Life at KAUST

Surrounded by the beauty of the Red Sea, the university campus and community neighbors the fishing village of Thuwal and offers exceptional community services, facilities, programs and events to help everyone that lives, works and studies here,​ the opportunities to enjoy active, healthy, balanced and fulfilled lives. The Community Life teams are passionate about helping each individual and f​amily​ find their sense of place and belonging in the KAUST community. We build and nurture a culture of community by providing access to services and resources that bring value to the lives of residents; and by helping residents engage in personal interests that connect them to their neighbors and environment.​​



High Standard Housing

As a member of the KAUST community, you and your family will enjoy a unique living environment which combines a high standard of accommodation with community amenities for a multicultural population. The University offers a variety of furnished accommodation options including apartments, townhouses, and villas, with arrangements in place for upkeep and maintenance. Read More

Housing Types


Our newest neighborhood, the Oasis Apartments are located across the road from the Safaa Golf Club and have easy access to the KAUST stadium and its recreation offer including football and a running track.