KAUST Graduate Scholarships

Field of Study: All subjects
Degree Type: Master's Degree
Country of scholarship: Saudi Arabia


The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a graduate-level science and technology research university in Saudi Arabia, supports all admitted students through 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 from $20,000 to $30,000 annually, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programmes)

– Housing

– Medical and dental coverage

– Medical and dental coverage

– Relocation support

Deadline: 7 January 2023


KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted.

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.

KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we strongly 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 sent directly from ETS. The KAUST admissions code is 4139.

Submit an official, complete university Transcript/ Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the official transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application along with the certified English translation. Your transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. 

If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the onboarding process) in a sealed envelope to:

​Office of Admissions

Graduate Affairs

Building 9, Suite 4328

4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

You must have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters of recommendation should be written by professors or advisors under whom you have pursued research or taken courses in your major field of study. The letters should be submitted through the application directly from the recommender. Recommenders should provide details about how they know your work, as well as comparative statements (e.g., top 1% of class, best in past five years, etc.), and insight into your research ability.

Also please add your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

How to apply

For more information on applying to KAUST, see the Admissions section of the university’s website. Apply through this link

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