Bylaw of Higher Studies (Credit Hours)

First: General Rules

Article (1) Academic Departments and Study Programs:
The Faculty has Six departments:
1- Mathematics Department                                          2- Physics Department
3- Geology Department                                                4- Chemistry Department
5- Botany Department                                                  5- Zoology Department

Article (2) Post-Graduate Academic Degrees:
Based on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science Council, Mansoura University grants the following diplomas and academic degrees:
1- Higher Studies Diploma
2- M.Sc.
3- Ph.D.
4- D.Sc.
in one of the disciplines indicated in tables 1,2,3.

• Some of the programs that grant diplomas and academic degrees are subject to the bylaws of the Regulations (Laiha), for example, Space Mechanics Diploma, Petroleum Geology and Hydrogeology Diploma, Biochemistry Diploma, Microbiological Analyses Diploma, Biological Laboratory Analyses Diploma, M.Sc. in Biotechnology and its Applications, and Ph.D. in Biotechnology and its Applications. Also admitting students to these programs is subject to the rules determined by the faculty and the university councils.
• Based on a request by the Faculty Council and recommendations of the academic departments councils, single or dual programs that grant academic degrees can be initiated in accordance with the Universities Organization Law and the bylaws mentioned here.
• It is possible to participate with out-of- university bodies to grant the Diplomas and the Academic Degrees (M.Sc. and Ph.D.). This is subject to the approval of the University Council and based on a request by the Faculty Council and recommendations of the academic departments councils. 
• It is permitted for the Faculty Council, after getting the approval of the competent Department Council, to admit students for obtaining Ph.D. in Science via distance education (part-time) in the disciplines offered by the Department Council and approved by the Faculty Council. The attendance of the students under this system is not mandatory. 

Table (1) Higher Study Diplomas offered by MansouraUniversity based on the Faculty request.

 

Table (2) M.Sc. degrees offered by MansouraUniversity based on the Faculty request.
 

 


Table (3) Ph.D. of Science degrees offered by MansouraUniversity based on the Faculty request


 

Article (3) Admission Date:
Application for registration in Diplomas and M.Sc. should be submitted to Higher Studies Administration at the Faculty during August and accepted applications are to be known in September after completing all required documents and paying the fees.
 

Article (4) General Conditions for Higher Study Registration:
1- Study permit issued from student’s workplace.
2- Payment of all tuition fees
3- Fulfilling all required documents
4- Obtaining the competent Department Council’s approval
5- Obtaining the Faculty Council’s approval of registration
6- The competent Department Council has the right to add other admission requirements that are viewed as necessary. These requirements should be approved by the Faculty Council and should also be in conformity with the faculty bylaws and the Universities Organization Law. In addition, the competent Department Council has all the liability to determine the number of the admitted students in relation to the available potentialities of the department and the faculty, and to put selection criteria for applicants according to an approved yearly plan.
7- International students’ admission date is in September and January (twice yearly)for Diploma and M.Sc., and during the whole year for Doctoral degree.
 

Article (5) Registration Suspension:
Based on the recommendation of the competent Department Council and the higher studies Committee of the faculty, the Faculty Council has the liability to suspend the registration of the higher studies student (Diploma - M.Sc. - Doctorate) for periods of time that do not exceed 24 months in total provided that this suspension should be applied to forthcoming years, not to past years, and also it should take place within the specified basic period for obtaining the degree , not within an extension period. The reasons for suspensions are subject to the approval of the Faculty Council after consulting with the academic supervisor and the Department Council.
 

Article (6) Attendance and Punctuality:
The student has to attend 75% of the classes in every course. In case of failure to meet this in any course, s/he will not be permitted to attend the exam of this course and this will be based on a report by the teaching professor and a notification for the Department and Faculty Councils. In this case, the student fails to pass the course and wastes one of the exam attendance attempts allowed. The student will be notified with this through the faculty.
 

Article (7) The Coding System for the Courses:
1- The courses are being coded by putting the code of the teaching department followed by the course number as in table 1, 2, and 3.
2- The courses of the higher studies are divided into:
(A) Courses for Diploma students (code 500)
(B) Courses for M.Sc. students (code 600)
(C) Courses for Ph.D. of Science students (code700)
3- The number indicating the course level is put in theHundreds cell and the number of the course itself is put in the Units and Tens cells
4- The Department Council has the liability to add new courses to the list of courses found and this should be within the limits of the numbers assigned for the program after getting the approval of the Faculty Council.
 

