About KSAU

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) is a governmental university specialized in health sciences. KSAU-HS is accredited by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its various undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Who Are We?

University Relations and Media Affairs published a brochure to introduce the University to its new students under the title: " Who are we?​" The brochure is in Arabic and English. King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) is the first university to specialize in health sciences within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and regionally. This brochure is designed to familiarize students with University regulations, programs, and curricula in the Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al-Ahsa campuses.

The Brochure explains the academic programs in various medical fields that are offered by the National Guard Health Affairs ( NGHA​) which have proven to be critical foundations for the successful inception of the University. Due to the favorable response received for providing exceptional care to individuals across diverse medical and health disciplines, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree to establish the University on March 6, 2005. KSAU-HS now is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for various programs in the undergraduate and postgraduate stages.

Moreover, the brochure mentions the 7 colleges in the Riyadh campus, 4 colleges in the Jeddah campus, and 3 colleges in the Al Ahsa campus. KSAU-HS also includes the Deanship of Postgraduate Education, Deanship of Admission and Registration, Deanship of Student Affairs, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Postgraduate Training Center, and the Health Promotion Center. 

Additionally, new students start in the Pre-Professional Program at the College of Science and Health Professions. After that, students are involved in one of the Bachelor programs in the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Nursing, or a  specialty in Applied Medical Sciences in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al Ahsa campuses. Also, there are master's programs in medical education in the College of Medicine, Health Informatics, System and Quality Management, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Public Health and Bioethics at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, in addition to the Saudi Board and Fellowship Programs. 

The Brochure provides an illustrated map of the University campus in Riyadh, showing the location of the colleges and Administrative Area, the Sports and Recreational Area, Hospital, Residential Area, Medical Research Area, Service Area, Parking and Trams between the academic district and King Abdulaziz Medical City.

It should be noted that academic study at the University is linked to the training programs in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, where students have the opportunity for clinical training under the supervision of senior consultants and specialists in different diagnostic and therapeutic departments.

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The Benefits of Studying at KSAU-HS

KSAU-HS has undergone a dramatic transformation over a short period.  It has changed from a predominantly teaching institution to a research-intensive university and adopted governance and management systems based on performance and best international practices.  The University has set its sights on becoming a distinguished global university. 

King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC-Riyadh) initially began as a provider of high-quality health services, and gradually branched into a pioneering academic institute through the following: 
 High-quality postgraduate residency/fellowship training programs
 Organization and management of local and international scientific conferences, and advanced training programs
 KSAU-HS follows the rules and regulations of the Higher Education Council and the University Council, which is chaired by the Minister of Higher Education. 
 The University has two branches, one in Jeddah in the Western Region and one in Al Ahsa in the Eastern Region.
KSAU-HS and NGHA provide optimal health care for eligible patients and their dependents.  KSAU-HS provides academic opportunities, conducts research, and participates in industry and community service programs in the health field.  It will also provide educational health programs in an academic setting that fosters excellence in innovative learning, scientific research, compassionate patient care, and community health promotion that will enhance healthcare development nationally and globally. 

Why study at KSAU-HS? 

KSAU-HS is: 
 ​A pioneering and unique academic project
 Applying the best methods of teaching and learning 
 Following a delicate system that establishes special programs for students in line with the needs of the labor market in Saudi Arabia
 Focusing on quantitative and qualitative education in addressing the shortage of qualified national health providers
 Developing a modern ambitious model of scientific research to raise the level of health services
 Contributing to the continuing education programs for health workers to raise their professional competence
 Utilizing available educational health potential in King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) 
 Cooperating with regional and global academic institutions to promote and develop health education