Postgraduate Programs

Second Stage Postgraduate Admission


The  Postgraduate Studies Deanship at King Khalid University, is delighted to announce the opening of the second stage postgraduate programs for the academic year 1442Ah . Admission is available in  a number of specializations for both fee and unpaid programs  for higher diploma, masters  and  doctorate degrees.  

The university electronic portal will be open  to receive inquiries starting on Tuesday morning the  10-10-1441 AH, and will remain open  until the evening of Tuesday, 10-24-1441 AH, to view  (click here).

Note: applying for the fee-paid programs is available for Saudis and non-Saudi residents. 

Programs available for admission and conditions required . 

Guide to admission

Extension of Postgraduate Admission


In view of the large number of admission inquiries received by participants the Postgraduate Studies Deanship is delighted to extend the admission period until Tuesday the 2/11/1441 . His Excellency King Khalid University President issued a decision to extend the admission period for all programs “ (higher diploma - masters - and doctoral degrees) allowing  applicants  who were not able to apply or missed the required examinations the opportunity to apply again. 

Noting :  the results  or required  tests will be available  on the electronic admission system  through the Qiyas center, on the determined dates. 

 To view the available programs and their terms, please (click here).

Post Graduate English Language Requirement


Given the current situation regarding Covid 19  ,the Post Graduate  Deanship at King Khalid University has issued a decision approving  the “ IELTS -indicator “ language test as one of the language  test options accredited by the admission committee for the  fee-paid graduate programs and other programs that were announced last Ramadan.  link:

Therefor, the university stresses that all applicants who have not yet met the English Language test requirement, to sit for the exam  with in  two weeks from the date of this announcement . Noting that the deanship will announce the date of  exam documents submission soon. 

Processing the documents of the admitted in the Postgraduate (Unpaid) program


The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies at King Khalid University urges the admitted in the unpaid MA and PhD programs for the academic year 1442 AH, for matching their documents. 

This procedure is for the admitted from other universities, as for KKU graduates their data are on the University Academic System, otherwise they will be noted. 

The University ID numbers would be texted starting from Sunday 26/ 12/ 1441 AH. Then, students can then print the final admission notice from Academia without coming to the university.



Day and Date           


Male Students

The University City in Quraiqer, building (D), main services hall, on the ground floor.


12/29/1441 AH


 01/01 / 1442H

From 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Female Students 

Academic complex for female students, in La’asan, admission hall


12/29/1441 AH


 01/01 / 1442H

From 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.


For processing the documents please bring the admission notice, and the original documents of the following: 

  1. The National ID. 
  2. Graduation Certificate. 
  3. Academic Registration. 
  4. Recommendations. 
  5. Educational Diplomas if required. 
  6. English tests results if required. 
  7. Published Research Statement for MA courses system program.
  8. Employer’s letter approving leave for studying.
  9. Profession statement from (Absher) for non-employees.  

In case the applicant did not come for matching the documents at the specified dates their admission would be canceled, and another student from the waiting list would be admitted in their place. 

For any enquiries, contact us through:

The Deanship’s What’s App: 0172418366

The email:

wishing you all the best 

GAT and English tests new requirements for postgraduate programs


The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies announces new requirements in most of its Programs (high Diploma, MA and PhD). It requires achieving the score specified by each department in GAT as one of the basic admission requirements. It also required achieving the score specified by each Department in English teats in the following collages: Medicine, Applied Medical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Sciences, Languages ​​and Translation, Business, and the College of Education PhD Programs. It stressed that English language test results by private or non-accredited institutes will not accepted. The Deanship urges those interested in admitting to its programs to take the required teats so they can apply immediately upon announcing them. The GAT test results would not be accepted after five years of taking the exam, and English test results (TOFEL and IELTS) would not be accepted after two years of taking them. As for Proficiency test results they would not be accepted after three years of taking the exam. 

Wishing you all, all the best.  

Dates of Differentiation Tests


The Graduates Studies Deanship at King Khalid University is announcing the dates of differentiation tests on higher studies programs (Master and PhD) for the academic year 1441 AH. The tests will take place in the specific places as shown in the attached schedule. The candidates should take into account the following:

     Bring ID. Or Family Card>

     Adherence to the date and place of the test.

     Schedule of tests' places and dates.

Note that: Other programs do not require differentiation tests. The differentiation in these colleges will be according to grade point average ( GPA ) and GAT. The names of the candidates admitted in these colleges will be announced when the results of the admitted applicants for other colleges are announced.


Admissions to Graduate Programs 1440/41


Start of Admissions to Graduate Programs in the 1440-41 Academic Year 

The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University is pleased to announce the beginning of admissions to join available graduate programs for the next academic year 1440–41.

Submission of applications will be available through the electronic portal It will begin on Sunday 14/05/1440 AH and end on Saturday 27/05/1440 AH according to the following conditions:

Available Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programs

Admission Requirements for Masters Programs

Important Information on How to Apply through the Academic Portal

Admission Guidelines


Please Note:

  • University lecturers and teachers who wish to join the graduate programs (master and doctorate) and has fulfilled the admission requirements should apply through the electronic portal.
  • Admission of graduate programs that includes fees will be announced later.   


Start of Admissions into Fee-Based Postgraduate Programs


The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University is opening the door for the online registration in fee-based master degree programs for the coming academic year 1439/1440 AH. Registration will be available through this link, starting from Sunday 17/10/1439 AH up to Saturday 23/10/1439 AH, for both male and female applicants. 

The following links include the conditions and other important information to know for registration: