Qassim University

country rank  9
world rank  1954

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University Overview

Established in 2004, Qassim University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Qassim (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Al-Qassim. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Buraydah, Unaizah, ar Rass, Al-Bukairyah, Muznib, Uqlat Assgoor, Badaya'a, Al-Khabra, Al Nabhanyah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Qassim University (QU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Qassim University (QU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 16 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة القصيم
Acronym QU
Founded 2004 Merger between King Saud University (1957) and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (1974)
Motto Learning is Light

University Location

Address PO Box 6688
Qassim (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
51452 Al-Qassim
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (6) 380 0050
F +966 (6) 380 1560
Other locations Buraydah, Unaizah, ar Rass, Al-Bukairyah, Muznib, Uqlat Assgoor, Badaya'a, Al-Khabra, Al Nabhanyah

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office POBox 6688
Qassim 51452
+966 (6) 380 0312

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Qassim University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation NCAAA
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020