• M.S.

    Involves a significant research componentTypically requires 3 semesters and the intervening summer to complete.
  • M.S. with Thesis

    In addition to Masters Coursework, a thesis is requiredUnder the supervision of a chosen faculty member.
  • Ph.D.

    Involves original research culminating in a dissertationTypically takes three to fours years to complete.
  • M.S./Ph.D.

    Combines the M.S. and Ph.D. degree into a single track Begins upon completion of an Undergraduate Degree.

Unsurpassed Research Facilities and Laboratories

Students who pursue their graduate studies at KAUST gain access to the many state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories within our campus community. Designed for use by graduate students from the master’s level through doctoral, as well as post graduate work and professional research, these facilities present a space for inclusive and collaborative scientific inquiry.

Located on the shores of the Red Sea on our exclusive campus, students are able to conduct research with an international perspective. They work under the supervision and guidance of our leading faculty in any of our ten research facilities, and also collaborate with other students hailing from every corner of the globe.

A transparent icon of a molecule.
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)
A transparent icon of a laptop.
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)
Transparent icon of a beaker.
Core Laboratories
Transparent icon of a microscope.
Research Centers

Conduct Groundbreaking Research at KAUST

International students have access to a remarkable array of research facilities and core labs all within the boundaries of the KAUST campus. With the opportunity to work with research fellows and scientists from around the globe in a tuition-free program, our graduate research opportunities are among the best in the world.

To learn more about an education at KAUST, request more information today.