King Saud University
  • No. Students: 65000
  • Study mode: 20 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +96614670000
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About King Saud University

King Saud University (KSU, Arabic: جامعة الملك سعود‎‎) is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university was created to meet the shortage of skilled workers in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed King Saud University in 1982. 

KSU focuses on the highest quality of education, research and entrepreneurship in order to prepare graduates for a brighter future. This is being accomplished through the development of their skills and talent, as well as the cultivation of students' enthusiasm for life-long learning, which will help them in their path to becoming future leaders of the Kingdom and invaluable agents of knowledge.

KSU aims to disseminate and promote knowledge in Saudi Arabia, widening its base of scientific and literary expertise, maintaining a competitive edge with other nations in the fields of Arts and Sciences, and contributing to discovery and invention. In addition, King Saud University strives to contribute to the revival of academic and scientific excellence of Islamic civilization and the articulation of its benefits and glories.

The student body of KSU today consists of about 65,000 students of both sexes. The female students have their own disciplinary panel, and there is a center supervising the progress of female students, either personally by female faculty members or by male faculty members via a closed television network. The university offers courses in the natural sciences, the humanities, and professional studies, for which it charges no tuition. The medium of instruction in undergraduate programs is English and Arabicdepending on the chosen major. Among Arab universities, its medical programs are highly regarded.

  • College of Business Administration

    The College of Business Administration (CBA) is one of the pioneer colleges of KSU, which was established in 1959. During the five decades of its prominence, the CBA has educated many business professionals, managers, entrepreneurs, leaders and political figures; and has seen its graduates' progress to prestigious appointments in Saudi Arabia and other countries. The CBA is imparting knowledge and skills to students that are required and preferred by the potential employers. The CBA offers bachelor, master and doctoral programs to students who are of top caliber with excellent academic preparations in their school education. The CBA has nine departments namely Accounting, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Public Administration, and Quantitative Analysis.

    The CBA has clearly articulated its international perspective in the mission and the same has been appropriately reflected in CBA’s teaching, research and service areas. CBA is much keen in selecting top caliber students into its programs and preparing them to serve in the workforce. The faculty members of the CBA are capable of engaging in effective teaching, innovative research and outstanding services. Our faculty members’ intellectual contributions are well recognized in the regionally.                                            

    The CBA is dedicated to contributing to the development and prosperity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and global communities. Hence, it is committed to improving its academic programs and curricula; building strategic partnerships with leading business schools, business organizations and professional bodies on a global scale; developing the scholarship of faculty members; and using instructional technology in the teaching and learning processes. The CBA pursues the implementation of its strategic initiatives that are geared to enhance its academic and extra-curricular endeavors; and to provide its staff, faculty and students with greater opportunities to grow professionally and personally. Therefore, the CBA meets the ever-growing needs for qualified manpower in Saudi businesses and other organizations. If you are student, we urge you to go for the challenge of becoming a graduate of the CBA. At the same time, be assured that the CBA can help you to get where you wanted to be in the future, whether you are a first time college student, or a working professional exploring postgraduate degree options.

  • College of Computer and Information Sciences


    • Sustain excellence in learning experience.
    • Ensure creative and innovative research.
    • Strengthen graduates’ competitiveness.
    • Bolster faculty and staff performance.
    • Support continuous improvement through national and international partnerships.
    • Expand the college impact on local society.

  • College of sciences

    One of the oldest colleges at King Saud University, the College of Sciences was founded in 1378-1379 H. (corresponding to 1958/1959 A.D.) as the first scientific college in the Arabian Peninsula. It has ever since made great efforts to accompany the country's comprehensive progress in scientific, industrial and technological fields. Demands for the college were peerless and extended all expectations.

