. farrah adeeba Says:

    Assalamualaikum I’m Farrah Adeeba from Malaysia. I’m actually trying to find a good Arabic school for my son who will be turning 4 next year.
    As a mother I hope to be able to give the best Islamic knowledge to my son as soon as possible I’m also searching for a few other Arabic speaking countries including Egypt & Jordan. But i do hope to be able to find a good school in Mekkah.I know that this esteem organization caters only to mature students. However i hope you would be able to direct (advice) me to any (if any) good schools in mekkah. We speak Malay & English. I hope Muhammad would be able to pick up Arabic as soon as possible InsyaAllah.May Allah give us the strength & determination to produce intelligent & Soleh Muslims. InsyaAllah.SincerelyFarrah Adeeba

    • Abubakar sidik abdulkarim Says:

      Asallamou Alaiykoum,my brother in islam,i have go round your message and i have understood your fillings for your son,Inshaa Allahou i will help u have a good school for your lovelly son,have me in contact 0022890659556,actually i am now in vacation but i will go back soon to saudi arabia,i will try my best for u ok?THANKX very much and may Almigthy ALLAH help us in every thing AMEEN

  183. farrah adeeba Says:

    >Assalamualaikum.I’m Farrah Adeeba from Malaysia. I’m actually trying to find a good Arabic school for my son who will be turning 4 next year. I plan to stay there for 3 months yearly starting next year.As a mother I hope to be able to give the best Islamic knowledge to my son as soon as possible. To be able to understand & appreciate the quranic text. Im also searching for a few other Arabic speaking countries including Egypt & Jordan. But i do hope to be able to find a good school in Mekkah.I know that this esteem organization caters only to mature students. However i hope you would be able to direct (advice) me to any (if any) good schools in mekkah. We speak Malay & English. I hope Muhammad would be able to pick up Arabic as soon as possible InsyaAllah.May Allah give us the strength & determination to produce intelligent & Soleh Muslims. InsyaAllah.SincerelyFarrah Adeeb

  184. Assalamu alaykum. I am from South Africa and would like to apply at your university. Can you please inform me, if I have got a pass for english, arabic and computer studies but not a matric certificate yet from the university of Cambridge, can I apply for the arabic course at ummul qura? Also if my dad comes along as a mahram, will my mum be given a visitors visa too?

  185. Does anyone have any information about the names of american students who have been accepted this year?

    jazakum allahu khiaran

  186. ibn_mohammad Says:

    Salaamu alaykum,

    And the belgian students??

    BarakAllahu feekum

  187. Damree ilyaad Says:

    As Salaam Mou Alaikoum;

    Where can we get the list of acceptance for Umm Ul Qura?

    Brothers who applied for Madeenah University already got their replies this week.

  188. ume kalsoom Says:

    Asslam-u-alikum i am student in 1st year in jeddah and i am 16 years old i want to ask that i can get addmission in um al qura university after 1st year or is it nessecarry to take addmission after 2nd year i have my twin sister also and we both sisters want to become a scholar of islam and we dont know arabic is it possible for we both sisters to get addmission in this university our nationality is pakistani please reply soon

  189. The university has released the names of the accepted students from America

    If anyone has any contacts in Makkah, please try to find out the names and post them on this page, jazakum allahu khairan

  190. Yes I speak arabic, but I tried calling the university with no answer.

    I think the names of all the countries have been released, not just america.

    • Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

      Brother call this number 558 4345 , he speaks arabic

      • ibn_mohammad Says:

        Salaamu alaykum,

        Heb je de universiteit al gebeld? Ben je van Nederland of Belgie? BarakAllahu feek.

        • Abd'Allah Ibn Adam Says:

          Walaikum Assalaam,

          Ja, maar ze spraken Arabisch misschien kan jij ze proberen te bereiken, 009662558 4345 (ze nemen meestal op woensdag of zaterdag op probeer voor 13:00 uur te bellen anders rond 5 uur) en ik ben Nederlands

      • Zubairu Usman jere Says:

        Assalmu alaikum i am from nigeria, and i want to study arabic, but i dont no how to speak arabic how can i do wassalm.

