About Postgraduate Studies

The University in its Mission, Vision، and Goals envisaged postgraduate education as a major contribution to higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Postgraduate programs include residency programs, graduate Programs (Master’s degree and clinical training), higher diploma, and continuing education programs  in different dental and pharmacy specialties.

Approval for a master’s degree program and clinical training certificate in dental specialties was given by the Ministry of Education in 2008. It was also in 2008 that the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) approved the university as a training center for Saudi Specialties Certificate (Saudi Board) programs.

Postgraduate programs are overseen by the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research and the Permanent Committee for Postgraduate Studies. For Saudi Specialty Certificate Programs (SSC), Institutional Training Committee headed by the Designated Institutional official oversees SSC programs.


  • Graduate specialized professionals and practitioners.
  • Provide service to the community through treatment and campaigns
  • Contribute to science through scientific research.

Our Mission

Specialized postgraduate education and training with strong research activities and outcome, and unparalleled treatment provider with contribution to community.

Our vision

To become a leading provider of postgraduate education locally, regionally, and internationally.

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the deanship of postgraduate studies and scientific research at Riyadh Elm University.
We, at the university, are proud to be the first private university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer postgraduate programs in different specialties in healthcare. We strive to contribute to the realization of the goals of Human Capability Development Program by encouraging the values of moderation and tolerance, mastery and discipline, determination and perseverance, and strengthening the sense of national belonging as part of Saudi Vision 2030.

REU is an exciting place to be, where experts from different specialties meet, teach, train, and mentor students. We offer master’s degree programs in dental and pharmaceutical sciences with certificates of clinical training with an emphasis on research and clinical excellence, higher diploma in implant, and Saudi Specialty Certificates (Saudi Board) in several dental specialties, as well as AEGD programs.

We also are keen in setting a ground for research and innovation through

At REU, we strive to accept only the brightest applicants and provide them with a curriculum that is both contemporary and based on evidence. We also utilize cutting edge technologies and implement modern teaching methods in our curriculum.

You are always welcome to visit our facilities and I look forward to meeting you in person.

Dr. Omar Hamad Alkadhi

Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research

Degrees Offered