King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

country rank  5
world rank  1119

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University Overview

Founded in 1963, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Dhahran (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ash Sharqiyah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) men only higher education institution. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name جامعة الملك فهد للبترول والمعادن
Acronym KFUPM
Founded 1963
Motto Lord increase my knowledge

University Location

Address PO Box 5016
Dhahran (population range: 10,000-49,999)
31261 Ash Sharqiyah
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (3) 860 0000
F +966 (3) 860 3306

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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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 Men Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 900-999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure

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Social Media

Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019