Alfaisal University

4.0 out of 5 (25 ratings / 19 reviews) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A truly architecturally stunning campus, situated on the austere grounds of the palace of his Majesty the Late King Faisal in the capital of Riyadh, Alfaisal is the crown jewel of the internationally reputed King Faisal Foundation.



Alfaisal University was founded by the highly reputed King Faisal Foundation in 2002 as one of the first Private Non-Profit, research and teaching universities in the Kingdom committed to achieving international standards of excellence.


With over 3,000 students (representing over 40 nations), Alfaisal’s undergraduates are enrolled in one of the University’s five colleges: Business, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Pharmacy. Students have the opportunity to continue their studies on campus by pursuing a graduate degree in business, engineering, nanoscience, biomedical, and health sciences.


Externally funded projects have been awarded to faculty from Saudi Aramco, BOEING, ABB, ARABIO, ALANOUD, SAGIA, SHELL, ALJOMEH, MOE, NG, IZON, & QNRF. This is a promising development in that it shows that faculty members are going after a wide range of funding sources. Prominence in research is vital to realizing the University's aims of becoming a principal educational institution and a role model in the region. It is also a critical component to the University's mission of conducting world class research that benefits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world. Key stakeholders for Alfaisal include for example KACST, KFSHRC and Boeing.


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Library services

The Alfaisal University Hassan Abbas Sharbatly e-Library is accessed using highly developed computer labs furnished with the latest technological materials. The growth of electronic resources in the library will continue to support the library with up-to-date references from the most professional societies & publishers.

ICT services

ITS is committed to align its services with the Alfaisal objectives to provide excellent IT services. The investments made in People, Processes, and Technologies to develop the IT infrastructure coupled with effective IT leaderships will enable the university to achieve its goals and objectives for quality teaching and research.

Medical services

Alfaisal University is committed to promote good health and meet the medical needs of its students.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus life at Alfaisal University helps students of all different backgrounds meet and learn together, but it also creates opportunities for students to participate in student organizations, take part in numerous on – going events, and attend beneficial lectures that enhance leadership skills.

Student clubs

Everyone knows students are the heart and soul of any academic establishment and that is why at Alfaisal, we focus on helping students develop skills and traits related to leadership and self-empowerment. 

The Events & Activities Team under the umbrella of the Student Affairs Deanship offers students the freedom to join multiple associations, committees & clubs that organize different events, workshops or awareness campaigns. 


Alfaisal University is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Student Reviews

Positive remarks
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have a good experience there were well equipped labs and good teachers

that's awsome
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I don't know about this university.

Number 1 Medical School in Saudi Arabia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was evidence based US medical board oriented educational system and assessment, clinical part need to be enhanced. Very strong foundation knowledge and basic science.

Riyadh, Ar Riya, Saudi Arabia

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