I am pleased to introduce you this brief guideline which outlines some of the steps/procedures which students need to follow when applying to any of the academic programs in the university. These guidelines also state some of the criteria/conditions which should be met before applying to study at Sirte University.
The University Registrar
Admission & Registration:
The admission and registration process is central and key to many administrative and academic tasks related to students. These tasks can be summarized as follows:
1- Admitting secondary school students in the university by implementing the admission policies approved by the University Board of Directors and distributing the new applicants to the academic programs according to their specializations and entry test results.
2- Through a close collaboration between the University Registrar Office, faculties' deanships and other related centers and departments, the Registrar Office proposes the academic programs for students, distributes the lectures' halls, and prepares the lectures and exams timetables.
3- Keeping a record of the students’ grades and academic reports.
4- Keeping and updating students' database and records, and providing all the information needed about the syllabi and the requirements for obtaining the undergraduate degrees.
5-Checking and following up studentship grants.
6- Dealing with students' university accommodation and transportations and signing and renewing contracts for providing these services.
7- Dealing with and following up overseas students paperwork such as credit transfer, admission, residence visa extension and keeping their personal and academic records.
8- In collaboration with the Students Extra-curricular Activities Office, the Registrar Office prepares, designs some programs and activities for the talented students.
9- The Registrar Office also works very closely with the Social Unit in following up exams in all academic programs and prepares a full report on the progress of these exams at the end of each academic year or semester.
There are fourteen different faculties in the university. Ten of these faculties, namely, the Faculty of Education, Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Agriculture, Law, Economics, Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry are located on the main campus in the city of Sirte. The other four faculties, namely, the Faculty of Education, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Medical Technology are located in the city of Al-Jufra (About 250 km south of the city of Sirte).
Sirte University accepts the following GSSCs in the admission process for any academic program:
General Secondary School Certificate issued from any Libyan, Arab or overseas schools provided that the latter are accredited by the Quality Assurance Office (Tripoli) through an official correspondence from Sirte University concerning this matter in the following specializations: arts, sciences, Business on the condition that the applicant's overall grade in the GSSC is more than 65%.
Sirte University also accepts GSSCs from Libyan private schools which are accredited by the Libyan Ministry of Education.
In addition to other criterion which have already been listed above, the applicants' main specialization in the secondary school (i.e. Art, Science etc.) and their overall grades in their GSSC determine, to a large extent, the faculty and department to which they are admitted to. The following criteria are meant to be simple guidelines on how students are selected in various faculties and departments in the admission process.
Specialized Secondary School (Science Stream):
Students who are specialized in Biology stream and got more than 85% in their GSSC are admitted in the Faculty of Medicine or Dentistry whereas those who got less than 65% are admitted in the faculties of Medical Technology, Nursing, Sciences, Agriculture, Education (Biology department), or Arts and Sciences (Biology Department)
Students who are specialized in Basic Sciences stream and their overall score ranges from 65% to 74% can be admitted in the faculties of Sciences, Arts & Sciences (in the departments such as Physics, Mathematics, Computer or Engineering Sciences) whereas those who got between 75% to 84% can be accepted in the Faculty of Engineering.
As for students who are specialized in Economics stream and got 65% or more can be admitted in the faculties of Economics or Business Administration.
Specialized Secondary School (Arts stream):
Students who are specialized in Arabic and their overall grade in their GSSC is more than 75% can be admitted in the Faculty of Law whereas those who specialized in Sociology and got 65% or above can be admitted in the Faculties of Law or Arts and Education. As for students whose main stream is in English and got 65% or more can be admitted in the Faculties of Arts or Education.
Specialized Secondary School (Sociology, Arabic and Economics Streams):
Students who are specialized in the three streams listed above and got between 50% to 64% can be admitted in the faculties which follow a part-time study system.
Required Documents for Admission:
Applicants should attend in person and submit the following documents:
1- General secondary school Certificate (Original)
2- Birth certificate
3- Father's birth certificate
4- Certificate of Residence
5- Certificate of Conduct
6- Medical Health Certificate
7- 8 passport size photographs
8- Bank account (to be used for the studentship grants)
9- A copy of photographic ID card such as driving license or passport(to be used for the studentship grants)
10- A completed registration form
11- Hanging file folder
Forming an Admission Committee headed by the University Registrar to do the followings:
- Announce the date, place and time for receiving applications (all applicants must submit their application before the deadline).
- Receiving and checking all applications with all the required documents and informing students of the faculties to which they were admitted to according to their scores in their GCSEs, the capacity of the each academic program and admission rules.
- Conducting entrance exams if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the academic programs.
- Directing students to pay the registration fees specified by the university's regulations.
- Preparing short-list of students according to the faculty and the academic program they have been accepted in.
- Declaring the entrance exams results through the University Registrar Office and informing the applicants of the academic programs they have been admitted to according to their GSSCs grades, the capacity of the academic programs and the admission policies.
- Approving successful applicants lists.
- Making general statistics about the successful applicants.
- Issuing students’ ID cards and registration numbers.
- Forwarding lists of successful applicants for official approval by the University President.
- Announcing the beginning of study for the freshers (new students).
Registration forms must by filled out by the applicants and they must acknowledge that all information provided is credible and accurate. Moreover, in addition to preserving the general admission policies, applicants must fill out a specifically designated form requesting to join the University of Sirte within the time of admission. Applicants should be aware that any incomplete application will not be considered. Moreover, applicants should also be aware that any change of specializations/major will not be considered after the deadline of receiving applications has passed.