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Fully Funded Master and PhD Fellowship at KAUST

Every admitted student to a master's or PhD's program earns the KAUST fellowship, with NO exception!

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  • DEADLINE : October 1st, 2023.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia announced the opening of applications for its master’s and doctoral fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025.

KAUST is an international research university founded in 2006, on the outskirts of Jeddah. KAUST is the first gender-mixed educational university in the KSA, its campus covers 36 km² on the shores of the Red Sea. It is ranked 27ᵉ in the QS WUR ranking by subject in 2022. At KAUST, 97% of the teaching staff are international.

The KAUST fellowship has no specific eligibility criteria. Every student admitted to a master or doctoral program receives it.


LEVEL: Master, Doctorate.
DEADLINE :  1st October 2023.
FUNDING: Fully funded.
TARGET GROUP: All nationalities.


Each student admitted to a master’s or doctoral program receives the KAUST scholarship. It grants him/her:

  • Full tuition coverage.
  • A monthly stipend ($20,000 to $30,000 per year), depending on qualifications and degree progress
  • On-campus housing.
  • Full medical and dental coverage.
  • Relocation allowance.


KAUST is dedicated to scientific research and offers only graduate degrees (master and doctorate). KAUST University offers master and doctoral degrees in the following fields:

  • Petroleum engineering,
  • Materials science,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
  • Earth and Marine Sciences,
  • Geophysics,
  • Statistics and Operations Research,
  • Computer Science and Information Systems,
  • Biological Sciences,
  • Environmental Sciences,
  • Engineering and Technology,
  • Natural Sciences,
  • Agriculture and Forestry,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics and Astronomy,
  • Life Sciences.
  • Medicine.


To be eligible for KAUST fellowship, applicants must be admitted to a master’s or doctoral program of their choice.

To be considered for a program of study at KAUST, you must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree for the master’s level or a master’s degree for the doctoral level in one of the above-mentioned fields of study.
  • Meet a minimum English requirement (79 IBT, or 6.5 IELTS, or 62 PTE, or 176 CAE). The KAUST admission code is 4,107.
  • Upload all required documents (see list below).


To apply for KAUST fellowship, please apply to a master’s or doctoral program of your choice. Click on the “Apply” button below and follow the instructions to submit your application.

You will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Transcripts: A scan of the official transcript provided by the university in the native language with the certified English translation.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Your work experience, research experience and any other relevant information.
  • Statement of Purpose: 750 words (approximately) regarding your previous work, preparation for your intended field of study, relevant background and interests, academic plans and career goals. Describe your reasons for applying to a particular KAUST program.
  • Three letters of recommendation: must be written by professors or advisors under whom you have conducted research or taken courses.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, IBT, CAE or PTE scores.
  • Official GRE results : not required, but is encouraged and can enhance your application. The KAUST admission code is 4,139.

Documents must be, or translated, into English.


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