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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.

The university is among the top-200 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. The university is highly rated by the independent university ranking THE. It is in the top-400.

KSU carries out research in several scientific areas.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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International students
Female students
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Rating QS
Rating THE
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry101-150
Anatomy & Physiology101-150
Engineering & Technology127
Life Sciences & Medicine139
Natural Sciences261
Accounting & Finance251-300
Social Sciences & Management266
Arts & Humanities364
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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.

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Bachelor degree at KSU

Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.

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KSU campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in Riyadh. This opens up all the delights of life in a big city for students: a rich infrastructure, a large selection of entertainment, convenient transport, as well as more opportunities for internships or part-time jobs. However, for some students, such an abundance of opportunities can be distracting. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. 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.

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What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this 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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