List of universities in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest-growing countries in terms of quality education in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia now has a number of world-class institutions. The nation provides world-class education in almost all education streams. Saudi Arabia has its 21 universities present in the top 100 Arabian universities. There are many benefits for studying in the Saudi Arabian Universities. These universities also offer you the chance to exploring the nation’s diverse cultural and the political’s environment. Some universities in the kingdom also offer to study and visit the nation’s greatest archaeological sites.

List of universities in Saudi Arabia

Here, we will discuss some of the top universities in the Kingdom based on their world’s ranking.

King Fahd University, Dhahran

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The King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals is one of the most prestigious universities in the Saudi Region. The University is also ranked first among the Universities in the Arab Region. The university has its science, engineering and management programs are highly regarded in the Arab Emirates. The university is established back in 1963 and is located in the city of Dhahran which is also known as the centre of the country’s oil industry. Currently, the university is having more than 7,000 students. This university only allows male students, females are not allowed in this university.

Academic Belt Rd, بولفار الظهران،, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

King Saud University, Riyadh

King Saud University (KSA) is known to be the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This university is established in the 1957by the Saudi King of that time, King Saud bin Abdulaziz. Initially the university was named as Riyadh University afterwards the name was changed to the founder of the university. The prime motive if this university is to provide the education and the skilled workers in the nation. The university also succeeded to provide quality skilled workers. KSA is a co-education university it allows females students to get admission. The university is also ranked among the world’s top 150 for mechanical engineering, agriculture and pharmacy. The university currently enrols more than 50,000+ students out of which more than 1100+ students are internationals.

KSA, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

King Abdulaziz University(KAU) also a very prestigious university in the Arab. The university was established back in 1967 and situated in Jeddah city. The university has its specialization in Engineering (mechanical), agriculture, forestry and pharmacy. this university is having a total of more than 82,000+ students who are currently enrolled in the university. This is also a co-education university and also has a separate campus for both men and women. KAU also provides distance learning education program in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Al Ehtifalat St, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia


The above cover image was taken in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo by ekrem osmanoglu on Unsplash

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