Article (8) Academic Courses:
1- The courses of the higher studies are to be taught within one academic year (Two Semesters) for the Diploma and M.Sc. degrees, and two academic years (Four Semesters) for the Doctorate degree. The competent Department Councils prepare a list of the courses, the credit hours, and the teaching departments, which will be approved by the Higher Studies and Research Committee and the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council approves the content of the higher study courses after their approval by the competent Department Councils.
2- Academic departments have the liability to add supplementary coursesin the M.Sc. preliminary year for the specialization required. These courses are to be selected from code 300 or code 400 assigned for the Bachelor’s degree stage.
3- Academic departments have the liability to add supplementary courses from code 600 when the student registers for M.Sc. degree in a discipline different from that of the preliminary year.
4- The number of the supplementary courses should not exceed four courses (8 credit hours), and in case the number exceeds this, they should be distributed over two semesters. It is mandatory for the student to pass these courses before registration of thesis.
 

Article (9) Credit Hours:
1. Theoretical lectures: A weekly one-hour lecture scheduled for a whole semester is estimated as one credit hour.
2. Practical sessions and applied drills: Weekly two-to-three hour sessions scheduled for a whole semester is estimated as one credit hour.
3. Each credit hour is allocated 50 marks.
4. Each one credit hour is allocated one hour- written exam.

Article (10) Estimation of Pass/fail scores:

  1. The overall grade at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is estimated as follows: 

Percentage

Grade

Points

Grade Symbol

90% <

Excellent

4-5

A

 

80%-89%

Very good

3-3.9

B

 

 

70%-79%

 

Good

2-2.9

C

60%- 69%

Pass

1-1.9

D

 

>60%

Fail

0

F

 

 

 

The following grades are not included in estimating the average grade: 
(I) Incomplete work                            (W) Formal Withdrawal                  (Z) Informal Withdrawal
(IP) Imperfect (Incomplete) progress                                                       (P) Pass 
(NP) Not Passing (Non-pass)             (S) Satisfactory                              (U) Unsatisfactory

2. The student is given a statement of grades both in Arabic and in English. If requested, the subject, the grade, the percentage and the credit hours are included in this certificate.
3. The final point allocated to the course as well as the semester and accumulative rates are calculated as follows:
The course final point= The value of the grade symbol X number of course credit hours.

                                                          

                               The total sum of the points obtained by the student in all subjects in the semester             
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                                                              The total sum of the credit hours of all the subjects in the semester

                                          All the points obtained by the student in all the subjects throughout all the semesters
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4. Students are evaluated in theoretical and practical courses as follows:

• In theoretical courses: 10% of the total score is allocated to the oral exam, 10% to periodical exams, 10% to a written report or an essay and, 70% to the final exam.
• In practical courses: 40 % of the total score is allocated to the ongoing practical exams taken during practical sessions and 60% to the final written exam.
• In courses comprising both theoretical and practical study, 10% of the total score is allocated to periodical exams, 20% to the final practical exam, 10% to the oral exam and 60% to the final written exam.
• Courses comprising project, a case study or, a review research, 60% of the total score is allocated to the work offered, 20% to oral discussions and 20% to on-going follow-up.
 

Article (11) Examinations:
1. Dates of semester exams are predetermined by the Faculty Council in the beginning of each academic year. 
2. Each student has the right to one re-take exam in the courses he fails to pass. In case a student fails in one semester, s/he can take the exams of the same semester the following year.
3. A student who fails to pass an exam may join a summer course after obtaining the Faculty Council permission.
4. The Faculty Councilmay accept the student’s apology for not taking an exam only twice during the course of his/her study provided that the student’s apology be submitted before or within 24 hours of the exam date. The apology should be supported by an excuse deemed acceptable by the Department Council and approved by the Faculty Council.
 

Article (12) Re-enrollment:
In case a student’s registration is cancelled for one of the reasons mentioned in Articles (4, 19, 27, 37) in the Regulations (Laiha), the Faculty Council may allow the student to register a second time if this is recommended by the competent Department Counciland approved by the Faculty Council. In this case, the student will be subject to the rules applicable to a fresh student. However, it is possible to exempt the student from some courses of the preliminary year in case s/he passed them no longer than three years earlier provided that the competent department grants approval. The student should apply for a second registration on the dates specified in Article (3) and in accordance with the general conditions for registration mentioned in Article (4) and the special conditions pertaining to each degree as outlined in the Regulations (Laiha).

