Umm Al Quran University

Umm Al Quran University

Umm Al Quran University is a public institution of higher education in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1949. This university is also known as UQU. The Motto of this university in English is Honored Education, Honored Place.

Umm Al Quran University History

In 1949, this university was founded as the College of Sharia during the rule of King Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud before being joined by new colleges. In 1981, it was renamed as Umm Al-Qura through Royal Decree.

 About Umm Al Quran University

Primarily, this university started as an Islamic university. It offers degrees in Islamic Law and Arabic Language Studies. Now, it offers many degrees in several subjects. The annual budget of this university is round about SR 3 Billion in 2015.

This university has developed to become a leading Educational and Research Institution. It aims to perform a vital role in the academic Landscape of the region. UQU is a continuously notable institution dedicated to Academic Excellence, Research, and the Promotion of Islamic values.

Actively, this university engages in international partnerships and collaborations with highly regarded universities and research institutions worldwide. Also, it is desirable to check the official website of the university or contact the institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Former Name of Umm Al Quran University

Earlier, the name of this university was the College of Sharia.

Former Presidents of the Umm Al Quran University History



Prof. Rashed bin Rajih bin Muhammad Al-Sharif

From 1402 A.H. to 1416 A.H.

Dr. Sohail bin Hassan Abdel-Malik Qadi

From 1416 A.H. to 1421 A.H.

Prof. Nasser bin Abdullah bin Othman Al-Saleh

From 1421 A.H. to 1428 A.H.

Prof. Adnan bin Muhammad bin Abdul-Aziz Wazzan

From 1428 A.H. to 1430 A.H.
Prof. Walid bin Hussein Abu Al-Farag

From 1430 A.H. to 1431 A.H.

Prof. Bakri bin Matouq bin Bakri Assas

From 1431 A.H. to 1439 A.H.

 Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail

From 1439 A.H. to 1442 A.H.

Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab

From 1442 A.H. to 1445 A.H.

Prof. Fareed Ali Yahya Alghamdi

From 1445 A.H. to 1445 A.H.

President of the Umm Al Quran University

Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab is the President of this university.

 Student Enrolled at Umm Al Quran University

This university enrolled more than 100,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 postgraduate students. It has almost 5,000 plus academic staff.

Admission Requirements at Umm Al Quran University

  • Applicant should be a Saudi or he/she has been the child of the Saudi Mother
  • Non-Saudis can apply through Scholarship Programs
  • Applicant should have a High School Degree Certificate or any Equivalent National or International Degree.
  • The age of the Applicant must not be over than 25 Years
  • High School Certificate should not be older than five years

The Applicant should pass the required tests arranged by the National Center which are:

  • Assessment General Aptitude Test (GAT)
  • Summative Assessment Test (SAT)
  • Standardized Test of English Proficiency (STEP)
  • Applicant must not have been dismissed from any university for Academic or any kind of disciplinary reasons.
  • Submit the Application through the Admission Portal.

Umm Al Quran University Fee Structure 2023/2024

Type of Fees


Bachelors (B.Sc.) Degree

14.000$ to 19.000$
Master (M/Sc) Degree / PhD

6.000$ to 9.000$ or 15.000$ to 19.000$


850$ to 3.600$ per Month

Campus of Umm Al Quran University

This university has 4 campuses which are:

  • Qunfudah Campus
  • Al-Leith Campus
  • Jamoum Campus
  • Adham Campus

The campuses of the university house several faculties and provide services such as Study Space, Classrooms, Computer Libraries, Lecture Theatres, and Open spaces to relax and unwind. This university offers students ample spaces to Pray and connect with the Almighty as well as Learn about the Islamic Value System, Cultures, and Beliefs.

Ranking at Umm Al Quran University

In 2024, this university is ranked #601-610 by QS World University Rankings. It is ranked as #1167th by Best Global Universities. Also, it is ranked #343rd by Best Global Universities in Asia and # 12th by Best Global Universities in Saudi Arabia

Subject Rankings

  • As # 902nd in Chemistry
  • # 587th in Computer Science
  • As # 854th in Clinical Medicine
  • # 786th in Engineering

Subjects Taught at Umm Al Quran University

Arts & Humanities

  • Art Education
  • Communication Arts
  • Design
  • Education
  • Fashion Design
  • Geography
  • Interior Design
  • Islamic Law
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Preschool Education
  • Sports
  • Sports Management

Business & Social Sciences

  • Banking
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities & Social Science Education
  • Insurance
  • Printing & Print Making
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work


  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering

Medicine & Health

  • Dentistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Health Science
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Surgery

Science & Technology

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Medical Technology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Informational Technology
  • Information Science

Colleges at Umm Al Quran University

  • College of Da’wa Islamic Call & Fundamentals of Religion
  • College of Arabic Language
  • College of Arabic Language
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Applied Sciences
  • College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Dental Medicine College
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Applied Medical Sciences


  • Department of Da'wa & Usul-ud-Din
  • Department of Kitab & Sunna
  • Department of Aqidah
  • Department of Qera'at
  • Department of Arabic Linguistics, Grammar & Morphology
  • Department of Classical Arabic Rhetoric
  • Department of Literature
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of Social Service Department of Media
  • Department of Islamic Education
  • Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Special Education
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Kindergarten
  • Department of Family Education
  • Department of Educational Administration
  • Department of Islamic Architecture
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering

Research Institutes

  • The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj
  • Institute of Research & Consultation Studies

Research Centers at Umm Al Quran University

  • Islamic Education Research Center
  • Medical Science Research Center
  • Social Science Research Center
  • Pharmaceutical Science Research Center
  • Engineering Science & Architecture Research Center
  • Arabic Language & Literature Research Center
  • Psychological & Educational Research Center
  • Applied Science Research Center
  • Islamic Studies Research Center

Umm Al Quran University Achievements

The College of Business degrees of this university are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This college is a member of AACSB & EFMD Global. This university has all its programs recognized by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment of Saudi Arabia.

Also, this university is ranked amongst the top 600 universities by QS World University Rankings in the world.

Notable Alumni at Umm Al Quran University

  • Abdul Rahman Al Sudais
  • Maher Al Muaiqly
  • Mutlaq Hamid Al-Otaibi
  • Said Aqil Siraj

Language of Instruction

  • Arabic
  • English

Contact Us


24382 Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Phone No


Official Website

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the GPA requirement at this university?

This university requires a minimum GPA of 2.5.

What is the student ratio of females to males at this university?

The ratio of female to male students at this university is 53: 47.

Which of the places is known as Umm ul Qura?

The city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is known as Umm ul Qura.

What is the oldest name of the Mecca?

The oldest name of the Mecca is Bakkah.


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