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Fully funded Visiting Student Research Program in Saudi Arabia

Fully Funded Visiting Student Research Program in Saudi Arabia

Fully Funded
Country: Saudi Arabia
City: Thuwal
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Applications call for a fully funded Visiting Student Research Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Visiting Student Research Program 

The Visiting Student Research Program (VSRP) is a unique program that offers students the chance to conduct innovative research at KAUST. With research opportunities that span the breadth of the scientific and engineering fields, driven students with an insatiable curiosity and strong academic performance can gain unparalleled opportunities to pursue their research questions under the guidance and support of KAUST faculty mentors.

Generally, the length of the program ranges anywhere between 3- to 6-months, depending on the type of research. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


The participants of the Visiting Student Research Program will get

  •  Monthly Stipend of USD 1000.
  • The living facility in a private Bedroom/Bathroom.
  • Visa and Airfare Fees as well as health insurance.
  • Social And Cultural Activities.
  • Access to Core laboratories and major research and community facilities.


In order to be eligible, candidates must be in the 3rd Year and above Baccalaureate or Masters studies. However, current Ph.D. candidates, KAUST students or KAUST alumni are ineligible this program. In addition to that, the GPA of the student must be 3.5/4 or 14/20 (ECTS B).

Furthermore, strong verbal and written English skills are necessary. Basically, recommended levels, minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).


  • Official Transcript(s) in English from current and previous institutions
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Valid Passport
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Selection Process

  • Once all requirements have been submitted, your complete application will be reviewed and you may be contacted by the faculty member for a Skype interview to discuss your academic, your research background and to learn more about your interest in the internship.
  • If you are selected to move forward, you will receive an invitation to schedule a Skype interview with the Office of Admissions, where we will discuss any questions you may have about life at KAUST and hear more about you.
  • If you are approved, you will receive an email acceptance letter following the interview.
  • Finally, a travel advisor will get in touch with you to help make a smooth relocation to the KAUST campus.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
CountrySaudi Arabia
Open toAll
OrganizerKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology



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