    Progress of the College of Sciences was not merely numerical; it was also a genuinely scientific progress that took into consideration escorting the scientific advancement in Basic Sciences; hence, possibilities available for both instructors and students have increased noticeably.  At the time when it was founded, the College of Sciences shared with the College of Arts the same building as well as the same lecture halls; its laboratories at the time did not exceed five in number, but now the College has its own independent building, the number of premises has gradually increased, and laboratories now number over seventy in different departments, in addition to many lecture halls and other academic premises.

    Since its foundation, the College of Sciences has gone a long way in its progress and development.  Indeed, the College is one of the educational institutions which provide the Kingdom with the required number of well-qualified graduates who will work in diverse academic and scientific fields such as universities, ministries, and companies. The College is also committed to giving its distinguished Saudi students grants to study abroad for Ph.D. degrees in order for them to join the faculty; many of them have indeed completed their studies and returned home to join different colleges of the university.

    Since the establishment of the College, thousands of qualified students have graduated in different areas of specialization.  The College has always prided itself on having designed in its teaching plans an essential scientific basis that enables students to acquire solid knowledge in their initial years of study and to gain advanced levels of knowledge of practical scientific nature in accordance with the student's area of specialization.  In some departments, students spend their final year of study doing practical courses, while others receive training in courses that require field or laboratory practice. This would provide students with a high-standard qualification that would qualify them to work in their fields of specialization efficiently or to pursue their higher studies.

    As concerns postgraduate studies, the College has taken gigantic steps in this field: all departments of the College offer Master degrees in various branches of science, and some departments also offer Ph. D. programs, as equipment and capabilities have reached a high level of excellence, and qualified faculty have also reached the required number.  It is worth noting that postgraduate research projects focus on topics that deal with development and community service; the results of those projects have been published in specialized local and international journals, and this has earned the College great academic reputation.  Many of the College's faculty took part in a number of local and international symposia and conferences and introduced their research projects which they had conducted in the college.  Moreover, the College continuously receives invitations to take part in international conferences, which boosts its academic prestige.

  • College of Architecture and Planning

    The College of Architecture and Planning was founded in 1984G with the Department of Architecture and Building Science as its nucleus. It was then the first academic institute of architecture in the Arabian Peninsula. In fact, the establishment of this department dates back to the year 1967G.

    It can be said that the College of Architecture and Planning with both of its Departments of Architecture and Building Science on the one hand and Architectural Planning on the other constitutes an important part of human knowledge that combines both science and art in addition to its being firmly related to other forms of art and humanities. Dedicated architects and planners are very much concerned with upholding the community and its cultural heritage. They put in perspective both the past and the future of the nation in order to achieve originality and meet its needs in addition to serving the local milieu and culture as well as developing them within the framework of their architectural identity and uniqueness.
    The College offers a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Building Science or in Architectural Planning. This requires 160 credit hours divided into 10 academic levels over a period of five years. The College’s graduates have the same opportunity as their engineering counterparts with respect to employment in the civil sector.

    Studying at the College of Architecture and Planning has a special character in that it addresses a number of pressing issues in the life of the individual and the community as a whole. It is for this reason that the goals of the College are not simply concerned with theoretical research and studies but also with assigning the College a much larger and more effective role in devising solutions for a number of problems faced by the community in the areas of architecture, building science and architectural planning. In addition to this, the College of Architecture and Planning works in conjunction with several government bodies to help carry out a number of realistic projects.
    This constitutes an opportunity for the students to benefit from such projects in so far as their theoretical studies are concerned. By the same token the government bodies may benefit from the diverse academic expertise offered by the College.

  • College of Food & Agriculture Sciences

    Agriculture contributes substantially to the national income and millions of people in Saudi Arabia are directly or indirectly involved in agriculture. Therefore, it is necessary to direct human, land and water resources for the benefit of an extensive agricultural improvement that keeps the contribution of agriculture sector to the national income at a high level. To achieve this goal, there was a need for an advanced agricultural institution. College of Food and Agricultural Sciences (formerly known as the College of Agriculture) was then founded at King Saud University in 1965 and the first group of students were admitted in the same year. The college prepares students for the provision of agriculture, food and environment. Many Saudi and Arab experts and researchers who are forming the base of the current agricultural development in the Kingdom and Arab countries, have graduated from the College of Food and Agricultural Sciences. This resulted in an expansion in cultivated area and an increase in food production including wheat, palm dates, dairy and poultry products, fish and vegetables.

