Saudi Universities

The Ministry of Higher Education was established in 1395H (1975G) to be responsible for supervising, planning and coordinating the Kingdom’s requirements with regards to the higher education, with the aim to prepare national cadre specialized in administrative and scientific fields, to help achieve the national development.

The higher education has, enthusiastically, developed in most of the scientific fields. There are, now, 25 high-capacity universities, geographically distributed in the Kingdom regions. All these universities are linked to the Ministry of Higher Education, but enjoy a high level of independency in both administrative and academic scopes.

The Ministry also gives special care to the affairs of the Saudi students who are studying abroad, distributed in different countries and scientific fields that are necessary to fulfill the requirements.

Regarding the scientific research, the Ministry, thru supervision and coordination with the universities, gives very special care to the scientific research, which is an important source for the scientific and civic development, and as it is part of the functions and tasks of universities. The Ministry supports specialized research institutes and centers, and conducts scientific symposiums and conferences, which enables the academic staff of the universities to participate in specialized scientific activities, and learn about the updates in their fields.

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Al Baha University

 

Year established :

2006 

Location

  • City : Al Baha
  • Province Population : 377,900
  • P.O. Box : 1988
  • Postal Code : 65431
  • Phone +966-7-7274111
  • Fax +966-7-7274264
  • Campuses : Al Baha , Biljurashi , Al Mukhwah , Al Mandag

 

Admission

Admission office : http://www.bu.edu.sa ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 14,000
  • Total Staff : 762
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Al Baha University

Al Baha University is a recently established university , located up in Al-Baha city, in the middle of Saraat mountains, which extend adjacent to the west coast of Arabian Peninsula. Having been established recently, all Al Baha University majors and departments were started from scratch, allowing modern curricula and up-to-date teaching technologies to be employed in the university programs. The university has a wide variety of majors offered by 23 academic departments in four colleges. The university started with a number of colleges that were supervised by their counterparts at Umm Al-Qura University. The university now undergoes a full-fledged development plan to build the main campus. Plans for more academic programs are in consideration contingent to the progress of construction. 

Al Baha University Web Portal

 

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Al Jouf University

Year established :

2005

Location

  • City : Al Jouf
  • Province Population : 361,738
  • P.O. Box : 2014
  • Phone +966-4-6257869
  • Fax +966-4-6255432
  • Campuses : Sakaka , Al Quryyat , Dawmat Al Jandal and Tabarjal

 

Admission

Admission office : http://www.ju.edu.sa/deanship/dar ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 15,000
  • Total Staff : 119
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Al Jouf University

Al Jouf University is a recently established university in the upper north of Saudi Arabia. The university enrollment is around 15,000 students and the university serves through 81 full-time professors as of the academic year 2006-2007. The university consists of 10 colleges offering a wide range of majors. The colleges are :

  1. College of Science
  2. Alquryyat Community College
  3. College of Applied Medical Sciences
  4. College of Engineering
  5. College of Medicine
  6. College of Education for male students
  7. College of Education for female students at Sakaka
  8. College of Education for female students at Dawmat Al Jandal
  9. Sakaka Community College
  10. Tabarjal Community College


Al Jouf University Web Portal

 

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Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Year established :

1974

Location

  • City : Riyadh
  • Province Population : 5,458,273
  • P.O. Box : 5701
  • Postal Code : 11432
  • Phone +966-1-2580000
  • Fax +966-1-2590273
  • Campuses : Riyadh, Al Ahsa , Shaqraa , Al Kharj , Japan, Indonesia and Djibouti

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.imamu.edu.sa/support_deanery/admissions ( in Arabic ) 

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 37,401
  • Total Staff : 2,848
  • Academic Calendar : Continuous

 

Al-Imam University Objectives are:

  1. The university is a Sharia and cultural institution run according to Sharia (The Islamic Law);
  2. Carrying out the academic policies and providing undergraduate and postgraduate studies;
  3. Upgrading the scientific researches through writing, translation, and publishing
  4. Serving the community within its competence.

University History

Teaching Sharia knowledge prevailed most regions in Saudi Arabia before opening up government-run schools and Sharia institutes. It was conducted at mosques and houses of ulema (scholars), who taught a lot of judges. His eminence Sheikh Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Sheikh – May Allah have mercy upon him- and his brothers played a major role in disseminating knowledge of Sharia in Riyadh and the neighboring areas.


