Typical Timeline (from GA to PhD)
GAs have two options when they join KFUPM, either do their MS at KFUPM or get a scholarship directly for MS at top US schools. Those who prefer MS abroad are expected to get an admission for MS at top US schools within a year from joining. In both options, a GA is expected to pursue PhD at a top US school upon completion of the MS degree. A typical timeline is two years for MS, and three years for PhD with a possibility of extension upon justification.
Typical Timeline GA to PhD
GA Typical Timeline and Milestones from BS to PhD