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Arabic Language Placement Test:
  • Upon joining the University, all students should sit for the Arabic language placement test on dates determined by the University to measure their basic skills. 
  • If students do not pass the Arabic language placement test, or do not sit for it during their first academic year, they shall have to study regularly, for a period of one semester, a remedial subject for improving their language skills. The number of this subject is (9401099) and is of (3) credit hours that do not form part of either their cumulative average or the hours required for their graduation. They shall then sit for a test in this subject and upon passing it, they will qualify to register in Arabic Language (1).
English Language Placement Test:
  • Upon joining the university, all students must sit for the English language placement test on dates determined by the University to measure their basic skills.
  • If students do not pass the English language placement test, or do not sit for it during their first academic year, they shall have to study regularly, for a period of one semester, a remedial subject for improving their language skills. The number of this subject is (9402099) and is of (3) credit hours that do not form part of either their cumulative average or the hours required for their graduation. They shall sit for a test in this subject and upon passing it, they will qualify to register in English Language (1).
  • Students who have passed the TOEFL (or any test of the same level) are exempted from sitting for the English language placement test if they achieve any of the following marks:
​Paper - Based
Computer - Based​
Internet - Based​
IELTS​
​500
​173
61​
​5
 
Computer Skills Placement Test:
  • Upon joining the University, all students should sit for the Computer Skills placement test on dates determined by the University to measure their basic skills.                          
  • If students do not pass the Computer Skills placement test, or do not sit for it during their first academic year, they shall have to study regularly, for a period of one semester, a remedial subject for improving their IT skills. The number of this subject is (9601099) and is of (3) credit hours that do not form part of either their cumulative average or the hours required for their graduation. They shall sit for a test in this subject and upon passing it, they will qualify to register in “Computer Skills” subject within their study plans.  
  • Students with an ICDL or equivalent are exempted from sitting for the Computer Skills placement test. 
  • Students are deemed to have “failed” in any of the above mentioned placement tests if they are absent from the test. If absent and with an excuse deemed acceptable, they must apply to the Dean of that faculty, within a maximum of one week after date of exam, to decide on the possibility of retaking the test. The Dean of the concerned faculty shall inform the Dean of Admissions and Registration of his decision in writing.
N.B. Students may sit for placement tests during the first academic year of their enrollment. They can reserve test dates via UOP’s website or through their major’s Registrar at the Deanship of Admissions & Registration.  
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