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About KAU

King Abdulaziz University (KAU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is a young higher education institution, as it was opened in 1967.

QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which KAU is on top-140. This is one of the best universities in the world. Judged by 13 aspects of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), it conquered 251 place among top institutions.

KAU offers master programs in different fields of study.

Location
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Establishment year
1967
Students
32,034
International students
2,720
Female students
54%
Acceptance rate
30%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#143
Rating THE
2024#251-300
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Engineering & Technology38
Social Sciences & Management62
Life Sciences & Medicine68
Agriculture & Forestry94
Natural Sciences99
Accounting & Finance101-150
Arts & Humanities133
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KAU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at KAU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Financial Aid
Yes

Study programs at KAU

Accounting & Finance
Master of Professional Accounting
Study degree
MPAcc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Accounting & Finance
Scholarships
Yes
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Environment
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Field Crops and Soil
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Groves
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Hydrology and Water Resources Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Marine Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Agriculture & Forestry
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
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Economics & Business Management
Executive MBA
Study degree
EMBA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Information Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
TOEFL PBT — 400
Master of Business Administration
Study degree
MBA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Scholarships
Yes
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
TOEFL PBT — 450
Information Technology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
TOEFL PBT — 400
Engineering & Technology
Chemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Mining Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Physics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 3.5, TOEFL PBT — 400, TOEFL iBT — 32
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Astronomy Sciences
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Biochemistry
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Chemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Groves
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
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Arts & Humanities
Architecture
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Urban and Regional Planning
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Agriculture & Forestry
Animal Production
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Crop Protection
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Field Crops and Soil
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Groves
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
Horticulture
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Agriculture & Forestry
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 61
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Other
Master of Health Services and Hospital Management
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Scholarships
Yes
Master of Teaching Methods
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Other programs
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Master's degree at KAU

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 3.5. TOEFL — 32 or higher.

IELTS
3.5
TOEFL iBT
32
TOEFL PBT
400

KAU campus

The suburban campus of KAU combines features of an urban and rural campus. It is located outside the big city, which allows you to focus on your studies. However, it is also not too far, opening up access to more types of recreation, both outdoors and in the city (theaters, museums, restaurants). The university has a library where students can do their homework, write scientific papers or just read interesting books. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at KAU. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus Type
Suburban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

If you want to stay in Saudi Arabia after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. Graduates of KAU find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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