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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is pleased to invite your
attention that application to Graduate Studies at KFUPM is now open online from the link until Sep. 26, 2018. 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.
Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions
KFUPM has very strong collaborative partnership on conducting innovative research with the following international
  • MIT: Clean Water and Clean Energy.
  • 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.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): Geo-signal Processing and Smart Grids.
  • 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:
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:

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, USA, Yokogawa, Japan, Baker Hughes, USA, Halliburton, USA, Honeywell, USA, UOP, USA, Weatherford, USA, Sipchem, Saudi Arabia, Amiantit, Saudi Arabia. 
Graduate programs offered at KFUPM
Applied Statistics
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
M. Med. Phys.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Software Engineering
Ph.D., M.Sc.
Security & Information Assurance
Telecommunication Engineering
Online Admission System
The online graduate admission application for the coming Fall Semester 2018-2019 (Starting in Sep. 2018) will be
available until  Sep. 26, 2018 through this link: facebookicon.jpgtwittericon.jpg 
Along with the online application information, mandatory documents need to be uploaded before Sep. 26, 2018
The Upload section is part of the online application.  
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).
  • Passport Size Color Photograph (White Background). 
  • 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.
Application Deadlines
  • Deadline for submitting the online application and uploading mandatory documents is Sep. 26, 2018.
  • Deadline for recommendation letters to be received via the online recommendation system is Oct. 03, 2018.
If there are any questions or further clarifications are required, please feel free to contact us at gs- or Telephone : +966-3-860-2800, or check our website at: or follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links facebookicon.jpgtwittericon.jpg.
We wish you the best in your endeavor.
Best regards,
Admission Office
Deanship of Graduate Studies
Tel: 00966-3860-2800
Fax: 00966-3860-2829
P.O. Box 5055
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia