October 5, 2016

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Full Scholarships for Masters and PhD Study in Saudi Arabia

KFUPM Full Masters and PhD Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Sciences, Business Admin.
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Country to Study in: Saudi Arabia

Scholarship Description
The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) provides full MS and PhD scholarships to both Saudi and international graduate students.

The KFUPM full scholarships are for distinguished graduate applicants who demonstrate high potential for conducting original research in the fields of Engineering, Sciences and Business.

The university offers several master and doctoral programs, and welcome outstanding and talented prospective graduate students from the nation and around the world to apply for Graduate Studies.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Eligibility
The minimum requirements for possible admission in Master programs in engineering or sciences are as below:
  • A four-year Bachelor’s (B.S.) Degree in engineering or science from a recognized 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, and a GPA of 3.00 in the subject of the major field. Official transcripts and degree certificates are required for final admission.
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 68 (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).
  • Acceptable General Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which should also be reported directly (KFUPM code is 0868). (Minimum required GRE score is Quantitative: 156, Analytical: 4.0 and Verbal:143)
  • At least three letters of recommendation 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.
The minimum requirements for possible admission as a regular graduate student in a Master 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 recognized 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 68 (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 (KFUPM code for GMAT is 0868).
  • At least three letters of recommendation from the faculty who taught the applicant undergraduate courses. [to be submitted through the online recommendation system]
  • At least one course in college level calculus which covers both 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 one-year of full-time work experience. This requirement may be waived for graduate assistants, research assistants, and applicants with exceptional academic records. For Executive MBA program, a minimum experience of 8 years, including 3 years in mid or upper level managerial position.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.
The minimum requirements for possible admission to the Ph.D. 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 79 (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]
  • Completion of General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with acceptable score.
  • At least three letters of recommendation from the faculty who taught the applicant graduate courses.
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries - both Saudi and international students can apply

Participating Institutions
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM); Dhahran; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Fields of Study
Currently, the university offers 37 Master programs and 15 Doctoral programs in 31 different disciplines. For a complete list of all available programs, please see KFUPM Masters and PhD programs.

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Award is for duration of programmes

Scholarship benefits
Aside full MS and PhD scholarships, the KFUPM also awards assistantships to enrolled masters and Phd students, as follows:
  1. Two types of assistantships are offered to enrolled Master students:
    • Graduate Assistantship: Open to exceptional Saudi Graduate Assistants continuing MS degrees at KFUPM, who display outstanding performance in their Bachelor education.
    • Research Assistantship: Open to national and international Master students, whose performance is exceptional in their Bachelor education.

  2. Two types of lectureships are offered to enrolled Ph.D. students:
    • Lecturer: Open to exceptional Saudi Lecturers continuing Ph.D. degrees at KFUPM, who perform excellent in their Bachelor & Master education.
    • Lecturer-B: Open to national and international exceptional Ph.D. students, whose performance is exceptional in their Bachelor & Master education.
Method of Application
All graduate admissions are administered by the Deanship of Graduate Studies (DGS). Candidates who intend to enroll in graduate programs at the University need to submit an online application available on the website of the DGS.

The online application is available only during the application periods according to posted application deadlines on the official website.

After submission of the online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded through the Upload System using the same Login ID and PIN created for the online application.

It is important to visit the official website (via link below) for complete list of mandatory documents and also complete details on how to apply for this award.

DEADLINES:
The graduate admission is open twice a year for the two semesters: The Fall Term (usually starting in September) and the Spring Term (usually starting in February).

All interested and eligible, local and international candidates are invited to apply for Graduate Studies at KFUPM according to the deadlines mentioned below:
  • ​Spring Semester (Feb. 2017) - Online Application Opens (​Sept. 19, 2016); Online Application and Uploading Documents Closes (Oct. 5, 2016); Last Day for Submitting Online Recommendations (Oct. 12, 2016)​
  • Fall Semester (Sep. 2017) - Online Application Opens (​Feb. 8, 2017); Online Application and Uploading Documents Closes (Feb. 22, 2017); Last Day for Submitting Online Recommendations (Mar. 1, 2017)
The complete posted application deadlines are available at: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/deanships/dgs/Pages/deadlines.aspx.

PLEASE NOTE:
Satisfying the minimum admission requirements as found under 'Eligibility' above 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.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM or UPM) is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, its science and engineering programs are highly regarded. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia.

Application Deadline: 22 February 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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19 comments:

  1. Is there undergraduate courses scholarship available for Nigerian / International students in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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    1. Hello @Unknown currently scholarships are only for graduate studies at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. This may change in the future. If it does, we will update this page

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  2. what are the financial benefits to full time masters scholarship? how much money is paid monthly for international students/monthly allowance?

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    1. @Chala for specific scholarship details you will need to write King Fahd University. Cheers

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  3. sir, i am persuing BCA 2nd year, can i apply for the TOEFL Scholarship 2016?

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  4. Salam Alaykum, pls, is a graduate of computer science of Al Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria eligible for scholarship?

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    1. @olushola students from all countries and within the 31 available courses offered at the University can apply. Fortunately for you, computer science is one of them. Good luck!

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  5. Asalam O Alikum, can you kindly help me with on which academy I can apply for any branch of Islamic Research facility with scholarship, on post graduation level?

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  6. Assalamu alaykum. Myself Usman Hamisu Nasiru.An advanced practicing Nurse. A graduate of Bsc Nursing from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, India. A Nigerian by nationality. I wish to seek for a scholarship slot in study MSc Nursing or MPH. Please do the needful.

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  7. Assalamu alaykum. Myself Usman Hamisu Nasiru. An advanced practicing Nurse. A graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. I wish to apply for a scholarship slot in your prestigious university to study MSc Nursing or Masters in Public Health. Kindly do the needful.

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  8. Assalam alaikum.I Am Imran when is the next admission process is going to start ?

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  9. assalamu alaikum, I want to take admission for spring'17 session at KFUPM but i saw admission link was not valid. Would you pls inform me when admission procudure for spring'17 will start? TIA

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  10. Masha Allah...My CGPA is not up to 3.0 wish all the applicant d best.

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  11. Asalamu aleykum. My name is Abdisalan. Could allow me the chance of education by the university. OK sincerely

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  12. I did not get the recommendation letters yet and today i last date for application submission what should i do now??

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    1. @Rao, please contact the school directly

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  13. Any One there who got admission for second semester 2017?

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  14. I got academic acceptance for Jan 17 session but university administration says there is no scholarship slot available right now, you will be contacted on the availability slot. What does it mean? is it possible that you have academic acceptance but you don't get the scholarship???

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    1. @ajwad, yes it is possible to be accepted into the academic programme without being offered a scholarship. The sponsor (i.e. King Fahd University) has NOT specified the number of scholarships to award each academic year. So, if available, they will inform you. You may decide to defer your admission until next year if no scholarship is offered this academic year. The sponsor alone decides the number of, and availability of, scholarships each academic year.

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