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Visiting Student Research Program

Visiting Student Research Program at KAUST (fully-funded)

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Apply for Visiting Student Research Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. 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.

KAUST international partnerships expand opportunities for students to join the faculty as research interns or as full-time students through structured programs. KAUST and KAUST partners share a common goal to advance science and technology through collaborative research and education while addressing challenges of national, regional and global significance.


The Visiting Student Research Program (VSRP) is a unique program that offers students the chance to conduct innovative research at KAUST. Through this landmark internship, talented students can undertake an experimental study of carbon-free combustion or explore the untapped potential of CRISPR-Cas9 technologies.

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. Get ready to contribute your ideas to an international research community.


Students on Visiting Student Research Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) will have the access to the following benefits and funding

  • USD 1000 Monthly Stipend
  • Private Bedroom/Bathroom
  • Visa And Airfare Fees
  • Health Insurance
  • Social And Cultural Activities
  • Access to Core laboratories and major research and community facilities


  • 3rd Year and above Baccalaureate or Masters Students. Current PhD candidates, KAUST students or KAUST alumni are ineligible to apply
  • GPA 3.5/4 or 14/20 (ECTS B)
  • Strong verbal and written English Skills
  • Recommended levels, minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Required Documents

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

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



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