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King Saud University

4.1 out of 5 (29 ratings / 23 reviews) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
To provide students with a quality education, conduct valuable research, serve the national and international societies and contribute to Saudi Arabia’s knowledge society through learning, creativity, the use of current and developing technologies and effective international partnership.

Master's Programmes



Establishing Saudi Arabia’s first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, proclaimed the King in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system.


King Saud University boasts some of the premier academic programs throughout the Arab world. There are 24 Colleges in KSU, which emphasize the production of knowledge, advancing understanding of the natural and social worlds, and serves the needs of the Saudi government, private sectors and general society.


KSU is the Arab world’s leading research university, internationally recognized for its high-quality research in science, technology and the humanities. KSU’s various colleges and research centers are setting ambitious agendas for research, and have established strong partnerships with many of the world’s top universities and independent research centers. King Saud University features students and scientists from around the globe, who focus on areas that are critical for the future of Saudi Arabia, the region, and the world in general.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

Through strong government support and many highly-qualified professionals and administrators, KSU has supplied the Saudi people and market with years of invaluable service, and served as a traditional source of skilled professionals and academics needed to meet the nation’s growing needs in the areas of medicine, engineering, agriculture, science and development, the humanities and language.

Housing services

Throughout history, endowment played central role in supporting educational process. This is especially true in the case of Islamic civilization where huge endowments were dedicated to supporting educational causes. Elite historical Muslim universities throughout the bright centuries of Islamic civilization flourished and sustained their momentum and influence due to educational endowments to buildings and facilities, students, books, and other educational services and causes.

Medical services

Free health services, vital to any society, are offered by King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), which possesses highly qualified consultants, carefully chosen physicians, and the finest nursing staff and general personnel possible. KKUH possesses the most current technological equipment, and annually serves the needs of a host of ambitious students at the College of Medicine.

Student Reviews

good experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great place to hone your skills and work with a diverse multicultural staff. (This is not the place for you if don't like skills and knowledge competencies from time to time while at work.)Often times understaffed, minimum opportunities for career growth. Salary is not competitive if you're not working in a specialized area.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

its one of the best universities in my country but it doesnt have enough majors

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to get accepted to KSU. I spent 4 years of educating under prestigious doctors and a fabulous management


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