    The College was situated in a beautiful palace in Olaishah, a neighborhood in western part of Riyadh City. In 1985, the College was moved to its new location along with other colleges at King Saud University main campus at Dirieah. It is comprised of eight departments issuing 10 B.Sc, and 13 M.Sc programs (in addition to 2 joint programs in biological diversity and environmental studies) and 3 Ph.D programs in Animal Production, Soil Science and Human nutrition for females. During the academic year of (1982-1983), a new major in nutrition and home economics was founded at the college. This major provided the Saudi girls with an educational opportunity preparing them for the provision of social care, nutrition within the context of the Islamic rules and Saudi social traditions.

    The College occupies building number 2, a three story building. Offices of the college administration, heads of departments, faculty members, administration of Agricultural Research and Experiment Station, Agriculture Research Center and Agricultural Extension Center are located at the second floor of the building. Class rooms, laboratories are situated at the first and ground floors. Laboratories are facilitated with modern equipment and apparatuses. This is reflected in students' achievements and quality of postgraduate and faculty research.

  • College of Engineering

    The College of Engineering is one of the oldest colleges in the region, established in 1962. Many changes and development mark these years of growth and accomplishments. Today, the College has six engineering departments: civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, petroleum and gas, and industrial engineering; offering seven B.Sc. programs and 14 graduate programs leading to M.Sc. and PhD degrees. There are more than 2,500 students, over 300 high quality faculty members and several research entities specialized in energy, water, petrochemicals and advanced technologies.

    The College always strives to educate fine engineers while maintaining close working relationships with the community. Students and faculty are provided with facilities of the highest quality so that the college can achieves its strategic objectives under its clear mission "To provide high quality education programs that address the changing needs of future engineers, serve the profession and contribute to the advancement and well-being of the society by creating and disseminating knowledge and technology to future generations through teaching, research and partnership with industry and government".

  • College Of Nursing

    The College of Nursing was established in 1977 to be a loop within the system of health colleges in Saudi Arabia, as a tributary of national qualified nursing staff. The staff capable of dealing with various health related conditions, in an efficient and effective way at all three levels of health care systems (preventive, curative and rehabilitation) in response to the requirements of Saudi community and labor market. Furthermore, our aim is to keep them abreast of changes in scientific developments at the local, regional and global levels.

    The College of Nursing has grown significantly since its inception in 1977 as a department affiliated to the College of Applied Medical Sciences and it awarded a bachelor's degree (BSN) in nursing. The College trend continued and moved forward at a fast and constant pace through its ambition and plans, designed to improve the quality of the educational outcomes.

    The quadrate program was launched in 1988 with a program leading to a degree of Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The MSN program of study is designed to build upon the general preparation of the first professionally qualified baccalaureate degree holders to feed the Saudi labor market with highly qualified leaders in nursing, capable to manage, treat and make the appropriate decision when dealing with severe as well as chronic medical cases through a proper scientific analysis, critical thinking, and evidence based practices. The specialty tracks offered are Nursing Administration and Education, Adult Health Nursing, Psychiatry and Community Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing.

