Why UJ?

Studying abroad at the University of Jordan (UJ) is a unique experience, as you will be studying at a world top 500 University with a strong international reputation for Research, Teaching, Facilities, Online learning, Innovation, employability, inclusiveness and student life. With more than 1600 leading faculty, 130+ student nationalities and cultures, you will fit right in at UJ.
UJ is the first ever university in Jordan. Established in 1962 and located at the heart of the capital Amman, the university offers more than 280 programs at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels in addition to higher specialization programs in Medicine and Dentistry as well as various Diplomas.
Top 500 in 37 Subjects, 297 in QS Academic Reputation, 250 in QS Employer Reputation, 372 in QS Sustainability, Top 10 in QS Arab, 11 Internat​ionally accredited schools, 48 ​ Internationally accredited programs. 

What are the academic programs offered by the University of Jordan, and what are their tuition fees?

​There are 287 academic programs at the University of Jordan: 102 bachelor's programs, 120 master's programs, 39 PhD programs, and four higher diploma programs, 22 high specialization programs. For more information about the different programs and their tuition fees​, please visit Registration Unit :: The University of Jordan (ju.edu.jo) (for bachelor's programs), and the School of Graduate Studies :: The University of Jordan (ju.edu.jo)​(for master's and doctoral programs).

How do I apply for the undergraduate level?

 After you have chosen your program and prepared your documents, you should know that there is two ways to apply: 1. In person. 2. Electronically.

1.    In person:

a.      You or your representative can provide your documents directly to international registration office at the UJ.

b.      You will receive the ID number and the password for student's registration system from the international registration office.

c.       Upon entering the system with your student ID and password, you will find your class schedule and the amount of fees due for completing the registration process.

d.      You can pay your fees through VISA card or direct payment in the university.

2.    Electronically (email):

e.       Upload and send  your Scanned documents  to  regju@ju.edu.jo.

f.        You will receive a reply email containing an ID number and the password for student's registration system.

g.      Upon entering the system with your student ID and password, you will find your class schedule and the amount of fees due for completing the registration process.

h.      You can pay your fees through electronic payment via bank Transfer.​

What are the advantages of living in the city of Amman, in which University of Jordan is located?

​Amman is the capital and the largest city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political, and cultural center. With a population of 4,061,150 as of 2021, Amman is Jordan's primate city and is the largest city in the Levant region, the fifth-largest city in the Arab world, and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East.

What are the international accreditations obtained by the University of Jordan?

​As the only University in Jordan to be ranked in the QS, times, and Shanghai rankings, UJ is proudly among the Top 100 in library and information science, Top 150 in Nursing and Pharmacy, Top 200 in computer science and information systems, Top 250 in linguistics and mathematics, Top 300 in the English language and literature, education, business and management, and accounting and finance. In addition, UJ is in the top 350 in electrical and electronic engineering, Top 400 in Medicine and Chemical engineering. In the top 500, UJ is also ranked in Chemistry and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. In the top 650, UJ is also Ranked in Biological Sciences. UJ is also ranked among the top 900 universities as the only Jordanian University in the Shanghai ranking.

In addition, here are some quick facts to help you make up your mind:

-QS Top 500 in 37 Subjects.

-297 in QS Academic Reputation.

-250 in QS Employer Reputation.

-Top 10 in QS Arab.

-1st in Jordan in QS Arab.

​In terms of international accreditations, 11 of our 19th schools are internationally accredited with a total of 48 accredited programs. Specifically, UJ is accredited in:

-The School of Medicine is accredited by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)

- The School of Dentistry is accredited by both the Association for Dental Education in Europe and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (ADEE)

- The School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

- The school of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

- The school of Rehabilitation Science is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

- The School of Engineering, the School of Information Technology, the School of Agriculture, and the School of Science are all accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

- The School of Foreign Languages is accredited by the evaluation agency of Baden-Wurttemberg (EVALAG)

- The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

How do I apply for the postgraduate degree?

​     1.      Submit the application to the School of Graduate Studies with the documents and pay $ 150 in the Admission and Registration unit/ Financial ​​                            ​Department

2.      the student gets approval, if the conditions are met.

3.      Bring proof of the regularity of study for bachelor's and master's and equivalent certificates from the country of the student or the cultural attaché in Jordan.

4.      Bring the required documents duly certified and pursue procedures with admission and registration Unit for your username, password and e-payment number.

5.      Paying the required fees through the branches of Jordanian banks and their ATMs or points of sale and kiosks that provide e-pay service (eFAWATEERcom).

6.      Fill the student information through self-registration website.

7.      Student university identity card is issued by the Deanship of Student Affairs.​

8.      Complete the visa process​.

What accomodations are located in and around the University of Jordan?

​For female students, the university provides supervised boarding housing in two main dorms located within its campus: Jerash and Ammon (see here link). Both dorms provide single, double, and triple rooms. All rooms are furnished and have a small kitchen. Nevertheless, if you wish to live outside the main campus, many residential apartments are available all around the university campus. For more information regarding housing, please contact judorms@ju.edu.jo .

What activities can I do at the University of Jordan?