With the start of the overall Sharia knowledge rise in 1370 H (1949 G) and thanks to turnout by the youth to learn Sharia knowledge, the administration-led King Abdulaziz - May Allah have mercy upon him - opened up Riyadh Sharia Institute. The King assigned Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia by-then , to run the institute. It was the first foundation of Sharia institutes in various regions of the kingdom.


In 1951, college of Sharia was open in Riyadh, and in 1952, the college of Arabic language was also open. Then, a series of Sharia institutes were opened under the umbrella of the General Presidency of Sharia Colleges and Institutes.


On September 10th 1974, a royal decree No. 50/m - based upon the cabinet resolution No. 1100 on September 4th 1974 - was issued to approve the policy of Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. As such it is deemed a higher academic institution, comprising the higher institutes, colleges, and Sharia institutes in Saudi Arabia.


Since the university was established, it has been enlarging continually. It comprises 11 colleges, five of which are in Riyadh and six are out of Riyadh in regions of Al Qassim, Al Ahsa, and Al Madinah Al Monawarah, in addition to the southern region. Also, it comprises two institutes in Riyadh: one for Jurisdiction and one for teaching Arabic language for non-Arabic native speakers. It comprises six institutes abroad for teaching Islamic, Arabic knowledge in Unied Arab Emirates, Mauritania, Djibouti, Indonesia, USA, and Japan, in addition to sixty Sharia institutes kingdom-wide.


Thanks to the grand expansion of the university, the second five-year plan was approved to establish a university city. The project site was selected to be north of Riyadh city. Late King Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, laid down the foundation stone of the project on January 5th, 1982 . The university has been carrying it out.

Al-Imam University Web Portal

 

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Islamic University

 

Year established :

1961

Location

  • City : Al Madinah Al Monawarah
  • Province Population : 1,512,724
  • P.O. Box : 170
  • Phone +966-4-8474209
  • Fax +966-4-8610462
  • Campuses : Al Madinah Al Monawarah

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.iu.edu.sa/iu_web/content.aspx?id=298 ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 6,445
  • Total Staff : 982
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

Islamic University Aims

  1. Disseminating the message of Islam to the world through the act of Dawah, higher education and post-graduate studies
  2. Imbibing and developing the Islamic spirit in the lives of individuals and societies on the basis of worshipping Allah – The All mighty- and subordination to his messenger prophet Mohammed may peace and prayer of Allah be upon him
  3. Preparing scientific research works, translating and publishing them in different mass media as well as motivating those researches to cover all forms and fields of knowledge
  4. Educating students from different parts of the world who come to attend Islamic university, qualifying them to become competent scholars in order to propagate what they have learnt around the world and participate in solving religious problems in light of the Noble Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet (peace be upon him)
  5. Collecting, investigation and publishing Islamic heritage
  6. Assessing cultural and intellectual associations around the world to serve the overall goals of Islam.


Islamic University Web Portal

 

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Jazan University

 

Year of establishment :

2006

Location

  • City : Jazan
  • Province Population : 1,187,587
  • P.O. Box : 114
  • Phone +966-7-3217771
  • Fax +966-7-3211052
  • Campuses : Jazan , Sabya , Abu Arish and Samtah

 

Admission

Admission office : http://www.jazanu.edu.sa

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 28,500
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Jazan University

The establishment of Jazan University was one of the most remarkable academic events in 2006. A number of colleges have in fact started operation under the auspices of King Khalid University. Among those colleges was the College of Medicine in Jazan which started admitting students three years before the establishment of the university.


Jazan University rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia. The emergence of Jazan University was a significant further step to provide the local communities in Jazan Province with unique educational opportunities with a modern touch, and up-to-date programs using the state-ofthe- art educational technologies. Jazan University offers a number of highly demanded majors through 28 academic departments distributed in six colleges. 

Jazan University Web Portal

 

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King Abdulaziz University

Year established :

1967 

Location

  • City : Jeddah
  • Province Population : 5,797,184
  • P.O. Box : 80208
  • Postal Code : 21589
  • Phone +966-2-6400000
  • Fax +966-2-6951996
  • Campuses : Jeddah and Rabigh

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://admission.kau.edu.sa/Default.aspx?Site_ID=210&Lng=EN 

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 69,919
  • Total Staff : 3,632
  • Academic Calendar : By Semester

 

University's Vision

  • Beacon of knowledge: Islamic values, old college traditions Integration in: occupational professionalism, exceptional skills. Increase in development: Innovation and superiority, diverse and continuous academic research in serving the society.