  • College of Pharmacy

    The College of Pharmacy was established in 1959 (1379 H), two years after the foundation of King Saud University (Formerly named as Riyadh University). A four- year pharmacy curriculum was adopted, with an enrollment of seventeen students in the first year, who commenced their studies under the guidance of three faculty members in four departments, namely, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. By the first semester of 1979-1980 (1399-1400 H), there were 35 faculty members and more than 350 students enrolled in a five-year program. This academic year witnessed the establishment of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy as the fifth department of the college. Since its foundation, the College of Pharmacy is continuously updating its curriculum, to keep pace with the rapidly evolving pharmacy profession. In 1975 (1395 H), new patient oriented courses were introduced, while in 1979 (1399 H) a new curriculum emphasizing the pharmacist’s role in patient care was adopted, encompassing the expansion in clinical pharmacy and other supporting courses.

    In 1993 (1413 H), a new curriculum consisting of 10 one semester levels was adopted. The basic health science courses were reduced to 14 credit hours, offered in the first level. The student chooses one of the professional areas (20 credit hours), offered in the ninth level. In the tenth level, the student receives training in various areas of the pharmacy profession. In 1982 (1402 H), a curriculum for graduate studies was adopted, for the M.Sc. degree in various departments. The college departments are involved in the continuous evaluation of their graduate programs to keep up with the developments of various fields.

  • College of Medicine


    To be a leading medical school and helth care provider, that has a major impact on the health of the saudi community and contributes significantly to the science and partice of medicine world wide.


    To educate and train future healthcare professionals in a innovative learning environment. To explore new areas of research and produce significant scientific contributions to the world. To provide high quality and compassionate healthcare to the saudi community. To integrate education, research, and healthcare in an inclusive environment.

  • College of Applied Medical Sciences

    Based upon the unlimited support for higher education from the Saudi Government, the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) at King Saud University (KSU)is keen to improve its educational environment for its students male and female. Because of the importance of CAMS and its great contributions in the development of health services, KSU accord to CAMS a great support for all of its activities. The quality of students learning outcomes is mainly based on the quality of learning environment and resources, including curriculums, faculty and facilities. In order to achieve an outstanding educational environment, CAMS focus first, on the development and improvement of the facilities by providing the best equipment for laboratories, lecture rooms and library. Second, CAMS attracts outstanding faculty from the entire world to ensure highest level of quality of learning, research and community services. CAMS is also striving to ensure quality assurance system for administrative and learning processes. For all of its programs, CAMS is in permanent contact with stakeholders to improve the internship training year, in order to ensure a highly qualified professional.

  • College of Dentistry

    At King Saud University College of Dentistry, we are planning to create an academic environment in which dental education, research and patient oral health care occur concurrently and each one updates and advances the other. It is our obligation to put science into dental practice in an innovative conduct.
    Our aim is to make the university vision be realized, in part through the College of Dentistry's new facilities. At present, we are working hard to create two super-sized buildings, one of them would be allocated to the female students and the other a dental hospital. We are working together with the University Administration to furnish them with the latest technology-infused equipments to have the modern research laboratories, clinics, conference area and lecture rooms. We have designed these state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that we are competent to face critical challenges in providing the finest dental education, research and oral health services.

  • College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity

    KSU’s College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity (CSSPA) is a diverse scientific center with various sub-disciplines and a comprehensive educational system leading to Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees.
    CSSPA graduates may be employed in several fields needed by the community such as schools, higher education, sports clubs, leisure andrecreation centers, fitness and health centers, sports marketing and broadcasting, sports journalism, sports management, armed forces and police as well as the public health sector. Graduates may also enter into social partnerships with those benefitting from government and private institutions. These institutions include the Ministry of Education, the General Presidency for Youth Welfare, military colleges and sectors, localmunicipalities, the Ministry of Health, production sectors, and research

  • College of Tourism and Archaeology

  • College of Arts

    The College of Arts is one of the first colleges that were established five decades ago. It consists of seven academic departments namely: Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, History Department, Geography Department, Mass Communication Department, Social Studies Department and Library and Information Science.

    One of the key objectives of the College of Arts is to maintain the Islamic Heritage and the language of the Holy Quran and Hadith. In addition, active participation in developing our country is one of the main objectives of the College. Therefore, it has contributed greatly to community service and the development of this country.

