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​​prospective students - why choose​ kaust?


​​​World Ranked University​
Few other institutions of higher education have emerged so quickly and so successfully in the modern world​


Interdisciplinary Research
​​​Guided by their advisors, students may choose courses and devise research projects that best suit their individual goals


Internationally Renowned Faculty

​​Our Faculty are at the forefront of their field and many have been honored with prestigious academic awards and honors.


KAUST Facilitates the flow of research-based technological innovation from idea and discovery to market.


Students at KAUST have access to unrivalled facilities in the faculty laboratories, research centers and the University's Core Labs


We prepare our students by helping them engage with our extensive network of international industry partners and actively seeking industry placements.


KAUST Fellowship
All students receive the benefits of the University's scholarship program which includes; full tuition support, competitive monthly living allowance, Housing, private medical and dental coverage, relocation support.


The diverse and international faculty, staff and student body creates a unique multicultural experience.


Guaranteed Research Funding
Stable and guaranteed funding ensures the continuity of programming and the highest quality of research and teaching.


KAUST provides comprehensive services and resources to help ensure you reach your academic and career goals.  As a member of KAUST alumni community you will benefit from an engaged and lifelong network​


The Physical Science and Engineering Division currently offers seven degree granting programs. Visit the program sites below for more information or visit the KAUST Opportunities Website to find out more ​about other exciting opportunities (including fully funded internships) available for outstanding students at our unique campus.​


​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 over 60 countries and has received applications from students attending more than 220 universities around the world.​

No, there is no application fee.

MS degree students do not require faculty sponsorship. MS/PhD and PhD students must be matched with a faculty sponsor prior to admission into the program. KAUST faculty will review applications and contact students to discuss their qualifications and suitability for the program and research support. To review a list of the faculty and their research interest please visit:


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