Aspire to Achieve

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

Queen Effat Legacy


Academically renowned and internationally connected, Effat University is the first private institution of higher education in Saudi Arabia.

Everything we do stems from Queen Effat's lifelong work and vision. Seen as the founding mother of education in KSA, she broke new ground in establishing it as one of the cornerstones on which our nation is built.

Queen Effat believed passionately that education should be holistic and go hand-in-hand with traditional Islamic values and respect for all human beings. She embraced extra-curricular activities as part of a well-rounded education, understood the importance of keeping abreast of modern technological advances and of what could be learned from, and shared through, international partnerships.

Her legacy of excellence and passion for education lives on in Effat University​ today.

We provide a protective, safe environment in which our students are inspired and motivated to acquire that same passion for life-long advancement, which is passed on from generation to generation.

With Queen Effat's legacy as our guide, we make sure our academic programs are innovative and stimulating, our worldwide partnerships – with universities, businesses and organizations – bring our students new perspectives, and our extra- and co-curricular activities open up new horizons for them.