We are glad to invite you to be part of and contribute to the awareness campaign to let potential highly-qualified graduate students be aware of our graduate scholarship opportunities for MS and PhD degrees in Sciences and Engineering. It is highly appreciated if you kindly take a special care by forwarding this e-mail to your contacts, colleagues and fellows and urge them to actively participate in this campaign or apply if interested.
Please note that the marketing presentation on attracting graduate students is available to be downloaded and used by you and your faculty and researchers at the link: In addition, we have designed posters (A3 size) foryour potential use in case you travel for a visit to universities or conferences. This will help spreading the word about our graduate programs and the opportunities we provide in research and graduate degrees.
Finally, you can now get faster updates on our activities by following the Deanship of Graduate Studies on Facebook and Twitter via the links cid:image001.jpg@01CD941C.28A157F0 cid:image002.jpg@01CD941C.28A157F0.
Thanks and best regards…

Salam A. Zummo, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies
DEANSHIP OF GRADUATE STUDIES  cid:image001.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280 cid:image002.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
It is highly appreciated if you kindly forward this e-mail to potential graduate students in your institute and elsewhere. We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this e-mail.
Please ignore this message if you are an applicant who has already applied to KFUPM in previous admission cycles.
The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is pleased to invite your attention that application to Graduate Studies at KFUPM is now open online from the link until Feb 27, 2014.KFUPM provides full MS and PhD scholarships for distinguished graduate applicants who demonstrate high potential for conducting original research in the fields of Engineering, Sciences and Business.
Distinguished Partnership of KFUPM with International Institutions
KFUPM has very strong collaborative partnership on conducting innovative research with the following international institutions:
  • MIT: Clean Water and Clean Energy.
  • Stanford: Oil, Gas and Geosciences.
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech): Petrochemicals and Polymers.
  • Technical University of Munich: Refining and Petrochemicals.
  • Cambridge University: Oil and Gas.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): Geo-signal Processing and Smart Grids.
  • National University of Singapore: Refining and Petrochemicals
  • KAUST:  Many research disciplines in Engineering and Sciences.
  • Saudi Aramco (the largest oil company worldwide): Many research disciplines.
  • SABIC (one of the leading petrochemical companies worldwide): Refining, Petrochemical and Polymers.
  • In addition to many world-class universities and industries on different research fields.
Centers for Research Excellence at KFUPM
To provide extreme support for research in areas of excellence, KFUPM has established National Centers for Research Excellence in the following areas:
The Research Institute
The Research Institute is the cornerstone of applied research activities at KFUPM, solving critical scientific and technical problems as well as working on turning knowledge into practice. More details are available on the website of the Research Institute at the link:
Research Groups at KFUPM
To provide special support for research in focused areas of interest to Saudi Arabia, KFUPM has established 13 Research Groups in Science and Engineering areas. More details are available on the website of the Deanship of Scientific Research at the link:
Graduate programs offered at KFUPM
Aerospace Engineering M.Sc.
Applied Statistics M.Sc.
Architectural Engineering M.Sc.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Chemical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Chemistry Ph.D., M.Sc.
City & Regional Planning M.C.R.P.
Civil Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Computer Networks M.Sc.
Computer Science Ph.D., M.Sc.
Construction Engineering & Management M.Sc.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Environmental Science M.Sc.
Geology Ph.D., M.Sc.
Geophysics M.Sc.
Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Materials Science & Engineering M.Sc.
Mathematical Sciences Ph.D., M.Sc.
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Medical Physics M. Med. Phys.
Petroleum Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Physics Ph.D., M.Sc.
Software Engineering M.Sc.
Systems Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Security & Information Assurance M.Sc.
Telecommunication Engineering M.Sc.
Online Admission System
The online graduate admission application for the coming Fall Semester 2014-2015 (Starting in Aug. 2014) will be available until Feb 27, 2014 through this link:  cid:image001.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280 cid:image002.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280
After submission a complete online application, mandatory documents need to be uploaded before March 6, 2014 through the Upload System using the same Login ID and PIN created for the online application using this link:  
Mandatory documents for application (without which application will not be processed)
  • Copy of identification (Passport for international applicants / National ID for Saudi nationals / Iqama for residents of Saudi Arabia).
  • Complete official transcripts for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD).
  • Statement-of-Purpose (a one-page essay focusing on career and research goals at KFUPM).
  • Recommendation Letters from academic referees through the online recommendation system after submitting the online application.
  • Certificates for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD) if degrees granted.
  • GMAT score (for international MBA applicants).
Other supporting documents (needed for final decision)
  • TOEFL score (min. is 68 iBT for MS and 79 iBT for PhD) or IELTS score (min. is 6 for MS and 6.5 for PhD).
  • Acceptable GRE General score (min. Quant. Is 156, min. Analytical Writing is 4.0).
  • Upon approval, original/certified copies of degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) are to be sent through postal mail.
Application Deadlines
  • Deadline for submitting the online application is Feb 27, 2014.
  • Deadline for uploading mandatory documents is March 6, 2014.
  • Deadline for recommendation letters to be received via the online recommendation system is March 6, 2014.
If there are any questions or further clarifications are required, please feel free to contact us at or Telephone : +966-3-860-2800, or check our website at: or follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links cid:image001.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280 cid:image002.jpg@01CE03C5.DAAAF280.
We wish you the best in your endeavor.
Best regards,
Admission Office
Deanship of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 5055
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia

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