Admission Requirements and Procedures
Applicants for any study program should either be scholarship holders or pay tuition fees at their own expense. Priority is given to delegates from the bodies and institutions of the Academy member states, provided that they fulfill admission requirements.
Admission Documents for all Studies
- Application form
- Copy of qualifications and professional experience (original to be presented)
- Copy of the first four pages of the passport or a copy of the identity card
- Copy of the birth certificate
- Four recent photos
- Nomination letter of sponsoring body (if applicable)
Students must be in sound health and not suffering from any diseases. For studies leading to the certificate of nautical competency, eyesight, hearing, and general health conditions must conform to the required medical standards. Applicants are required to present certified medical reports from the concerned authorities to this effect.
Admission procedures must be completed before the beginning of the semester and in accordance with the Academy''s periodical publications of the Admission Department, which are delivered to interested applicants. Admission is applied twice annually for academic study once in September and the other in February. Nevertheless, admission and registration continue all year round.
Freshmen''s Orientation Program
The Academy welcomes freshmen with an orientation program held one week before the beginning of their study. The program familiarizes students'' of all specializations with registration procedures, study programs, grading systems, and examination. In addition, freshmen meet with their prospective academic staff in a social gathering. New students of the College of Maritime Transport and Technology participate in an intensive training program on leadership skills and a tour of the Academy''s various facilities.
Tuition Fees, Educational Services and Scholarships:
The Academy''s educational philosophy clearly distinguishes its services from other universities. This philosophy is based on the following principles:
- Students pay fixed tuition fees for the same educational load since joining the Academy till graduation, regardless of any changes in tuition that may occur.
- The Academy awards a number of scholarships for top students at the General Secondary Certificate, in addition to offering them rewards of excellence. Students maintain such scholarships/rewards as long as they sustain their distinguished performance.
- Applicants who have brothers or sisters as students of the Academy receive special tuition reduction. The reduction given to the first brother/sister mounts to 30% and 50% for the second brother/sister.
- Tuition fees are determined according to the educational load of each study semester.
B.Sc. Studies Requirements Qualifications
Secondary School Education Certificate or its equivalent (IGCSE/ American Diploma/ International Baccalaureate).
- Medical Examination (For applicants of the Nautical and Marine Engineering departments).
- Personal Interview
(For applicants of the Hotel and Tourism Management departments)
Transfer applications from accredited academies, universities and community colleges are accepted by the Academy. Equivalent courses are transferred in terms of their credit hours provided that the student''s grade is not less than (Good).
The Academy considers readmission applications for students who postponed their studies for one semester or a maximum of two semesters. The students'' previous academic performance at the Academy is considered. Readmission applications may be submitted one month before the beginning of the semester. Readmitted students are subject to the rules and regulations of the Academy at the time of readmission.
Students Registered in other Universities or Institutes
Applicants registered in other universities or institutes are admitted to register for a course or more upon fulfilling certain requirements. They are granted credits like other students of the Academy and are given certificates of achievement to present to their universities.
- Preparatory school certificate or completion of one year of secondary education in a language school
- Passing the English language entry examination
- Not older than 16 years old