History of the university

The University of Tabuk (UT) was established in 1427 H (2006 G) to fulfill the dream of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to provide equal access to education to every part of the Kingdom.  UT amalgamated the old Tabuk Teachers' College that had served as Tabuk region's primary source for elementary, intermediate, and secondary school teachers.

Today, UT is located on a sprawling 12 million square meters campus, in the under-constructionUniversity City, Tabuk, which will soon become the home to state-of- the-art facilities that include a world-class secondary and tertiary care hospital.  All Faculties, Colleges, and Departments currently occupy temporary facilities at University City and throughout Tabuk region, below,while University City is being completed.

Currently, there are about 20,000 male and female undergraduate students enrolled in 7 Faculties, 1 Community College, and 4 outlying Colleges and Branches.  Due to the cultural requirement in Saudi Arabia that sexes be segregated, facilities at UT are bifurcated and female students receive their education at parallel campuses scattered throughout Tabuk region. All male Colleges, Faculties, and Departments are located in University City, on UT's main campus. The main female campuses are at Maseef and Mahrajan, two boroughs of Tabuk, and the branches in Duba, Al-Wajh, Omloj, Haql, and Taimah. A summary of the distribution of Faculties, Colleges, and Branches is as follows:

Faculty of Applied Medical Science

Male

Female

University City

Tabuk City

Faculty of Computers and Information Technology

Male

Female

University City

Tabuk City

Faculty of Education and Arts

Male

Female

Maseef(Tabuk)

Duba,Haql,Taimah,Omloj and Al-Wajh

Faculty of Engineering Male Only University City
Faculty of Home Economics Female Only Tabuk City
Faculty of Medicine

Male

Female

University City

Tabuk City(Projection)

Faculty of Science

Male

Female

University City

Duba,Haql,Taimah,Omloj, and Al-Wajh

Mahrajan(Tabuk)

Duba,Haql,Taimah,Omloj and Al-Wajh

Tabuk Community College

Male

Female

University City

Tabuk City

Preparatory Year

Male

Female

University City

Duba,Haql,Taimah,Omloj and Al-Wajh

Tabuk City

Duba,Haql,Taimah,Omloj and Al-Wajh

All in-coming students are required to complete a one year Preparatory Program (PYP).  Classes in Arabic, biology, communication skills, English, Islamic studies, mathematics, and physics, are designed to prepare the freshman for the rigors that lie ahead.  A successful completion of PYP is required for advancement to any of the various Faculties.

Presently, degrees offered are the Diploma in occupational education through the Community College, the baccalaureate through all the Faculties, and the Master's through the Faculties of Education & Arts and Science. The Tables below provide details of the characteristics of the various Faculties by programs, degrees offered, and distribution of students, undergraduates and graduates.