Tuesday, January 31, 2023

KAUST Scholarship for Master and PhD Students, 2023-2024

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 LEVEL : Masters, PhD
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : Jeddah
STATUS: Ongoing

The KAUST Scholarship has been created to recruit highly qualified candidates both national and international to study at the graduate level at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology scholarship is intended for Masters and Ph.D. Students and awarded on a merit basis. The University currently hosts students from over 60 countries and has received applications from students attending more than 220 universities around the world.

Applicants do not need a faculty advisor before applying. Upon submission, MS/PhD and PhD applications will be reviewed by KAUST Admissions staff. Well-qualified candidates will be forwarded to their faculties, which may contact them to discuss their suitability for the program and research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

Founded in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. KAUST is the first mixed-gender university campus in Saudi Arabia and uses English as the official language of instruction for research and graduate programs. The university ranked 8th among the fastest-rising young universities (aged 50 and under) in n 2019.

Program Details

  • Host Institution(s): King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
  • Field: Available fields at the university.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: duration of student’s program.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all nationalities.

KAUST Scholarship Benefits

Each graduate student at KAUST receives the fully sponsored scholarship. Hence, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology provides the following benefits to all admitted students, for the duration of their graduate studies:

  1. Full tuition support
  2. Monthly living allowance (ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 annually, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  3. On-Campus Housing
  4. Medical and dental coverage
  5. Relocation support.

KAUST Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this university scholarship, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in one of the fields of study related to the university’s academic curriculum.
  • Applicants must meet all the entry requirements for Masters or PhD degree program.
  • Scholarships are available for students from any country.
  • Scholarships are available for students commencing their studies in Spring and Fall 2023.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement, but the average GPA of admitted students is 3.7 out of 4.0. The 3.7 average means some admitted students had a higher GPA and some admitted students had averages slightly lower than 3.7. The review committee bases their decision on your application as a whole.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum English requirement (more details in the application section below).

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How to Apply for KAUST Scholarship

To apply for this Asia scholarship program, please click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit your application for admission to your chosen program. All admitted students in graduate programs (master – PhD) will receive the scholarship. Please prepare and upload the following materials.

Required Documents

  1. Official university transcripts: Please upload Transcript/ Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Records from every institution previously attended. A scan of the official transcript in the native language must be uploaded along with the certified English translation. Your transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV): A summary of your work experience, research experience, and any other relevant information. If you have publications, please include their abstracts in your resume.
  3. Statement of purpose: A 750 words (approximately) concerning your past work, preparation for the intended field of study, relevant background and interests, academic plans, and career objectives. Please describe your reasons for applying to the particular KAUST program for which you are seeking admission.
  4. Three letters of recommendation: Written by professors or advisors under whom you have pursued research or taken courses in your major field of study. Recommendation letters should be submitted through the application system directly from the recommender.
  5. English language requirements :
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5 with at least 5.5 in all individual sections
    • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test): 79 overall, with at least 17 in all individual sections, the KAUST Admissions code is 4107
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 62 overall, with at least 59 in all individual sections
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall, with at least 169 in all individual sections
    • An English score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, CanadaCanada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand
    • Official GRE scores: GRE submission is not compulsory but you are welcome to submit your scores if you have taken the exam. Official test results can be sent directly to KAUST Admissions using the GRE Code 4139.

Note : There is no application fee. Those applicants who are unable to produce an English language proficiency test score or the optional GRE score by the deadline may still apply. However, you must submit your scores or upcoming test date including the confirmation/registration code to complete your application and enable it to move forward to the faculty review committee. KAUST Admissions ETS TOEFL code is 4107.

The university is currently accepting applications till it fills the limited available places. For more detail on the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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8 Comments

  1. Accounting

    I want to study more on accounting and become an expert and to also help my nation and other countries.I am a Cameroonian lives in the South West,Kumba Meme Division

  2. PhD in computer education; interested in space technology and pedagogy. Do I need Tofel as English is our official language in Nigeria. How do I cater for my family? I have kids and married. Any provision for that?

  3. if admitted you don’t need to worry about your accommodation as you will be provided on-campus accommodation fully furniture with your family. as for your English language I guess you need to write IELTS as from their requirement Nigeria is not included or recognized as an English speaking country. this is so inappropriate.
    Ma Salam

  4. hello am from Rwanda we use English in our education system request us to have a TOEFL certificate in case our bachelors certificate are in English???

  5. I’m passionate Master in organic chemistry. Do I need TOEFL or PTE as English is our official language in Nigeria. I am currently waiting to PTE exams next month.

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