Fully Funded Scholarship without TOEFL or IELTS at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Fellowship For International Students, 2018

Deadline: December 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018

Applications are invited for KAUST Fellowship available to students enrolling in MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. program. These fellowships are available for Saudi Arabian and international students.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks.

KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. They are a catalyst for innovation, economic development, and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.
All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. program.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in all subjects available at KAUST.
Scholarship Award: All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which support students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:
  • 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
  • *Charges may apply to dependent housing and medical and dental coverage.
Scholarship can be taken at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Eligibility: Applicants should meet the requirements below:
  • 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.
Nationality:  These KAUST fellowships are available for Saudi Arabian and international students.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirements: 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
English language Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.  Those applicants who are unable to produce English language proficiency test score or the optional GRE score by the deadline may still apply. However, applicants must submit their scores or upcoming test date including the confirmation/registration code to complete their application and enable it to move forward to the faculty review committee. (KAUST Admissions ETS TOEFL code 4107). (KAUST Admissions ETS GRE code 4139).
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. There are six components to the KAUST Fellowship application, including:
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University provided an official copy of Transcripts / Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application form along with the certified English translation.
  • The 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 by post.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency score (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.)
  • Official GRE scores (GRE submission is strongly encouraged and will enhance their application, but it is not a compulsory requirement for consideration.)
How to Apply
You have to submit all of the requirement documents by hard copy to:
Office of Admissions
Graduate Affairs
Building 9, Suite 4328
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Application Deadline: Applications  for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 is open now.
  • Fall Round 1: October 15, 2017
  • Fall Round 2: December 15, 2017
  • Fall Round 3: January 15, 2018


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