Updated: June 17th, 2023
The Clock is Ticking! Apply by June 22, 2023
LEVEL: Master's, PhD, Research
FUNDING: Full Scholarship
APPLICATION STATUS: Closing Soon
Overview of the King Fahd University Scholarship
The King Fahd University Scholarship is a golden opportunity for ambitious local and international students. It offers a fully-funded study experience at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), an institution renowned for its dedication to knowledge creation and innovative research. The scholarship caters to aspirants for Master's and PhD programs, especially those demonstrating the potential for pioneering research in Engineering, Sciences, and Business.
Applications for the King Fahd University Scholarship are accepted twice annually, aligning with the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year. The Fall semester typically commences towards the end of August, while the Spring semester begins in early January. It's essential to ensure all necessary documents are uploaded within the stipulated deadlines.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals: An Institution of Excellence
Established in 1963 by royal decree in Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has established its position as a leading public research university. Located in Dhahran, approximately 20 kilometers from Dammam, the capital of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, KFUPM is recognized as one of the top universities in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Its commitment to innovation was acknowledged in 2018 when it ranked fourth among the top 100 universities for US Utility Patents.
King Fahd University Scholarship: A Closer Look
The King Fahd University Scholarship is a remarkable opportunity that offers the following benefits to successful applicants:
- Full waiver of tuition fees
- A competitive monthly stipend
- Provision of free textbooks
- Free, air-conditioned, fully-furnished bachelor housing
- Housing for married PhD students, subject to availability
- Comprehensive medical care
- Subsidized meals at the University cafeteria
- Additional stipend for participation in university-funded research projects
- Professional development programs in teaching skills and research
- Round trip air ticket to/from Dammam
- Other benefits in accordance with the University Policy.
Eligibility and Application Process
This scholarship program welcomes applications for all available courses at the university, which includes but is not limited to Accountancy, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Statistics, Architectural Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, City & Regional Planning, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, and more.
To be considered for the King Fahd University Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- A four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution
- A Grade-Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent
- Completion of at least one college-level calculus course covering both differentiation and integration
- Demonstrated computer literacy
- Minimum one-year full-time work experience, which may be waived for applicants with exceptional academic records
For Master Programs in Science and Engineering:
- A four-year Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or science froma recognized institution, with a major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field
- A Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale or equivalent
For Ph.D. Programs:
- An M.S. degree in engineering or science (after a four-year B.S. degree) from an institution whose graduate programs are equivalent to those of KFUPM, with a major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent in both B.S. and M.S. degrees.
How to Apply
Prospective candidates should follow the instructions to complete the application form and upload the required documents. While completing the application form, applicants should select 'SCHOLARSHIP' to be considered for the King Fahd University Scholarship.
The following documents are required for the application:
- 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 for PhD) if degrees granted
- Passport Size Photo with white background (Optional for females)
- CV mentioning briefly your education and work experience
- TOEFL score (min. is 70 iBT for MS and 80 iBT for PhD) or IELTS score (min. is 6 for MS and 6.5 for PhD)
- GMAT score sheet (Required for MBA).
Please note that this call excludes applications for the MBA program. The deadline for the Spring Semester (January 2024) is June 22, 2023, while the last day to submit Online Recommendations is June 29, 2023. For more information on the King Fahd University Scholarship, visit the university’s website. Stay updated on the latest opportunities by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.