10 weeks


June 2 - August 8, 2024


Fully Sponsored





What is the Saudi Summer Internship Program?

The KAUST Saudi Summer Internship (SSI) is a 6-10 week research program designed to introduce Saudi university students and recent graduates to research topics in Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Statistics.

Participating students work on an individual research project mentored by leading scholars and experts, with the opportunity to showcase their work at the end of the program. 





What’s included?

  • Introduction to graduate research at KAUST.
  • Training in the use of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies, as per the project requirements. 
  • Side workshops such as Scientific Research Skills. 
  • E-poster competition at the end of the program.
  • Social events.

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Who can apply?

  • Saudi citizens.
  • Fresh graduate, senior undergraduate, or current master's students in related areas of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Statistics.
  • Cumulative GPA equivalent to 3.5 out of 4.00 or above.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for research projects.

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What will you get?

  • Stipend
  • Onboarding fees
  • Free accommodation
  • Access to community resources
  • Certificate of completion

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Apply online.

Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified later in May.

Application is Closed



Student Testimonials

The SSI program was a very enriching experience. I enjoyed every aspect of it! All the events and seminars were well organized. I am also very happy that I met many amazing people that I am glad to call friends.

Yara Banda, Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University

The SSI program is designed to help you discover research and show you how research is done. As a student, you want to find new things to experiment with and learn from experts. That is what SSI will give you! I would like to join SSI again because I know that I will learn new interesting things every time.

Abdulelah Alkesaiberi, Computer Science, King Abdulaziz University

The SSI program is the best program I took part in. It was a rich experience, the kind of experience that teaches you something about yourself. At the end of the program, I learned the most valuable thing about myself: what I want to do in my life, not just academically but my personal goals, too.

Abdulaziz Almutlaq, Statistics, KAUST

My internship at KAUST was a very fruitful and enriching experience. It broadened my understanding of science applications, engineering concepts, and research methodology. Publishing a high-quality research paper at the IEEE 90th Vehicle Technology Conference was a great achievement.

Rawan Alghamdi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Effat University

I got influenced by the experienced research faculty at KAUST, and I was exposed to what I want to do in the future. After attending the internship program, I convinced myself to pursue research-related career path by doing a Master of Science degree.

Yousef Abdulaziz Alghofaili, Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

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