Deanship of Graduate Studies Scholarships at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is pleased to announce 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.

The online application portal is open twice every academic year. All interested and eligible local and International candidates are invited to apply according to the deadlines at this link http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/en/Application-Deadlines.aspx.

Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions

KFUPM has a very strong collaborative partnership in 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.

Admission Requirement for MS Programs in Engineering or Sciences

The minimum requirements for possible admission to Master’s programs in engineering or sciences are as below:
  • A four-year Bachelor’s (B.S.) Degree in engineering or science from a recognised institution with a major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field.
  • A Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent (For Scholarship Applicants ) or 2.50 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent (For Non-Scholarship Applicants).
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 70 (IBT). The TOEFL score must be sent directly to the Deanship of Graduate Studies (KFUPM code is 0868). IELTS is also acceptable (min 6.0).
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from the faculty who taught the applicant university-level courses. [to be submitted through the online recommendation system]
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.

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Note:
 
Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program, as final admission is subject to an evaluation of the whole application and the capacity of individual programs.
Admission Requirement for MS Programs in Business Administration
 
The minimum requirements for possible admission as a regular graduate student in a Master’s program in Business Administration are as follows:
  • A four-year Bachelor’s (B.A., B.S. or B.E.) Degree in business, engineering or sciences fields from a recognised institution.
  • A Grade-Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent. Official transcripts and degree certificates are required for final admission.
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 70 (IBT). The TOEFL score must be sent directly to the Deanship of Graduate Studies (KFUPM code is 0868). IELTS is also acceptable [min 6.0].
  • Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT ) with a minimum score of 450. The GMAT scores must be sent directly to the Deanship of Graduate Studies (the KFUPM code for GMAT is 0868).
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from the faculty who taught the applicant undergraduate courses. [to be submitted through the online recommendation system]
  • At least one college-level calculus course covers 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 three years of full-time work experience. This requirement may be waived for graduate assistants, research assistants, and applicants with exceptional academic records. The Executive MBA program has a minimum experience of 8 years, including three years in a middle or upper-level managerial position.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.
Note:
Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program, as final admission is subject to an evaluation of the whole application and the capacity of individual programs.

Admission Requirement for PhD Programs  

The minimum requirements for possible admission to the PhD. Programs as a regular graduate student in engineering or sciences are as follows:
  • An M.S. degree in engineering or science from an 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.
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score for MS admission of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT). The TOEFL score must be sent directly to the Deanship of Graduate Studies. The KFUPM code is 0868. IELTS is also acceptable [min 6.5].
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from the faculty who taught the applicant graduate courses.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.
Note:
 
Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program, as final admission is subject to an evaluation of the whole application and the capacity of individual programs.