Article (13) Academic Guidance (Supervision):
Department and Faculty Councils assign an academic guide or advisor for graduate students to follow them up during the preliminary year and the diploma courses. This advisor should, as far as possible, be a staff member in the same specialization so that s/he may be able to advise and guide students regarding course selection during their studies. The advisor’s opinion, however, is not binding to the student.
 

Article (14) Academic Theses: 
1. Based on the recommendation of the competent Department Council and the Committee of Higher Studies and Research, the Faculty Council assigns the student a Professor or an Associate Professor as a main supervisor. It is also possible for one of the lecturers in the faculty to partake in supervision. External supervisors at the same level may also take part provided that the Faculty Councilgrants approval. However, in all cases the number of the supervisors should not exceed three in the Master's Degree or four in the Doctorate’s putting into consideration the specific specialization of each supervisor. 
2. In case there is an academic channel, a foreign supervisor may be included in the supervision committee together with the members mentioned above.
3. In case one of the supervisors travels abroad, the Faculty Council may keep the Supervision Committee as it is, include another member, withdraw the travelling supervisor, or combine the last two alternatives in accordance with the approval of the competent Department Council and that of the Committee of Higher Studies and Research and on the basis of the of the report presented by the supervisor. This report should include reference to the work that has been accomplished so far, the period s/he has spent supervising the student since registration till the travel date was decided. This report should also include the main supervisor’s opinion and should be submitted before granting a departure permission. This should be done without contradicting item (1) in this article. 
4. The Faculty Council may modify the Supervision Committee either by withdrawing , including members or by both means upon the suggestion ofthe main supervisor and the approval of the Department Council and the Committee of Higher Studies without contradicting item (1) in this article.
5. At the end of each academic year, the main supervisor submits a report on the extent of the student’s progress in his/her research to the competent Department Council. The main supervisor may recommend the continuance or termination of registration.
6. The student registering for a Master’s or a Doctorate’s degree should conduct a seminar prior to registrationand another seminar before the formation of the Jury or the Viva.
7. The main supervisor suggests the members of the Jury according to item (9) in this article to the Department Council as a preliminary procedure before submitting to the Faculty Council. This suggestion should be supported by the following:

A) A validity report on the thesis including the title of the thesis in Arabic and in English, signed by the supervisors or by most of them provided that the main supervisor is one of them.
B) The Master’s thesis should not be submitted before a year starting from the date of the university approval of registration. The doctorate’s thesis should not be submitted before two years. 
C) Before submitting the thesis to the competentDepartment Council, the student should submit proof that a paper based on the results obtained either in the Master’s or Doctorate’s theses has been accepted for publication in a specialized, scientific, refereed and indexed journalissued by an academic body on a regular basis.
8. A) The Faculty Council designates the Jurybased on the suggestion of Department Council and the approval of the Committee of Higher Studies. The Jury should include three members one of whom will be from the Supervision Committee while the other two members are selected from other universities or specialized research centers at a national or an international level. The Jury may include more than three members in case there were many supervisors taking into consideration the rules under article (104) of the Executive Regulations of Universities Organization Law.

B) Each member of the Jury should prepare an individual report concerning the thesis within a month of the submission date. These reports are publically presented during the thesis defense. A group report is then prepared to be submitted to the competentDepartment Council then to the Faculty Council to be raised to the University Council.
C) The juror may recommend one of the following alternatives:
1. Approving the thesis as it is.
2. Approving the thesis after slight modifications.
3. Suspending the degree until required modifications are made within three months maximum.
4. Rejecting the thesis. 
9. Criteria for selecting jurors:
1. The external examiner must be a professor or an associate professor.
2. The number of the theses evaluated by the juror should not exceed three per year for the same faculty.
3. The juror’s specialization should be compatible with the general area of the thesis.
10. The Faculty Council may reformulate the Jury if necessary.


Second: The Diploma of Higher Studies

 

Article (15) Registration Conditions: 
In addition to the general conditions for registration listed in Article (4), the following prerequisites must be fulfilled:
The student must have either the Bachelor’s Degree of Science obtained from the Faculty of Science in any Egyptian University or any other equivalent degree obtained from a scientific institute approved by the Supreme Council of the Universities in one of the specializations determined by the competentDepartment Council. The student may also have The Bachelor’s Degree from any other faculty compatible with the specialization determined. It is also possible to accept students from faculties other than those of science in the selected specialization after passing qualifying courses in accordance with the prerequisites of the department. These study hours are not included in the hours mentioned in Article (16).
 

