Scholarships at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals Saudi Arabia

General Description

Source: KUFPM Web

Release date: 2018-09-17

Duty Station: Saudi Arabia
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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




Aerospace Engineering


Applied Statistics


Architectural Engineering


Business Administration


Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.


Ph.D., M.Sc.

City & Regional Planning


Civil Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Computer Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Computer Networks


Computer Science

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Construction Engineering & Management


Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Environmental Science



Ph.D., M.Sc.


Ph.D., M.Sc.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Life Sciences 

Ph.D., M.Sc.


Materials Science & Engineering


Mathematical Sciences

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.

Medical Physics

M. Med. Phys.

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., M.Sc.


Ph.D., M.Sc.

Software Engineering


Systems & Control 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




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