Academic and Research Excellence Award

The President of King Khalid University (KKU) issued a directive to grant academic and research excellence awards for university scholarship students abroad. KKU presents this award to honor distinguished faculty members who are continuing their graduate studies during their scholarship periods.


Award Goals 

The award aims to encourage university scholarship students abroad to excel in academic and research fields. The outcomes of this award will reflect positively on the continual development of scientific, research and professional aspects of the university faculty members.


General Conditions of the Award:

  • The applicant must be one of the university faculty members.
  • The applicant must have a doctoral certificate or its equal.  
  • The name of King Khalid University must be the affiliation name in all works presented for the award by the applicant. 
  • The applicant must be a graduate of the academic year 1438-39 AH (2017-18).
  • The applicant must obtain at least 50% of the total possible award points. 
  • The applicant must exhibit good moral and conservative Islamic values during the scholarship period. 


Award Categories:

1- Medical Science 

2- Human Science 

3- Applied Science 

4- Administrative and Financial Science.

5- Basic Science.

6- Forensic Science.

7- Educational Science.


Differentiation Criteria:

1- Medical and Scientific Specializations (Medical Science, Applied Science, Basic Science)


2- Theoretical Specializations (Administrative and Financial Science, Forensic Science, Educational Science, Human Science) 


The Award Prize: 

Financial reward (15,000 SR) fifteen thousand Saudi riyals.

A certificate and a commemorative shield of honor delivered by the University President.

Placing the names of award winners on the university website and Aafaq newspaper. 


Award Celebration:

The honorary awards will be given to the candidates under the patronage of His Excellency the University president during the annual session of the university scholarship students. 

Those who fulfill the conditions above can apply in a week from the announcement date through the concern departments. 

You can view the award application form by clicking here

Start of Admissions to Graduate Programs 1439/40 AH

Announcement of the Start of Admissions to Graduate Programs in the Academic Year 1438/1439 AH

The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University announces the beginning of admissions to join available graduate programs for the next academic year 1439–1440 AH.

Submission of applications will be available through the electronic portal (Click Here). It will begin on Sunday 4/5/1439 AH and end on Saturday 17/5/1439 AH according to the following conditions:

The Available Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programs

Admission Requirements for Masters Programs

Important Information on How to Apply through the Academic Portal

Admission Guidelines


  • University lecturers and teachers who wish to join the graduate programs (master and doctorate) and has fulfilled the admission requirements should apply through the electronic portal.
  • Admission of graduate programs that includes fees will be announced later.  

For more information, you can visit the Deanship's website by (Clicking Here)


We Wish Success for All

Internal Change Period for the 2nd Semester

Internal Change Period  

2nd Semester 1439 / 1440 AH.

The Deanship of Admission and Registration of King Khalid University (KKU) announces the official start of the Internal Change Period for the second semester of the academic year 1439/1440 AH, which will start - God Willing - on Monday  27/4/1439 AH to 29/4/1439 AH. Students can apply for the internal change through this link They will have access to modify the following:


Type of Change

Conditions and Regulations

Change Specialization

The students can apply only once for a transfer from one college to another and twice between departments of the same college.
The students can have a maximum of three selections. 
The students must complete more than two semesters and not more than four semesters.

From Affiliation to Regular

The student's GPA must be at least 3 or above out of 5.
The students must finish more than two semesters and not more than six semesters. 

Change Headquarters

To change the headquarters, the students must click on the icon - change the specialization. Then, they should select the same specialization at the desired headquarters. 

BA to Diploma 

The students must apply on the announced dates which begin from 30/4/1439 AH until 3/5/ 1439 AH. 


Important Notes:

  • Applying does not mean your request will be accepted.
  • All the applications will be treated according to the capacity of the college and the candidates GPA.
  • The available specializations will appear according to the student's GPA.
  • No requests will be accepted late. In case you have technical problems, you should contact the Deanship of Admissions and Registration immediately!

To view the conditions and dates of internal change (click here

Greeting Ceremony for Eid Al Adha

Under the patronage of His Excellency, University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, the General Directorate of University Relations will hold a function to exchange belated Eid Al ِAdha greetings on 19/12/1438 AH God willing. The function will be held at the Central Administration Building of the University in Abha.

Dates of interviews for teaching assistants' jobs

King Khalid University wishes you success in the personal interviews of teaching assistants’ in the academic year 1437/1438 AH.

It would like also to inform you the following:

1. The interviews will be on Tuesday 21/07/1438 AH starting from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm.

2. The interviews will take place at the headquarters of the relevant colleges according to the attached file 

4th Edition of My Idea competition

The Center of Talent and Creativity is pleased to announce the beginning of the fourth edition of My Idea competition for all King Khalid University students in the 2nd  semester of academic year 1437/38 AH.

For those who wants to participate, they can trough this link ( Click here )

An invitation to attend 'the Inauguration of Research Programs'

Under the auspices of HE the president of King Khalid University Prof. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, the Deanship of Scientific Research is inviting to attend the 'Inauguration of Research Programs' on Sunday 6/6/1438 AH.

Types of research programs:

  • General Research program.
  • Program of Supporting Research Groups.
  • Reward Program for Non-funded Research


Event Location: 

For males, the university city in Guraiger, Building B, Central Halls, Auditorium No. 6

For females, the hall in the Dentistry College.


Important Notice

Based on the directives of His Excellency King Khalid University President (No. 4173 issued on 23/5/1438 AH) which built on the general resolution of HE Education Minister (No. 38732851 issued on 16/5/1438 AH) that emphasizes the necessity to use the official electronic mail of the university by all ministry's officials and employees including King Khalid University.

The official electronic mail of King Khalid University which ends with must be used in all the work communications whether within or outside the university transactions instead of Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and other electronic mails. The use of these electronic mails Hotmail, Yahoo and etc is considered a violation of the previously mentioned resolution which authorized by the stated decisions of ministers council for electronic transactions. 

Announcement of Availability of vacant teaching assistants' jobs.

The Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs announces the availability of vacant teaching assistants jobs for citizens (males and females) in the following colleges and specializations:

The availability of vacant teaching assistants jobs in medical specializations for males.

The availability of vacant teaching assistants jobs in other specializations for males.

The availability of vacant teaching assistants jobs in medical specializations for females.

The availability of vacant teaching assistants jobs in other specializations for females.


General Conditions:

1 - All Applicants must be Saudi.

2 - The Applicant must have Bachelor's Degree obtained in one of the following years:  (1435 / 36 AH), (1436 / 37 AH) and (1437 / 38 AH).

3 - All Applicants must have Bachelor's Degree from a Saudi University or another university from which Saudi Arabia recognizes the applicant' field of specialization, and they must, 1. not have repeated any course and, 2. they must be product of a regular study system.

4 - All applicants must have obtained a GPA of at least very good.

5 - All applicants must obtain a minimum of  60 in the General Aptitude Test for University Graduate (GAT) as a minimum.

6 - All applicants must pass a personal interview and the test of specialization prepared by academic departments. (For medical and dentistry specializations, the examination of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties will be sufficient).

7 -The Applicants of Language and Translation must obtain 500 in TOELF Test or its equivalent in ILETS or STEP tests.    ILETS or STEP tests.    

* How to apply:

Those who have met the stipulated conditions stated above, can visit the King Khalid University Portal, or can go directly to Employment Portal, which will be available on Sunday 13/6/1438 AH. There, they can fill the electronic application form.

Note that: The reception of application will start from the next Sunday 13/6/1438 AH, and will close on Saturday 24/6/1438 AH. 

You can view the user directory through this link: Academic Employment System.