KAUST Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP)

KAUST Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP) at KAUST

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KAUST Visiting Student Research Internship Program 2019 in Saudi Arabia

Deadline : Open

The Visiting Student Research Internship Program is an opportunity for exceptionally qualified international baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students to conduct research with faculty mentors in selected areas of basic and applied research projects. The duration of the program ranges from between three and six months, depending on the research project. Arrival date must be a minimum of 6 weeks after date of submission.

To achieve its mission, KAUST engages in both curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research through its Academic Divisions and Research Centers.
The Academic Divisions invest in people and develop depth and breadth in multiple disciplines. They focus on fundamental knowledge in science and engineering while creating opportunities for ideas and innovation to flourish. Their people, and the ideas they generate, are sustained through a funding model designed for long-term research reflecting our belief in the intellectual potential of curiosity and exploration.

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


Required documents

  1. Official Transcript(s) in English from current and previous institutions
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Valid Passport

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