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Highly PaidMS and PhD Scholarships opportunities at King Fahad University (KFUPM) Saudi Arabia 2018

Highly PaidMS and PhD Scholarships opportunities at King Fahad University (KFUPM) Saudi Arabia 2018

General Information

 

Introduction

Online Application

Application Deadlines

Center for Research Excellence at KFUPM

Graduate Scholarships

Part-time Education 

 

Introduction

We welcome outstanding and talented prospective graduate students from around the nation and the world to apply for Graduate Studies. Besides national students, KFUPM currently has international graduate students from 28 different nationalities. This adds to the richness & diversity of the academic and research environment at KFUPM.

The University currently offers 30 Master programs and 10 Doctoral programs in a full range of traditional disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary programs that anticipate market trends and respond to national needs. KFUPM provides full MS and PhD scholarships for distinguished graduate applicants who demonstrate high potential for conducting original

research in the fields of Engineering, Sciences and Business.
Online Application
All graduate admissions are administered by the Deanship of Graduate Studies (DGS). Candidates who intend to enroll
in graduate programs at the University need to submit an online application available on the website of DGS on the
link http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/peonline.aspx. The online application is available only during the
application periods according to the posted application deadlines on the link
http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/deadlines.aspx. The graduate admission is open twice a year for the
two semesters: The Fall Term (usually starting in September) and the Spring Term (usually starting in February).
 Along with the online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded in the Upload section.
Mandatory documents for application (without which application will not be processed)
  • Copy of identification (National ID for Saudi nationals / Passport for international applicants / 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).
  • Recommendation Letters from 3 Professors through the online recommendation system after submitting the online application.
  • GMAT scores for MBA program (for international applicants).
Other supporting documents (needed for final admission decision)
  • Certificates for BS degree and MS degree (if applying to PhD).
  • TOEFL score (min. is 68 iBT for MS and 79 iBT for PhD).
  • Acceptable GRE General score (min. Quant. is 156, min. Analytical is 4.0).
  • Upon approval, original/certified copies of degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) are to be sent through postal mail.

 

Application Deadlines

The online application is available only during the application periods according to the posted application deadlines on the link http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/deadlines.aspx.

Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions

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

  • MIT: Clean Water and Clean Energy research.
  • Stanford University: Oil and Gas research.
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech): Refining and Petrochemicals research.
  • Cambridge University: Oil and Gas research.
  • KAUST: Many research disciplines.
  • Saudi Aramco (the largest oil company worldwide): Many research disciplines.
  • SABIC (the 5th petrochemical company worldwide): Petrochemical research.

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Center for Research Excellence at KFUPM 

 To provide extreme support for research in areas of excellence, KFUPM has established the following Centers for Research Excellence, in which graduate students can conduct their research:

  • KFUPM-MIT Collaboration Center on Clean Water and Clean Energy.
  • National Center of Excellence on Nanotechnology.
  • National Center of Excellence on Renewable Energy.
  • National Center of Excellence on Refining and Petrochemicals.
  • National Center of Excellence on Corrosion.                           

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Graduate Scholarships 

Two types of assistantships are offered to enrolled Master students:

  • Graduate Assistantship: Open to exceptional Saudi Graduate Assistants continuing MS degrees at KFUPM, who display outstanding performance in their Bachelor education.
  • Research Assistantship: Open to national and international Master students, whose performance is exceptional in their Bachelor education.

Two types of lectureships are offered to enrolled Ph.D. students:

    • Lecturer: Open to exceptional Saudi Lecturers continuing Ph.D. degrees at KFUPM, who perform excellent in their Bachelor & Master education.
    • Lecturer-B: Open to national and international exceptional Ph.D. students, whose performance is exceptional in their Bachelor &  Master education.  

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Part-time Education

    Like most reputed international universities, KFUPM also offers this flexible opportunity to working individuals who are
    • interested to pursue higher studies. Such students are charged a

modest tuition fee

    . This prospect is limited to the
    nationals and residents of the Kingdom.

Application Deadlines

​1. Deadlines for Prospective Applicants (Online application Deadlines)

2. Deadlines for Approved Applicants (with and without conditions) to fulfill remaining requirements

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/DeadlineSpring Semester (Feb. 2018)
​Fall Semester(Sep. 2018)
​Opening Online Application​Sep. 13, 2017
TBA
​Last Day for submitting Online Application and Uploading Documents.​​Oct. 03, 2017
​TBA
​Last Day for submitting Online Recommendations
​​Oct. 10, 2017
​TBA

Deadlines for Approved Applicants (with and without conditions) to fulfill remaining requirements:

 

1. Test score submission deadlines for local applicants: 

Local applicants who are provisionally approved need to submit the required test score(s) (such as TOEFL /GRE/GMAT if any) according to the deadlines below:

 

Action/Deadline​Spring Semester(Feb 2018)Fall Semester(Sep 2018)
​Deadlines for submitting required test score(s) (GRE/GMAT and/or TOEFL)​Jan 01, 2018​Sep 01, 2018

 

2. Test score submission deadlines for international applicants: 

For possible hiring in the mentioned semesters below, International applicants who are provisionally approved need to submit the required test score(s) (if any) according to the deadlines below.

 

Important Notes:
The hiring of international approved applicants is totally subject to visa availability and prioritization of different
departments’ applications, and it is not confirmed until the applicant is communicated officially with the contract.
Approved applicants are advised not to keep sending e-mails enquiring about their hiring as it is done according to
available resources.
Approval from KFUPM in graduate studies does not mean in any way a commitment from KFUPM for hiring applicants,
as final hiring is subject to many constrains and longer procedures.
​Action/Deadline​​Spring Semester(Feb 2018)
Fall Semester (Sep 2018)
​​Deadlines for submitting required test score(s)
(GRE/GMAT and/or TOEFL)
​Oct. 30, 2017
​Apr. 30, 2018
3 Closure of files if not complied with the above deadlines:
All local and international applicants provisionally approved at KFUPM need to submit the required test score(s)
(GRE/GMAT and/or TOEFL) to Admission Office within one year  of the initial  application date  at the  latest.
 Failure to do so will result in a final closure of the file.
As an example, applicants who apply in October 2011  will have a  chance to submit the  required  test   score(s)
until October 2012 to avoid closure of the file.
In case an applicant is still interested in joining KFUPM after closure of his file, he can re-apply in future admission
cycles as a fresh admission with the required test scores submitted along with the application, subject to a new
evaluation process.

Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions

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

 

  • MIT: Clean Water and Clean Energy.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): Geo-signal Processing and Smart Grids.
  • 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.
  • 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 on different research fields.

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

 

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: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/ri/

Research Groups at KFUPM
 
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: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/dsr/

Dhahran Techno-Valley (DTV) at KFUPM
 
DTV currently hosts the largest assembly of the R&D centers of international service companies related to oil, gas and petrochemical industry. The presence of the DTV international R&D centers boosts the industry-related research activities and make KFUPM research more relevant to industry. The following companies are present as of now, and many others to join soon:
 
General Electric (GE), USA, Schlumberger, USAYokogawa, Japan, Baker Hughes, USA, Halliburton, USA, Honeywell, USA, UOP, USA, Weatherford, USA, Sipchem, Saudi Arabia, Amiantit, Saudi Arabia.

Mandatory documents for 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 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.

If there are any questions or further clarifications are required, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or Telephone : +966-3-860-2800, or check our website at: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gs or follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links  .

For Admission FAQs and Requirement visit the following links
http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/requirements.aspx
http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/faq.aspx

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