    • aoa!sir kindly tell me that can i get admission in umm al qura uni?if yes!then what i have to do for admission??i am a girl of 18 age and i have given my exams of fsc pre med i have no problem of mehram as my father and brother are living there kindly inform me as soon as possible plzzzzzz JAZAKALLAH KHEIR

      • 1. photo copy of high school diploma and transcript with at least
        B- Grade
        2. letter of recommendation from know Islamic organization or personalities
        3.four recent photos and copy of passport
        4.Birth & Health certificate copy
        5.age should not exceed 23 years
        6.female application should have a mehram who is university student or applicant
        7.Applicant should obtain permission from his/her government for studying in Saudi arabia
        8.all docoment should be translated in arabic or english and
        attested form saudi embassy

  191. ibn_mohammad Says:

    Salaam walaykum,

    Still no list?

    BarakAllahu feekum

    • asalam o alaikum!sir i am sana from pakistan i have an intense desire to study in ummul qura uni to learn about islam i had already asked you that plzz inform me that either i can get admission r not and what are conditions for me to get admission but you are not answering me……i am of 18 age and i had given my exams of fsc pre medical….kindly sir answer me what i have to do????anxiously waiting for a positive reply from me..JAZAKALLAH YOU KHAIRAN KASIRAN

  192. ibn_mohammad Says:

    Sallaam walaykum,

    Has anybody information about the list? Did somebody call them?

  193. Assalam muailkum
    how do I send my documents from riyadh or do i have to travel all the way to makkah

  194. Yahya Abdullahi Saleh Says:

    assalamu alaikum, sir, i want admission into the institute of arabic for non-native speakers. I have the requirements, what can i do sir to get this admission? From yahaya abdullahi nigeria.

  195. Zaka ullah Ahamed Says:

    i m Zaka ullah ahamed.from pakistan.i m 25 years old.i want to addmission in ummul qurrah uni.i applied 2 time ago.but no reply i receive from here..please guied me that what i do….i m F.a and shadat ul aalmiya in wafaq ul madaras in salfia….

  196. hafiz umair Says:

    assalam o elikum sir i submitted my docoment for umm ul qura for arabic language oct 2011 how will the list be released will it be on the internet or by post to individual.

  197. assalam o elikum sir I have submitted my application Dec-2011.
    When university is releasing the acceptance list. Please inform.

    hafiz umair

  198. sir assalamoaliakum i mostly like arabic language and uqu pls sir orginise a programe of universty online its better for salfi womens who are loving knowledge of deen islam pls sir for my allah i requested you and shykh abdullah bin abdulaziz jazakomullah feekum wasalamoalykum warahmatullahee wabarakatuhoo

  199. Assalm alaikum.since when iwas nine years ald ihaveen loking for appropiate chanse that can help me to study in one of the grets universities,Ummul qura or University of madina.But unpotnatily igraduated at Bayero university kano nigeria in the deppertment of Arabic language,so can i persue my studies in one of my beloved university?Pls guide?

  200. salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi,ummul qura university you are well done. (ni”mal jihad) i wish to be one of your students sir. thank you.

  201. mine is just a question, i want apply for my wife ummul qura univrsity, but i am a studnt of iu of medinah, do thy accept me as her MUHARRAM?

  202. Salamo alikum brother.
    Iam a 20 years old sister who really want to study in Makkah. But I am single and non of my brothers or farther want to go with me. What should I do? Because its really something I want- cant they accept a single sister?

    Wa alikum Salam.

    • Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

      Sorry for the delayed response. Sis, the only advice I can give to single sisters is to marry a bro who also wishes to study in the uni. Or marry a bro who has a CELTA certificate (i.e., he’s a qualified English teacher) as Saudi is always looking for English teachers.

