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 Full MS & PhD Scholarships Opportunity

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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,  2018KFUPM 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 a very strong collaborative partnership on conducting innovative research with the following international institutions:
  • 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:

Graduate programs offered at KFUPM


Aerospace Engineering M.Sc.
Applied Statistics M.Sc.
Architectural Engineering M.Sc.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Chemical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Chemistry Ph.D., M.Sc.
City & Regional Planning M.C.R.P.
Civil Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Networks M.Sc.
Computer Science Ph.D., M.Sc.
Construction Engineering & Management M.Sc.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Environmental Science M.Sc.
Geology Ph.D., M.Sc.
Geophysics M.Sc.
Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Life Sciences  
Materials Science & Engineering M.Sc.
Mathematical Sciences Ph.D., M.Sc.
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Medical Physics M. Med. Phys.
Petroleum Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Physics Ph.D., M.Sc.
Software Engineering M.Sc.
Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Security & Information Assurance M.Sc.
Telecommunication Engineering M.Sc.
Online Admission System
The online graduate admission application for the coming Fall Semester 2016-2017 (Starting in August. 2015) will 

be available until  Sep.  26, 2018 through this link:

After submission of a complete online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded before Sep. 26, 

2018 through the Upload System using the same Login ID and PIN created for the online application using 

this link:  

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.

Application Deadlines
  • Deadline for submitting the online application is Sep. 26, 2018.
  • Deadline for 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 or Telephone: +966-3-860-2800, or check our website at
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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