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King Khalid University, represented by the Institute for Research and Advisory Studies, launched the National Development Plan for Psychiatrists and Psychotherapy Practice. The Saudi Health Council sponsors the plan, which is part of the implementation of the national plan for psychotherapy agreements. Dr. Mohammed Mari Al-Qahtani, Professor of Clinical Psychology, will lead the project team.

The Institute of Research and Advisory Studies at the University was keen on establishing a highly qualified and experienced team, attracting a number of national cadres specialized in psychological and health sciences from various Saudi universities, as well as an integrated team of consultants and specialists from King Khalid University. The Institute seeks to provide the high-quality outputs for this pioneering national project.

Dr. Abdul Latif Al Hadithi, Dean of the Institute of Research and Advisory Studies at King Khalid University, said that the Saudi Health Council established the National Development Plan for Psychiatrists and Psychotherapy Practice. Furthermore, the National Plan came in accordance with the strategy of health care in the Kingdom. It was approved by Council of Ministers, Resolution No. 320 dated 17 / 09 / 1430 AH, which came within the ninth strategic basis of "therapeutic and rehabilitation care" in anticipation of achieving Vision 2030.

Al-Hadithi stressed that the plan aims to review and develop the areas of practice and psychological treatment of psychologists and the related regulations and legislation.

He explained that the national project includes all tasks related to psychological health services in the sectors provided to them; in the Ministry of Health, the National Guard, the Armed Forces, Security Forces Hospitals, King Faisal's Specialist Hospital, as well as university hospitals and private hospitals.

It is noteworthy that the signing of the partnership and cooperation agreement between the Institute of Research and Advisory Studies at King Khalid University and the Saudi Health Council was held at the beginning of the current year, 1438 AH.

Start of Inside Scholarship Requests

Start of inside scholarship requests for (non-Saudi) applicants.

The Deanship of Registration and Admissions has announced the beginning of receiving (inside) scholarships requests for non-Saudi applicants through the Deanship's electronic portal. The portal will be accessible on Saturday 25 / 11 / 1438 AH and will continue until 22 / 12 / 1438 AH according to the following conditions:

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On behalf of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, His Excellency, Dr. Saad Al-Dajjam, the University Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs, sponsored the graduation ceremony of the second batch of the Legal Aid members of the Takamul Initiative. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 17th of Dhul Qa'dah, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abha. The Founder and the President of the Initiative, Lawyer Majid Karoub, attended the ceremony.

The ceremony comes after the completion of the training program, which amounted to 200 hours of training, including but not limited to legal and administrative training. 60 students from the Faculty of Sharia and the law section of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Finance in the university benefited the program. It included numerous intensive courses and workshops in laws and legislation.

The Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality at the Faculty of Sharia, Dr. Yahya Al Hanash, thanked the members of the Training Committee for the great efforts they have made to create distinguished graduates and help them to join the labor market. Also, the initiative offered many advantages for those in need by providing legal services in Courts of personal status and labor courts.

The initiative aimed at providing pro bono legal aid to those in need and unable to afford the fees of attorneys-at-law and consultants for charities and needy families in the field of personal and labor conditions. It also aimed to rehabilitate and train graduates of law and Islamic law and to find jobs for them in the private sector. Furthermore, the initiative was designed to achieve the highest professional standards through gratuitous training and community awareness.

It is noteworthy that the graduates of the second batch of the Takamul initiative were limited to King Khalid University students. Each graduate will provide 1,000 hours of voluntary legal work for those who cannot afford to pay as a part of community service.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, announced the nomination results of students applying for university admission in the academic year 1438/1439 and whose qualified and balanced ratio is higher than 80%.  The Deanship Admissions and Registration sent an SMS to the candidates, including congratulations on admission, the university number, and instructions on university regulations.

For his part, the Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni, said that the number of students and applicants who have confirmed their wish list in the first phase amounted to 5525 applicants. He also pointed out that not confirming the acceptance on the portal means to remove the student from the seat and that he/she has no desire for acceptance. Consequently, the seat will go to other applicants in the coming stages.

Al-Qarni pointed out that the nomination of the second batch will include the applicants whose balanced and qualified ratio is above 75%. He further noted that the Deanship is happy to provide support and answer all questions and inquiries received by the system of electronic inquiries from students.

It is noteworthy that receiving an SMS with the university number is the last step to confirm admission to the university, and does not require the student to send any documents or review with the Deanship.

Organized by the Civil Defense and Ministry of Health
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King Khalid University will host a training program on standards and requirements for safety, prevention and fire protection in health facilities organized by the Directorate of Civil Defense in the Asir Region, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in the region and the university. The program will be held over 5 days, starting on the 14th of this month.

This program is in coordination with the Directorate of Civil Defense in the region and the General Administration of Safety and Security at the Ministry of Health in the Asir. The program will benefit more than 50 trainees.

The Department of Civil Defense will provide five free seats for university staff. A number of employees of the General Administration of Safety and Security were nominated by virtue of their specialization.

