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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per faculty for past 3 consecutive years running (Qs world university rankings), we’re dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation.

Video Tour of KAUST from KAUST Video on Vimeo.

As a student at KAUST, you’ll be joining a truly international community of over 100 nationalities that have made our campus along the Red Sea coast home. All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which include:

  • Full tuition support
  • Competitive monthly living allowance (ranging between US$20,000-$30,000 per year, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Accommodation on campus
  • Private medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation support

A look inside the KAUST Core Labs from KAUST Video on Vimeo.

Find out more about our academic program offerings by looking through our 3 Divisions (in the section below) which house the following programs:

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering

  • Bioscience
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Marine Science
  • Plant Science

Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering

  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Statistics

Physical Science and Engineering

  • Chemical Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Earth Science and Engineering
  • Energy Geoscience and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering


KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.


KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world
We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment.


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