Founded in 2006, the University of Tabuk is based in Tabuk, the capital city of the Tabuk Region in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
The University of Tabuk amalgamated the old Tabuk Teachers’ College that had served as the region's primary source of education for elementary, intermediate and secondary school teachers.
Due to cultural requirements, men and women are segregated at the University of Tabuk. All male colleges, faculties and departments are located in University City, on the main campus. While the main female campuses are located at Maseef and Mahrajan, two boroughs of Tabuk.
The campuses are large and home to many facilities including a world-class teaching hospital.
The university includes the following colleges: medicine, engineering, applied medical sciences, science, computers and information technology, education and arts, business administration, design and arts and pharmacy.
Prior to study, all incoming students are required to complete a one year preparatory programme, which includes classes in Arabic, biology, communication skills, English, Islamic studies, mathematics and physics. Without successful completion of this course, students are unable to advance further in their studies.
To help students prepare for life after university, the University of Tabuk has an Entrepreneur Unit, which aims to support entrepreneurship and highlight its positive impact on society and the economy, increase job opportunities and convert the ideas of students into practical projects.
There’s also a successful Language Teaching Institute, which holds a set of specialised English language courses for employees of the university, its graduates and the local community in the city of Tabuk.