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Studying at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Studying at KAUST

Established in 2009, KAUST is an award-winning graduate-level research university located on the shores of the red sea in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 1st in the world in the A3 ‘20 under 20’, and 1st in the world in the Qs ‘citations per faculty’, KAUST is quickly establishing itself as a key destination for scientific and technological education and research.

KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation and focuses on curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment through our 3 academic divisions:

Biological & Environmental Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

The Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) includes programs in Bioscience, Plant Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Marine Science. Some of these programs have specific academic tracks, and a student may choose the track that best suits his/ her goals. Students are offered modules consisting of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes and they are expected to conduct independent research.

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE)

As CEMSE, we are missionaries for Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering in the new House of Wisdom called KAUST. It is our mission to drive frontier science and train the next generation of scientists as heirs of wisdom and carriers of future progress. Join us for an exciting scientist career at CEMSE, let us together build a smarter future!

The Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division is responsible for the organization and coordination of four degree-granting programs:

Studying at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

The Physical Science and Engineering Division currently offers six degree granting programs. Guided by their advisors, students may choose courses and devise research projects that best suit their individual goals. Students can take full advantage of the interdisciplinary research opportunities that arise from across KAUST's fourteen academic programs, the three Divisions and our industrial partners.

In all programs students are offered modules consisting of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. Students are expected to conduct independent research.

The KAUST Fellowship

KAUST offers a complete scholarship to ALL our admitted students that covers:

  • Full tuition
  • Accommodation and utilities/ internet
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Travel/relocation expenses
  • A competitive monthly living allowance

For more information about any program at KAUST, please E-mail: [email protected] or visit www.kaust.edu.sa/en.

Studying at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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