About KSU

King Saud University (KSU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As an active member of Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, Saudi Physical Therapy Association, Saudi Dental Society, SAP University Alliance program, Saudi Orthodontic Society, KSU is participating in developing the academic environment.

It is one of the best institutions in the world. In QS World University Rankings 2023, it is among top-240. The educational institution is in the top-80 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

KSU carries out research in several scientific areas.

Location
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Establishment year
1957
Students
34,952
International students
3,844
Female students
53%
Acceptance rate
80%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#237
Rating THE
2022 
#81

KSU tuition fees

KSU has a continuous academic calendar, which means that students don't have a break between courses. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at KSU start from 267 USD. International students pay a minimum of 1,000 USD per year. Thanks to financial support programs, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
ContinuousNo breaks
Scholarships
No
Financial AidAllowances and other types of social assistance
Yes
Bachelor
Local
267 USD/year
Foreign
1,000 USD/year
Master
Local
267 USD/year
Foreign
1,000 USD/year

KSU campus

The campus of KSU is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. Not only locals study at KSU, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. Graduates of KSU are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
1911King Saud UniversitySaudi ArabiaRiyadh
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
5964Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic UniversitySaudi ArabiaRiyadh
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
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Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
1911King Saud UniversitySaudi ArabiaRiyadh
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
2212King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi ArabiaJeddah
 
 
 
 
2913King Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsSaudi ArabiaDhahran
 
0 USD
 
0 USD
5964Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic UniversitySaudi ArabiaRiyadh
 
1,000 USD
 
1,000 USD
6095King Khalid UniversitySaudi ArabiaAbhā