 

About King Abdulaziz University

King Abdulaziz University carries the name of the establisher of Saudi Arabia- God bless him. This university was established in 1387 H / 1967 G as a national university aiming at spreading higher education in the western area of Saudi Arabia. This dream has come true through the continuous efforts of the loyal citizens of this country. The members of the initiating committee had the chance to meet King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz –God bless him- and His Majesty showed all support for this idea. The establishing committee was formed headed by King Faisal- God bless him and his highness the Minister if Education at that time Sheikh Hasan Bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh.


The university started its first year in (1388h- 1968g) by inaugurating the preparation study program with a few number of students( 68 male students and 30 female students,) and directly the year after, the university inaugurated its first college ( the College of Economics and Management,) then in the following year the college of Arts and Human Sciences was established.


After the honored resolution of the Council of Ministers was issued in 1394h by including the university in the government, the national university was changed into a government university and another decision was issued at the same time by including the College of Shareah and the College of Higher Education that were already established in 1369h-1949g in Mekka in King Abdulaziz University. These two colleges followed Omm AL-Qora University after it was established.


The adoption of the government to this young university and the continuous support was of great effect on changing King Abdulaziz University to a modern university with a number of students that now amounts to 82152 male and female students. The university also occupies a distinguished place among higher education institutions in the Kingdom.


King Abdulaziz University includes two separate campuses according to Islamic regulations one for males and another for females. Each of these campuses is provided with all cultural, recreational and athletic facilities, in addition to a big library equipped the most up to date technology to serve students and the teaching staff. Within four decades, the university becomes one of the outstanding higher education institutions on the local and international level. This university offers educational programs for preparing the graduates to do jobs that cope with the changing needs of the community.


After being established , the university included branches for other universities like Taibah University in Al-Madina Al-Monawarah which became an independent university in 1424h, the branch of Tabouk University and Jasan University which were also became independent universities, The North Borders University and Araar and Rafha colleges.


The university witnessed much development in quality and quantity since it was established until it becomes one of the distinguished universities in terms of the number of students, the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specializations such as seas sciences, geology, nuclear engineering, medical engineering , meteorology and aviation and mineralization.


King Abdulaziz University is Considered a pioneer in offering higher education to the Saudi girl and the female and male sections were inaugurated in the same year.

The university not only has the regular students program but it also has the external program to make it easy for all students to get higher education. It also established the Deanship of Distant Teaching to cope with the development in learning and teaching technology.

King Abdulaziz University Web Portal

 

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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Year established :

1963

Location

  • City : Dhahran
  • Province Population : 3,360,031
  • P.O. Box : 5015
  • Postal Code : 31261
  • Phone : +966-3-860-0000
  • Fax : +966-3-8603306
  • Campuses : Dhahran, Dammam, Hafr Al Batin and Hail

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/admissions

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 8,693
  • Total Staff : 1,702
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

KFUPM Vision

"To be a vibrant multicultural University of international repute focused on quality education and innovative research that prepares professionals and entrepreneurs to lead social, economic and technical development in the region

KFUPM Mission

KFUPM is an institution of higher learning committed to:

  1. Preparing professionals empowered with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to take a leadership role in the development of the Kingdom in the fields of science, engineering, environmental design and business.
  2. Producing research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom and region by providing innovative solutions to identified economic and technical problems and opportunities.
  3. Providing a stimulating campus environment for the welfare of its students, faculty and staff, and offering outstanding professional services and out-reach programs to the society at large

KFUPM Values

The following ten core values, guided by the Islamic principles, form the foundation upon which KFUPM builds its reputation and success:
Creativity, Excellence , Integrity , Fairness , Diversity , Responsiveness , Teamwork , Leadership , Discipline and Transparency

University History

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) was officially established by Royal Decree on 5 Jumada I, 1383 H. (23 September 1963). The first students were admitted a year later, on 23 September 1964, when 67 young men enrolled in what was then the College of Petroleum and Minerals (CPM). Since that time, the university enrollment has grown to more than 10000 students.


Several significant events have marked the university's growth. In 1971, at the first graduation ceremony, four men received their baccalaureate degrees in engineering. In 1975, the College of Petroleum and Minerals became the University of Petroleum and Minerals, a change both in name and academic status. In 1986, the University was renamed: The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


The successful management of Saudi Arabia's vast petroleum and mineral resources poses a complex and exciting challenge for scientific, technical, and management education in the Kingdom. To meet this challenge, the university has adopted advanced training in the fields of science, engineering, and management as one of its goals in order to promote leadership and service in the Kingdom's petroleum and mineral industries. The university also furthers knowledge through research in these fields.

