King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholarships

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Applications for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, scholarship are now open for application for the spring and fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year.

KAUST is an international graduate-level science and technology research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Home to world-class faculty, scientists, engineers and students from around the globe, the campus’s 10 research centers focus on finding solutions to problems in areas related to water, food, energy and the environment.

KAUST scholarships overview

OPEN TO: All nationalities, without exceptions.
FINANCING: Fully Funded.

KAUST key stats for 2021
KAUST key stats for 2021. Image courtesy ©

67% of KAUST’s students are internationals. King Abdullah University of Science & Technology is ranked #121 in Best Global Universities. Some of King Abdullah University of Science & Technology worldwide rankings by subject are as follows :

  • #27 in Chemical Engineering,.
  • #11 in Chemistry.
  • #45 in Energy and Fuels.
  • #61 in Environment/Ecology.
  • #20 in Materials Science.
  • #75 in Mathematics.
  • #36 in Mechanical Engineering.
  • #19 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Benefits of the KAUST scholarships

All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST scholarships, which supports students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST scholarships include:

  • ​Full tuition support.
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs).
  • Housing.
  • Medical and dental coverage.
  • Relocation support.

Eligible PhD programs

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE)

Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Application Requirements

The Ph.D. program requires a three and a half year residency for students entering with a bachelor’s degree and two and a half years for students entering with a master’s degree.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

How to apply for KAUST scholarships

Submit online your complete application (the “APPLY” button below). During application, you’ll be asked to upload the following documents :

  • Official university transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic score
  • Official GRE scores (not compulsory, but GRE submission is encouraged and will enhance an application)

For any inquiry, feel free to contact KAUST at: [email protected]

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One Comment

  1. Dear hiring manager,

    As a civil engineer gratuated from lebanese University with a master 2 research degree from Université Lille – france, and a lecturer/coordinator at cnam Liban of engineering courses since February 2015,
    I am seeking an opportunity at your qualified university to continue my higher education starting with a phd program.

    I will be glad to hear from you a reply.


    Eng. Aya EL KADIRI

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