Ranking  694   7
Country Saudi Arabia
City Al Hufuf
Bachelor (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)667 USD/year.
Master (citizens)3,999 USD/year.
Cost of living $447-831 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 90%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1975
Abbreviation KFU
Teachers 1,955
Students 32,094
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Advance Knowledge through Creative Research directly benefitting the local Society and Environment
• Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking694
Country ranking7
International Faculty42
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking694
QS World University Rankings667
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة الملك فيصل
Location on map
King Faisal University (KFU) - public higher education institution in Saudi Arabia. KFU became active in 1975. The university has an urban campus in Al Hufuf.

University ranking. King Faisal University positioned itself in the top 10 universities of Saudi Arabia. King Faisal University is in the top 5% according to the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission board requests both the certificate of previous academic performance and examination results. It is not that difficult to get accepted to the university as the competition is fairly mild - 90 seats per 100 applicants. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 5,000 USD. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 1,000 USD per year. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. The university offers a wide range of programs for online education. It is important to check for current tuition fees on (http://www.kfu.edu.sa) with the desirable faculty in mind.

The composition of the university. King Faisal University is classified as a large university with more than 32,000 concurrent students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. Foreigners make about 1% of all students. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 1900 specialists. A large number of teachers are foreign specialists. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of KFU. The university has a dedicated library. Students can apply for a dormitory. The university is in the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).

King Faisal University - Official Description

King Faisal University was founded in 1975 (1395H) by royal decree with main campus in the city of Hofuf in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. The university was inaugurated by the late King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz. KFU is one of the oldest and admirable higher education and research public university in the nation. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, research centers, e-Learning and distance education. Covering a large genre of important specialties, KFU offers a total of 86 academic programs. 59 of these programs are undergraduate and 27 are graduate programs. Graduates of such programs earn degrees ranging from higher diploma to master degree. Students: KFU hosts a student population of 21870 in its undergraduate level main stream programs. 7011(32%) students are males and 14859(68%) are females. In addition, 42000 students (males and females) are enrolled in distance and e-learning education programs. Together the total figure of undergraduate student enrollment at KFU is 32870. Student enrollment in postgraduate programs at KFU is 523. Faculty: A total number of 1245 comprises the faculty population at KFU. 790 or 64 % are males and 455 or 36% are females. Saudi Faculty are 689 (55%), with 386 (56%) males and 303 (44%) females. Covering a large...

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