King Abdul Aziz University

King Abdulaziz University (KAU) is a public university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

King Abdulaziz University (KAU) was founded in 1967 as a private university by a group of businessmen led by Muhammad Bakhashab and including author Hamza Bogary. It was named after the country's first monarch, King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud.

In 1973, KAU joined the Saudi public universities' system. At the time, KAU had only 1,500 students and 200 faculty members. However, the university quickly grew in size and prestige.

In 1975, KAU established its first medical college. In 1977, the university established its first engineering college. In 1980, KAU established its first graduate college.

KAU is a coeducational university, and it attracts students from all over Saudi Arabia and the world. The university has a strong international reputation, and it has partnerships with universities all over the world.

KAU is a major contributor to the economic and social development of Saudi Arabia. The university produces graduates who are highly sought-after by employers in both the public and private sectors. KAU also conducts research that helps to solve some of the country's most pressing challenges.

KAU continues to grow and develop today. The university is committed to providing its students with a world-class education and to conducting research that makes a real difference in the world.

Based on the QS World University Rankings of 2024, King Abdul Aziz University is positioned as the #143 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Saudi Arabia. The university's global rank decreased by 37 points from last year.

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2024 Ranking #1
University Name King Abdul Aziz University
Name in Local Language جامعة الملك عبد العزيز
Acronym KAU
Year Established 1964
Governing Type Public
Highest Degree Doctorate
Campus Type Urban
Colors Blue and white


The university is located in Jeddah, Makkah. Find the address and map of the university below.

Address King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


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Phone +966 (2) 640 0000
Fax +966 (2) 695 1996
Website King Abdul Aziz University Website
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Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
Arts & Humanities n/a
Business & Social Sciences n/a
Engineering n/a
Language & Cultural Studies n/a n/a
Medicine & Health n/a n/a
Science & Technology n/a

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Ranking History

King Abdul Aziz University has persistently ranked as the 1st top university in Saudi Arabia throughout the last 4 years.

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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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