KAUST Visiting student research program ( VSRP )

This is a unique program that offers students the opportunity to carry out innovative research at KAUST. Driven students with insatiable enthusiasm and high academic success will achieve unprecedented opportunities to answer their study questions under the supervision and encouragement of KAUST faculty advisors with research opportunities that cover the large science and engineering fields. Get ready to add your thoughts to a multinational group of researchers.


  • Opportunity Type: Fully funded
  • Opportunity: Scholarship
  • Scholarship Leve: Research program
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Awarding Country:
  • Internship Period: 3-6 months
  • Interns a year: 130
  • Research Projects: 150+
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4
  • Institute: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Organizer: KAUST
  • Start Date: July 1st or later
  • Deadline: 2021

Benefits of VSRP

  • Monthly Stipend of 1000 $
  • Housing
  • Visa And Airfare Fees
  • Health Insurance
  • Social And Cultural Activities
  • Access to Core laboratories and major research and community facilities


  • 3rd year and higher Graduates with Baccalaureate or Masters. Present phd candidates Can apply
  • KAUST graduates or KAUST alumni can not apply
  • English Language High verbal and writing skills
    • TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) 
    • 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


  • CV
  • Transcript in English
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Passport
  • Statement of purpose

Selection process

  • Once all the criteria have been submitted, your full application will be checked and the faculty member will contact you for a Skype interview to discuss your college history, your work experience and learn more about your involvement in the internship.
  • You may obtain an invitation to arrange a Skype interview with the Admissions Office if you are chosen to step forward, where we will answer any questions you may have about life at KAUST and learn more about you.
  • After the interview, you can get a letter of approval via email if you are accepted.
  • Finally, a travel agent will email you to help make a seamless relocation to the campus at KAUST.

How to apply

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For more information Please visit the official website of KAUST