King AbdulAziz University: Statistics



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#617 of 14,131 In the World
#104 of 5,830 In Asia
#2 of 38 In Saudi Arabia
#1 of 4 In Jeddah
#58 of 2,799 For Radiochemistry
Top50% For 186 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or equivalent; Student assessment test
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)

We've calculated the 25% acceptance rate for King AbdulAziz University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

King AbdulAziz University is a world-class research university with 63,244 scientific papers published and 1,561,061 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.


King AbdulAziz University majors

by publication & citation count

40,635 / 1,145,369
37,704 / 1,166,665
36,126 / 1,026,239
35,288 / 1,057,490
Environmental Science
27,389 / 673,697
Quantum and Particle physics
26,966 / 830,204
24,993 / 485,909
Computer Science
23,193 / 555,328
Organic Chemistry
22,844 / 716,897
21,499 / 734,215
Materials Science
21,278 / 716,648
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
19,447 / 436,306
16,811 / 482,048
15,643 / 317,992
14,570 / 348,355
Geography and Cartography
11,905 / 276,139
11,656 / 223,577
11,606 / 234,133
11,237 / 238,621
11,082 / 304,191
Chemical Engineering
10,943 / 438,084
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9,774 / 250,018
9,484 / 416,077
Optical Engineering
9,457 / 248,012
9,450 / 200,112
9,340 / 201,967
8,780 / 171,547
Metallurgical Engineering
8,277 / 271,110
Electrical Engineering
8,179 / 245,987
Political Science
7,999 / 179,838
7,831 / 178,246
Physical chemistry
7,570 / 303,151
Machine Learning
7,353 / 153,422
6,231 / 105,252
6,180 / 134,090
6,180 / 74,951
5,723 / 101,559
5,411 / 129,933
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
5,356 / 146,070
5,259 / 100,839

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 123 281
1992 93 284
1993 125 326
1994 96 322
1995 83 301
1996 86 347
1997 74 372
1998 63 343
1999 74 382
2000 100 443
2001 96 544
2002 125 594
2003 104 1225
2004 110 679
2005 103 806
2006 155 980
2007 164 1148
2008 209 1373
2009 333 1627
2010 413 2212
2011 888 3288
2012 1925 6046
2013 2901 12374
2014 4296 26001
2015 4340 50947
2016 4260 76379
2017 4460 101641
2018 4414 126928
2019 4814 156813
2020 5918 195162
2021 7196 229135
2022 7491 260077
2023 6317 272580
Academic rankings


The tuition table for King AbdulAziz University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year) Currency
Bachelor's Degree 15,000 Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Master's Degree 20,000 Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Doctoral Degree 25,000 Saudi Riyal (SAR)

King AbdulAziz University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by King AbdulAziz University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Associate Diploma Education
Bachelor's Degree Administration, Architectural and Environmental Design, Arts and Humanities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Home Economics, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medicine, Meteorology, Pharmacy, Statistics
Higher Diploma Education of the Handicapped, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology, Social Studies, Special Education
Master's Degree Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Arabic, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clothing and Sewing, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Health Administration, Health Sciences, History, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Law, Library Science, Literature, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, Nutrition, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Sociology, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Design, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation
Doctorate Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, History, Information Sciences, Library Science, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Natural Sciences, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Sociology, Statistics

King AbdulAziz University alumni

  1. Manal al-Sharif

    Manal al-Sharif
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    1979-.. (age 45)
    computer scientistwriteractivist

    Manal al-Sharif is a Saudi women's rights activist who helped start a right to drive campaign in 2011. Wajeha al-Huwaider filmed al-Sharif driving a car as part of the campaign. The video was posted on YouTube and Facebook. Al-Sharif was detained on 21 May 2011, released, and then rearrested the following day. On 30 May, al-Sharif was released on bail, on the conditions of returning for questioning if requested, not driving, and not talking to the media. The New York Times and Associated Press associated the women's driving campaign as part of the Arab Spring and the long duration of al-Sharif's detention due to Saudi authorities' fear of protests.

  2. Said Aqil Siradj

    Said Aqil Siradj
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    1953-.. (age 71)

    Said Aqil Siradj is an Indonesian Islamic scholar and former chairman of the executive council of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic organization in the world. The most recent publication of The 500 Most Influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan ranked him as the 20th most influential Muslim person in the world.

  3. Adel Fakeih

    Adel Fakeih
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    1958-.. (age 66)
    engineerinternational forum participantpoliticianbusinessperson

    Adel Fakeih is a Saudi Arabian engineer and the former mayor of Jeddah. He was the minister of labor from August 2010 to April 2015, minister of health between April 2014 and December 2014, and minister of economy and planning between 2015 and 2017. He has been in detention since November 2017.

  4. Muna AbuSulayman

    Muna AbuSulayman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1973-.. (age 51)

    Muna AbuSulayman, is an American-born Saudi businesswoman and activist. She is also the former founding Secretary General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company and co-host of the Kalam Nawaem ("Speech of the Soft") television show. In August 2013, AbuSulayman was announced as the Global Ambassador of Silatech.

All 12 notable alumni

King AbdulAziz University faculties and divisions

Centre : Educational Development Education
Centre : Information Technology Information Technology
Centre : Medical Research Medicine
Centre : Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Centre : Teaching and Learning Technology Educational Technology
College : Jeddah Community College Accountancy, Computer Networks, Insurance, Marketing, Sales Techniques
College : Tabouk Community College Administration, Computer Science, Medicine, Natural Sciences
Faculty : Applied Medical Sciences Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy
Faculty : Applied Medical Sciences Medical Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Radiology
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Arabic, European Languages, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Library Science, Mass Communication, Psychology, Sociology
Faculty : Computing and Information Technology Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty : Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Hydraulic Engineering, Mineralogy, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Economics and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Production Engineering, Technology, Thermal Engineering
Faculty : Environmental Design Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Town Planning
Faculty : Home Economics Food Science, Home Economics, Nutrition
Faculty : Marine Science Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biology, Community Health, Haematology, Health Sciences, Medical Parasitology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture Agriculture, Arid Land Studies, Environmental Studies, Meteorology, Water Management, Water Science
Faculty : Pharmacy Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Toxicology
Faculty : Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Research Division : Agriculture Agriculture
Research Division : Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities
Research Division : Islamic Economics Islamic Studies
Research Division : Water Water Management, Water Science

General information

Alternative names KAU
جامعة الملك عبد العزيز
Founded 1967
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Colors green, white

Location and contacts

Address PO Box 80200
Jeddah, 21589
Saudi Arabia
City population 4,697,000

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