Why Study at KAUST?
All students receive the benefits
of the KAUST Fellowship (the University’s scholarship program):
Full tuition support
Competitive monthly living
Private medical and dental
The Physical Science and
Engineering Division offers students the opportunity to study with
international scientists at the forefront of their field, many of whom have
been honored with prestigious academic awards such as ACS Awards in Polymer
Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials. Five of our PSE Faculty are ISI highly
The Division offers five graduate
programs corresponding to the five research programs.
The M.S. degrees have been
designed to offer a unified and coherent program for future science leaders
interested in pursuing a career in industry.
A minimum of 36 credits are required from a selection of mandatory core
courses, short-term research projects, industrial internships and a master’s thesis.
The Ph.D. degree programs prepare
students for a research-oriented career in advanced development positions both
in academia and industrial research areas.
To obtain a Ph.D. degree, students are required to conduct research
under the supervision of a faculty member, culminating in the defense of an
original dissertation and publications in top-tier journals or conferences.
Students will be offered modules
consisting of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes and will conduct
Students, guided by their advisor, may choose courses
and specially devised research projects that best suit his/her goals.
Additionally, The PSE Division
offers numerous internship opportunities:
Visiting Student Research Program
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES:
As well as access to the KAUST
Core laboratory facilities our students benefit from access to unrivalled
facilities in our Research Centers, for more information see:
KAUST Catalysis Center Facilities
Clean Combustion Research Center Facilities
KAUST Solar Center Facilities
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center Facilities
Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center Facilities
Students can also take full
advantage of interdisciplinary research opportunities that arise from collaborations
across the five PSE Programs, KAUST Divisions and industrial partners.
Through the New Ventures and
Entrepreneurship program, KAUST facilitates the flow of research-based
technological innovation from idea and discovery to market.
New Ventures Entrepreneurship
We prepare our students during
their graduate studies by helping them to engage with industry, by enabling and
supporting student entrepreneurship and by actively seeking industry
placements. KAUST is also a very good place to prepare for an academic
Our students graduate with an
extraordinary set of skills, knowledge and experience that together enable them
to successfully compete for academic or industrial positions both in the
Kingdom and internationally.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
All courses are taught in English
and students must meet the minimum language requirement: 79 on the TOEFL iBT
(internet based test) or 6.0 on the IELTS test.
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