Admission System

At the beginning of each academic year, the University Council determines the number of students that can be admitted to the university, in accordance with the capacity of each college or institute, without violating the university’s internal regulations. This decision is approved by the Board of Trustees and complies with the laws and regulations set by the Higher Education Council.

The following conditions must be met for those who are admitted to study at the university:

  1. Students  must have obtained the general high school diploma, in all its branches, or an equivalent certificate recognized by law, at the beginning of each academic year, based on the following conditions:
  • General comparison admissions.
  • Direct enrollment conditions.
  • Transferring and changing enrollment from another university or branch.
  • Admission based on the institute’s certificate.
  • Admission based on a bachelor’s degree.
  1. Applicants must be in good health to pursue their studies and submit their applications during the specified deadlines.
First - Admission Based on General Comparison:

The guide for general comparison for admission of high school graduates in all its branches in various colleges and institutes of the IUSR is issued at the beginning of each academic year. It includes:

  • General and specific admission regulations for secondary school certificates in various colleges and institutes.
  • Minimum acceptance grade limits in all university colleges and institutes.
  • Financial scholarships (private and public) provided to students by the Board of Trustees.
  • Tuition fees for each major.
Second - Direct Admission:

The instructions for direct registration in various colleges and institutes of the university are issued after the release of the general comparison results at the beginning of each academic year. The following regulations are considered:

  • Acceptance rates in university colleges and institutes according to the results of the general comparison issued at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Compliance with the admission criteria specified by each college or institute according to the provisions of the general competition.
  • Availability of vacancies.
Third - Admission Based on changing registration within university programs:

Students have the right to change their registration within the IUSR based on the following conditions:

  • Achieving the minimum acceptance grade in the registration year.
  • Availability of vacancies.
  • Being in good academic standing.
  • Students are exempt from retaking courses they have previously passed in the transferred major if equivalent courses exist in the new major (according to the college’s decision regarding course equivalency). The number of credit hours for each course should be taken into account when studying the subject in the relevant department. The student should retain their previous grades in their academic record.

Students have the right to transfer from another university to one of the colleges or institutes of IUSR   based on the following conditions:

  • The student must hold a Syrian high school certificate or its equivalent that allows them to enroll in the required major with an appropriate GPA for that major. The college’s council will specify the suitable GPA for transfer each semester, subject to approval by the university council.
  • The student must not have been expelled from the transferring university for disciplinary reasons.
  • Students transferring from another university are exempt from retaking courses they have previously passed in the transferring university if equivalent courses exist at the receiving university. This is subject to considering the number of credit hours for each course when studying the subject in the relevant department, and indicating the TC symbol for each credited course in their academic record.
  • Students may be transferred from the two-semester system to the credit-hour system after evaluating the courses they have completed in the two-semester system based on the rules for credit transfer outlined in the internal regulations of each college or institute.
  • The student must complete at least 50% of the approved credit hours for institutes and 25% for colleges. If necessary, the student may need to retake some courses they previously studied at the transferring university.
  • Transfered students from another university must provide an official transcript with course descriptions for the courses they wish to receive credit for.
Fourth - Admission Based on Institute Diploma:

All students who have graduated from institutes, whether within or outside the university, are eligible to enroll in colleges that offer equivalent majors, subject to the conditions and regulations listed in the following table:


Institute Equivalent College
All Medical and Health institutes College of Health sciences
Institute of Human Resources College of Management and Economics

Institute of Cyber and Network Technology

Institute of Information Management systems

College of Informatics’ Engineering
Institute of student Teacher Preparation College of Education
Institute of Forensic College of Law
Institute of Psychological Guidance College of Philosophy


All students registered on the basis of an institute certificate are accepted at the specified level after the process of course equivalence.


Fifth - Admission Based on Bachelor's Degree:

The admission of students holding a bachelor’s degree in the university is allowed under the following conditions:


  1. The student’s major must be aligned with the specialization they wish to enroll in.
  2. The GPA in the bachelor’s degree should not be less than “Good” or an equivalent of 2.3 out of 4 according to the credit hour system.
  3. If the student’s high school GPA is equal to or higher than the admission GPA of the college in the year of admission, they will be accepted without considering their bachelor’s degree GPA.
  4. Students are exempt from retaking courses in the university they transferred from if there are equivalent courses, taking into account the number of credit hours for each course when studying the subject in the relevant department, and ensuring that the TC code is placed on each credited course in their academic record.
  5. The exemption percentage should not exceed 25% of the total credit hours. If necessary, some courses studied at the transferring university may need to be retaken.
  6. Transfer students from another university should provide an original transcript with authenticated grades and a description of the courses they wish to be credited.
Sixth - Required Documents for University Registration:
  • The original high school certificate (for verification) and two authenticated copies, or a success notification if the certificate is not yet issued.
  • An authenticated copy of the grade report for transfer and upgrading students.
  • An authenticated copy of the institute certificate or bachelor’s degree for students wishing to register based on an institute certificate or a bachelor’s degree.
  • A copy of the personal identification (ID) card (a copy of the national ID card or an extract of enrollment). The registration form, which can be obtained from the Student Affairs Directorate. Four recent passport-sized photos (4×6 cm).
  • A financial receipt for the annual administrative fees amounting to $50 USD, payable upon registration at the university, and non-refundable in case of student withdrawal or for any other reason.
  • Students should pay the annual tuition fees in two installments when confirming their semester courses according to the credit hour system applied at the university, and paid fees will not be refunded for any reason. Students are required to provide the documentary evidence approved by the university’s administration to obtain full or partial scholarships.
  • A written commitment from the student to adhere to the university’s rules, ethical standards, and scholarship conditions.