KFUPM Web Portal

 

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King Faisal University

 

Year established :

1975

Location

  • City : Al Ahsa
  • Province Population : 3,360,031
  • P.O. Box : 380
  • Postal Code : 31982
  • Phone +966-3-5801770
  • Fax +966-3-5801770
  • Campuses : Al Ahsa , Dammam, Al Qatif and Hafr Al Batin

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.kfu.edu.sa/registration ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 16,945
  • Total Staff : 2,107
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About King Faisal University

King Faisal University was founded in the city of Al-Hofuf, Al-Ahsa Province, consisting of two separate colleges that have historically symbolized excellence in the academia and research: the College of Foods & Agricultural Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Resources. The second branch of the university was then founded in Dammam City, including a College of Medicine & Medical Sciences and a College of Architecture & Planning. These four colleges formed the universityʼs core, which soon expanded into a comprehensive university consisting of multiple colleges and research centers, including the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Deanship of Academic Research, established in 1984 and 2000 respectively. These departments have enabled the university to offer a number of postgraduate programs and facilitate academic research in most colleges.

In addition to sponsoring scientific research, the university has made numerous contributions to the local community and has addressed environmental concerns. In order to expand its reach into society, the university established twelve scientific research centers, including he Date Palms Research Center, Water Research Center, Camel Research Center, Veterinary Research & Animal Husbandry Center, Islamic Architecture & Solar Energy Unit, and Prince Muhammad Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Medical Research Center.

King Faisal University Web Portal

 

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King Khalid University

 

Year established :

1999

Location

  • City : Abha
  • Province Population : 1,687,939
  • P.O. Box : 3236
  • Postal Code : 61413
  • Phone +966-7-2291379
  • Fax +966-7-2290838
  • Campuses : Abha , Annamas , Bishah and Khamis Mushayt

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.kku.edu.sa/AssistanceDeans/RegistrationDean/Default ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 12,705
  • Total Staff : 1,566
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About King Khalid University

King Khalid University (KKU) was founded when the two branches of Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and King Saud University were merged together in 1999. The merger between the two branches made way for the creation of one unified university with multiple colleges and majors. KKU is hosted by one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East, Abha, which rests up in Assir mountains in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. The city is frequented every summer by tourists and vacationers who find the soothing pleasure in the weather and atmosphere in Abha. This allowed KKU to be sought after by students as well as researchers and academics who look for a convenient and comfortable environment to work. KKU is now a major regional player in the development of Assir Province. It casts a great influence on the local society and extends its impact to Jazan and Najran, which both have two newly established universities based on merged schools that once were part of KKU. The university continues to play that constructive role in other areas including Annamas, Bisha, and Khamis Mushait, where KKU operates a number of colleges. 

King Khalid University Web Portal

 

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King Saud University

 

Year established :

1957

Location

  • City : Riyadh
  • Province Population : 5,458,273
  • P.O. Box : 2454
  • Postal Code : 11451
  • Phone +966-1-4670000
  • Fax +966-1-4684444
  • Campuses : Riyadh, Al Kharj, Al Quwayiyah, Al Aflaj , Al Majmaah , Adduwadimi , Shagra , Wadi Addawasir and Huraymila

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.ksu.edu.sa/Deanships/Registrationandadmission

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 66,174
  • Total Staff : 5,994
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

KSU Vision

King Saud University seeks to become a leader in educational and technological innovation, scientific discovery and creativity through fostering an atmosphere of intellectual inspiration and partnership for the prosperity of society.

KSU Mission

King Saud University aspires to meet the educational and development needs of society by providing high-quality academic programs, pioneering innovative research and creative articulation, and through active involvement in the community for the prosperous cultural and economic development of the country.

KSU Culture

King Saud University preserves and renews Arab and Muslim culture which upholds all human values where faith and reason animate the most fundamental human quest -- the pursuit of truth and goodness in which knowledge is pivotal. KSU, therefore, has always been committed to the values of learning and excellence in research, developing an open, ethical and caring community that promotes honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, trust, civility and diversity. This community has created a culture based on fundamental values that include intellectual vitality, academic freedom, the well-being of its members, and the extension of service to others.

About King Saud University

The progress of nations and civilizations has been strongly associated with knowledge and learning, and King Saud University-- the first institution of higher education in the Kingdom-- has been established to make a clear difference in the advancement of this nation. Through the many and highly qualified cadre with which it has supplied both society and market, KSU has met the academic and professional needs in various areas: medicine, engineering, agriculture, sciences, humanities, and languages, etc.


