Foreign Certificate Related Information

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

1. IB certificate International Baccalaureate:

  1. Obtain an equivalent document of International Baccalaureate certificate from the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  2. The Deanship of Admission and Registration will transfer the grades to percentage system as following :
    Level \ Points 7 6 5 4 3 2
    High Level 100 96 86 76 66 -
    Average Level 97 94 84 74 64 54

    * The Grade is calculated as follows: Total number of grades divided by the number of courses that has a point average.

    * Grades are also added to the rate as registered in the International Baccalaureate (IB) the points of EE, TOK.
     

  3. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education 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 Education and Higher Education.

 

 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 Education and Higher Education.
  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 55

    * 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 Education and Higher Education 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 Certificates:  

  1. Obtain an equivalent document of a Palestinian certificate for general secondary education from the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  2. The Deanship of Admission and Registration will transfer the grades to percentage system by calculating SAT II courses:
    Grade \ Points From 3900 and Higer From 3600 Lower Than 3900 From 3300 Lower Than 3600 From 3000 Lower Than 3300 From 2700 Lower Than 3000 From 2400 Lower Than 2700
    Percentage Grade 95 90 85 80 75 65
  3. The Grades from Arab Countries are accredited after Official ratification and based on the instructions of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education 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 Education and Higher Education.

 

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 Education and Higher Education.​
  2. Passing the General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Scholastic Achievement Admission Test at the National Center for Measurement and Evaluation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all students from the scientific and literary branches except male students from the literary branch are required to pass the General Aptitude Test (GAT) only. (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 Test according 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 Test grade x 0.25) = total grade.
     
    As for the male students of the literary branch will calculate the students acceptance rates based on the high school certificate and the results of General Aptitude Test (GAT) according to the following percentages:

    Secondary School Grade 75%
    General Aptitude Test (GAT) Grade 25%

    * The grade is calculated as following: (General Secondary School grade × 0.75) + (General Aptitude Test (GAT) grade × 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 Education and Higher Education 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 Education and Higher Education.