King Saud University is the premier university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is highly respected in Arab and Muslim countries. It is the oldest university in Saudi Arabia and has educated many members of the national business, political and academic elite, including the royal family. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate courses in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities and professional studies. Tuition is completely free and generous scholarships are available for Saudi and international students. The medium of instruction in undergraduate programs is English for medicine and engineering and Arabic for other subjects. Applicants are required to pass an Arabic examination if they are from a non-Arabic speaking country. English language support at all levels is provided by the Languages Unit.
The university is located in a large modern state of the art campus and is equipped with the latest instructional technology. King Saud University has begun a massive program of investment and development that will enable it to achieve world-class status within a few years. It is already ranked first among Muslim countries on the Webometrics rankings and is confident of further international recognition of its achievements in the coming years.