  203. Mohammad Hasan Habibullah Alig Says:

    A leading and an ideal university for all around the globe. Thanks from your brothers, muslims in Nepal.
    Mohammad Hasan Habibullah Alig

  204. Ismael MUNYANEZA Says:

    Assalam alaykum ya Shuyuukh akhuukum Ismail MUNYANEZA aiishu fii Rwanda wakharajtu fiil MAAHAD AL-HIDAAYAT AL-ISLAAMIYAT bi Taqdiir DJAYDI DJIDA wa as alukum an adurusu fii hadhihi MADRASSAT LI ANNA UHIBU BILAADIKUM wa utwabiq Daawat fii qariyatiy ashkur kum djammia, antadhiru djawaabukum mumutaz.

    • Ibnu muhamed Says:

      Asalamu aleykm warahma i think our brother (the authenticbase) didn’t answer till april 2012 i don’t know the reasom, eny way i would like to ask them ony 3 questio 1) supose i submited my aplication to umm al-qura university throught the procedures mentioned above after that ,supose they rejected or accepted so from where can i get their respond ? Do they send me througt e-mail or througt this web or by phone 2)for how lon does it take them to response to me atleast? 3)is admissiom way of madina university like that of umm alqura univ ? And i would like to request the brothers if there is eny one who know these questions than me pls reply me as soon as posible baarakalahu fiikum akhuuna.

  205. assalammu alaikum wr.wb.
    i came from the philippines..i’m studying BS teaching Arabic,2ndyr college in Mindanao State University..(19yrs old) i read about ummu al-quraa university.and i was encouraged to study there for the sake of ALLAH and for ummah..but i don’t know how..did i have chance to study there..?
    jazakumullahu khairan…

  206. Ameti Amet Says:

    Esselamu alaikum I’am from Canada Iwon’t to know that do I have to Apply through the Saudi Embassy for Umul Qura University or I can go to the person and Apply, and also I can Apply any time or there’s a specific time Jazakallah.

  207. mountainofknowledge Says:

    Assalamu alaykum, Application Form for Umm Al-Qur’aa University in Makkah, KSA.

  208. mountainofknowledge Says:

    This is the الكتاب الأساسي al-Ketab al-Assasi Collection from Umm al-Qura University Arabic Language Institute:

  209. AsalamoAlaikum,

    I live in jeddah with my parents. I am a pakistani female and would like to apply to umm al qura university. But since I am already living here how will that effect my application.

    • im a british national, living in jeddah and going to umm al quarah every day. that doesn’t effect your application. you apply, try going there it will be much better. but you must have iqama. then after your accepted, you start your classes, but your iqama isn’t under the uni, so you won’t get any benefits. but thats okay, if you don’t have any plans of getting into the actual university. the arabic language institute is in the same campus as the jaamia, but follows different rules. so in order to go to the jaamia, your iqaamah needs to be transferred..
      hope this helps you. if you need any help email me at


  211. aslamoalikum
    mujhy bohat shoq ha deeni taleem hasal krne ka maine F.A kia ha mera walid b nai hain or bhai b nai 1 ammi jaan hain mehrbani kr k koio mera kam bna den shoikria main ummulqura m,ain prna chahtti hon

  212. mere behan hafsa yousaf ha usne b F.A kia ha
    usk elawa jamia main b prti ha qura’an paak ka trjhma ahadees tirmzi mishqat shreef blogulmram nokhbatulhadees amma khasa aliya ki tiyari kr rhi hon or b.a cantinu ha open ki trf sy plz usy b ummulquaa main prne ka bohat shoq ha app usy mehbani kr k bola len makkah main A.T.T.C B KIA HA

  213. assalam o alaikum w rehmatullah w barakatu. me name is asif zadi and i belongs to pakistan. i want to admit in ummul qura univetsity and i am holder of secondry school sertificate with my passport and birth sertificate and recomindation of two well known personalities of pakistan. what i do for admission?