    Our students and faculty members are our invaluable assets as they work tirelessly to stand out and succeed.  We are proud of that because having such brilliant instructors and students is the cornerstone of building a distinguished college.

    We believe that good education should be updated in light of the current new developments. Thus, we aspire to incorporate a number of skills in the new study plans of the College. These skills are the ones required by society to help students succeed in their careers after graduation.

    In light of KSU’s current vision, the College aspires to boost the learning process, support academic research and establish national, regional and international partnerships so that the College best serves our society, academic research and the learning process in the Kingdom.

  • Arabic Linguistics Institute

    Arabic Linguistics Institute (ALI) was established in 1975 with the intention to be an internationally and scientifically pioneering institute in its programs on Arabic to Speakers of other Languages. ALI's main mission is to provide a learning and highly motivating environment in order to promote nationally and internationally, via offering teaching, training and research outstanding programs in the field of teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages and establishing a real partnership with the local and international communities.

  • College of Languages and Translation

  • College Of Education

    The college of Education was established in 1386-1387H (1966-1967), pursuant to the agreement between the Ministry of Education and the united nation development program. The Ministry of Education has worked in cooperation with UNISCO to accomplish this project of establishment. In 8/5/1387H, a Royal Decree No 9/11, was issued to integrate the College of Education into King Saud University.

    The College of Education is working to meet the educational needs of the community, through offering effective educator preparation programs. It offers programs that improve teaching methods and raise the educational awareness among citizens.

    In addition, The college has a leadership role in developing the  cooperation between the kingdom and the educational institutions in both regional and national levels. The college maintains a close cooperation with the Ministry of Education to improve the academic standing of educators, principals and educational leaders in all various levels of education through ongoing programs, training courses, conferences, lectures and seminars.

    In conclusion, the collegeis working to serve as acenterof Educational Researchcontributes tofinding appropriate solutionsto the problems ofeducationin the Kingdomfollowing thevariousmethods ofscientific research

  • Community College

    The College administration is aware of the importance of creating an attractive learning environment in the light of the current challenges, through the diversification of teaching methods, the use of technology in teaching and learning, and the access to learning resources, especially electronic one. In addition, the College perceives the continued development of the capacity of faculty members, who are considered as the prerequisite for any successful learning process. The college has launched a number of initiatives and programs ( in addition to its former achievements ) which played a significant role  in the process of development. We may mention in particular: the establishment of a training and support unit for employment which provides specialized and enriching training courses for students, and career opportunities for its graduates by building partnerships with public sector institutions and the private and non-profit sector.

    A specialized unit for studies and research has been founded at the college which deals with  the community issues and problems and its requirements, and that offers possible solutions on a scientific basis. The community service represents one of the most important strategic component of Community College at King Saud University. Each year this strategic direction is put into action, programs, and initiatives which have contributed to the establishment of strategic partnership between the college and the surrounding community.

History of King Saud University

Establishing Saudi Arabia's first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. King Abdulazizbecame king in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system. In 1953 King Saud, the eldest son of Abdulaziz, acceded to the throne upon his father's death, and instituted the Council of Ministers and the Ministry Education.

Prince Fahd, who eventually became the Saudi King, was the first minister of education. Following the first session of the Council of Ministers, he announced that the first Saudi University would be established as a house of culture and sciences. Prince Fahd said that he was committed to promoting higher education.

In 1957, according to the dictates of the Royal Decree No. 17, Prince Fahd announced the founding of King Saud University, established in order to, "Disseminate and promote knowledge in Our Kingdom for widening the base of scientific and literary study, and for keeping abreast with other nations in the arts and sciences and for contributing with them discovery and invention", in addition to reviving Islamic civilization and articulate its benefits and glories, along with its ambitions to nurture the young virtuously and to guarantee their healthy minds and ethics."

