February 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz University Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Postgraduate Scholarships for international students

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: King Abdulaziz University
Country to Study in: Saudi Arabia

Scholarship Description
King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships for international students (male only) for the academic year 2016/2017.

The KAU Postgraduate Scholarships are for Masters and Doctoral study in the faculties of Science; Engineering; Meteorology, Environment Arid Land Agriculture; Marine Science; Environmental Design; and Computing & Information Technology.

Eligibility
Admission Requirements:
  1. The Applicant’s age doesn’t exceed (35) years For PhD, and (30) years for Masters.
  2. The Applicant must have a university degree from an accredited college or university and should have a degree with “very good” at least.
  3. An approved exam in English is required for applicant whose first language is not English. The approved exams and minimum required scores are listed below:
    ExamsScores
    TOEFL (PBT)500
    TOEFL (CBT)173
    TOEFL (IBT)61
    IELTS5
    (Please note that exams are valid for 2 years from date of exam)
  4. He must have a record of good Conduct and must be medically fit.
  5. He must not have been dismissed from any university in the kingdom.
Eligible groups
Male citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Saudi Arabia)

Participating Institutions
King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

Fields of study
Masters and PhD level studies in several disciplines.

1). Disciplines Available for Ph.D:

a). Faculty of Science
BIOLOGY, STATISTICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

b). Faculty of Engineering
CIVIL ENGINEERING, THERMAL ENGINEERING AND DESALINATION, MINING ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, AERONAUTIC ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

c). Faculty of Meteorology, Environment Arid Land Agriculture
ARID LAND AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, METEOROLOGY, HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES MAN

d). Faculty of Marine Science
MARINE BIOLOGY, MARINE PHYSICS, MARINE CHEMISTRY, MARINE GEOLOGY

e). Faculty of Environmental Design
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

f). Faculty of Computing & Information Technology
COMPUTER SCIENCE

2). Disciplines available for M.Sc:

a). Faculty of Science
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

b). Faculty of Engineering
THERMAL ENGINEERING AND DESALINATION, MINING ENGINEERING,ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, MEDICAL ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, AERONAUTIC ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING & MECHANICAL SYSTEM DESIGN, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

c). Faculty of Meteorology, Environment Arid Land Agriculture
ARID LAND AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, METEOROLOGY, HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES MAN

d). Faculty of Marine Science
MARINE BIOLOGY, MARINE PHYSICS, MARINE CHEMISTRY, MARINE GEOLOGY

e). Faculty of Environmental Design
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING, Architecture

f). Faculty of Computing & Information Technology
COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION SYSTEM

Scholarship benefits
Scholarship Privileges:
  1. A monthly bursary of SR 1,900
  2. A preparation allowance when coming for the first time of SR 1,800.
  3. The candidate would receive the health care.
  4. Providing an accommodation and facilities.
  5. Subsidized meals can be provided for the candidate.
  6. A total sum of SR 4,000 for PhD, and SR 3.000 for masters' allowance for printing the thesis.
  7. An allowance of SR 2,700 for shipping books (when graduated).
  8. Providing the candidate with a two-way ticket annually.
Method of Application
International students should submit the online application. In addition, they must submit all required documents.

Required Documents:
  1. Curriculum vitae for the applicant.
  2. Statement of purpose must be in English for all programs except in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language.
  3. A copy of graduation certificate (certified from Saudi Embassy).
  4. A copy of transcript (certified from Saudi Embassy).
  5. Recommendation letters should be submitted from two of his former professors.
  6. A copy of a valid passport at least one year.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to read the instructions, admission requirements, required documents and transcripts, deadlines and more for your program choices before beginning your application.

DEADLINES:
Admission period is from 1/11/2015 to 28/02/2016. Thus, the application deadline is February 28th 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:
King Abdulaziz University (KAU) was founded in 1967 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Established initially as a private university by a group of businessmen led by Sheikh Muhammad Abu Bakr Bakhashab Pasha and including the writer Hamza Bogary. In 1974 King Abdulaziz University was converted to a public university by a resolution of the Council Ministers of Saudi Arabia.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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