Eligibility Criteria

Participants are selected on a competitive basis.

  • Saudi citizenship.
  • 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.


Application Requirements

  • Up-to-date CV outlining your experience and interests.
  • Current transcripts, in English.
  • Copy of your National ID.
  • Statement of Purpose.



Online Application Process

  • Create an account.
  • Log in and complete the application, and upload all the required documents.
  • State the names of the three CEMSE faculty you wish to work with in preferential order. You can read more about our faculty here.



Application Review Stages

Your application will be reviewed in the following way and you will need to pass each stage to be successful:

  1. Faculty review your online application
  2. Interview with the faculty or division staff
  3. Interview with KAUST administration
  4. Decision issued  


Things to Consider When Applying

  • We encourage applications from students who have been nominated to apply by their home institution.
  • If you have applied to KAUST before, you will need to use a different e-mail address.
  • Please make sure you have submitted your application by the deadline or you will not be considered for the program.