Academic Policies

Academic Policies
  • All students and faculty are required to adhere to the policies, regulations, rules, and requirements outlined in this section of the 2023-2024 academic year guide, unless otherwise changed or amended in subsequent academic years. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with these policies, regulations, rules, and current requirements through the university’s website, and registering as a student signifies acceptance and commitment to follow them.


  • The university is committed to promoting academic success and the general advancement of a diverse international student body. It also strives to create a learning environment characterized by inclusivity, values awareness, understanding of similarities and differences, and deals with everyone with integrity and respect. The university is committed to cultural diversity and upholds its mission to be an inclusive community that makes its academic programs, educational services, and employment opportunities available to all qualified individuals.
  • The university does not discriminate on any basis and is committed to equal opportunities. Discrimination is defined as (1) treating members of a particular group with less favor because of their membership in that group, or (2) adopting a policy or practice that has an unequal negative impact on members of that group. The university does not engage in discrimination and prohibits all forms of harassment in its educational and operational programs, policies, practices, and procedures based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability. The university complies with all laws, orders, and regulations related to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. This policy of non-discrimination applies to admissions, employment, access to the university’s programs and activities, and interactions within it.
  • The university acknowledges and accepts its obligations to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities in its educational programs.
  • Applicants who have questions about accommodations for students with disabilities should contact the Admission Advisor at the following email address:
  • Students accepted into the university who have disabilities and require reasonable accommodations are to submit their requests to the Disability Services Committee within the Student Services Office. Students will receive written notification from the Student Services Office regarding the accommodations approved and/or denied within six weeks.
  • The university is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all student records related to disability accommodation requests.
  • The university respects the privacy of all students, applicants, and employees and protects the confidentiality of educational records, except as otherwise provided by law, as detailed in its Privacy Policy, or as stated in other university policies. The university will not release or disclose educational records or confidential information of a student, applicant, or employee to any third party.
  • If a student, applicant, or employee believes their privacy has been breached by the university, they should immediately file a complaint at the following email address: The complaint will be directed to the appropriate responsible party for investigation and resolution
  • The university will thoroughly investigate all alleged privacy violations. Disciplinary actions may be imposed on any member of the university’s staff found to have violated the privacy of any student, applicant, or employee.
  • The university retains all records of its students, and permanent records of all students are kept by the university. These records include the certificate or document conferred the date of conferral, the courses and units upon which the certificate or document is based, and the grades received by the student in each of these courses, as well as all grade reports. These records will be retained by the university for no less than five years with respect to:
  1. The educational programs offered by the university and the curricula for each of them.
  2. Names and addresses of faculty members in the university and records of their academic qualifications.
  3. Any other institutional records required by local laws.
Student Privacy Policy
  • The university will not disclose a student’s educational record without the student’s consent unless in specific circumstances where the educational records may be disclosed to educational officials with a legitimate educational interest, including (employees of the educational institution or organizations with official capacity with the university).
  • Students have the right to review their own educational records related to the educational institution and financial information at any time and to amend inaccurate information contained in their educational records.
  • The university relies on the accuracy of the educational records and previous documents submitted to it by its students. Any false information in any application or intentional misrepresentation or submission of intentionally false information to administrative staff or managers is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal from the university. Students seeking access to or amendment of their educational records should contact their academic advisor, who assists in processing the request.
  • The information includes (student’s name, address, phone number, email, date and place of birth, major/field of study, enrollment status, university attendance schedule, academic degrees and awards received, expected graduation date, previous educational institutions, personal photos, and a valid ID or passport copy).
Student Identity Verification Policy
  • The student identity verification policy applies to all courses or programs offered by the university, starting from presenting original documents during the enrollment process and extending to a student’s graduation, transfer, or withdrawal from the educational institution.
  • In all courses and programs offered by the university, it must be ensured that the student who registers for the course is indeed the same student who participates in it and/or maintains an account. The university may employ various methods for verifying student identity in lectures or course work, including but not limited to:
  1. Secure login and authentication process.
  2. IP-based virtual location and password protection for lectures.
  3. Requesting students to provide a valid ID card as part of their university profile.
  4. Proctored examinations.
  5. Other effective techniques and practices for confirming student identity.
  • To ensure appropriate and secure access to course materials and student information systems, registered students are responsible for providing accurate and complete information about themselves during the application process. The university reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided at any time.
University Violations

The following actions are considered violations that warrant disciplinary actions:

  1. Disrupting the proper conduct of lectures, classes, or any other university activities.
  2. Deliberate refusal to attend classes, lectures, or various university activities as required by regulations.
  3. Conduct that impairs honor and dignity, violates public decorum, or tarnishes the reputation of the university or its staff.
  1. Cheating on exams, attempting to cheat, participating in cheating, facilitating cheating, or tampering with the examination system.
  1. Organizing associations within the university, joining them, or participating in their activities without prior
  2. Authorization from the university administration.
  3. Engaging in collective activities on campus that violate university regulations and instructions.
  4. Using university buildings and facilities for purposes other than those intended.
  5. Distributing pamphlets, publishing newspapers, posting advertisements, collecting signatures, or soliciting donations within the university and its affiliated premises before obtaining permission from the university administration.
  1. Damaging any of the university’s movable or immovable properties, misusing them, or harming equipment, materials, or library resources of the university. University Violations the following actions are considered violations and may result in disciplinary actions:
  • Forgery, fraud, or impersonation of others in matters related to the university and its affairs.
  • Assaulting any of the university staff members.
  • Carrying weapons of any kind within the university campus or during university trips.
  • Violating the instructions of the university administration.
Disciplinary Penalties
  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Written warning.
  3. Official warning.
  4. Fine, not less than double the current price of any university equipment, books, or assets damaged as a result of misuse or misconduct.
  5. Temporary suspension from participating in one or more student activities.
  6. Temporary suspension from utilizing services offered by one or more university facilities, such as free courses provided by the university.
  7. Suspension from attending lectures of one course for a period not exceeding one month.
  8. Cancellation of registration in one or more courses for one academic semester.
  9. Cancellation of an examination in one or more courses for one academic semester, with a grade of zero awarded for the affected courses.
  10. Reduction or complete suspension of any university scholarship awarded to the student.
  11. For students who take a break after studying at university institutions and later return as university students, they
  12. are eligible for transfer credits only for courses taken during the five years following their initial enrollment as university students.
  13. Students have the right to file an appeal with the university in case they receive any of the aforementioned penalties, and the decision of the appeal committee is final and not subject to review.
  14. Permanent expulsion from the university, where the expelled student is not allowed to return to study at the university under any circumstances.