KAUST International Internship 2024

May 29, 2024
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About this Program

The Visiting Student Research Program (VSRP) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) provides students with the opportunity to conduct innovative research across various scientific and engineering fields, under the guidance of faculty mentors, contributing to an international research community. There are up to 130 fully paid internships provided by this program, all varying in terms of research areas, where there’s a vast variety of research topics to pick from and apply to, so with limited availability, you should start applying now.


  • Candidates should be undergraduate students having 3 years or above bachelor, or master’s degree.
  • Candidates could be current Ph.D. degree holders.
  • Candidates should possess a 3.5/4 GPA or 14/20 (ECTS B).
  • Candidates must be having strong verbal and written English skills.
  • Candidates must achieve a minimum of 79 scores on the TOEFL or 6.0 points on the IELTS.

Research Areas

  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Earth Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Science


For selective individuals:

  • Candidates will be given a $ 1000 monthly stipend.
  • Candidates will be provided with a private bedroom with a bathroom.
  • Candidates will be provided with both visa and airfare fees.
  • Candidates can be facilitated with health insurance.
  • Candidates will be entertained by various social and cultural activities.
  • Candidates will be given free access to core laboratories.
  • Candidates will be given easy access to major research and community facilities.
  • Candidates can facilitate cooperation among diverse communities.

Program Duration

The duration of the internship is 3 to 6 months located at KAUST in Thuwal.

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts of current degrees (in English).
  • Recommendation Letter.
  • Statement Declaring Purpose.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Valid Passport.
  • Vaccine Certificate.

How to Apply

  • Applicants need to register in the application form: (https://vsrp.kaust.edu.sa/internship/search)
  • Applicants must follow its instructions to finish all the required application procedures.
  • Applicants must submit the application in the system as requested within the application period.

Application Deadline

Application is open all year round.

Application Deadline is on the 31st of December 2024.

For more information, you could go to the Official Website.

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