Frequently Asked Questions
What is SIA’s official training language?
Teaching languages in all programs, levels, and courses are Arabic and English.
In case the course was in Arabic, two additional hours will be provided in English—one in general English (beginner level) while the second is in communication skills in English and the terminology used in the course.
Is there a policy at SIA for supporting outstanding students?
Supporting excellence is one of SIA’s solid foundations.
SIA gives a refund of 50% of all tuition fees paid by the outstanding student who receives more than 95% as the final graduation rate.
Can I get a discount from the course fees?
A discount of 5% of the total tuition fee is available for the sons and daughters of teachers after they provide evidence and receive the approval of SIA’s dean.
Can I enroll in several courses simultaneously? And can I study at several levels of the same course simultaneously?
Yes, a student can enroll in several courses or classes at the same time, but cannot graduate from a higher level without graduating from the lower level.
There is no limit to the programs in which a student can enroll, but it is generally advised not to enroll in more than three courses together to ensure better achievements for students.
Does SIA follow a certain admission policy for accepting students?
SIA believes in providing knowledge to everyone, based on the principle of Equality of Opportunity, which requires that all human beings are equal in the sphere of opportunity, regardless of ethnicity, color, religion or intellectual abilities.
SIA’s doors are open to all students from Syria as well as Arab and foreign countries, regardless of the applicant’s age, nationality or gender.
The final grade of preparatory and secondary education is not important.
What teaching methods are used at SIA?
The Syrian International Academy is proud of the scientific standards it adopts and the excellent curricula it offers to its students, which include the following:
Written materials: such as text books (in paper and electronic forms) and supporting materials that guide the study process and ensure the most efficient use of direct teaching methods.
Audiovisual materials: such as audiovisual CDs with content that supports the written (printed) materials without being a substitute for it.
Practical training, which constitutes more than 75% of the educational process.
Interactive materials: these use internet technologies to deliver the content directly or interactively by e-mail to ensure that the student receives the highest level of education available in our modern world.
What is SIA’s admission policy?
Although there is no percentage or rate required in the secondary school certificate or the university diploma/degree for admission to SIA, the number of accepted students is determined according to SIA’s capacities.
SIA constantly seeks to meet the needs of all its students in Syria and abroad.
SIA studies applications very carefully and informs the student in person of the outcome. If a student were accepted, s/he is directed through the admission procedures.
What about accreditation and attestation?
The Syrian International Academy is an institution duly licensed by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic. It thus enjoys full and necessary recognition in Syria and all countries that enjoy diplomatic relations with the Syrian government.
The attestation system in other countries (outside Syria):
Each country has its own system of amendment which is often equivalent to a written or oral exam. This is considered to be one of the specificities of a particular country.
The student’s compliance with the requirements of the amendment exams is the personal responsibility of the student since SIA cannot intervene outside the borders of Syria.