Article (16)Study Duration:
The duration of study for any higher study diploma is one academic year in which the student has to attend the theoretical, practical and training classes on a full time-basis. The number of the credit hours specified for any higher study diploma is no less than 24 credit hours.
 

Article (17) Academic Courses: 
1. The Regulations designate the courses, the exam duration and the credit hours for each diploma.
2. The courses are offered throughout the academic year. The student would be examined at the end of each semester in the subjects he studied. 
3. The competent Department Council may assign the student a number of subjects studied in the undergraduate stage without including these subjects in the credit hours specified for the diploma in article (16).
4. The student attends courses which are under code 500. S/he may study some courses under code 600 designated for the Master's Degree.
 

Article (18) Equalization 0f Courses:
Based on the suggestion of the Department Council and the approval ofthe Committee of Higher Studies, the Faculty Council may accept courses at the graduate level that are previously studied by the student in the undergraduate stage at the faculty or any other scientific institute approved by the Universities Supreme Council provided that the courses were studied within three years prior to registration for the diploma. 
 

Article (19) Registration Termination:
The student’s registration is terminated in case the student fails to obtain the diploma within six semesters starting from the registration date.

 

Third: The Master’s Degree of Science (M.Sc.)
 

Article (20) Study Areas: 
Based on the suggestion of the Faculty Council, Mansoura University grants the Master’s Degree of Science in the specializations stated in Table (2). The certificate includes name of the Department, specialization and the title of the thesis.
 

Article (21) Registration Conditions:
In addition to the general conditions listed in Article (4), the following prerequisites should be fulfilled:
1. The student must have a Bachelor’s Degree of Science obtained from one of the faculties of science in any Egyptian university, or any other equivalent degree obtained from an institute approved by the Supreme Council of Universities. The student must have at least grade “Good” in the subject of specialization.
2. After the approval of the Department Council, The Faculty Council may accept the registration of a student who obtained the Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a general grade less than “Good” provided that s/he has a grade of at least “Very Good” in one of the diplomas of Higher Studies in a suitable specialization from one of the faculties of science approved by the Supreme Council of Universities.
3. After consulting the competent Department Council, The Faculty Council may accept the registration of overseas students who have obtained the Bachelor’s Degree of Science from any Faculty of Science or any other institute approved by the Supreme Council of Universities. The student must have at least general grade “Pass”.
4. The student must study on a full-time basis for at least two academic years.
5. It is permitted to admit students with at least general grade “Very Good” in
B.Sc. in Science and Education, and B.Sc. in Engineering for registration for M.Sc. of Science provided that they either pass the supplementary two-year courses designated by the academic departments and approved by the Faculty Council or get a diploma in the field of specialization with general grade “Very Good” at least.
 

Article (22): Study Duration:
1. The minimum duration forobtaining theMaster's Degree is oneGregorian year from the registration date (University Council Approval).
2. The maximum duration forobtaining the Master's Degree is five Gregorian years from the registration date, taking into consideration cases of registration suspension. Registration may be extended up to a maximumof two years at the request of the main supervisor and the approval of the competent department, the Higher Studies and Research Committee and the Faculty Council.
3. Registering the thesis should not bein more than three years after passing the preliminary year exams.

Article (23): Academic Courses:
The competent Department Council determines, before the beginning of theyear, the courses that will be taught during the academic year from the list of courses with (code 600) according to the attached tables. These courses should be approved by the Vice Dean for Higher Studies and Research and the Faculty Council.
 

Article (24): Study Requirements:
1. The total number of credit hours for obtaining the Master's Degree is 40 credit hours.
2. The competent department determines the required courses that fit the student’s specialization from the coursesthat are approved by the Faculty Councilso thatthe total credit hours that the Master's Degree student should study is not less than 20 credit hours of the courses with (code 600).The Vice Dean for Higher Studies and Research should approve these courses as mentionedin article (23).
3. The student should conduct a research on a subject that is determined by his main supervisor and approved by the competentDepartment Council, the Higher Studies and Research Committee and the Faculty Council. The student should submit a thesis to which 20 credit hours are allocated.
 

