Welcome to Riyadh Elm University

As an institution of higher education, Riyadh Elm University (REU) is the first private health institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was officially licensed in February 2004 by the Ministry of Education to offer bachelors in specialties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Dental Hygiene followed by the introduction of Clinical Laboratory Science, Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Dental Laboratory Technology, and Nursing...
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To become a preeminent educational institution locally, regionally, and internationally.

Effective education and training with an active contribution to scientific research and community service.

  • Graduate competent professionals to meet the needs of the labor market.
  • Engage in community service.
  • Conduct scientific research.
  • Provide competitive postgraduate programs.
  • Provide health care and promote health awareness to the public.
  • Encourage lifelong learning through accredited continuing education programs.

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President's message

د.محمد الرافعي

Dr. Mohammad AlRafae

President, Riyadh Elm University

It is a great honor to welcome you to the Riyadh Elm University website, where you will learn about the opportunities. REU offers various programs on Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Board levels.

Riyadh Elm University (REU), Formerly Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP), is a privately supported post-secondary educational institution located in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The College was officially approved in February 2004 by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer professional baccalaureate degree programs in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy, and Medical Laboratory Technology with English being the medium of instruction.

Riyadh Elm University aims to be consistent with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. The Ministry of Education has been keen to make it among its strategic objectives of promoting values and necessary skills for our students and strengthening the education system’s capacity to bridge the gap between educational outcomes and the labor market.

This is why the Board of Trustees of Riyadh Elm University, is very enthusiastic to proceed according to the Kingdom’s vision 2030, expanding the existing programs, such as nursing, dental assisting, dental technology, and health management and services. The university also sought to expand graduate studies programs in different health specialties.

At the Riyadh Elm University, we will continue to pursue, God willing, to become a preeminent educational institution locally, regionally, and internationally and to positively contribute to the pillars of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision to graduate competent and qualified healthcare professionals.

Dr. Mohammad AlRafae

President, Riyadh Elm University


Prof. Abdullah R. Al Shammery

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Beneficent. Praise be to the Lord of all worlds. Prayers and peace be upon our Prophet, Muhammad, his family, and all of his companions.
I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome all to Riyadh Elm University (REU) through this platform, which is the gateway to explore, see, and learn about the university and the extent of its development, expansion, and achievements.

One of the university’s main goals is to provide admission opportunities for outstanding high school graduates and those wishing to pursue their education in a post-secondary health care institution that supports a high-quality educational environment.

As part of the university’s endeavor to obtain high-quality educational outcomes, REU has been keen to pay attention to the quality of work to implement and achieve accreditation standards and academic evaluation in the educational process. Also, control the quality of work in the therapeutic, technical, and administrative aspects by establishing the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center at the university.

Those efforts culminated in obtaining full institutional and program accreditation for the full period (7) seven years from the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation for the period from May 2010 AD until April 2017 AD, among the first private universities in the Kingdom to obtain this accreditation at the governmental and private level.

The development that REU has witnessed, its accomplishments, and its aspirations are thankfully bestowed upon us from God Almighty. Thanks to the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince, may God grant them peace, under the patronage, guidance, and encouragement of His Excellency the Minister of Education and all officials in the Ministry.

We will continue to make the utmost efforts to contribute to society by creating new intellectual value and the cultivation of outstanding human resources.
Peace be upon you with the mercy and blessings of Allah.

Prof. Abdullah R. Al Shammery
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Riyadh Elm University

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