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Fully-funded Scholarships at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia

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Fully-funded Scholarships at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia

Fully-funded Scholarships are open at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia for masters and Ph.D. students. These scholarships are offered to distinguished graduate applicants who demonstrate high potential for conducting original research in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, and Business.

The online application portal is open twice every academic year. All interested and eligible, local and International candidates are invited to apply according to the deadlines available in this link

Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions

KFUPM has a very strong collaborative partnership on conducting innovative research with the following international institutions:


    • MIT: Clean Water and Clean Energy.


    • Stanford: Oil, Gas, and Geosciences.


    • California Institute of Technology (Caltech): Petrochemicals and Polymers.


    • Technical University of Munich: Refining and Petrochemicals.


    • Cambridge University: Oil and Gas.


    • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): Geo-signal Processing and Smart Grids.


    • National University of Singapore: Refining and Petrochemicals


    • KAUST: Many research disciplines in Engineering and Sciences.


    • Saudi Aramco (the largest oil company worldwide): Many research disciplines.


    • SABIC (one of the leading petrochemical companies worldwide): Refining, Petrochemical, and Polymers.


  • In addition to many world-class universities and industries in different research fields.

Centers for Research Excellence at KFUPM


To provide extreme support for research in areas of excellence, KFUPM has established the National Centers for Research Excellence in the following areas:










  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration.

The Research Institute

The Research Institute is the cornerstone of applied research activities at KFUPM, solving critical scientific and technical problems as well as working on turning knowledge into practice. More details are available on the website of the Research

Institute at the link:

Research Groups at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia

To provide special support for research in focused areas of interest to Saudi Arabia, KFUPM has established 13 Research Groups in Science and Engineering areas. More details are available on the website of the Deanship of Scientific Research at the link:

Graduate programs offered at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia

Accountancy  M.ACC.
Aerospace Engineering M.Sc.
Applied Statistics M.Sc.
Architectural Engineering M.Sc.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Chemical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Chemistry Ph.D., M.Sc.
City & Regional Planning M.C.R.P.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Networks M.Sc.
Computer Science Ph.D., M.Sc.
Construction Engineering & Management M.Sc.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Environmental Sciences M.Sc.
Geology Ph.D., M.Sc.
Geophysics M.Sc.
Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Information Assurance & Security  M.Sc. 
Life Sciences   M.Sc. 
Materials Science & Engineering M.Sc.
Mathematical Sciences Ph.D., M.Sc.
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Medical Physics M. Med. Phys.
Petroleum Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Physics Ph.D., M.Sc.
Software Engineering M.Sc.
Systems & Control Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Telecommunication Engineering M.Sc.


Online Admission System

The online graduate admission application for the coming semester will be available according to the Online application Deadlines through the Online Application link

Application Deadline at King Fahd University Saudi Arabia

All interested and eligible, local and international candidates are invited to apply for Graduate Studies at KFUPM according to the
deadlines in this link:

Deadlines for Prospective Applicants (Online application Deadlines):

All interested and eligible, local and international candidates are invited to apply for Graduate Studies at KFUPM according to the deadlines mentioned below:

Action/Deadline Spring Semester (Jan. 2020) Fall Semester(Sep. 2020)
Opening Online Application Sep. 09, 2019 Jan. 27, 2020
Last Day for submitting Online Application and Uploading Documents. Sep. 25, 2019 Feb. 12, 2020
Last Day for submitting Online Recommendations Oct. 02, 2019 Feb. 19, 2020

After submission of a complete online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded before the Deadlines through the Upload System using the same Login ID and PIN created for the online application.

Mandatory documents for an application (without which application will not be processed)


    • Copy of identification (Passport for international applicants / National ID for Saudi nationals / Iqama for residents of Saudi Arabia).


    • Complete official transcripts for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD).


    • Statement-of-Purpose (a one-page essay focusing on career and research goals at KFUPM).


    • Recommendation Letters from academic referees through the online recommendation system after submitting the online application.


    • Certificates for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD) if degrees granted.


  • GMAT score (for international MBA applicants).

Other supporting documents (needed for a final decision)


    • TOEFL score (min. is 68 iBT for MS and 79 iBT for PhD) or IELTS score (min. is 6 for MS and 6.5 for PhD).


    • Acceptable GRE General score (min. Quant. is 156, min. Analytical Writing is 4.0).


  • Upon approval, original/certified copies of degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) are to be sent through postal mail.

Financial Support

Saudi graduate students with a GPA of 3.00 and above on a scale of 4.00 can be admitted as Full-Time MS or Ph.D. students. Similarly, Research Assistantship for Master students and Lectureship for Ph.D. students are available for all outstanding graduate students who demonstrate exceptional qualifications and performance. Research Assistants and Lecturers-B expected to spend up to 50% of their time supporting teaching and research activities of the university, with the other 50% devoted to their respective graduate programs. They receive the following benefits:

  • Free tuition.
  • A monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Free furnished air-conditioned bachelor housing.
  • Essential medical care.
  • Free textbooks.
  • Subsidized meals in the University cafeteria.
  • A chance to participate along with the University faculty in the Research and Book writing
  • Projects funded by the University.
  • A prepaid air passage for initial travel to Dammam at the start of the contract, and a return ticket after his completion of the Degree (for RA and Lecturers-B).
Other benefits are also available in accordance with University policy.
For information about additional funding resources, please visit the Deanship of Scientific Research website to obtain more details.


For any questions or further clarifications, please feel free to contact us at or Telephone: +966-3-860-2800, or check our website at  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links


We wish you the best in your endeavor.


Best regards,


Admission Office

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Tel: 00966-3860-2800

Fax: 00966-3860-2829

P.O. Box 5055

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

Dhahran 31261

Saudi Arabia




Official website of the King Fahd University Scholarships


Online Application for King Fahd University Scholarships

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