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King Abdulaziz University Scholarship For All 2023-2024


The King Abdulaziz University Scholarship is a fully-funded program that is designed for qualified local and international students to conduct studies at King Abdulaziz University. The scholarship is available for Master’s degree and PhD applicants to study in a wide range of subjects at the King Abdulaziz University (KAU), in Saudi Arabia.

All interested candidates are invited to apply for the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship. The online application portal is open throughout the year (for the Fall and Spring semesters). Scholarship holders are expected to fulfill their research obligations; to carry out their responsibilities and perform their duties in accordance with all relevant KAU rules and regulations. They should devote a sufficient amount of time and energy to achieving their degree.

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship Details

  • Host Institution: King Abdulaziz University (KAU), in Saudi Arabia.
  • Field of Study: Please check full list below.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Duration of the student’s program.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all Nationalities

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship Benefits

The King Abdulaziz University Scholarship provides successful applicants with:

  1. A monthly bursary of SR 900
  2. A monthly bursary of SR 1000 (a research assistant without summer time).
  3. A preparation allowance for when coming for the first time of SR 1,800.
  4. The candidate would receive the health care.
  5. Providing accommodation and facilities.
  6. Subsidized meals can be provided for the candidate.
  7. A total sum of SR 4,000 for PhD, and SR 3,000 for master’s allowance for printing the thesis.
  8. An allowance of SR 2,700 for shipping books (when graduated).
  9. Providing the candidate with a two-way ticket annually.

Available Programs

Applicants can study in any program available at the following faculties of the King Abdulaziz University.

For PhD Candidates

  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Meteorology
  • Environment Arid Land Agriculture
  • Faculty of Marine Science
  • Faculty of Environmental Design
  • Faculty of Computing & Information Technology.

For Master’s Candidates

  1. Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  2. Faculty of Economics and Administration
  3. Faculty of Science
  4. Faculty of Engineering
  5. Faculty of Meteorology
  6. Environment Arid Land Agriculture
  7. Faculty of Marine Science
  8. Faculty of Environmental Design
  9. Faculty of Computing & Information Technology.

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for this Asia scholarship, Applicants must:

  • not have more than (35) years old for PhD, and (30) years old for Masters.
  • have a university degree from an accredited college or university and should have a degree with “very good” at least.
  • be in good health and have a record of good Conduct.
  • not have been dismissed from any university in the kingdom.
  • pass English exams (Only for candidates from non-English-speaking countries) and obtain minimum scores as follows:
    • TOEFL (PBT) = 500
    • TOEFL (CBT) = 173
    • TOEFL (IBT) = 61
    • IELTS = 5

Similar opportunities

  1. Sophie Germain Master Scholarship in France;
  2. Université de Montréal International Student Scholarship;
  3. Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po for international students.

Application instructions

Interested applicants must click on the apply button below and follow the instructions to fill in the application form and submit it. Application is open all year.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Statement of purpose (in English for all programs except in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language).
  3. A copy of graduation certificate (certified by Saudi Embassy).
  4. Copy of transcript (certified from Saudi Embassy).
  5. Two recommendation letters.
  6. A copy of a valid passport with at least one-year validity.

There is no deadline, and you can submit your application anytime. However, candidates are only selected twice a year for spring and fall semester intakes. For more details on the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship, please visit the university website.

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