    • asif zadi Says:

      asalam o alaikum sir i m waiting for your answer please tell me about addmission in umm ul qura university. asif zadi

  214. m.ilyas"zamani" Says:

    انا لا استطع التكلم باالغة العربية ولكن اريد التعلم اللغة العربية ولهذا اريد الالتحاق معكم

  215. my Addmission to join in umm-al qura
    i wanna know more about true islam

  216. the0bserver Says:

    Asalamualaykum, To all those who applied for the September 2012 semester, the list has been finalized but the university is still working on obtaining visas for those students. Basically, it is being held up at the Ministry of Education for one reason or another. My husband and I applied in June 2011 and have tried through numerous sources to get any information on the list, but were never successful until my father in law went in person with a current student (while visiting for umrah) this past week. The school had not attempted to notify us that my husband was accepted Alhumdulillah, but Khair at least we know now. Currently, we are trying to figure out how to speed up this extremely lagging visa process. Apparently, a student currently enrolled there said that he was accepted and it took the school 1 whole year after that to finally get his visa to him. Khair, Alhumdulillah, these are the struggles of the Talib Ul Ilm. I would say, if you really want to get in, inshaAllah you can…. But you really need to step up your game and get someone to go there in person on your behalf to the Azizia men’s campus with a current student. Otherwise, there’s no other way in my opinion. Btw, there is a new law that they are only accepting the man/ husband first and once he Arrives there, he can apply for his wife/sister to come and study 6 months later.

    • Bintu Muslim Says:

      Assalamu aleykum.

      I’ve sent my applivation July 2011 and I haven’t recieved an answer from the university. How and when will we know if we’ve been accepted .? Barak’Allahu feek

  217. mehroosh majid Says:

    i want to study in umm al qura .i would like to know while staying in dormitories i will be allowed to contact my parents from phone calls or internet ..and what is the fee …how much i have to pay per year

    • amet ameti Says:

      Esselamu alaikum Brother I can’t understand why I receive these Imails everyday regarding what.

      Sent from my iPhone

  218. If students who achieve (% 70-75) can be admitted ?if Provided they meet all other requirements(entry test…..)????

  219. Assalamu Alaikum Akhi, Does ummul qura have an online application? If not, how do I apply to the Uni? JazakAllahu Khair.

  220. Hassam Khan Says:

    Asala o alaikum. my name is HASSAM KHAN. I am from Pakistan I am student of Jamiya Banori
    Town Karachi. I am studying in Darja Salisa (Alim Course) and I am also Hafiz e Quran. I have done my
    Matric from Bourd of Karachi and now I am 18 years old.
    I want to admition in your UMM Al QYRA UNIVERSITY. Please give ma a chanse to study in your university and tell me the proses of admition.

  221. Ahmed Abdullahi Jallo Says:

    أنا أريد قبول فى هذا جامعتكم ميمونة

  222. abdifataah Says:

    asalamu aleykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu umul quraa i am somalia i am 19 years old i want to join university of umul quraa so i want to help me
    i don’t know to make apply

  223. Nasteexo Says:

    salam everyone hope you are all well inshallah.

    @abdifataah am Somali sister myself and recently went to apply in person with my big brother, we are now just waiting for the final results, but we were told not to worry, as its likely they’ll accept us inshallah!

    however I would differently say it increases your possibility of getting accepted when you apply in person. I would recommend it to you all.

    here is the online application form for anyone who needs it

    hope anyone benefits from it:)

  224. menahill fatima Says:

    asslam alikum.. i am 16 from pakistan one of my uncle (chachoo)live in MAKKAH no other mehrum is available so has the mehrum condition been fulfilled?? can i apply as my chachoo is mehrum and live in MAKKAN???

  225. muhammad rizal Says:

    hal hunaka mumarasatul lurah al arabiah lirairi natiqina biha

  226. salafiya Says:


    i am a pakistani woman age 30.its my dream to learn arabic at umm al Qura uni. my husband is in KSA already so i have no problem of mahram, but he cant sponsor me cuz he has 2 wives. .i know the age limit is 25 but still i want to try on ALLAH s tawwakal.please tell me what should i do if i apply from my country??
    jazzak ALLAH khair.

