A royal decree was issued by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, On 10/8/2011 to launch the Saudi Electronic University (SEU) as a government educational institution that offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs along with lifelong learning to complement other educational institutions under the umbrella of the Higher Education Council. The University includes the College of Administration and Finance Sciences, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Science and Theoretical Studies. The University awards graduate and undergraduate degrees along with courses in continuous and lifelong learning.
The University is located in the capital Riyadh and has expanded by opening branches in other regions according to the University's approved plan. It aims to obtain national and international academic accreditation to elevate the quality of its outputs. The University also provides higher education based on optimal learning models, applying applications and technologies of Electronic and blended learning, which combines direct attendance and attendance via technology. The University also aims to transfer and localize pioneering knowledge in cooperation with universities, bodies, and faculty members nationally and internationally, with high-quality educational content from academic quality sources and localize it in line with the requirements of Saudi society. In addition, it supports the mission and concept of lifelong learning for all society members.