Prince Sultan University (PSU) is a institution of higher education, founded in 1999. The business community of Riyadh first developed the idea of founding the university. They dedicated PSU to HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz to celebrate his homecoming after his successful medical treatment aboard. HRH Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz congratulated the community on this initiative, and he gave a generous donation to the Riyadh Philanthropic Society for Sciences to express his personal support for this important undertaking.
HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Riyadh Philanthropic Society for Sciences since the very beginning, and in this capacity, he was instrumental in the establishment of Prince Sultan University, of which he is anenthusiastic patron.
PSU received its first enrolment applications at the beginning of the 1999/2000 (1420/1421 AH) academic year. In its first year, the College had a total of 276 male students enrolled in the Preparatory Year Program (PYP). In 2001, addressing the need to offer learning opportunities for females in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Arab countries, the College for Women was established. With the approval from the Ministry of Higher Education, Prince Sultan Private College officially changed its name to Prince Sultan University (PSU) in 2003-2004, academic year.
PSU is the first private, non-profit institution dedicated to life-long learning opportunities for both men and women in Saudi Arabia. Today, the University enjoys a national reputation for its commitment to service and excellence in teaching and research. It has grown in number reaching 2169 female students, under three (3) Colleges offering ten major academic programs in the undergraduate level and two master programs in the graduate level.