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King Saud University (KSU)

Address: King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia

Description King Saud University (KSU)

  • Established: 1957
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Language of instruction: English, Arabic
  • Number of students: 24,000
  • Type: state university

King Saud University is the largest and best Saudi educational institution built in 1957. The main goal of the creation is preparation of qualified specialists for the needs of the country.

Today, King Saud University is not just an educational institution, but a real academic research center, consisting of several departments. For research and development, 1% of the kingdom's treasury is allocated annually. In total, the number of students, teachers and academicians of the university reaches 65,000.

This institution of higher education is the most prestigious in Saudi Arabia, for this reason among students and teaching staff there are many bearers of the names al-Sheikh and al-Saud - representatives of the ruling dynasty.

Education is carried out at the faculties:

  • Humanities (art, languages and translations, law and political science, pedagogy, sports science and physical activity, Arabic linguistics)
  • Medical (dentistry, emergency medical care, care, pharmaceuticals, applied medical sciences)
  • Sciences (food and agricultural sciences, engineering, business, architecture and planning, computer and information sciences).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in King Saud University (KSU)

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  • Age: 18+
  • Duration of study: 3-4 years
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, English
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance.


  • Age: 21+
  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, English
  • Forms of study: full-time, distance.
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Doctoral studies

  • Age: 23+
  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, English
  • Form of study: full-time.


  • Great opportunities for research
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • The authority of the institution at the world level
  • King Saud University is one of the few women to be accepted as a student, which speaks of its secular character.
  • The possibility of receiving scholarships and grants from both the university fund and the royal treasury
  • Free tuition and scholarship for all students, even foreign
  • A wide range of different support measures for family students

Equipment King Saud University (KSU)

On the basis of the university work:

  • King Abdullah Institute of Nanotechnology
  • Sustainable Energy Technology Center
  • King Abdullah Research and Consulting Institute
  • Institute for Environmental, Water, and Desert Studies
  • Center for Research in Excellence in Biotechnology
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Manufacturing Institute
  • Innovation Center
  • Institute of Advanced Technology
  • Center for business incubators and accelerators.

All educational and research structures of the university are equipped with the latest technologies. Students use the most modern computer technology, a library with rare and new editions, access to rare scientific developments.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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