Article (25): Equalization of Courses:
Based on the suggestion of the competentDepartment Counciland the recommendation of the Higher Studies and Research Committee, the Faculty Council may acceptcoursesat the graduate level and in the same specialization that are previously studied in the undergraduate stage atthe faculty or atany other scientific institute approved by the Supreme Council of Universities -provided that the courses were studied during the three years prior to the registration for the Master's Degree.
 

Article (26): The Conditions of Granting the Master’s Degree:
Based on the recommendation of the competentDepartment Counciland the Higher Studies and Research Committee,the Faculty Council grants the Master's Degree if the following conditions are fulfilled:
1. The student successfully passes all the courses.
2. Spending one Gregorian year at least after registration (Approval of the University Council).
3. The student passes the English exam of the Local or International TOEFL with a score of 450 marks at least, before submitting the thesis validity report tothe Department Council.
4. The student submitsa thesisthat includesthe results of his researchthat should be accepted by the Jury.
5. The student presents a proof of successfully passing the computer tests (ICDL) or any equivalent certificate before submitting the thesis tothe competent Department Council.
 

Article (27): Registration Termination:
The Faculty Councilshould terminatethe registration of the student for the Master’s Degreein the following cases:
1. If the student did not pass the courses in the preliminary year of the Master's Degreefor four semesters at the most, taking into considerationarticle (11). The student who fails in only one or two courses may be granted a third and final chance after payingthe tuition in accordance with the regulating rules and after the approval of the Faculty Council and the Council of Higher Studies.
2. If the student is absent or is not serious in the research, after the approval of the competentDepartment Counciland the Higher Studies and Research Committeeand accordingto a report from the supervisors, and after the student is being warned.
3. Rejection of the thesisby the Jury and its recommendation of not grantingthe degree.
4. Not grantingthe degree during the periods stipulated in article (22) of the Regulations taking into account the cases of registration suspension.


Fourth: Ph.D. Degree in Sciences (Ph.D.)

 

Article (28): Study Branches:
Based on the suggestion of the Faculty of Science Council, Mansoura University grants the Ph.D.Degree in sciences from the academic departments described in Table (3). The certificate should include the name of the department, specialization and the title of the thesis.
 

Article (29): Registration Conditions:
For the registration of the Ph.D.Degree in Sciences, the following conditions must be fulfilled:
1. The general conditions listed in Article (4) of the Regulations.
2. The student should have a Master's Degree in the field of specialization from one of the Faculties of Science at any of the Egyptian universities, or any equivalent degree from any other scientificinstitute approved by the Supreme Council of Universities.
3. The student should apply to the Higher Studies Administration to be enrolled after the approval of one of the professors or associate professors to supervise.The applicationshould be submitted to the competent department to approve the supervision and determine the scope and the plan of the research and the theoretical courses (in accordance with Article 35) and then all the documentsshould be submitted to the Higher Studies Committeeand finallyto the Faculty Council.

Article (30):Study Duration:
1. The minimum duration forobtaining thePh.D.Degree is twoGregorian years from the registration date (University Council Approval).
2. The maximum duration forobtaining thePh.D.Degree is five Gregorian years from the registration date, taking into consideration cases of registration suspension.Registration may be extended up to a maximumof two years at the request of the supervisors and the approval of the competent Department Council, the Higher Studies and Research Committee and the University Higher Studies Council.
 

Article (31): Academic Courses:
The competent Department Council determines, at the request of the main supervisor, thespecialized courses from the list of courses with (code700)from which the student chooses according to the rules of the competent department and up to a maximum of 8 credit hours.
 

Article (32): Supervision:
In addition to the items listed in Article (14) items (2, 3 and 4),the following is added:
The supervisionof the Ph.D. student could be jointbetween the members of the supervision committee at Mansoura University and one of the foreign universities or institutes approved by the Supreme Council of Universities and without violation ofarticle (14) of theRegulations.
 

Article (33): The Study Plan of the Ph.D. in Sciences:
1. The specialized courses that suit the subject of the thesis, as shown in article (31) of the Regulations.
2. The student should pass the TOEFL with a minimum score of 450 marks and the student may be exempted from this test if he/she submits a proof of passing this test within three years ofregistration for the Ph.D. Degree.
3. The number of credit hours of the courses is(8 credit hours)and the number of credit hours devoted to the thesisis (52 credit hours). The total number of credit hours will be (60 credit hours).
4. The main supervisor determines the research subject, then it is approved by the competent Department Council and the Faculty Council. The student submits a thesis based on the results of the research which should represent a new addition to the specialization branches and take into account the time-frames listed in article (30) of the Regulations.
5. At the request of the main supervisor,the competent Department Council may approve the modificationof the research subject only once during the Ph.D.Degree study. This may be done with or without a change of supervisors. The Faculty and University Councils should approve this modification.
6. The student should obtain the ICDL and those who previously obtained it are exempt.
 