Students began studying at the College of Arts in the 1957-58 academic year. Since then KSU developed further according to the needs of the nation.

Between 1958 and 1960 the College of Sciences, the College of Business (now the College of Public Administration) and the College of Pharmacy were established.

Royal Decree no. 112 of 1961 recognized that King Saud University was an independent legal entity, with a budget of its own, responsible for higher education, promoting scholarly research, and advancement of sciences and arts in the country. Naming the Minister of Education as the President of the university, the Statute ordered that the University have a Vice President and Secretary General, and that each college and institute have a Dean, Vice Dean, and a council.

In 1965 the College of Agriculture was established and KSU assumed control over the Colleges of Engineering and Education, formerly under the Ministry of Education in cooperation with UNESCO.

Riyadh University

Royal Decree no M/11 of 1967 enforced the Statute of the University of Riyadh (currently King Saud University), rescinding all earlier statutes, bylaws, and regulations. Of the main landmarks of the new Statute is the creation of the Higher Council of the University as one of its administrative powers. The membership of the new council includes two active or inactive university Presidents, two faculty members who had assumed such positions outside the country, or two native leading intellectuals.

The Higher Council of the University is the dominant power over the university affairs: it draws out policies, issues decisions to implement and achieve the objectives of the university (especially those pertaining to the creation of new colleges and departments), proposes budgets, and systems of faculty salaries, annuities, and financial awards.

Royal Decree no M/6 of 1972 superseded the Statute of 1967. With the new Statute, the membership of the Higher Council of the University includes five active or inactive university Presidents, or native leading intellectuals. To the council are also added the University Secretary General and two other non-university members. Again, the Statute dictates the creation of an Academic Council overlooking scholarly research and studies. The Higher Council of the University issues the bylaws governing the number of the Academic Council's members, responsibilities, and powers.

These decrees were issued in response to the growing and widening needs of the university as the establishment of new colleges started. Between 1958 and 1960, three colleges were established: the College of Sciences, College of Business (now the College of Public Administration) and the College of Pharmacy. In 1961/1962 women were first admitted into the College of Arts and the College of Public Administration.

Five years later the College of Agriculture was established. In the same year the College of Engineering and College of Education, having been under the Ministry of Education in cooperation with the UNESCO, were annexed to the University. A year later (1969/1970) the College of Medicine opened. In 1974/1975 the Arabic Language Institute was inaugurated to serve non-Arabic speakers. At this time deanships of Admission and Registration, Students Affairs, Libraries were also established. Again, a year later (1976) the College of Dentistry and the College of Applied Medical Sciences were added to the Riyadh campus, while launching at the same time the Abha-based campus with the College of Education. In 1977, the Graduate College assumed its office in supervising and organizing all graduate programs in the various departments of the University.

At Abha, the College of Medicine was established according to Royal Order no. 3/M/380 of 1979 and was added to the University according to Royal Directive no. 15128 of 29/6/1400H. Formal study there started in the academic year of 1980/1981.

In 1980 another branch of the University opened at Qassim with three colleges: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, and Economics and Administration. Formal study started in 1980/1981 academic year.

King Saud University

In 1981, celebrating its 25th anniversary, the University of Riyadh went back to its original name of King Saud University at the orders of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz. In that year, too, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education replaced the Center for Community Service, and King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) was formally opened.

Two years later (1983) two other colleges were created: the College of Computer and Information Science Sciences and the College of Architecture and Planning. Later, in 1990, the Institute of Languages and Translation was established to be turned four years later into the full-fledged College of Languages and Translation.

In 1993, the Royal ratification of the System of the Council of Higher Education and Universities was issued dictating that each university form its own Council which attends to its academic, administrative, and financial affairs, and carries out its general policy.

In 1996, the Council of Higher Education issued its decision no. 1282/A approving the creation of the Center for Consulting and Research which was renamed King Abdullah Center for Consulting and Research.

