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This refers to the member of staff nominated by the department to be a mentor for the enrolled student and a co-supervisor.



  1. Supervision of each student equals to two hours of teaching load.
  2. The university pays the costs of return tickets to visit the external university and an allowance is also provided for the visit. In case the internal supervisor is a female member of staff, a ticket is issued for her male guardian too.


  1. Guiding and advising the enrolled student to overcome difficulties faced in getting an offer from the external university.
  2. Helping the student in overcoming the academic and research difficulties during the period of study.
  3. Cooperating effectively with the external supervisor to enable the student to finish within the normal period of the study.
  4. Participating in supervising the implementation of the research plan of the student.
  5. Communicating with the external supervisor with regard to the implementation of the research plan.
  6. Participating in the preparation of an appropriate visits schedule to enable the student to complete the programme within the normal period of study in coordination with the external supervisor and the student as planned.
  7. Ensuring  sure that the student presents her work annually starting from the second year of study.
  8. Helping the student to get the research requirements of equipment and materials in coordination with the department and the programme administration.
  9. Participating in the coordination of the external supervisor visit with the department and the student for each visit of the external supervisor.
  10. Attending the meetings of the external supervisor and the student with the programme administration whenever needed.
  11. Preparing and submitting a semi-annual report about the study of the student, and submitting it to the programme administration.
  12. Endorsing the semi-annual report prepared by the student about her study.
  13. If the student showed an unsatisfactory academic level, the supervisor must notify the programme administration.
  14. Traveling to the location of the external university once a year (if needed) for a period of five days. This visit should coincide with the visit of the student so as to meet with the student and the external supervisor and discuss the results of the study, and getting updated about any techniques related to the study.
  15. Submitting a report on each visit to the external university and to the programme administration.
  16. Getting updated about the programme and attending its related meetings.