It is worth mentioning that His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, discussed the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Civil Defense Directorate.  The agreement included various cooperation areas such as awareness, religious education, and joint training. The agreement also included conducting scientific studies and research issues that concern Civil Defense and contribute to finding systematic and scientific solutions in the field of safety and prevention from fire, in addition to the classification of natural, industrial, and radiation hazards in the fields of safety and security.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Faculty of Sharia and the Foundation of Religion, through the Unit of Awareness and Cultural Activities, concluded the Global Education and Cultural Program in the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and the Maldives. The program came under the directives of His Excellency, Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, and in accordance with University's plan to fulfill its mission and achieve its objectives through the creative programs of social responsibility. Recently, the "Balagh" program was launched. It was aimed at Muslims in general and preachers in particular, in addition to students of science. The program sought to teach students the sciences of Sharia, such as doctrine, jurisprudence and origins, interpretation, the origins of the call to God the Almighty. The program also sought to collect many scientific materials in one book, in addition to preparing training bags in various subjects.

The Rector of the University said that the program of the World Cultural Education Program in Brazil, the Ivory Coast and the Maldives came after the approval of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Al-Essa, to establish these pioneering scientific activities that could highlight the country's status and leadership and in response to the guidance of our leadership, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Rector Al-Solamy stressed that the program is a directive of Vision 2030 in service of Muslims, and to contribute to the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the areas of Da’wa globally, and strengthen the religious and cultural relations between the Kingdom and Islamic countries and Muslim minorities in the world. In brief, the program is a great chance to increase dialogue skills with Muslims and others and supporting other Saudi universities in these areas.

Al-Solamy: The program comes to achieve the social responsibility tenets of Vision 2030 and to serve Muslims in need.

On behalf of himself and all of the University stakeholders, Rector Al-Solamy thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness the Crown Prince, and His Highness the Governor of the Asir Region and his deputy, may God preserve them all.

In turn, the official spokesman for the university, Dr. Mohammed bin Hamed Al-Beheiri, stressed that the directives of the Rector to implement the "Balagh" program is evidence of Saudi Arabia's keenness towards linking Muslims to the genuine and correct Islamic approach. He added that the program was a natural result of the diligent efforts of King Khalid University, represented by the Faculty of Sharia and the Foundation of Religion. The program will promote international Islamic cooperation in order to serve the educational and academic process. Moreover, the program will work on spreading Islam, teaching sciences of Sharia, and countering misguided ideas and deviant methods that distort the image of Islam and Muslims by violating the approach of the Sunnis and the companions in those countries. Finally, the program achieves an effective interaction with scientific and cultural leaders in various countries.

For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion at King Khalid University, who is also the Deputy General Supervisor of the Unit of Educational and Cultural Activities, Dr. Mohammed Dhafer Al-Shehri, pointed out that the College of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion at the University was keen on extending bridges of cultural and scientific cooperation between scientific and educational institutes inside and outside the Kingdom. Thus, the “Balagh” program was one of these bridges through which we could interact with some of these institutions in Brazil, the Ivory Coast, and the Maldives.

Dr. Al-Shehri explained that the program held a number of fruitful and constructive sessions, meetings, and workshops, which reflects the level of scientific excellence reached by King Khalid University. Sessions and meetings were characterized by the scientific and methodological approach, which was welcomed and found cooperation with a high degree of hospitality.  Dr. Al-Shehri seized the opportunity to thank the Rector of the University for his tireless follow-up and support for these programs.


The program was held in some cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Sauberando, Londrina, Fozidiguasso and Ciudad. The coordination was carried out through the Embassy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Brasilia. The activities included the two-day "Elite" program, which was directed to many heads of Islamic centers in Latin America and imams and preachers of mosques.  35 in number benefited from the program, in addition to a number of beneficiaries who have a role in the work of women with the associations of the centers or in the women's chapels. The program included holding sessions of legitimacy and communication skills. One of these sessions was entitled "Muslims in Belief" presented by Prof. Dr. Ali Al Shahrani. Another presentation ensued called "The Origins of Jurisprudence," by Dr. Saeed Al-Qahtani. There were also two sessions, the first was entitled "Successful Dialogue Skills" by Dr. Mohammed Al-Kardam, and the other was about "Ideas and Experiences in Institutional Work" by Dr. Nasser Al-Qamishan.

The delegation also participated in Friday sermons in numerous large mosques, including the Islamic Center of Brazil in the center of São Paulo. The number of worshipers to attend were estimated to be about 1500 worshipers of 28 different nationalities. In the Center of the Islamic Call in Latin America in the city of Sauberango, the number of worshipers was approximately 800 worshipers.


In the Republic of Maldives, the delegation was received, in the presence of the Director of the Islamic University of Maldives and the representative of the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Mr. Tarek Makki. A speech ceremony was held in honor of Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Matarik Al-Dosari. The delegation started its work by teaching science courses including Interpretation, Hadith, Curriculum, Doctrine, and Jurisprudence over five days.  About 120 students from different educational stages at the Islamic University of the Maldives and the National University and the Center for the Arabic Language benefited from this program.

