Beasiswa S2 & S3: KAUST Fellowship

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Our state-of-the-art campus, globally renowned faculty and brand new facilities come together to provide the ideal setting for significant, high-impact research.

KAUST is dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom that will also benefit the region and the world. Our academic structure is wholly interdisciplinary, allowing research teams to work together to apply science and technology to fundamental problems of human need, social advancement and economic development. We pursue science and technology research that has global impact and focus on resolving the challenges faced by our planet and the advancement of quality of life for its inhabitants, such as those associated with energy, water and food.

What is the KAUST Fellowship?

The KAUST Fellowship is the general scholarship program of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

All Master’s and PhD students admitted to KAUST will benefit from the exceptional KAUST Fellowship scholarship package that supports students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:

  • Full tuition support
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications)
  • Beautifully designed free housing
  • Premier private medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation support
  • Potential for additional scholarships for the highest achieving students.

Can anyone apply to KAUST?

Yes. KAUST encourages students seeking to earn graduate degrees from Saudi Arabia and around the world to apply. Admission to KAUST is merit based. The University currently hosts students from 63 countries and has received applications from students attending more than 220 universities around the world.

KAUST Fellowship

Application Deadline

The preferred application deadline is October 15, 2010 for Ph.D. programs starting in January 2011. Thereafter, students are welcome to apply and be considered on a rolling admission basis.

The application deadline is January 15, 2011 for MS and Ph.D. programs starting in September 2011. Thereafter, students are welcome to apply and be considered on a rolling admission basis.

It should be noted that most programs have no formal closing date, however some programs will fill quickly and you are advised to apply and complete your application before April 2011. This is to ensure facilitation of the visa application and relocation process.

Applying to KAUST

Preparing your Application to KAUST

Thank you for your interest in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We suggest you carefully review the list of requirements and prepare your application in advance of the deadline.

  • You should complete your bachelor/master’s degree in a KAUST-relevant field of study prior to the semester of enrollment.
  • Current field of study must be in a KAUST-relevant area, such as Engineering, Mathematics, or the Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement for admission. However, most candidates will have an average cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in other international grading systems. The average GPA of admitted students is currently 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) before an application will be considered for admission. KAUST’s university code for the TOEFL exam is 4107. 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 (English is the primary language spoken in the home) or received a degree from a university in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application. Official test results should be send directly from ETS. The KAUST university code is 4139. The average score on the GRE quantitative section was 780 for admitted students in the 2010 admission.
  • Submit an official university transcript from every institution previously attended. A scan of the unofficial transcript should be uploaded into the online application form. also an official transcript must be sent directly from the university in a university sealed envelope to:
    Graduate Affairs
    Building 9, Suite 4328
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
    4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900,
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Submit a statement of purpose with your application. In this statement, describe your motivation for seeking admission to KAUST and your preparation for the program to which you are applying. Describe your research interests and study interests, as well as your plans for the future. Demonstrating an aptitude for academic study and research-leadership potential may enhance your statement of purpose.
  • You must have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters of recommendation are extremely important and should be written by professors or advisers under whom you have pursued research or taken courses in your major field of study. Recommenders should provide details about how he/she knows your work, as well as comparative statements (e.g., top 1% of class, best in past five years, etc.), and insight into research ability.

Contact the Office of Admission
KSA Office: +966 (0)2 808 3428

Graduate Affairs,
Engineering Building (Building 9), Suite 4328
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955-6900,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


One response to “Beasiswa S2 & S3: KAUST Fellowship

  1. kamu ikutan Zen? good luck ya 🙂

    pinginnya sih begitu, mbak nadia.. btw persyaratannya begitu berat.. jadi masih pikir2 untuk mencobanya..

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