King Faisal University

country rank  9
world rank  2506

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University Overview

Founded in 1975, King Faisal University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Al-Ahsa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Eastern Province. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal University (KFU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution. King Faisal University (KFU) 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 45 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 80-90% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KFU 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 فيصل
Acronym KFU
Founded 1975
Motto Advance Knowledge through Creative Research
Colours Green and blue

University Location

Address PO 380
Al-Ahsa
31982 Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (3) 580 0000
Fax +966 (3) 580 8954

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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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 80-90%
Admission Office Deanship of Admission and Enrollment, Post Box 400
Al Ahsa - 31982 31982
(3) 580 1762
(3) 581 3499

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King Faisal 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 Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia


Year of first Accreditation

1975


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Online Courses

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