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Qassim University

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world rank  3046

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Established in 2004, the Qassim University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Qassim (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Al-Qassim. This institution also has branch campuses in Buraydah, Unaizah, ar Rass, Al-Bukairyah, Muznib, Uqlat Assgoor, Badaya'a, Al-Khabra and Al Nabhanyah. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Qassim University (QU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution. Qassim University (QU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 20-year-old Saudi Arabian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. QU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Qassim University's Control Typepublic


Qassim University's Entity Typenon-profit


Qassim University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Qassim University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) جامعة القصيم
Acronym QU
Founded 2004 Merger between King Saud University (1957) and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (1974)
Motto Learning is Light
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University Location

Address PO Box 6688
51452 Al-Qassim
Saudi Arabia
Qassim University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Qassim University Phone Number +966 (6) 380 0050
Qassim University Fax Number +966 (6) 380 1560
Other locations Buraydah, Unaizah, ar Rass, Al-Bukairyah, Muznib, Uqlat Assgoor, Badaya'a, Al-Khabra and Al Nabhanyah

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Qassim University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Qassim University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Qassim University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Qassim University.

Qassim University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Qassim University's admission information.

Qassim University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Qassim University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Qassim University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Qassim University's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Qassim University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Qassim University has more than 2500 international students.

Qassim University's Admission Office Admission Office

POBox 6688
Qassim 51452
(6) 380 0312

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Qassim University.

Qassim University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Qassim University has an enrollment range of 40,000-44,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Qassim University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 4,000-4,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Qassim University's Control Type Control Type

Qassim University is a public higher education institution.

Qassim University's Entity Type Entity Type

Qassim University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Qassim University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Qassim University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Qassim University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Qassim University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Qassim University's Library

Qassim University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Qassim University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Qassim University's main services:

Qassim University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Qassim University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Qassim University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Qassim University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Qassim University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Qassim University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Qassim University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Qassim University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation (NCAAA)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Qassim University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook


Twitter X (Twitter)

Qassim University's X (formerly Twitter) page Qassim University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube


Instagram Instagram

Qassim University's Instagram page Qassim University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Qassim University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


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