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 Admission FAQs

1. What are the minimum required scores for TOEFL at KFUPM?

2. Is IELTS (International English Language Testing System) acceptable for admission at KFUPM as an English Proficiency Test?

3. Where can I get the information for registering these tests?

4. What are the minimum required scores for GRE and GMAT?

5. I am a graduate from KFUPM; will I be waived from GRE and TOEFL?

6.  I have a certification from my university that the medium of instruction is English; do I still need to take TOEFL/IELTS to demonstrate my English proficiency?

7.  Where do I get the course details for a particular program?

8. The admission tracking system shows that I have been approved as a Research Assistant/Lecturer-B, when will I get the entry visa to Saudi Arabia?

9. What is the tuition fee for Graduate Studies (Master and Ph.D.) at KFUPM?

10. What are the conditions for an applicant to be enrolled as a Part-Time Graduate Student at KFUPM?

11. Does KFUPM admit females?

  

Q1. What are the minimum required scores for TOEFL at KFUPM?  

Applicants for Master Programs – 68 iBT, 190 CBT.
Applicants for Doctoral Programs – 79 iBT, 213 CBT. 
                                                                                                                                                              
Q2. Is IELTS (International English Language Testing System) acceptable for admission at KFUPM as an English Proficiency Test?  

Yes, IELTS is also acceptable at KFUPM. The minimum required score from applicants for Master Programs is 6.0 and 6.5 for Doctoral programs.
                                                                                                                                          
Q3.  Where can I get the information for registering these tests? 

For GRE and TOEFL - www.ets.org, for GMAT - www.mba.com and for IELTS - www.ielts.org 

                                                                                                                                            
Q4. What are the minimum required scores for GRE and GMAT?   

The minimum scores for GRE and GMAT are not defined and may vary from applicant to apply depending upon various factors. However, an approximate minimum required score is 450 for GMAT. 
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Q5. I am a graduate from KFUPM; will I be waived from GRE and TOEFL?

KFUPM Graduates are waived from GRE if their GPA is 3.00 or above. They are waived from TOEFL if the average in ENGL 101, 102 and 214 is 'B' or above. 
                                                                                                                                            
Q6. I have a certification from my university that the medium of instruction is English; do I still need to take TOEFL/IELTS to demonstrate my English proficiency?

Yes, you are still required to take TOEFL/IELTS. Such certificates are not accepted at KFUPM as proofs of English Proficiency. 
                                                                                                                                           
Q7.  Where do I get the course details for a particular program?

Course details for a particular program can be obtained from the link of the specific department's homepage. Please follow this link to see the list of all academic departments http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/programs.aspx  

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Q8.   The admission tracking system shows that I have been approved as a    Research Assistant/Lecturer-B, when will I get the entry visa to Saudi Arabia?

The University Administration will contact you after arranging an entry visa. The candidate is expected to be patient. !! 
                                                                                                                                                
Q9. What is the tuition fee for Graduate Studies (Master and Ph.D.) at KFUPM? 

For international accepted Full-Time Students, there is no tuition fee. Instead, they will be given a scholarship. Please follow the link to read the financial benefits of such students: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/benefits.aspx

Part-Time Students should pay fees according to the following link:

http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/guidelines.aspx#tuitionfee 

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Q10. What are the conditions for an applicant to be enrolled as a Part-Time Graduate Student at KFUPM?  

Saudi/Non-Saudi applicants residing in Saudi Arabia are eligible to be enrolled as Part-Time Graduate Students. In case of Non-Saudis, valid Iqama (Residence Permit) is a must. 
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Q11.  Does KFUPM admit females?

No, KFUPM is an all-male University. However, KFUPM will start accepting applications from Female Applicants (Saudi and Residents only) from 23 January 2019. The applications will be considered for Fall 2019-20 intake which will start in September 2019.    

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