  227. mikidari adam Says:

    assalaikummu aleikum respected brothers in islam, i am holding bachelor degree and i wish to teach at saudi arabia for me to get much knowledge about islam. mikidari adam

  228. Abrar Karim Says:

    Isn’t there any department of Fiqh in the institute?

  229. Muhammad Bilal Says:

    Dear I wanted to ask that
    1. I have 85% marks in my high school and 78% marks in intermediate. Should I send the deploma of High school or of Inter.
    2. What is the proceedure for Jamia Islamia Madina Munawra?

  230. ahmad poswal Says:

    sir i want to admit in engenring field. What steps should i followed? Can u guide me for admisson in ummul qura uni.?

  231. I’m indain I complited higher secondery in my country there for I disair more study about Arabic laungeg then there is study expencive or free pls send me reply Allah blesse you…

  232. A.A
    sir i want to get admission your university
    i have complete 12 education in pakistan
    please tell me how we can get the admission?

  233. ibn_mohammad Says:

    Salaamu alaykum, this is the acceptance list for this year for umm al qura for all the countries. If your name isn’t on the list you are not accepted. Jazakumu Allahu gayran….

  234. asslamualkium How long does it take for the accpetance letter to be mailed to your house? I live in the USA and read that it sometimes never comes how can i make sure to receive this letter or what are the other ways in obtaining it. I would appreciate if someone can help me out in this matter. Thank you

    • Asalamualaykum, I’m from the US, my husband and I applied about 2 1/2 years ago. The only way we could find any info out is by having my father in law go directly to the campus when he was on umrah and demand answers. This was 6 months ago. They said we were accepted, but for the semester that started prior to that. They had not sent any word that we were accepted, nor did they even have a visa ready then. Since then, they said they’ll send a visa for the upcoming semester. It never came. I doubt it will ever come, AllahuAlam. We are now studying at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. ( Alhumdulillah, it is amazing here, teachers from al Azhar, Madinah university, Umm ul qura and more. All Islamic studies taught in fusha Arabic. And they are very good with their admissions, it only took us a few months to apply and recurve acceptance letter. If you want more info, reply and I can send it to you iA. (Safiya.ravat at gmail) If Umm al qura is written for you, inshaAllah it will come. But for us, we made istikhara and decided for something else instead of waiting for a few more years. May Allah bless all of you in your studies. Ameen.

      • As salam alaikum

        Can a women havind a child apply in Umm Al Qura University?will they accept her application?if yes how can she manage to study having a small child along?

        JazakAllah hu khayr

        • yes, there are women in my class who are new mothers, and other who have 4 kids. masha allah. you have to make your own arrangements. if you ask around. iv heard theres play group outside Umm al quarah, where all their kids go. so don’t worry

      • Emran Safwan Says:

        Dear Safiya!
        what is the latest news of your acceptance letter from umm al qura university makka ? they are send your acceptance letter yet or not ?

  235. Taqi ullah Says:

    I am from bangladesh from what time to what time i apply for study in 2014 please reply me

  236. Umair abdullah Says:

    What is the procedure to send addmission in ummul qura university through internet. . . .

    • fayyaz ahmad Says:

      I am from pakistan from what time i apply for study in 2014
      What is the procedure to send addmission in ummul qura university through internet. . . .

  237. Emran Safwan Says:

    Assalamu alaikum!
    I am Bangladeshi. I want will like to know,
    when Umm al Qura university are going to
    release the offer letter of new grunted
    students for this year…1435 H ?
    please tell me something…!

  238. ahmed mengesha Says:

    aselamualykum werahmetulahi weberekatuh
    i am from ethiopia iam 23 yaers i have a huge dream to study arebic or sheria in umm al qura uni . i send my document many times with arabic but until i dont get any answer .please help me if there other method or email to apply.
    jezakellahu keyren.