King Saud University has not limited its roles to teaching and research, but extended, and is still extending practical and vital functions in areas of health care, economy and business, and the needs of the private sector. 

King Saud University Web Portal

 

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King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

 

Year established :

2005

Location

  • City : Riyadh
  • P.O. Box : 22490
  • Postal Code : 11426
  • Phone +966-1-2521300
  • Fax +966-1-2521011
  • Campuses : Riyadh , Jeddah and Al Ahsa

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.ksau-hs.edu.sa/deanship/registration ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 850
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

The Saudi Arabian National Guard health services paved the way for the establishment of this new university that focuses on medical and health majors. Hosted in King Abdulaziz Medical City for the National Guard, the university offers its programs in two campuses in Riyadh and Jeddah, and potentially in other provinces in the Kingdom.

The university enjoys a considerably low student/faculty ratio that is considered among the lowest in Saudi universities. The programs offered at the university are carefully developed and offered based on the nationwide recruitment and human resources current and future needs. Such programs include Health Informatics, Genetics, Clinical Chemistry, and Clinical Labs Sciences. Some of these programs are offered only in a few universities around the world such as the Clinical Chemistry.


Offering its programs based on strict and highly selective admission criteria, the university works with the Ministry of Higher Education to develop further programs that respond to the pressing educational needs of the Saudi National Guard health services as well as the Saudi health sector. The university has the advantage of operating from King Abdulaziz Medical City for the National Guard which gives the university access to so many different resources that any distinguished school in health or medicine longs to have.

KSAU-HS Vision

Through providing an educational, research, and academic environment distinguished in excellence, KSAU-HS seeks to be a leading institution of health education at the national and regional levels. This will contribute to graduate qualified capabilities of a high caliber able to enter in a strong competition with other health sectors.

Web Portal of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

 

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Najran University

 

Year established :

2006

Location

  • City : Najran
  • Province Population : 420,345
  • P.O. Box : 1988
  • Postal Code : 61441
  • Phone +966-7-5440277 extension 1088
  • Fax +966-7-5442135
  • Campuses : Najran and Sharurah

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.nu.edu.sa/gui/SubDefault.aspx?PageId=357

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 11,917
  • Total Staff : 466
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Najran University

King Khalid University planted the seeds for these new higher education institutions in Najran Province, south of Saudi Arabia. The majors in these colleges are market-based. They were inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques upon visiting the province in mid 2006 to launch a number of development projects. The new colleges commenced to operate independently from the mother university in 2007. Several colleges were unified under the umbrella of Najran University. The University has 15 academic departments offering 25 majors.

Mission of Najran University

As one of the higher education reverend institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Najran University took the pledge to be an active and full fledged partner in the development process of the Saudi society as well as taking part in the regional and international progress and prosperity.

University Establishment & Placement

His Royal Highness, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz issued a noble decree for the initiation and ordination of Najran University as a full independent educational entity on 10 / 10 / 1427 H, and thereupon the complex of colleges is transformed into a full fledged emanating university, as a kind response to the requisition placed by His Royal Highness Prince Meshaal Ibn Saud Ibn Abdul-Aziz, during the process of the inaugural ceremony of the herein said faculty complex . Najran University is located on the eastern extension of Najran, over an exuberant 18 million square meters placing Najran University as the mega campus all over the Kingdom.

A male student section –which is to be soon opened- combine 15 faculties in addition to the female student section that also to include 10 faculties with an overall intake capacity of 45,000 male and female student. A modern medical complex , research center, athletics centre and recreation centre, staff residence, and male and female student housing. A foreseeable future plans of the erection of an integrated investment revenue-generating cnvenient services complex are in the progress . It's planned to include a shopping mall and a hotel .

Najran University Web Portal

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Northern Borders University

 

Year established :

2007

Location

  • City : Arar
  • Province Population : 279,971
  • P.O. Box : 1321
  • Phone +966-4-6644014
  • Fax +966-4-6644014
  • Campuses : Arar , Rafha and Turayf

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.nbu.edu.sa ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 7,735
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Northern Borders University

Northern Borders University represents the last completing university education blocks in term of covering all the regions. In 1428 Hijri , a Royal approval was issued to establish the university. The first college in Arar , Girls Education College , was established in 1402 followed by Teachers Education College in 1428. The university enjoined girls education college in Arar, girls education college in Rafha in addition to sciences college which was founded in 1427 under the supervision of King Abdulaziz University. Northern Borders University encompasses 12 colleges , 7 of which in Arar , 3 in Rafha and 2 in Turayf.

