2016 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Masters and PhD Scholarships!

2016 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Scholarships (KAUST): KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research.
By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is offering PhD and MS/PhD Fellowship for fall 2016.

 The Scholarship Covers
  • Full tuition support
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation support


Eligibility Criteria

For Masters;
  • KAUST requires a 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.
  • 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. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800.


PHD Eligibility Criteria
  • Ph.D. program requires the successful completion of at least 96 credit hours, (inclusive of previous Master’s Degree coursework). Qualification and advancement to candidacy are contingent upon
  • Successfully passing Ph.D. coursework
  • Designating a research advisor
  • Successfully passing a qualifying exam
  • Writing and orally defending a research proposal. Possible outcomes include pass, failure with complete retake, failures with partial retake, and failure with no retake. Students not permitted to retake the exam, or who fail the retake, will be dismissed from the University. The maximum allotted time for advancement to candidacy for a student entering with a M.S. degree is two years; three years for students entering with a B.S.


How to Apply 
  • Download an Application
  • Applications should be completed and submitted online.
  • Click on the link to apply now Online Application

Documents Required
  • Attach all documents like university Transcript/ Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic and other necessary documents
  • 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 on boarding process) in a sealed envelope via post.
For more information and application details, Click HERE to Visit the Official Scholarship Website. The deadline for application is 12 February 2016.



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