KAUST is unique in that few other institutions of higher education have emerged so quickly and so successfully in the modern world.”
President Jean-Lou Chameau
KAUST has changed me a lot. Now I look at things in a different way. I look at people in a different way. I look at science in a different way.”
Giada Soldan (Italy), Ph.D. student
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.
Curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers to address the world’s pressing
related to food, water, energy and the environment.
36% of KAUST PhD
The Visiting Student Research Program (VSRP) is an exciting opportunity for highly qualified students in their baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate studies to be engaged in research with faculty mentors in selected areas of research. The program typically lasts between three to six months.
VSRP interns may participate in the program through one of the University’s three academic divisions: Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering; or Physical Science and Engineering.
THE CORE Labs have over 160 staff scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff.
The nine Core Labs offer centralized state-of-the-art facilities, training and service to KAUST faculty, students, researchers and industrial partners.
KAUST VSRP interns receive the following:
GLOBALLY ON THE "CITATIONS PER FACULTY" INDICATOR ( 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ).
A monthly living allowance of between US $1,000 and $1,200
Private bedroom and bathroom in a shared Residential suite
Medical & DENTAL insurance
Academic credit (3 credit hours per month as required)
Round trip airfare from and to city of embarkation and Jeddah
Excitement of living in an international community with over 100 nationalities
The opportunity to work closely with faculty, learning to use state-of-the-art research instruments in world-class research
Coming here as an intern was a very good decision. The research I did counted toward my master's thesis, I worked with a great professor, and it led me to apply to KAUST as a Ph.D. student. A Ph.D. takes four years to complete, so the decision of where to go is very important. It's not only about the research,it's about the environment too. For me, KAUST met all of these points."
Completed their third year of baccalaureate studies, completed their baccalaureate degree (bachelor’s degree) or be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree (master’s degree)
A cumulative grade point average that exceeds 3.60/4.00 (14/20: equivalent to ECTC B) with some research projects requiring a 3.70 or higher
Demonstrated English reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing abilities
Official academic transcript(s) including a certified translation if not in English
The recommendation of a faculty member in the field of study from current school of enrollment and previous school(s) of enrollment
Applicants must have:
Ph.D. student and former VSRP intern
NOTE: Currently enrolled KAUST students, KAUST alumni and students currently in a Ph.D. program, or those who have earned a Ph.D., are not eligible to participate.
For more information about the VSRP, contact us at:
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Applicants may apply to participate via the VSRP website http://www.kaust.edu.sa/internship
Selected applicants will then be interviewed by Skype and notified of their acceptance.