Thursday, March 11, 2010

KAUST Fellowship for MS Degree Programs and PhD Students

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Fellowship

KAUST is committed to attracting high-caliber students, and providing a stimulating, rewarding, and challenging environment in which to live and learn.

You can apply to KAUST through the KAUST Fellowship.
The first step in the application process is to select the program you are interested in:

  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (AMCS)
  • Bioscience (B)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE)
  • Chemical Science (ChemS)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Earth Science and Engineering (ErSE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE)
  • Marine Science and Engineering (MarSE)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

To apply for the KAUST Fellowship, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have completed your bachelor’s degree in a KAUST-relevant field of study by the end of June 2010.
  • Current field of study must be in a KAUST-relevant area, such as Engineering, Mathematics, or the Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in other international grading systems.
  • Ability to enroll at KAUST in 2010.
  • Must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) before application will be considered for admission. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted. TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable. A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant is a native speaker of English or received a degree from a university in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. KAUST’s university code for the TOEFL exam is 4107.
  • Must submit official GRE scores before application will be considered for admission. Our university code for the GRE exam is also 4139. Please use this code to request test scores to be sent to us.
  • Official university transcript from every institution previously attended. We have provided downloadable file below that may be helpful in obtaining records from institutions you have previously attended. A scan of the official transcript must be uploaded into the online application form and an official document must also be sent directly from the university in a university sealed envelope to:Student Affairs,
    Building 18,
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
    4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Thuwal 23955-6900,
    Saudi Arabia

Application Deadline

For full consideration, applications for MS degree programs should reach KAUST by January 15, 2010. If circumstances prevent this deadline being met, KAUST will give consideration to applications received after January 15, 2010 for as long as places in the relevant degree program remain available.

The preferred application deadline for PhD students is January 15, 2010. Thereafter, students are welcome and encouraged to apply and be considered on a rolling admission basis.



If you are awarded a KAUST Fellowship, KAUST will provide the following benefits:

  • Full tuition support
  • A monthly stipend
  • Free housing
  • Travel benefit

Contact Us
KSA Office: +966 (2) 808 3428
USA Office: +1 (202) 326 1686

Student Affairs,
Building 18,
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955-6900,
Saudi Arabia


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