King Faisal University

country rank  5
world rank  1420

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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 43 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.

University Identity

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 (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
31982 Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (3) 580 0000
F +966 (3) 580 8954

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018