Medical Schools In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula.

In Saudi Arabia, the Department of Medical Education has been established to improve the standards of medical education around the country. Here is a list of five prominent medical schools in Saudi Arabia.

King Abdul Aziz University, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences

The King Abdul Aziz University is located in Jeddah, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia. Primarily serving western Saudi Arabia, the university was established in 1968 and is named for the first king of Saudi Arabia. (King Abdul Aziz established Saudi Arabia in 1902.) It is a government school, as opposed to one of the country’s few private schools. The university offers advanced degrees in Health Services, Hospital Management, Genomic Medical Research, Gastroenterology and Neurology.

King Abdul Aziz University

Department of Medicine and Allied Sciences

P.O. Box 1540

Jeddah 21441


King Faisal University, College of Medicine

King Faisal University (KFU), another government school, was established in 1975 and offers graduate and post-graduate degrees to medical students. KFU resulted from the combination of four schools: the College of Foods & Agricultural Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Resources, the College of Medicine & Medical Sciences and the College of Architecture & Planning. The university’s degree programs include Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Biomedical Science.

King Faisal University

College of Medicine and Medical Studies

P.O. Box 2114

Dammam 31451


King Khalid University, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences

King Khalid University (KKU) is a newer school, established in 1999. KKU is located in what is considered to be the most beautiful city in the Middle East, Abha. This public university also features online classes and separate colleges for men and women. KKU’s bachelor’s degree programs include Pharmacy, Medical Technology and Medical Research.

King Khalid University

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

P.O. Box 641



King Saud University, College of Medicine

Established as a government school in 1957, King Saud University (KSU) provides undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Anatomy and Physiology. KSU also offers e-learning for some classes, giving students the opportunity to take tests and share information with teachers online.

King Saud University

College of Medicine

P.O. Box 2925

Riyadh 11461


Umm Al-Qura University, College of Medicine

Umm Al-Qura University, established in 1949, is the oldest government school on this list. Umm Al-Qura University has a College of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The undergraduate degree programs include Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology and Medical Parasitological, among others.

Umm Al-Qura University

College of Medicine

P.O. Box 715

Makkah Al Mukarramah