  239. abul kalam Says:

    i want to learn arbic

  240. Assalamu Alaikum, I looked on the internet to find out how to apply to ummul qura, and I managed to find a application form which I completed and eventually gathered all the documents required, I just went to Ummul Qura University Last week and was told, ‘sorry we do not accept any paper application’ I was absolutely devastated after all the effort I did to come from UK to Makkah for this application. And Unfortunately I got rejected, I further on tried to upload my application online but however I am experiencing alot of problems in terms of choice of what to write and not many options are in this online application. My GCSE’s are all separate and can not be uploaded as one certificate, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME ON HOW TO UPLOAD MULTIPLE COPIES… I also have 4 recommendation letters and cant put more than 2. JazakAllah Hu Khairan. Shukran. Wasalam

  241. hafiza mano Says:

    i have apllied in brothr is already student of uqu.i have A grade in matriculation and fsc. i m hafiza also. so hw many chances r there fir my admission.

    • Asslamualakium sister what is your brother email address or number I would like to get in contact with him so that I can know the status of my acceptance letter

  242. A.R.M.R. Says:

    Assalamualaikum!!!!!! I m from india.What are the fields in islamic studies after learning arabic langnuage. …actually I really want to study .. but I do not have knowledge so plzz ……

  243. nayab arif Says:

    ASSALAMUALIKUM i am 17 years old and i wish to study in umal qirah university and i dont know how to speak arabic ….. so can i study there without learning arabic?…….plz suggest me a suficient advice….shukran…..jazakALLAH

  244. أيمن ظفر Says:

    أريد أن ألتحق بالجامعة في كلية الشريعة. فما هي الشرائط له؟

  245. papata Says:

    what kind of high school (english school or arabic school)

    so that we know clearly

  246. Abrar Karim Says:

    Assalaam alaik…
    My name is Abrar, And I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    I want to know, that in which month the semester of the jaami’a starts?

  247. Assalamu Alaiykum
    what is the youngest age you have to be to be accepted into your school?? is the age limit 17 and up?

  248. lubna imtiaz Says:

    Respected Sir….
    I am a Pakistani girl .I am 20 years old and I am very willing to study in ummal qura university in makkah . What should i do for taking admission in this university. Please help me . Please send me information. MY wish is that i want to learn dean of ALLAH. please help me. MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU .

  249. Aisha Ahmed Says:

    Asalamu alaykum,

    My name is Aisha, I live in USA, I am 16 years old and I graduated from high school in July 2014, alhamdulilah. I really would like to study at Umm al qura as soon as possible, but I have no mahram studying with me or one that lives in Meccah. Can my mahram come with me on my journey and drop me off at the sisters department and go back to his country(USA)? Also, do I fill out a special application stating that my mahram is only going on the journey with me and not staying or studying at umm al qura. If not, how do I go about explaining that. 

    JazakaAllahu kayran

    • Aisha Ahmed Says:

      Can someone please for Allah’s sake answer my questions?

    • Walaykumuslam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Dear Aisha :)
      From what I know, you MUST have a Mahram guardian living in the city. He may not have to live with you in the Univ. But a mahram is needed as a guardian, who takes responsibility of you.
      I wanted to go too, but because of no mehram going along I can’t.
      It’s really sad but understandable because the mehram law is only for our protection and safety. Alhumdulillah
      When the time comes, Allah will make it possible :)
      May Allah facilitate our affairs. Ameen.

  250. Mahmadyorov Sino Says:

    If I want to study in umm al qura is it necessary to take with me the permission of our government ?

  251. Nasir jan Says:

    Assalamu alaikum
    my name is nasir jan and i am pakistani. I want to get education in ummal quran but i have some fainantionl problem.

  252. Nasir jan Says:

    Assalamu alaikum
    my name is nasir jan and i am pakistani. I want to get education in ummal quran but i have some fainantionl problem.

