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King Abdulaziz University


This university was established in 1387 H / 1967 G as a national university aiming at spreading higher education in the western area of Saudi Arabia. This dream has come true through the continuous efforts of the loyal citizens of this country.


The university witnessed much development in quality and quantity since it was established until it becomes one of the distinguished universities in terms of the number of students, the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specializations such as Seas Sciences, Geology, Nuclear Engineering, Medical Engineering , Meteorology and Aviation and Mineralization.


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Library services

On 4/7/1387 AH, the central library was officially opened in the first building of the College of Economics and Administration, and its area was 50 square meters, where it contained 10228 volumes, of which about 5,000 thousand volumes, which some of the dignitaries in the city of Jeddah offered to the university.

Medical services

  • The University Medical Services Center offers its medical services to all university community such as male and female faculty members and employees and their dependents through its general clinics, specialized clinics, dental clinics, and their support departments such as reception, medical files, pharmacy, labs, radiology, general dressing, etc.

Campus life

King Abdulaziz University has two separate campuses; one for male students and another for female students, as required by the Islamic teachings. Interestingly, each campus is equipped with all state-of-the-art academic, sports, and leisure facilities as well as a huge library provided with the latest modern technologies to serve students and faculty members.

Sports facilities

Sports stadiums services are provided to university students and employees in coordination with the Department of sports activities of Deanship of Students Affairs The sports stadiums include:

  • Sports stadium (new) includes an international court with the possibility of holding all the track and field on its ground, with room for more than 7 thousands of spectators and physiotherapy clinics and contains electronic clocks with color screens and parking lots that can accommodate more than 1,000 cars.
  • Three tennis courts.
  • Four volleyball courts.
  • Three basketball courts.
  • Three handball courts.
  • Reserve football Stadium.

Student clubs

  • Horsemanship Club.
  • The university Scout and Ranger Club.
  • Sons and daughters of university employees Club.
  • School of Economics and Management Accounting Club.
  • Hobby Center, with a number of student clubs of different tendencies and hobbies are:
  • Club of scientific innovations.
  • Computer Club.
  • plastic arts and Calligraphy Club.
  • Optical imaging Club.
  • Relations Club.
  • Literary Club.
  • Social Club.
  • Hope Club for people with special needs.
  • Theater Club.
  • Folklore Club. 

After a lengthy and rigorous self-examination process and demonstrating compliance with academic standards and accreditation criteria, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) has been accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA).

Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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