1. Visiting the university library: library of Jordan University (ju.edu.jo), ​The University of Jordan Library has been serving students and researchers since the establishment of the University of Jordan in 1962. It has been operating from its 12,700 square meter main building, in addition to its 11 minor reading rooms, disseminated across the various schools of the University. The Library’s organizational structure comprises three departments and nine sections, which deliver services efficiently to students, academics and members of staff, along with users and researchers from the local community. In keeping with the latest innovations in the field of library science and technology, the University of Jordan Library implements a modern and user-friendly interface listing its content to users everywhere. The Library serves around 9,000 to 11,000 users every day and contains around 1,065,909 items.

2. Visitng the museum: 
The Archaeology Museum was established in 1962, the same year in which the University of Jordan was established. Since its founding, the museum has been continuously expanding its collection.  The objects in the museum are gathered from two main sources: The Department of Antiquities, and the excavations carried out by the Archaeology Department (Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism) in a number of sites, including: Tell Siran, Jerash, Petra, Tell al-Mazar, Tell Nimren, Yajuz, Rujum el-Kursi, Wadi al Yutum and Magass (Aqaba), Tell Abu es-Sawwan,Tell es-Sukhnah and Ein al-Beida (Amman).
The museum's collections are organized in chronological order, extending from pre-historic periods up to the late Islamic periods. They summarize the history of Jordan and reflect the experiences of its people.
The museum houses the necessary facilities and equipment to support its academic and educational goals. The museum works in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Resources Management and Conservation to, clean, restore and maintain artifacts​

3.AthleticFacilities:  Walking track,  Health and fitness center,  a private fitness hall with various equipment,  Multi-purpose outdoor sports games, ​Gymnastics hall, Swimming pool.

Is there health insurance for students?

All UJ students are medically insured once accepted. In the case that you need medical assistance, specialized treatment can be provided both at the student clinic which is located next to the deanship of student affairs or at the University of Jordan Hospital which is also located within the Campus.​

Do I need a visa to enter Jordan?

In most cases your visa will be issued at the airport upon your arrival to Jordan which costs around 55 dollars. However if you hold a foreign nationality from a restricted cou ntries (see list), to issue a study visa,  you have to send the following information before arriving to Jordan to the Foreign Students Affairs Office  at UJ  foreign.st@ju.edu.jo.  Afterwards the office will provide you with the visa proof within 20-30 working days. 

Required information:

1.Proof of student status in Arabic for the current semester.

2.The first page of the passport (passport validity must not be less than 6 months).

3.Authorized mobile number.

4.Mother's name.​​

What are the certificate equivelancy procedures?

For International students holding an international certificate from either in Jordan or outside of Jordan (e.g. :I.B., SAT,G.C.E., ets.. .), you need to start the equivalency process at the Ministry of education(click here) or at the Ministry of education in your country showing the average and the branch for Arab secondary certificates that do not contain the average or branch. Afterward, you need to certify this equivalency from the Jordan Ministry of education.

For International students with a Saudi Arabia certificate, you need to get an equivalence from the Ministry of Education in Jordan.

(Important note: If student unable to provide the university with the equivalency of the certificate before arriving in Jordan, they can do this process during the first semester).​

What is the academic calendar?

The registration for international students is available throughout the academic year, except for the schools of medicine and dentistry, where registration follows the academic calendar, which normally starts in October. Academic calendar ​

What is the academic year?

​Is a two semester: regular (first and second) and separate optional (summer), and the period of regular semester is (16) weeks, and the period of the summer semester is (8) weeks. 

What is the credit hour?

​It is the weight of subject, if the subject is (3) hours this means that student must attend a lecture 3 hours per week troughout the regular semester

What is the study plan?

​Is the subject that the student must studied to complete the requirements for obtaining a university degree and it consists of university requirements ​compulsory and optional, and collage requirements compulsory and optional and free subject. 

What are the required documents to register for the bachelor degree?

1.A copy of the passport.

2. Three passport-sized photos.

3.General Secondary Certificate.

What are the required documents to register for the postgraduate degree?

​The International Program Required Documents The following non-refundable documents should be attached to the student's application:

  1. A certified copy of the General Secondary Certificate (tawjihi or high school)
  2. A certified copy of the first university degree (bachelor's degree).
  3. A certified copy of the second university degree (master's degree) for doctoral students, with a rating not less than Good.
  4. Certified transcripts for all the academic years in bachelor's and Master's degrees.
  5.  The grading system of the student's university (for graduates of non-Jordanian universities).
  6. The equivalence of a certificate accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This applies on certificates issued by official Arab universities (for students enrolled in universities after July 16th , 2001.

7. Three personal pictures.

8. A copy of the passport.

 9. The application fees (150 $), which are non-refundable.

 10. A no-objection letter from the cultural attaché of the student's country.

 11. A document stating that the student has undergone the English language test.

 12. A letter from the applicant's embassy stating its acknowledgment of the university where the student studied.

What is the level exam (for students of bachelor)?

​On each new student to provide the level of three exams during the first semester of joining the university in the following subjects: (arabic, english, and computer skills) that to determine theirs level in these subjects. 

Can the international student work while studying in Jordan?

Unfortunately, international students are not allowed to work while studying in Jordan under a student visa.​

Can the international student transfer to the university of Jordan from a university outside of Jordan?

​Yes, although he/she may lose some credits ​and requires extra time to complete his/her degree as it is a policy to only accredit up to a certain amount of hours. 


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