Based on the principle of integration between private and public sectors in KSA in offering higher education services, the Ministry of Higher Education encourages private higher education in allacademic specialties. His Royal Highness Prince Fahad Bin Sultan, Prince of Tabuk Region, encouragedinvestors to start a private university to spread culture and education in the city of Tabuk, which has a distinguished geographical location that serves the region and its surroundings.

FBSU was established in the year 1424 H in the city of Tabuk with one college – the College of Computing. At the beginning of the academic year 1427 – 28 H a branch for girls was added and was followed by the addition of the two colleges of Engineering and Business and Management in 1428 – 29 H. The University is governed by a Board of Trustees chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz. The University continues to receive technical support from the American University of Beirut which offers consulting services on the design of curricula, selection of faculty, and the development of the University bylaws.