Why Join the SSI and be an Intern at KAUST?

  • Build your confidence and raise your career aspirations
  • Experience graduate-level research in an international university
  • Develop important research skills such as flexible cognitive thinking and the ability to make progress in a project which at times may seem undefined or new
  • Gain first-hand experience working in a university research group with prestigious international faculty
  • Develop yourself intellectually


What does the SSI Offer?


In addition to this world-class, state-of-the-science engineering experience, with internationally renowned faculty and other talented campers from around the world, we provide the following benefits:

  • Substantial living allowance of USD $1000 per month.
  • The chance to speak with Admissions Professionals face-to-face about a Graduate Application to KAUST.
  • Certificate of completion from the CEMSE Division.
  • Round-trip air travel from an airport at/nearest home or university city to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, plus ground transfer between the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to KAUST.
  • Medical insurance and on-site medical clinic, with full pharmacy, 24/7 Emergency Room, X-Ray, CT Scan, etc., services.  
  • Private bedroom and bathroom in a shared residential suite in the community adjacent to campus (all suites have shared full kitchens, washer and dryer, and living and dining areas).
  • Access to all community resources, including Library, recreation and fitness centers, water-front resources, water sports, campus shuttle bus services, and all without a fee (except rental of water sports equipment and private lessons for boats, windsurf boards, bowling). A cinema and several ATMs are located in the community.  
  • High-Speed Internet (WIFI) throughout campus, with no fees.
  • Restaurants and food concessions, a supermarket with international foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables, laundry services are available for your use. 
  • Campus Diner offers cafeteria-style options, with a variety of prix-fixe selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinners, at very reasonable pricing.

Your Contributions

Contact your faculty before or after your acceptance of the internship, in order to understand the scope of the project and any pre-arrival reading and preparation work you may wish to undertake.