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Foreign Certificate Related Information

Foreign Secondary Certificate holders (IB, SAT, IGCSE, GCE, GCSE) are accepted as follows:

1. IB certificate International Baccalaureate:

  1. After obtaining the equivalency from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Deanship of Admission and Registration will convert the grades to the percentile system as follows:
    Level \ Points 7 6 5 4 3 2
    High Level 100 98 88 78 68 -
    Average Level 98 95 85 75 65 55

    * The Grade is calculated as follows: total marks divided by the number of courses.

    * Grades will be added to the average according to what is recorded in the International Baccalaureate grade sheet in EE, TOK.

    * Additional marks are added if he studies additional high-level courses, so that two marks are added to the percentage average if s/he obtains a mark of (6 or 7) and one mark if s/he obtains a mark of (5) for the additional course or courses.

  2. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and evident documents that the student has studied tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades in the country that issues the certificates.

    * When there is a percentage in the equation it is accredited and if it does not exist the above formula will be implemented.

    * When there is a type on the certificate, the type is approved as in “scientific, literary.. etc”, and if the type is not mentioned in the certificate then its classified as scientific referring to equivalent instructions of Foreign certificate for general secondary education by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

2. IGCSE Certificates, GCSE, GCE (British General Culture Certificate):

  1. Obtain an equivalent document certificate of a Palestinian certificate for general secondary education from the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  2. The Deanship of Admission and Registration will transfer the grades to percentage system as following:

    * The two highest courses from the advanced level or the allied advanced level will be calculated in addition to the top six courses from the average level by dividing the total course percentage grades from the number of courses and based on that the below table of grades will be accredited.

    Level \ Grades *A A B C D E
    Advanced Level (A.L) (A.S.L) 100 98 88 78 68 58
    Average Level 97 95 85 75 65

    GCE Grade

    GradeOut Of 100

    9 , 8

    100

    7

    98

    6 , 5

    88

    4

    78

    * Additional grades will be added to the average grades if the student studies more than two advanced or allied advanced courses, where two grades will be added if he obtains a (A) or (A *) and one grade will be added if he receives a (B).

    Level \ Grades A or A* B
    A.L 2 1
    A.S.L 2 1
  3. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and evident documents that the student has studied tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades in the country that issues the certificates, as following:

    * When there is a percentage in the equation it is accredited and if it does not exist the above formula will be implemented.

    * When there is a type on the certificate, the type is approved as in “scientific, literary.. etc”, and if the type is not mentioned in the certificate then its classified as scientific if he passes two advanced or allied advanced courses from the following courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology), the mathematics course is within average level courses.

3. SAT I + SAT II Tests, AP Tests, CLEPTests:

  1. Obtain an equivalent document certificate of a Palestinian certificate for general secondary education from the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  2. The Deanship of Admission and Registration will transfer the grades to percentage system as following:
    • SAT: the percentage mark for each course = (course grade * 0.1) + 25, then the grade is calculated as the sum of the marks for all courses divided by the number of SATII courses recorded in the student’s equivalency issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. If the courses are not mentioned in the equivalency, then the rate will be calculated according to what is approved by the university for to each case.
    • AP: The Deanship of Admission and Registration converts the marks into the percentage system, according to the following table, and then the grade is calculated as the sum of the marks of all courses divided by their number.

      AP Grade

      Grade Out Of 100

      5

      100

      4

      96

      3

      89

      2

      77

    • CLEP: The mark out of 100 for each course = 65 + (0.78 * (course mark-35)). Then, the grade is calculated as the sum of the marks of all the courses divided by their number.

      * When several of the above-mentioned tests are equalized for a student’s high school, the grade shall be calculated according to what is approved by the university for each case.

  3. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and evident documents that the student has studied eleventh and twelfth grades in the country that issues the certificates.

    * When there is a percentage in the equation it is accredited and if it does not exist the above formula will be implemented.

    * When there is a type on the certificate, the type is approved as in “scientific, literary.. etc”, and if the type is not mentioned in the certificate then its classified as scientific referring to equivalent instructions of Foreign certificate for general secondary education by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

High school certificate are accepted from Saudi Arabia as follows:

  1. Obtain an equivalent document of a Palestinian certificate for general secondary education from the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.​
  2. Passing the General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Scholastic Achievement Admission Testat the National Center for Measurement and Evaluation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Applied to anyone who completed secondary school in the Kingdom starting from the academic year 2017)​
  3. The Deanship of Admissions and Registration will calculate the students acceptance rates based on the high school certificate and the results of General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Scholastic Achievement Admission Testaccording to the following percentages:
    Secondary School Grade 50%
    General Aptitude Test (GAT) Grade 25%
    Scholastic Achievement Admission Test Grade 25%

    * The grade is calculated as following: (General Secondary School grade × 0.50) + (General Aptitude Test (GAT) grade × 0.25) + (Scholastic Achievement Admission Testgrade x 0.25) = total grade.

  4. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and evident documents that the student has studied tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades in the country that issues the certificates.

    * When there is a percentage in the equation it is accredited and if it does not exist the above formula will be implemented.

    * When there is a type on the certificate, the type is approved as in “scientific, literary.. etc”, and if the type is not mentioned in the certificate then its classified as scientific referring to equivalent instructions of Foreign certificate for general secondary education by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.