Northern Borders University Web Portal

 

Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University

 

Year established :

2007

Location

  • City : Riyadh
  • Province Population : 5,458,273
  • Campuses : Riyadh, Al Kharj, Al Dilam, Al Quwayiyah, Al Aflaj , Al Majmaah, Adduwadimi, Sajir, Shagra, Wadi Addawasir, Huraymila, Duruma, Almuzahimiyah, Afif, Azulfi, Hawtat Bani Tamim and Hawtat Sudair

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.rug.edu.sa ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 52,308
  • Total Staff : 2000
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University

Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University is composed of a 32 colleges across Riyadh region. College of Education was the first component of the university, established at 1390 Hijri. A group of colleges were introduced to the university system which are :

  1. College of Science
  2. College of Computer & Information Sciences
  3. College of Business and Administration
  4. College of Pharmacy
  5. College of Nursing
  6. College of Physical Therapy
  7. College of Kindergarten Education
  8. College of Languages & Simultaneous Interpretation



Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University Web Portal

 

Qassim University

 

Year established :

2004

Location

  • City : Buraydah
  • Province Population : 1,015,972
  • P.O. Box : 1126
  • Postal Code : 51431
  • Phone +966-6-3800050
  • Fax +966-6-3800656
  • Campuses : Qassim , Onayzah and Azulfi

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://reg.qu.edu.sa (in Arabic)

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 40,000
  • Total Staff : 3,500
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Qassim University

In 2004, the two branches of Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and King Saud University merged to form Qassim University , which became independent in the second semester of the 2004 academic year when administrative, academic departments, and deanship were each established.
The main campus is located in the center of Qassim province covering 7.8 square kilometers. Other campuses are available in Unayzah and Azulfi.


Currently, many colleges are available in Qassim University including Shareaah College; College of Arabic and Social Sciences; College of Agricultural and Veterinary; College of Economics; college of Science ; College of medicine; College of Engineering; College of Computer; College of Applied Medical Sciences; College of Dentistry; College of Pharmacy; Science College in Azzulfi ; Community colleges and Girls Education Colleges.

Qassim University Web Portal

 

Taibah University

Year established :

2003

Location

  • City : Al Madinah Al Monawarah
  • Province Population : 1,512,724
  • P.O. Box : 344
  • Postal Code : 30001
  • Phone +966-4-8460008
  • Fax +966-4-8461407
  • Campuses : Al Madinah Al Monawarah , Yanbu , Al Ula and Al Hinakiyah

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://taibahu.edu.sa/cms/pages.aspx?SId=80&ln=en

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 20,000
  • Total Staff : 1,200
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

Establishment of Taibah University

The Royal Decree under the number (22042) in 10/05/1424 AH was issued to imply the approval of the resolution of the Council of Higher Education under the number (1/29/1424) in 17/03/1424 AH which implies the integration of the two campuses of King Muhammad Bin Saud University and King Abdul-Aziz University located in Al-Madinah into one independent university sited in Al-Madinah. In addition, The Royal Decree under the number 7/B/20047 in 19/04/ 1425 AH which implies labeling the nascent institute in Al-Madinah ; Taibah University

Taibah Universitys' Vision

Taibah University is a distinguished university capable of competing its counterparts of other Saudi and Arabian universities. It reflects the Islamic identity, relies on a deep-rooted past, coexist with the present, and forecast the future in correspondence with the social constants and variables, with affirmation on importance of providing equal chances of educational opportunities for all citizens indistinctively.

In Addition, the university is working on building an actual partnership with the community to introduce a new model compatible with how the academic education should be organized, administered, and financed, on reinforcing academic and research abilities of the teaching staff, and reinforcing the abilities of university workers, administrators, information systems, and technologies.


Taibah University ensures the importance of continuous improvement to promote the quality of the environment of the educational community to consolidate the teaching process, academic research, and community service, by integration of different sciences and belles-letters; through advanced study and research programs to ready a productive citizen capable of invent and compete. The university also attempts to invest the available human resources, to discover talented members and staff to support national economy, and to implement distance education which encourage continuous learning and correspond to the increasing demand for higher education in the age of satellites, globalization, and modernizations of the twenty one century.

