King AbdulAziz University

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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 metropolis of Jeddah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Makkah. This institution also has a branch campus in Rabegh. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, King AbdulAziz University (KAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian 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), 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 53 years old Saudi Arabian 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. KAU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address PO Box 80208
Jeddah
21589 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (2) 640 0000
Fax +966 (2) 695 1996
Other locations Rabegh

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local
students
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International
students
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University Admissions

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

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Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King AbdulAziz University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia


Year of first Accreditation

1967


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)
  • National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021