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Arab open university

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 514 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 15%
Institution type Private

About Arab open university

The Arab Open University (AOU) is a sustainable development and educational non-profit project. It was founded by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul-Aziz, Chairman of the AOU Board of Trustees. In September 2000, AOU was officially declared in the meeting of Arab ministers of higher education where five Arab countries offered to host the headquarters of AOU. Among them was Kuwait that was chosen to be the headquarters of AOU in December 2000. Today AOU has eight branches in Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and Sudan.
AOU stands strong to their mission which is to develop and disseminate knowledge, and build expertise according to international quality standards without time or geographical barriers for the sake of contributing and preparing manpower for development needs, and to build science and knowledge society in the Arab countries. Hence, they have more than 28,460 students in eight countries and has celebrated graduation of more than 20,690 students, more than 50% of which are females.


Easy acoomodation can be found within walking distance and around Arab Open University. Some of the hotels will be : 

Landmark International Hotel, Jeddah

Al Meshkat Hotel Apartments

SHADA Suites- Salama

Al Mishkah Apartment, Jeddah

Orient Suites.

Danat Quraish Furnished Apartments

Al Basha Hotel Apartments

Orans Suites 3, Jeddah




Courses available 4

Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1


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