Founded in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a young private Saudi Arabian research university. The university provides research and graduate training programs in English as the official language of instruction. KAUST is the first mixed-gender university campus in Saudi Arabia. In 2013, the university was among the 500 fastest growing research and citation records in the world. In 2019, according to the Nature Index Rising Stars, KAUST is ranked as the 8th fastest rising young university in the world with 50 or less year of activity. The university can count on an astonishing financial endowment of $20 billion.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Research only)
- Saudi Arabia
- Thuwal ,
Fall semester application deadline
Spring semester application deadline
Semester fees (30 ECTS)
Subjects available to free mover students
Biological Sciences [English]Chemistry [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Earth & Marine Sciences [English]Engineering Electrical & Electronic [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]Engineering Mineral & Mining [English]Environmental Sciences [English]Materials Science [English]Mathematics [English]Statistics & Operational Research [English]
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Academic Ranking of World Universities
Center for World University Rankings
CWTS Leiden Ranking
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
QS World Universities by Subject
Engineering and Technology
Life Sciences & Medicine
Agriculture & Forestry
Computer Science & Information Systems
Earth & Marine Sciences
Engineering Electrical & Electronic
Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Physics & Astronomy
Statistics & Operational Research