KAUST Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP) at KAUST 2023/2024

KAUST Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP) at KAUST 2023/2024 – The KAUST window is open for applications from interested candidates for the VSRP. See below for all you need to know; the requirements, application deadline, and how to apply.

KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, they strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.

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You are eligible for the following benefits if you are successfully selected for the program

  • Monthly living allowance ( $1000 )
  • Round-trip airfare to/from city of departure-Jeddah (KAUST)
  • Health insurance
  • Private bedroom and bath in a shared residential suite
  • Visa fees (Students must have valid passport)
  • Access to community recreational resources
  • Social and cultural activities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completed a minimum of their third year of baccalaureate studies OR completed their baccalaureate (Bachelor’s degree) OR be pursuing a post- baccalaureate (Master’s degree). Currently enrolled KAUST students, KAUST Alumni, students who are currently in a PhD program or those who have earned a PhD are not eligible to participate.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) that exceeds 3.50 /4.00 ( 14/20: Equivalent to ECTS B) with some research projects requiring a 3.60 or higher.
  • Demonstrated English reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing abilities.
  • Official academic transcript(s) or a certified translation if the original transcript(s) is not in English from current and previous institutions.
  • Personal Statement and CV
  • The recommendation of a faculty member in the field of study from current and previous schools of enrollment.
  •  Valid passport.

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Steps for Application

The selection process usually takes the following steps

  1. Once all requirements have been submitted, your complete application will be reviewed and you may be contacted by the faculty member for a Skype interview to discuss your academic, your research background and to learn more about your interest in the internship.
  2. If you are approved, you will receive an email acceptance letter following the interview.
  3. Finally, a travel advisor will get in touch with you to help make a smooth relocation to the KAUST campus.

Required Documents

  • Official Transcript(s) in English from current and previous institutions
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Valid Passport
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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How to Apply

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Application Deadline


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