Also, three specialized courses were offered to postgraduate students that benefited about 40 students. The courses included: "How to Choose a Subject for your Scientific Thesis," presented by Prof. Yahya Al-Bakri, "Studies in Objective Hadith" and "Methodologies of the Qur'an and Hadith," presented by Dr. Abdullah Al-Aideed, and "How to Examine a Juristic Question" presented by Dr. Yahia Al-Hanash. Additionally, a course on Criticism Criteria of Scientific Studies and Research, and educational courses in the English language for members of the Faculty of Islamic Studies at National University, and another one for teachers in the Islamic Maldives were presented by Dr. Saeed Al-Qahtani.

Ivory Coast

In the framework of the program and in the Ivory Coast, the delegation headed to Abidjan, where they visited the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Abidjan, His Excellency Mr. Saud bin Saad Al-Thubaiti, blessed the initiative and related that it was not witnessed by the Ivory Coast for over 30 years. He stressed the importance of the Kingdom's leading role in the world. The program started with the meeting of the Dean of the Faculty of Shari'a at Al-Furqan University and the participating students, who were over 150 students, divided into three levels (secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate). A series of lectures for five days comprising over 60 hours were presented. Lectures handled various sciences, most notably: Interpretation, Culture and Da’wa, Jurisprudence and its Fundamentals, Arabic Communication and Speech Skills. The delegation also offered some training courses in the Development of Thinking, Teaching Methods and the Art of Negotiation.

The team made a number of field visits, during which they held many meetings with the staff of instruction and gave guidance speeches to the students. They also delivered numerous Friday sermons in the mosques of Abidjan and visited a number of schools and institutes.

It is noteworthy that at the end of the program, a ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior in Ivory Coast. The Ambassador made a statement explaining the role of the Kingdom and the need for African countries to benefit from such great initiatives. The Ambassador thanked the Rector of King Khalid University and the joint delegation for all efforts done to achieve the mission of the university successfully.

The President of Al-Furqan University further praised the role of the Kingdom in adopting Muslims’ issues, standing with them, and taking care of them in light of current events. He prayed to God to keep the Kingdom stable. His Excellency, the President of Al-Furqan University, thanked King Khalid University, represented by its Rector, for supporting this successful and fruitful project. He hoped the Rector of King Khalid University would accept students of the Ivory Coast into the KKU Scholarship Program in recognition of its status and creativity in education.

The University's "Balagh" Program Broadens to Brazil, the Ivory Coast and the Maldives
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King Khalid University, represented by the Admissions and Registration Deanship and through its portal, has received the more than 20,000 registration requests for the coming academic year 1438/1439. The first stage of admission ended as it was available for a month from 10/10/1438 to 10/11/1439 AD.

The Deanship will begin the selection and nomination stage for the applicants in the first stage whose percentages in the qualified or balanced percentage are more than 80%. Nominations for accepted applicants will be for 130 specialties distributed over 29 colleges.

The Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni, clarified that the nomination process would continue for three stages starting from the current month and for ten days. Applicants will be nominated, and then the Deanship will receive their consent on the disciplines for which they have been nominated.  The process will be accomplished electronically without the applicants’ need to review with the Deanship. Dr. Al-Qarni said, “The Deanship has provided a system of electronic requests that could receive and answer the applicants' requests electronically. The new service indeed saved time and effort, and at the same time it helped the applicants a lot as they find a reliable resource for information.”

Dr. Al-Qarni further asserted that the admission of this year had been accomplished based on the new structure of the University colleges which has been recently approved by the University Council and by the supreme committee of Education Ministry. The corresponding disciplines are integrated between the female and male sections of the same faculty, which in turn contributes positively to the compatibility of the program names with the requirements of the labor market. The new structure also adopted the activation of some new disciplines in the faculties of the university, such as the specialization of business administration and computer sciences at the University branch in Mohayil.

He pointed out that the University continues to review the disciplines periodically and studies plans to develop them commensurate with the labor market and the requirements of the next phase of Vision 2030.

It is noteworthy that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University provides high-quality electronic services that everyone can benefit through the Academia portal, in order to serve as many beneficiaries as possible in record time.  

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In an explanatory statement, King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, condemned the Iranian regime's continued delay and outright refusal to complete the procedures related to the investigation into the storming of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and its Consulate in Mashhad, despite more than a year and a half of time. On the contrary, the regime resorted to extortion with the purpose of gaining diplomatic concessions within the Kingdom in light of severing relations between the two countries.

Al-Solamy explained that the Iranian authorities initially accepted to allow the Saudi Arabian team to participate with the relevant Iranian authorities in inspecting the Embassy headquarters in Tehran and the Consulate in Mashhad, however, it proved to be nothing but a farce. Rector Al-Solamy confirmed that this situation reflects the Iranian Government's  reckless approach and complete disregard of international covenants and laws. He added that the Iranian Government, over the past few decades, got used to transgressing the inviolability of diplomatic missions on purpose.

As a result, Rector Al-Solamy affirmed the Kingdom's right to resort to international organizations and the right to take all measures that would guarantee their diplomatic rights in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the provisions of international law.

He called on God to perpetuate our nation's safety and security under our wise leadership, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God preserve them.


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