IDB-KAUST Joint PhD Scholarships Program in Saudi Arabia, 2017

Applications are invited for IDB-KAUST Joint PhD Scholarships Program for the students of IDB member countries. Scholarships are available to pursue full-time 4-year PhD programmeScholarships sponsored jointly by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to study at KAUST.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks.
KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. They are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.
All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at KAUST.
Scholarship Award: All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which support students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:
  • Full tuition support
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing*
  • Medical and dental coverage*
  • Relocation support
* Charges may apply to dependent housing and medical and dental coverage.
Scholarship can be taken in Saudi Arabia
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
The candidate must be:
  • A citizen of an IDB member country (visit the IDB Merit Scholarship Program for a full listing of member countries)
  • Age not over 35 years
  • Engaged in full-time employment in an academic, research or development institute in the home country and the application is nominated by that institution
  • Meets the eligibility criteria of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program
  • Have a firm admission offer at the KAUST for a PhD program
Selection of candidates under this joint program will be within the scope of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program. Interested candidates must follow these criteria and procedures to apply for the scholarship. Information about IDB and KAUST is available from their respective websites.
Nationality: These KAUST scholarships are available to citizens of an IDB member country.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.
English language Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST. A score of 79 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS is required (TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from a university from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand). Other English language test scores are not accepted, including TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
Submission of a General GRE score is not a compulsory requirement of the KAUST application, however; it is encouraged and may enhance your application. For further information on the GRE test please visit the ETS website for test locations, dates, and times. KAUST admissions code is 4139.
TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. GRE scores are valid for five years.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online. There are six components to the KAUST Fellowship application, including:
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University provided an official copy of Transcripts / Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application form along with the certified English translation. Your transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the onboarding process) in a sealed envelope to Office of Admissions
    Graduate Affairs
    Building 9, Suite 4335
    4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency score (A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.)
  • Official GRE scores (GRE submission is strongly encouraged and will enhance your application, but it is not a compulsory requirement for consideration.)
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline for fall is January 6, 2017.

 Scholarship Link

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