King AbdulAziz University

country rank  2
world rank  696

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University Overview

Established in 1967, King AbdulAziz University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Jeddah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Makkah. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Rabegh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King AbdulAziz University (KAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. King AbdulAziz University (KAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة الملك عبد العزيز
Acronym KAU
Founded 1967
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address PO Box 80208
Jeddah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
21589 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (2) 640 0000
F +966 (2) 695 1996
Other locations Rabegh

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office PO Box 80200
Jeddah 21589
+966 (2) 6952222

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to King AbdulAziz University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)
  • National Accreditation Board (ANAB)


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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018