A Welcome from the Dean

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Alfaisal University. As a parent, you likely have at least three primary questions:

  • What does Alfaisal offer my child and how is that unique among other universities?
  • Can I afford Alfaisal?
  • What are my son/daughter chances of getting into Alfaisal?

As a small-sized, private non-profit university located in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Alfaisal University features a unique set of academic offerings at the highest levels and a vibrant campus life, which is often described as idyllic. Indeed, with our 125+ student-led organizations, nearly 25 undergraduate and graduate majors in four colleges, and endless research and internship opportunities both on and off campus, Alfaisal University is consistently recognized among the top universities in the Kingdom and the region.

As an integral part of our mission, we strive to attract students from all over the country and the world who represent cultures worlds apart, and who come together on campus to form a cohesive community of scholars. With our excellent financial aid policies, we are able to work with the majority of admitted students to help make Alfaisal education a reality. Our especial relationship with King Faisal Foundation allows us to offer outstanding financial aid packages, and to ensure that the majority of our admitted Saudi students and eligible non-Saudi citizens are offered a package to meet their demonstrated financial need.

In addition, we are neutral in our admissions process; students are admitted solely on their merits and academic achievements regardless of their citizenship or gender. We offer a holistic application review process and we consider all facets of each applicant's background. Because our entering first-year class is less than 650 students, admission to Alfaisal is necessarily selective, but we strive to maintain personal contact with you and your family throughout the process, and to offer you transparency in the process as often as possible.

I invite you to spend time perusing our website to learn more about Alfaisal. The best way to explore our university is to visit campus through one of our many campus visit programs or open house events. Please take every opportunity to learn what Alfaisal University has to offer and to ask questions of our admission team along the way.

Best regards,
Dr. Mustafa Abdelwahid
Acting Dean of Student Affairs, Admissions and Registration