Aspire to Achieve

    •, A researcher, باحث
      A researcher
    •, An undergraduate, البكالوريوس
      An undergraduate
    •, A graduate, الدراسات العليا
      A graduate

President Message


A very warm welcome to Effat University

We were founded as Effat College in 1999 by HRH Queen Effat Al Thunayan Al Saud (God rest her soul) and achieved our university status in 2009 – becoming the first private non-profit university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.​

Seen as the founding mother of education in KSA, Queen Effat (as she was affectionately known) broke new ground in establishing education as one of the cornerstones on which our nation is built.

Her legacy of excellence and passion for education lives on in Effat today, and we’re proud to be one of the most forward-looking universities in the Middle East.

This Undergraduate catalogue​, and Graduate ctalogue​ will tell you all about Effat and what you can expect should you choose to join us – I hope you do!  It covers our colleges, programs and departments, which follow the American-style of education. It also tells you about our services, accommodation and facilities – and, of course, how to apply.

We’ll also tell you about the great extra-curricular activities and social events you can take part in, explain what to do if you want to change programs or majors, and give you some helpful websites and contacts – hopefully everything you’ll need to become part of the Effat family.

Our goal is to empower all the young who come to us with a solid grounding in liberal arts education, a deep knowledge in market-related disciplines, and the relevant skills and competencies to help them become future leaders and agents of positive change in our society, and beyond.

I very much look forward to including you in that goal.​

Dr Haifa Reda Jamal Al Lail

President, Effat University