The Messages of Taibah University

To establish an Islamic community through the introduction of academic and practical knowledge that corresponds to the standards of academic distinctiveness and in which parties involved in the educational process cooperate in a productive and responsible way.

Taibah University Web Portal

 

Taif University


Year established :

2003

Location

  • City : Taif
  • Province Population : 5,797,184
  • P.O. Box : 888
  • Postal Code : 5700
  • Phone +966-2-7256620
  • Fax +966-2-7256620
  • Campuses : Taif , Ranyah , Al Khurmah and Turubah

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.tu.edu.sa

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 13,700
  • Total Staff : 326
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Taif University

Based on the plan that rendered establishing a number of new universities around the Kingdom, Taif University was established at the same time. The university was a result of a merger of the campuses of two Umm Al-Qura colleges located in Makkah.

The university takes pride in its well-planned and modern programs in mathematics, physics, biology, computer science, Arabic, Islamic studies, language, education, and early childhood learning. Upon its founding, the university added a new college, namely the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, which began in 2006 with an initial enrollment of 80 students. Beginning in the 2006 academic year, the university implemented a plan to enhance its abilities to meet market demands for qualified professionals in an attempt to improve social development and increase skilled manpower.

Taif University Web Portal

 

Umm Al-Qura University

Year established :

1949

Location

  • City : Makkah Al Mukarramah
  • Province Population : 5,797,184
  • P.O. Box : 715
  • Postal Code : 21421
  • Phone +966-2-5501000
  • Fax +966-2-5562515
  • Campuses : Al Aziziyah , Al Zahir , Al Rosaifa , Al Abidyyah and Al Baha

 

Admission

Admission office : http://www.uqu.edu.sa/page/en/212

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 30,624
  • Total Staff : 1,750
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About Umm Al-Qura University

Located in the holy city of Makkah, Umm Al-Qura University enjoys a unique geographical and academic position in the Muslim world. In addition to serving the needs of the kingdom through its various colleges and internationally recognized academia, UQU is privileged to serve the world through its Institute of the Arabic language. The university therefore greatly contributes to the enrichment of human knowledge.


With the Royal Decree also came the opening of another college of education in Taif as a branch of Umm Al-Qura University in that city, which later on was split into the colleges of Education and Science. Starting with the 2003/2004 academic year this branch was upgraded to Taif University. With the growth of the university population, new premises were built.


In total, the university now includes seventeen colleges, twelve institutes and centers with seventy academic departments most of which offer both graduate and undergraduate programs for both male and female students. In addition, the university contains twelve auxiliary deanships each of which has its counterpart in the girls section. Over 30000 students are enrolled in different colleges and institutions of the university, and nearly 1500 faculty members are in charge therein.


The various colleges and departments of the university have gone through different developmental stages to cope with new applied, technical, technological and academic trends. The goal is to produce qualified people who will be capable of participating in the development of the country. Students have the option to register for a specialized program only, or the program with educational training to qualify for teaching. The educational training program is offered by the College of Education. Applicants for this program would be required to pass a qualifying test.

Umm Al-Qura University Web Portal

 

University of Dammam

University of Dammam colleges are :

Affiliated colleges are College of Medicine, College of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Public Health, College of Arts, College of Science, College of Education, College of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Management, College of Computer Science and Information Technology , College of Engineering, College of Applied Medical Sciences, College of Planning and Architecture, Dammam College of Drafting, Al Qatif College of Applied Medical Sciences, Community College and College of Management, Al Jubayl College of Education and College of Applied Medical Sciences, Hafr Albatin College of Education and College of Applied Medical Sciences, Annuayriyah College of Science and Arts and Al Khafji College of Science and Arts.

 

University of Ha’il

 

Year established :

2005

Location

  • City : Ha'il
  • Province Population : 526,882
  • P.O. Box : 2440
  • Phone +966-6-5312500
  • Fax +966-6-5310500
  • Campuses : Ha'il , Baqa

 

Admission

Admission office : http://www.uoh.edu.sa/oas

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 16,000
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

Vision

The vision of the University of Ha'il is to become the first corporate university in the Middle East Region where technology and innovation are the two main elements used to sustain continuous development in the 21st Century. The University of Ha'il is the university of the future that moves at "the speed of change".

Mission

Linking education to the social and economic development of our community

Strategic Objectives

  • To recruit and retain high caliber faculty and staff
  • To provide par excellence education to our students
  • To align UOH curricula and research with regional and national needs
  • To build and reinforce an image of corporate culture which is reflected in the vision of UOH
  • To focus and reinforce the partnership between the University, the "High Commission for the development of Ha'il Region", and the community.