  253. zaid siddiqui Says:

    وفقني الله تعالى بالقرأة هذه المدرسة

  254. Mohammad.Asad Says:

    maca saudiarbia

  255. jaffar khalid jaffar Says:

    السلام عليكم، أنا جعفر خالد جعفر أريد أن أتعلم الدين و اللغة العربية بجيد، أنا ضعيف في اللغة العربية، وكيف سبيبل إلى ذالك. ساعدوني.

  256. Aisha Ahmed Says:

    How do I take the permission of my government(USA)? Do I apply for visa?

  257. Mishal Imran Says:

    I currently live/study in saudi arabia (currently doing my ‘GCE’) , and wanted and wanted to know how long it takes to do islamic course BA course, excluding the 2 year arabic course at first. And I also would like to know which university would be better
    1) Madinah University
    2)Umm al Qura

  258. sihaam hashi Says:

    I have do not have any family member who wants/willing to go with me to makkah but I have an uncle who lives in Jeddah. Would I still be rejected if I apply?



  260. Respected Sir,

    I want to read in umm al qura university Please send me veeza

  261. How many Singaporeans get accepted every year>

  262. jibrilla mubashir Says:

    i like to be enroll in your reputation institutions.

  263. Assalamau Alaykum, Very helpful website and may Allah bless the brother who is trying to answer all those who have inquiries and put that effort into his hassanat scale. Amiin.
    Brother I would like to ask you few questions if you don’t mind and they are the following:
    1) I Firstly live in the Uk, and I’m in college studying various subjects. I have one GCSE so far in maths where I got Grade B and I’m also doing another GCSE this year in English where I will finish Insha Allah arund June 2011 so akhi whay would you think about it (only 1 GCSE but really interested to study in madinah)
    2) insha Allah I am planning to go for Hajj this year do you think it is an appropiate time to go for an interview?
    3) If so who would you advise me to talk to if go there. Also I have got good tazkiyah, is it woth taking it with me and showing it to them.
    4) By the way I am 20 Years old, Finally akhi what would be your advise to the above questions.
    I appreciate your time in reading this and answering them, May Allah shower us all with his mercy. Amiin ya rabbi…..

    By اسام يؤسف عثمان

  264. ass salam alaikum iam working in jubail saudi arabia my wife have done some dawah course and she is 26 years and she is intrested to do aleema course so i want to know the information how to get admission

  265. Muhammad azhad Says:

    I m muhammad azhad from india
    i m fazil of darul uloom deoband india
    and i would like to study at umm al qura but i don’t have any information about umm al qura please help me

  266. Asslalamu alaikum.
    i m indian and i want to know that my brother is working in jeddah and i want to study in uqu … i m 22 years old …is there any chances of getting accepted…if there are chances please share a link of Latest Application 2016 form and please tell me how and where to send my scanned documents …in short the procedure of admission.
    jazak allah.


    Assalamu alaikum brother,
    I am 20, and a college 2nd year student. I wanted to apply for it but will it be better for me to finish college first and then apply here? If I apply to it within this month when will I be get call from it? I mean will I have to w8 for the next ramadan to start the 2017-2018 academic year?plz ans soon, thnx

  268. As salaamu alaikum. Insha Allah I want to know if maternal uncle can apply with me to study at the university. He is considered my mahram so couldn’t this work out insha Allah. Correct me if I’m wrong, Jazak Allahu khair.

  269. urc mirzapur Says:

    have there m.ed or post graduate course in this university

  270. As Salamu Alaykum,

    I am having difficulty obtaining an application form for admissions to Umm al Qura’s Arabic Language Institute. Can someone kindly help me?

  271. I m not financially soo good…but still Alhamdulillah for everything. I wanted to study in this Makkah University but I don’t know how can I got this opportunity, but if you have some scholarships test and any such type of examination then please inform. It’s my humble request brother.

  272. السلام عليكم،
    I was wanting to apply to Umm al Qura University, but I am unable to find the application form. Do you have one for this year.

    جزاك الله خيرا

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