Master of Biomedical Science

Program Overview

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) offers research and training opportunities with international-caliber scientists leading to a M.Sc. degree awarded by Alfaisal University in a distinctive modern educational setting. The Program is open to both male and female students, Saudi and non-Saudi.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) approved Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is a two year program in which students can choose to join one of five tracks; Analytical Biochemistry (ABC), Biotechnology (BIT), Clinical Embryology & Reproductive Biology (CERB), Infection Control (IC) and Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB). All tracks are thesis option and consist of at least 24 credits of courses in addition to a Thesis. Three tracks (CERB, IC & MCB) have been submitted to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for certification.

Analytical Biochemistry (ABC)

The program aim is to provide graduates with an understanding of fundamental biological processes at a molecular level; it also contributes to solving of medical problems and drug discovery and disease curing.

Biotechnology (BIT)

This is a joint multidisciplinary track with the Colleges of Science & General Studies and Medicine. Courses deal with advanced techniques of molecular biology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and their applications in disease diagnosis, drug formulation, and drug delivery.

Clinical Embryology & Reproductive Biology (CERB)

The curriculum is designed to train core competencies in clinical embryology theory and practice, enabling successful students to be strategically placed for a career in clinical embryology and/or the reproductive sciences/medicine.

Infection Control (IC)

Graduates from will be prepared to work as infection prevention specialists in healthcare settings at an advanced level.

Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)

Potential careers for graduates include the expanding market in molecular medicine, biotechnology, and biomedical research.

1. A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution accepted by MOE in related fields.
2. A satisfactory scholastic average; a minimum grade average of "very good" in the Bachelor degree.
3. The graduate study application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee payable to Alfaisal University.
4. Official transcripts of all college-level work must be submitted as issued by the school.
5. If applicant is non-Saudi, then they should have an official residency (Iqama).
6. Applicant should submit two letters of recommendations from professors who taught him/her.
7. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 65 on the Internet test or an IELTS Band score of at least 5.5 is required.
8. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or an equivalent exam held by Qias center with above average score.
9.Students may require prerequisite courses in English or basic sciences.
10. Students must provide a statement of purpose describing their academic interests and reasons for applying.
11. Successfull completion of an in-person interview with the director of the program.
12.No Student shall be allowed enrolment in two graduate programs at Alfaisal at the same time.


  • Pay 500 SAR admission fee and prepare electronic/scanned receipt (non refundable).

    Bank Details:

    Saudi British Bank (SABB)
    Alfaisal University
    A.C. No. 154 000 111 002
    IBAN NO: SA39 4500 0000 1540 0011 1002

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1. Complete the MBS Online Application Form. To do that, you need to sign up for a new account using a valid email address to complete the process.
2. If all the requirements are completed, an e-mail will be sent to the student within 3 working days.
3. If not, then the student will be notified and will be given 2 weeks to complete all the requirements.

Applications for Admission in fall semester to all Master's Programs is closed.

For more information please contact

Graduate Studies Office
Tel: +966 11 215-7702 / +966 11 215-7941
UAN: 920 000 570, 920 000 510 (Local)
Tel: +(966) 11 215 7777 (International)

Tution Fees

Application Fee S.R 500
Annual Tuition (due at the beginning of each academic year) S.R 100,000
Estimated books and materials for each year SR 6,000

Scholarship policy for Graduate Students