Umm Al-Qura University

country rank  5
world rank  1084

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University Overview

Established in 1981, Umm Al-Qura University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Makkah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name جامعة أم القرى
Acronym UQU
Founded 1981
Motto Honored Education, Honored Place

University Location

Address PO Box 715
Makkah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
21421 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (2) 550 1000
F +966 (2) 558 2521

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020