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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Full Scholarships 2020/2021 for Masters & PhD Students

The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is pleased toannounce that 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.

Application Deadline: 12th February 2020 (opening 27th Jan 2020)

Eligible Countries: Local and International

To be Taken at (Country): Saudi Arabia

About the Award: 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 in different research fields.

Centers for Research Excellence at KFUPM To provide extreme support for research in areas of excellence, KFUPM has established the National Centers for Research Excellence in the following areas:

  • KFUPM-MIT Collaboration Center on Clean Water and Clean Energy (http://ccwce.mit.edu/).
  • Nanotechnology (http://www2.kfupm.edu.sa/cent/).
  • Renewable Energy (http://corere.kfupm.edu.sa/).
  • Refining and Petrochemicals (http://core-prp.kfupm.edu.sa/).
  • Corrosion (http://www2.kfupm.edu.sa/corec/).
  • Transformative Research in Petrochemicals and Polymers (http://cid-rpp.kfupm.edu.sa/).
  • Maintenance (http://se.ikfupm.com/department/ce/ceim/).
  • Supply Chain Management (http://se.ikfupm.com/department/ce/cescm/).
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration.  

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: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/ri/
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.

Type: Masters, PhD


Selection Criteria:

Number of Awards:

Value of Award:

Duration of Award:

How to Apply: The online graduate admission application for the coming semester will be available according to the Online application Deadlines through the Online Application link

After submission of a complete online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded before the Deadlines through the Upload System using the same Login ID and PIN created for the online application.  Mandatory documents for an 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 a 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.


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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