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KSAU-HS in Brief

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 programs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. These academic programs at King Abdulaziz Medical City, which are part of the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, represented its first nucleus. With the fast growth of these programs and their positive results in  preparing Saudi cadres of Saudi cadres in Medical fields and health sciences, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on 5 Safar 1426 corresponding to 6 March 2005, to establish the university named “King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences", based in Riyadh and has two campuses in Jeddah and Al-Ahsa.

KSAU-HS has 14 colleges in three university campuses in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al-Ahsa:

• Seven colleges in the university campus in Riyadh
          College of Medicine
          College of Dentistry
          College of Pharmacy
          College of Public Health and Health Informatics
          College of Applied Medical Sciences
          College of Nursing
          College of Sciences and Health Professions
• Four colleges in the university campus in Jeddah
         College of Medicine
         College of Applied Medical Sciences
         College of Nursing
         College of Health Sciences and Health Professions

• Three colleges in the university campus in Al-Ahsa
       College of Applied Medical Sciences
       College of Nursing
       College of Sciences and Health Professions

Deanships and Centers:
Deanship of Postgraduate, Deanship of Admission and Registration, Deanship of Student Affairs, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Postgraduate Training Center, Health Promotion Center.

• Preparatory program

Undergraduate Programs:
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
• Bachelor of Dentistry
• Bachelor of Clinical Pharmacy
• Bachelor of Health Informatics
• Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
• Bachelor of Emergency Medical Services
• Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
• Bachelor of anesthesia technology
• Bachelor of Radiology
• Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition
• Bachelor of Cardiac Technology (Cardiac Catheterization)
​ Bachelor of Nursing
 Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Therapy
• ​Bachelor of Clinical Psychology​​

Masters Programs:
• Master of Medical Education - College of Medicine.
• Master of Health Informatics - College of Public Health and Health Informatics.
• Master of Public Health in Health Systems Management (MPH in HSM)​ - College of Public Health and Health Informatics.
• Master of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics - College of Public Health and Health Informatics.
• Master of Public Health in Community and Environmental Health (MPH in CEH)​ - College of Public Health and Health Informatics.​
• Master of Science in nursing specialization in Midwifery - College of Nursing in Riyadh.

Higher Diploma Programs:
• Higher Diploma in Executive Health Leadership
• Higher Diploma in Family Safeguarding Program

Saudi Board Program and Fellowships:
• The Saudi Board includes more than 20 specialties: Dental, Anesthesiology, Anatomy, Dermatology, Emergency, ENT, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Bone, Pharmacy, Plastic Surgery, Radiation, Surgery, Urinary Tract, Neonatology, Kidneys. Urinary tract, Neonates, Kidneys.

• The Fellowship program in the field of microbiology, which includes 29 specialties: Gastroenterology, Kidney, Respiratory, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Intensive Care, Rheumatology, Advanced Intensive Care, Skin, Adult Hematology, Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents, Orthopedics,  Obstetrics and Gynecology Cancer , Infants, Neonatal, Neurosurgery - Pediatrics, Gastroenterology - Children, Intensive Care –Children, Children-Adult Emergency , Anesthesiology - Children, ENT - Children.

Partnership between the KSAU-HS and King Abdulaziz Medical City:
The academic study at the university is linked training programs in King Abdulaziz Medical City in the Ministry of National Guard.

University Address:
Prince Muteb Street
P.O Box 3660 Riyadh 11481
Tel: + 966-11- 4299999

Makkah Highway (Al Haramain Road)
Tel: + 966-12-2246666

Al Ahsa
Al-Ahsa Highway
Tel. +966-13-5629000

University Website:

University Pulse Magazine:

To view the documentary film about the university's academic programs, click here