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Alfaisal University

4.0 out of 5 (25 ratings / 18 reviews) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A truly architecturally stunning campus, situated on the austere grounds of the palace of his Majesty the Late King Faisal in the capital of Riyadh, Alfaisal is the crown jewel of the internationally reputed King Faisal Foundation.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Alfaisal University was founded by the highly reputed King Faisal Foundation in 2002 as one of the first Private Non-Profit, research and teaching universities in the Kingdom committed to achieving international standards of excellence.


With over 3,000 students (representing over 40 nations), Alfaisal’s undergraduates are enrolled in one of the University’s five colleges: Business, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Pharmacy. Students have the opportunity to continue their studies on campus by pursuing a graduate degree in business, engineering, nanoscience, biomedical, and health sciences.


Externally funded projects have been awarded to faculty from Saudi Aramco, BOEING, ABB, ARABIO, ALANOUD, SAGIA, SHELL, ALJOMEH, MOE, NG, IZON, & QNRF. This is a promising development in that it shows that faculty members are going after a wide range of funding sources. Prominence in research is vital to realizing the University's aims of becoming a principal educational institution and a role model in the region. It is also a critical component to the University's mission of conducting world class research that benefits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world. Key stakeholders for Alfaisal include for example KACST, KFSHRC and Boeing.


The principle purpose of academic advising is to aid YOU, the student, in planning your academic career. Successful academic advising occurs when you, your advisor and counselor work together as partners in seeking academic advisement prior to registering for classes is critically important.

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Library services

The Alfaisal University Hassan Abbas Sharbatly e-Library is accessed using highly developed computer labs furnished with the latest technological materials. The growth of electronic resources in the library will continue to support the library with up-to-date references from the most professional societies & publishers.

ICT services

ITS is committed to align its services with the Alfaisal objectives to provide excellent IT services. The investments made in People, Processes, and Technologies to develop the IT infrastructure coupled with effective IT leaderships will enable the university to achieve its goals and objectives for quality teaching and research.

Medical services

Alfaisal University is committed to promote good health and meet the medical needs of its students.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus life at Alfaisal University helps students of all different backgrounds meet and learn together, but it also creates opportunities for students to participate in student organizations, take part in numerous on – going events, and attend beneficial lectures that enhance leadership skills.

Student clubs

Everyone knows students are the heart and soul of any academic establishment and that is why at Alfaisal, we focus on helping students develop skills and traits related to leadership and self-empowerment. 

The Events & Activities Team under the umbrella of the Student Affairs Deanship offers students the freedom to join multiple associations, committees & clubs that organize different events, workshops or awareness campaigns. 


Alfaisal University is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Student Reviews

My name is Leen Abbarah, I’m a very passionate person who always looks for the best opportunities to do something different and to make my parents proud. My dad is a pharmacist who did hospital management as his masters and now he’s part of something big.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Greetings, I would like to share my experience at Alfaisal university by mentioning how informative and integrated was the curriculum. I spent the 1st 3 years with different courses and ended the 4th and 5th year studying blocks including the pathology of the disease, pharmacology used and therapeutical management by applying the lates World Health Organization guidelines,...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The education system is limited like not any practical work

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a good experience and I could explore more

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