This page offers students information on the application process and the requirements necessary for applying for admission to the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences College of Medicine.

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Deanship Admissions & Registration
High School Entry Stream I

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All prospective students to King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences must register through the Online Admissions Program.  The link will be available during the Admissions period only.

Academic Requirements:

Admission to the College of Medicine for high school graduates (Stream 1) is based on the following criteria:
• Recent High school degree with both aptitude and achievement exam results.
• A semi-structured, objective interview. 
• A commitment as a devoted full-time student.

Application Requirements:

Applicants will be asked to submit the following documents:


In accordance with the University Council, the following criteria will be used to determine eligibility for admission to the 2-year Pre-Medical program: 

• Cumulative percentage of high school certificate
• Achievement Exam
• Aptitude Exam
• Personal interview

Each criterion will be weighted as follows:

• Accumulative percentage of high school certificate grade = 30%
• Aptitude Exam grade = 30%
• Achievement Exam grade = 40%

The rate is calculated based on differentiating between students as follows:

Composite ratio = (Cumulative percentage of high school certificate results × 0.30) + (Aptitude test results × 0.30) + (Achievement test result 0.40)
Example of the method of calculating the ratio:

An applicant with a score of 95.00% in the high school certificate, 85.00% in the General Aptitude Exam, and 80.00% in the Achievement Exam will be calculated for admissions ranking as follows:
Accumulative grade = (95 × 0.30) + (85 ×0.30) + (80 ×0.40) = 86

This forms the basis upon which the differentiation between students is based and is applicable to those who meet the general admission requirements. 

An applicant found eligible for admission will be invited for a personal interview.  The interview is used to provide insight into the applicant’s motivation for attending medical school and his/her understanding of the medical profession.  It also assesses other essential attributes such as commitment to community service, ethical behavior, compassion, leadership ability and communication skills, which are important characteristics of a physician, and qualities that determine the applicant’s suitability for a career in medicine.  The interview is randomly assigned and typically lasts 15 minutes. 
Applicants will receive the invitation for an interview via e-mail and by SMS, immediately following the application submission deadline.

Acceptance Process:

Successful applicants will be sent letters of acceptance showing the date of program commencement.

Application Timeline:

The announcement, selection & acceptance process will be conducted at the end of June and the whole of July every academic year.

Academic Calendar:


Student Guide:

The Student Guide offers more information about admissions and registration as well as general student life here at the College.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. I graduated from high school last year. Can I apply to the University this year?
    No.  Students can only apply in the year they graduated.

  2. Does the College of Medicine accept female students?
    Yes.  The College of Medicine accepts both male and female students.

  3. Can I switch from another Saudi university to King Saud bin Abdulaziz University?
    No.  Students are not allowed to transfer from other Saudi universities to King Saud bin Abdulaziz University.

Contact us:
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

P.O. Box 3660
Mail Code: 3135
Riyadh, 11481

Telephone: 0114299999 Ext: 95502
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