Vacation Leave

Graduate students may take vacation days during each academic year, defined by the published Academic Calendar. Unused vacation days do not carry over to the following year. All MS with Thesis and Doctoral students must discuss their vacation plans with their Academic Advisors at least four weeks prior to the proposed vacation.

  • MS Degree, Non-Thesis: MS graduate students (Non-Thesis) are entitled to an annual vacation that is defined as the official University holidays and intersession days.
  • MS Degree, with Thesis: Upon transitioning into the MS with Thesis program, students are entitled to two weeks’ vacation (inclusive of any Eid holidays) for the duration of the degree program. Students receive Saudi National Day, Founding Day, and any other national holidays in addition.
  • Ph.D. students are entitled to annual vacation, limited to three weeks. In addition, they receive Eid holidays and any other national holidays.

MS with Thesis and Doctoral students, with authorization from the student’s Faculty Advisor, can work through the Eid periods taking the corresponding number of days at a later/prior time during the same year.