Call for Doctoral Fellowships

The Al-Khwarizmi KAUST Fellowship scheme invites top applicants for Doctoral fellowships.

KAUST with support from the European Science Foundation (ESF) launches a competitive doctoral fellowship scheme to welcome 16 students from the European continent for a remarkable research journey. The selected applicants will receive generous stipends and free tuition for Ph.D. studies.

Your proposed research can be in any topical area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) represented at the three academic divisions of KAUST. We suggest you explore KAUST research topics before applying.

The application will be evaluated via an independent peer-review process managed by the ESF.

This Fellowship Opportunity Includes:

  • USD 38,000 Stipend per year
  • Free tuition, free student housing, relocation support & Medical/Dental coverage
  • Supplementary grant of USD 6,000 for research-related expenses
  • The Fellowship duration is three years
  • Detailed information on the fellowship call can be found here

    How to Apply

    The Al-Khwarizmi/KAUST Fellowship application is a two-step process. Please complete both steps before February 11, 2021 (17:00 CET) to be considered.

    STEP 1 - Apply and provide required documentation for Graduate Studies through the
    KAUST Admissions Website.               

    Please ensure you have Transcripts, CV, and contact information for three recommendation providers. A Statement of Purpose explaining your interest in the Al-Khwarizmi Fellowship and topic of research is also required.                                             

    STEP 2 - Submit your Research Proposal via the ESF Portal, adhering to the template provided.

    Access the ESF Portal HERE

    We advise you to explore KAUST research topics AND prospective supervisors before applying.

    Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division Advisors

    Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division Advisors

    Physical Science and Engineering Division Advisors

    If you have any questions, or would like to register your interest, we want to hear from you!

    Alkhwarizmi Fellowship Interest

    Not from Europe?

    All students admitted to KAUST are eligible to receive a full Scholarship, Stipend and MORE through the KAUST Fellowship. Click here for more details!