King Faisal University

country rank  6
world rank  1517

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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 medium-sized city of Al-Ahsa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Eastern Province. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Faisal University (KFU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational 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 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 42 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 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, sport facilities and/or activities, 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

University Name(s)

جامعة الملك فيصل

Acronym
KFU

Founded
1975

Motto
Advance Knowledge through Creative Research directly benefitting the local Society and Environment

Colours
Green and blue

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University Location

Address
PO 380
Al-Ahsa (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
31982 Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

T +966 (3) 580 0000

F +966 (3) 580 8954

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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)


Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate King Faisal University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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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 80-90%

Admission Office
Deanship of Admission and Enrollment, Post Box 400
Al Ahsa - 31982 31982
+966 (3) 580 1762
(3) 581 3499


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate King Faisal University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999

Control Type

Public

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Continuous

Campus Setting

Urban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library

Yes

Housing

Yes

Sport Facilities

Yes

Financial Aids

Yes

Study Abroad

Yes

Distance Learning

Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of King Faisal University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, 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


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the King Faisal University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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