Apply for Kaust Fellowship Program in Saudi Arabia

Deadline: 12 February 2016
Open to: Saudi Arabian and international students enrolling in PhD and MS/PhD program
Fellowship: monthly living allowance (ranging between USD 20,000-30,000 annual)


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. They are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. KAUST is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks. All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.


This KAUST fellowship is available for Saudi Arabian and international PhD and MS/PhD program students.

In order to apply for this scholarship applicants should achieve minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code 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 received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.


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

  • Full tuition support;
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between USD 20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs);
  • Housing;
  • Medical and dental coverage;
  • Relocation support;
  • Charges may apply to dependent housing and medical and dental coverage.

How to apply?

Applicants applying for fall 2016 must submit their applications using online application. Latest by 12 February 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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