Article (34): Equalization of Courses:
Based on the suggestion of the competentDepartment Council, the Faculty Council may accept the coursesthat the student had previously studied at the doctoral level atthe faculty or atany other scientific institute approved by the Supreme Council of Universities, provided that the student successfully passed these courses during the three years prior to registration.
 

Article (35):The Special Rules forthe Courses of the Ph.D. Degree in Sciences:
1. All courses should be elective in accordance withthe specialization of the student.
2. The department has the right to add new courses in order to keep pace with the scientific development constantly after the approval of the Faculty Counciland the Higher Studies Council.
3. The Higher Studies Department should be notified by the Department Councilwith the coursesthat the students will study and with the scientific content of each course. This notification should be attached to the student's registration file.
4. The student must pass all the courses successfully before submitting the thesis to the competent Department Council.
5. The exam is held twice (January, May) in each academic year forthe doctoral courses. The departments have to notifythe Higher Studies Administrationwith the names of the students and the courses in which they will be tested at least two months before the exam date in order to set the exam schedule at an appropriate time.
Article (36) The Conditions ofGranting the Degree:
Based on the recommendation of the competentDepartment Counciland the Higher Studies and Research Committee,the Faculty Council recommends granting the Ph.D.Degree in case the following conditions are fulfilled:
1. Spending two Gregorian years at least after the date of registration (Approval of the University Council).
2. Accepting the thesisby the Jury and recommending the student to be granted the degree.
3. Presenting a proofofthe acceptanceof publishing a single research based on the scientific results that the student reached in the thesis in aspecialized, scientific, referred, and indexed journal, issued by a scientific body on a regular basis and has an (Impact Factor) before submitting the thesis to the competent department.
Article (37): Registration Termination:
The Faculty Councilshould terminatethe registration of the student at the Ph.D. in Sciencesin the following cases:
1. If the student is absent or is not serious in the research, after the approval of the competentDepartment Counciland the Higher Studies and Research Committeeand accordingto a report from the supervisors, and after the student is being warned.
2. If the Jury rejects the thesis.
3. If the student is not granted the degree within the period specified in item (2) of article (30) of the Regulations.


Fifth: Ph.D. Degree in Science (D.Sc.)

 

Article (38) Terms of Applying for and Obtaining the Ph.D. Degree in Science (D.Sc.)
1. The applicant should have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Sciences for at least five years .
2. The applicantshould submit published innovative researchesthat he/she has never submitted before either to get the Master's Degree or Ph.D. degree in Sciences.The following should be considered:
a. Excludingthe researches that has not been published yet or that were published in less than a year.
b. Submitting the scientific content of the published researches in English.
c. Writing Citation Index in order to support the applicant’s position with the jurors.
d. Submitting a written statement with all the theses that the applicant supervised and his/her role in supervision in English.
3. The applicant should show the general trends in his/her research, the tangible benefit that he/she contributed to science as well as his contributions to joint researches and to the Master's and the Ph.D. degrees he supervised.
4. The applicantshould submit a statement of the unpublished innovativescientific activities that indicate the new additions to the science.
5. The applicantshould submit his/her scientific production to the Dean of the faculty.The Dean of the faculty contactseither the professors in the same discipline from those whohave a Ph.D. Degree in Sciences (D.Sc.) or one of the foreign specialized institutions to nominate five professors. The Faculty Councilchooses only three professorsto examine the candidate’s work.
6. The members of the Jurysubmit individual reports on the extent of the originality of the applicant’sresearches in the field of specialization and the validity of his scientific production to be awarded the degree. The degree is awarded upon the consensus of the members of the Jury.
7. The applicant’s specialization should be mentioned in the Ph.D. Degree in Sciences (D.Sc.) certificate. 
 

Article (39) Validity of the Regulations:
The Regulations apply to graduate students who are enrolled after the issue of the Ministerial decree for its ratification. However, the students who are enrolled before that date will be subject to the provisions of the internal bylaws under which they are enrolled.
                           

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