The KAUST Fellowship (Kaust Scholarship) is being made available by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to students enrolled in PhD and MS/PhD programs for Spring and Fall Start programs. The fellowship winners will also get a monthly stipend in addition to a full tuition award.

Fellowship Details

KAUST wants to be a center for technical and scientific research and education. We want to act as a knowledge compass that unites individuals and cultures for the advancement of humanity through igniting discoveries to address global concerns. Therefore, PhD and MS/PhD Fellowships as well as Kaust Scholarships are available at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for the spring and fall semesters.

Award Value

This KAUST Fellowship will cover:

  • 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

Level and Area of Studies

Either PhD or Master program in all subjects available at the host institution.

Place of Study

The study will take place in Saudi Arabia.

Eligibility and Criteria

KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT or 6.0 on the IELTS. 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.

Also KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, they strongly encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application. The KAUST admissions code is 4139. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800.

Applicants’ Nationality

Local and overseas students are welcome to apply for this Kaust Scholarship / Kaust Fellowship.

Application Instruction

Please send the completed application form through the online system at the website and application link below, you may also find the detail instruction of the application procedure at the web-page.

Submission Deadline
Available every year.