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Fully-funded King Fahd University KFUPM Scholarship: Apply Now

King Fahd University KFUPM scholarship is a fully-funded MS, MBA, and Ph.D. scholarship for graduate students applicants who demonstrate high potential for conducting original research in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, and Business to study for free in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The scholarship is anchored by the Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Dhahran Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KFUPM scholarship is open to local residents and international students irrespective of race, color, or nationality, the school is one of the middle east top research universities.

KFUPM Scholarship Admission Requirement

The general requirement for admission at the King Fahd university of petroleum and minerals Dhahran Saudi Arabia include:

  • Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent, and a GPA of 3.00 in the subject of the major field
  • Official transcripts and university degree certificates are mandatory for final admission
  • A 4year degree program in a relevant field of study
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT), or 68 (IBT), or IELTS score of 6.0 and above
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate record examination GRE with a minimum score of 156 in quantitative, 4.0 in analytical, and 143 in verbal
  • Fulfilling any other additional admission requirements by the departmental or university

Prospective applicants must be aware that the following documents are mandatory without which application will not be processed, these includes:

  • Identification document (international passport for foreign applicant/national ID for Saudi National/Iqama for Saudi residents)
  • Official transcripts
  • SOP-Statement of Purpose not more than a page focusing on purpose and career at King Fahd University
  • Certificates (BSc degree and MSc if applying for PhD
  • GMAT score for international MBA applicants
  • Recommendation letter from academic referee

Admission Requirement for MBA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, sciences, or engineering fields from a recognized institution.
  • CGPA of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent.
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates (needed for final admission).
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT), or 68 (IBT) or IELTS is also acceptable (min 6.0).
  • GMAT with a minimum score of 450
  • Two letters of recommendation [to be submitted through the online recommendation system]
  • At least a course in college-level calculus that covers both differentiation and integration subjects.
  • A working knowledge of computers as evidenced by at least one course in that area (e.g. data processing, programming, information systems, etc.)
  • At least one year of full-time post-graduation work experience. This requirement may be waived for applicants with strong academic records.
  • The Executive MBA program requires a minimum experience of 8 years, including 3 years in a mid or upper-level management position.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.

PhD Program Admission Requirement

  • An M.S. degree in engineering or science from a recognized institution whose graduate programs are equivalent to those of (KFUPM), with a major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent in both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates are required for admission.
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 79 (IBT) or IELTS is 6.5
  • Statement of objective
  • GRE with an acceptable score.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from academic advisers.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.

Benefit and Allowance of  KFUPM scholarship beneficiaries

All Successful applicants are entitled to the following benefits from the scholarship provider Saudi government and the KFUPM authority viz:

  • 100% tuition-free
  • Free accommodation
  • Free texts books and other learning materials
  • Access to free medical facilities
  • Monthly stipend
  • Sponsored meal
  • Sponsored air travel ticket (one at the beginning of the program and the other upon completion of the degree)

Field of Study for the Graduate Program offered at KFUPM

  • Aerospace Engineering M.Sc.
  • Applied Statistics M.Sc.
  • Architectural Engineering MSc
  • Business Administration M.B.A.
  • Chemical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Chemistry Ph.D., MSc
  • City & Regional Planning M.C.R.P.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D., MSc
  • Computer Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Computer Networks M.Sc.
  • Computer Science Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Construction Engineering & Management M.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Environmental Sciences M.Sc.
  • Geology Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Geophysics M.Sc.
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Information Assurance & Security M.Sc.
  • Life Sciences  M.Sc.
  • Materials Science & Engineering M.Sc.
  • Mathematical Sciences Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc
  • Petroleum Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Physics Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Software Engineering M.Sc.
  • Systems & Control Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
  • Telecommunication Engineering M.Sc.

KFUPM Scholarship Application Deadline

The application portal for the scholarship opens twice a year for the fall and spring semester applications. All eligible interested applicants both locals and international are advised to apply within the application period.

The opening of online applications for the fall semester is usually between late November to mid-January while the spring semester application portals open between August to September every year.

Life at KFUPM

The university environment is safe, comfortable, socially, and academically fulfilling. The university community wellbeing through a range of services such as sports, accommodations, recreational activities, transportation, primary healthcare and security on campus.

How to Apply

The easiest and most convenient ways to apply for the KFUPM scholarship is highlighted in the step below

  • Click on the online application link and fill up the initial information to find out about the program you are eligible for
  • Select the program of your choice
  • Create a username and password on the KFUPM portal
  • Log in to the application portal, fill all the sections correctly and upload all the necessary documents
  • Click on submit button
  • Follow up with your academic referees and ensure they submit their recommendation letters

FAQs on KFUPM Scholarship

How do I Apply for King Fahd University KFUPM Scholarship?

The online application portal is open twice a year for spring and fall semester applications, interested and eligible local and international applicants are to apply according to the deadline available on the application portal

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What are the Mandatory Documents for KFUPM online Application?

The mandatory documents for the KFUPM scholarship application are:

  • Complete Transcripts   –  BS transcripts are required MSC program and both MS and BS transcripts are required for Ph.D.
  • Letters of Recommendation from Academic Referees
  • A one-page statement of Purpose s on the academic research goal
  • Applicant Identification (National ID Card, International passport, Driver’s license)
  • Curriculum Vitae CV

Click on APPLY NOW to apply for the scholarship also check the official call for application.



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