In 1997, Royal Decree no. 33 dictated the creation of a King Saud University Community College in Jazan, as well as the establishment of the College of Sciences at the Qassim campus.

In 1998, Royal Order no. 7/78/M of 11/3/1419 decreed that King Khalid University be created in the south. The branches of Imam University and of King Saud University consequently formed the new university. In the same year, after the issuance of the unified regulations for Graduate Studies at Saudi universities, the Graduate College became the Deanship of Graduate Studies, and the Deanship of Academic Research was established in accordance with the dictates of the System of Academic Research issued that year.

In 2000, the College of Medicine was established at the Qassim campus, and the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education was turned into the College of Applied Studies and Community Service.

In 2001, the Community College in Riyadh was inaugurated according to the Cabinet Council no. 73. During the academic year of 2002/2003 the College of Science at Al-Jouf was established. That same year the College of Engineering was opened at the Qassim campus, and the creation of community colleges at Al-Majma’ah, Al-Aflaj, and Al-Qurayat was approved.

Beginning with the academic year 2003/2004 Qassim campus became an independent university. On 2003, the Council of Higher Education approved the promotion of the Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, into the College of Nursing.


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia


  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (2015) 151-200
  • QS World University Rankings (2015) 237
  • Webometrics (2015) 244
  • URAP (2015) 205

Services of King Saud University


King Saud University has a total of eighteen libraries, making up the main nerve of the academic and learning disciplines of the university. At the time of its transition into its current location, the university added the collections of nine of its libraries to the main library, thereby forming the central library. Later renamed King Salman Central library, it now enjoys seven branch libraries. Ideally housed in its seven floor building, with an area of 51400 square meters and more than 4000 reading seats, the central library occupies a central location among colleges and facilities, providing students, faculties, employees and other members of the community easy access to its location and holdings. Its collections include books, periodicals, manuscripts, government publications, academic theses, dissertations, press clippings, audio-visual and electronic media. The Libraries Deanship launched this site to help Internet surfers and interested individuals gain access to catalogs, holding locations, galleries, and electronic databases, along with other different facilities.

King Abdulaziz University Hospital

The first university Hospital was King Abdulaziz University Hospital which was originally founded in 1956 but only got affiliated to the college in 1976. This facility now specializes in ENT and ophthalmology. These two departments are among the largest in the Middle East in these specialties. They host skilled physicians in all subspecialties of ENT and ophthalmology as well as world class researchers. In addition, it contains some general medical and pediatric services as well as the university diabetes center. All care is free of charge for all King Saud University staff and students. The hospital provides primary and secondary care services for Saudi patients from Northern Riyadh area. It also provides tertiary care services to all Saudi citizens on referral basis.

King Khalid University Hospital

In 1982, a dedicated university hospital was opened and was named King Khalid University Hospital. This facility is an 850-bed facility with all general and subspecialty medical services. It contains a special outpatient building, more than 20 operating rooms, and a fully equipped and staffed laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy services in addition to all other supporting services. The hospital provides primary and secondary care services for Saudi patients from Northern Riyadh area. It also provides tertiary care services to all Saudi citizens on referral bases. All care is free of charge for all King Saud University staff and students.

Research Centers

  • Center of Excellence for Research in Engineering Materials
  • Faculty of Pharmacy Research Center
  • Faculty of Engineering Research Center
  • Faculty of Food and Agriculture Sciences Research Center
  • Faculty of Science Research Center
  • Faculty of Arts Research Center
  • Faculty of Languages and Translation Research Center
  • Faculty of Education Research Center
  • Faculty of Administration Science Research center
  • Faculty of Medicine Research Center
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Research Center
  • Faculty of Applied Medical Science Research Center
  • Faculty of Architecture and Planning Research Center
  • The Research Center of the Science and Medical studies Departments
  • Research Center for University Studies in Aleeshah
  • Research Center for University Studies in library
  • Research Chairs Program
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