Frequently Asked Questions
How do I calculate my GPA?
Cumulative GPA = the sum of the educational outputs plus the credit hours divided by the total number of credit hours the student has studied up to the date of calculating that average.
Note: Repeated courses are only summed once in the GPA and only the new grade is calculated.
Absence from Exams
What is the Policy Concerning Students' Academic Load?
Postponement of study
When is the student entitled to postpone his/her study?
after a semester has passed since joining the university.
Postponement period: maximum of 4 separate or consecutive semesters.
Who is not entitled to postpone?
Freshmen students (first semester), transfer student, students who have changed majors.
Who is the discontinued student?
Any student who has not registered or postponed a semester. In the event of a desire to return, the student can continue his/her studies conditioned that s/he pay a fee of 30 dinars.
Can a student who withdraws from university return to study the same major?
Yes, conditioned that the returning student has not been dismissed, and his/her withdrawal has not exceeded 3 semesters.
When is the student put on academic probation?
When is the student dismissed?
For a bachelor student:
If the student is unable to rectify his/her academic performance for two consecutive semesters.
If the student's cumulative average is less than 55% in any semester after the commencement of the study period.
If s/he has exhausted the legal period for obtaining his/her qualification.
For diploma students
When is the student not dismissed academically (for bachelor's degree only)?
If s/he completes a total of 75% of the study plan credit hours.
Repeating a course
When can a student enroll in a course without completing its the prerequisite?
If the student scores 50% or above in the previous requirement.
When is a student allowed to study a course and its prerequisite simultaneously?
If the student is expected to graduate.
If the student had studied the previous requirement and obtained a mark of 41% or above.
What are the conditions for transferring from another university?
How are courses calculated for a transfer student?
The total calculated hours should not exceed 50% of the credit hours required for the major transferred to, according to the following conditions:
When can I study an alternative course for the course in the study plan?
When is a student entitled to study an elective course?
In the semester preceding the graduation semester.
Is it possible to change the major for a new student during the first semester?
Yes, if it is in the period of admissions.
Can non-Palestinian students apply to join the university?
Yes, they can.
Is there a tuition waiver for a student with a high school diploma from some Arab countries?
No, students from Arab countries are treated the same as Palestinian students.
Can the student retake the placement exam in case of failure?
No, s/he cannot.
What is the language of study at the university?
Arabic language, but some courses taught in English.
Is there health insurance for university students?
Yes, there is.
Is a student who holds an ICDL certificate exempted from studying remedial computer skills course?
A student who holds an ICDL certificate is not exempted from studying a remedial computer skills course.
Is a student who holds a TOEFL exam certificate exempted from studying English (1) or English (2) courses?
TOEFL test certificate does not exempt from studying English (1) and English (2) courses.
What is the university's academic calendar?
It is a calendar that highlights the university's activities of interest to students.
Is it permissible for a student who has completed the requirements of graduation to repeat courses to increase his/her cumulative average?
A student who has completed graduation requirements may not retake courses to raise his/ her GPA.
What happens if I retake a course that I have already passed in the first attempt and fail in the second attempt?
The "fail" grade in the retake will cancel the "pass" grade achieved previously.