 

University History

University of Ha'il started as a community college, called Hail Community College (HCC), under the auspices of King Fhad University of Petroleum & Minerals in September 1998. HCC was the first Community College to open in a planned expansion of educational opportunities for Saudi Arabian high school graduates. HCC started by offering three-years Associate degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Systems, and Electronics Engineering and Instrumentation. Later on, HCC offered three Bachelor degree programs in Applied Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems.


University of Ha'il was officially established by Royal Decree on 30 Rabi II, 1426H (7 June 2005). The university consists of five colleges: College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, College of Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Computer Science & Engineering, and Community College. The first students were admitted on 11 February 2006. In 2007, two existing colleges joined the university, which are Teachers College and Girls Education College. These two colleges were originally under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. The university enrolment has grown to more than 16,000 students.

University of Ha'il Web Portal

 

University of Tabuk

 

 

Year established :

2006

Location

  • City : Tabuk
  • Province Population : 691,716
  • P.O. Box : 741
  • Postal Code : 71491
  • Phone +966-4-4273022
  • Fax +966-4-4273022
  • Campuses : Tabuk , Al Wajh and Dhuba

 

Admission

Admission Office : http://www.ut.edu.sa ( in Arabic )

Enrollment & Calendar

  • Total Enrollment : 10,024
  • Total Staff : 500
  • Academic Calendar : By Semesters

 

About University of Tabuk

University of Tabuk was the most recent university to commence in 2006 with four colleges. Today , University of Tabuk satisfy the community need to higher education with about 11 colleges across three campuses in Tabuk , Al Wajh and Dhuba.

The university serves a great community of potential students that allowed planning its programs. Current works of the future campus premises project are going as planned. It is planned for the university to mount up to accommodate 50.000 male and female students. University of Tabuk is located in Tabuk city , in the upper northwestern corner of Saudi Arabia. University majors and departments were designed to produce skillful graduates in critical majors that the country is need to secure for the very near future. Over 18 academic departments are working to offer an extensive range of opportunities for universityʼs students. 

University of Tabuk Web Portal

 

Shagra University

Shagra University is comprised of the following colleges :

Community College, College of Science and Arts, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Huraymila Community College and College of Science and Humanities, Duruma College of Science and Humanities, Almuzahimiyah College of Education, Alquwayiyah College of Science and Humanities, Community College and College of Applied Medical Sciences, Adduwadimi Community College, College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, College of Applied Medical Sciences and College of Education, Sajir College of Science and Arts, Afif College of Education and College of Business Administration, Thadiq and Almahmal College of Science and Humanities.

 

Almajmaah University

Almajmaah University is comprised of the following colleges :

Almajmaah Community College, College of Applied Medical Sciences, College of Management and Humanities, College of Engineering, College of Education, College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Education, Azulfi College of Science, Hawtat Sudayr College of Science and Humanities, Alghat College of Science and Humanities and Rumah College of Science and Humanities.

 

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

 

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University​ colleges are :

Colleges affiliated are Community College, College of Science and Humanities, College of Applied Medical Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, College of Medicine, College of Computer Science, College of Dentistry, College of Education. Also affiliated are Alaflaj Community College and College of Science and Humanities in Layla, Wadi Addawasir College of Arts and Science, College of Education, College of Applied Medical Sciences and College of Engineering, Addelam College of Education, Hawtat Bani Tamim College of Business Administration and College of Education and Assulayyil College of Science and Humanities.​​

For more information visit the university portal at www.sau.edu.sa

 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Inaugurated in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is established to be a world-class graduate research institution that strives to help embark a new era of far-reaching scientific achievement in the Kingdom. KAUST is a realization of King Abdullah's yearning vision.

KAUST is distinguished by being :

  • A graduate research university
  • backed by a multi-billion dollars endowment
  • governed by a permanent board of trustees
  • competency-based organization welcoming researchers and academics, men and women alike, from all over the world.

KAUST main campus is stretched over 36 million sq. meters on the Red Sea shore in Thual, 80 kilometers north of Jeddah, the second largest city of Saudi Arabia.  Through strategic research thrusts that focus on key science and technology subjects highly relevant to the Kingdom, region and the world, KAUST is actively seeking to implement its research plans.

 

KAUST have identified four strategic research areas that are: Energy and Resources, Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Computational Science.  To support these areas/axes, KAUST has established interdisciplinary research centers.

 

For more information, please consult KAUST website.