Master's in Genetic Counselling (MGC)

The Graduate Program in Genetic Counselling at Alfaisal University ( in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) offers advanced professional training and research opportunities with international caliber faculty.

It leads to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree. The program welcomes is open to training men and women, Saudi and non-Saudi, local and international students.

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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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