King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021 in Saudi Arabia

Applications for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021 for international students have opened. The scholarship is open for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD in English.

Scholarships offered by King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia are fully funded; they cover tuition, housing, and accommodation for the duration of the study in Saudi Arabia.

International students from all countries can apply to King Abdulaziz University scholarships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by applying through the online portal available on the university’s website.

The admission office at King Abdulaziz University has several eligibility conditions and requirements for applying which we summarized in this article.

OPPGATE platform, will explain in detail the conditions and the application process to apply to one of the best scholarships for international students in the Saudi Arabia.  

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About King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021

King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia offers annual scholarships for students from different countries for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

International students can apply for the King Abdulaziz University scholarship 2021 through the university’s official website if they fulfill the eligibility criteria announced by the university.

Continue reading the article to learn about the majors available for each study level, conditions, and how to apply for the fully funded scholarship at King Abdulaziz University.

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Benefits of the King Abdulaziz Scholarships in Saudi Arabia

The King Abdulaziz University Scholarship for international students is a fully funded scholarship. It covers all tuition fees throughout the period of enrollment at the university.  Awarded applicants will receive the following: A monthly salary of SAR 900.

Postgraduate students also have the possibility of working as a research assistant in one semester for 1000 Saudi Riyals per month.

Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  1. A monthly salary.
  2. possibility of working as a research assistant for one semester- monthly salary will be provided (Postgraduate students only)
  3. A one-time settlement allowance
  4. Health insurance.
  5. Annual flight tickets.
  6. Accommodation.

The student also gets other benefits throughout the study period through the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship in Saudi Arabia. These advantages include discounts meals, post-graduation allowance, printing allowance, and others.

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King Abdulaziz University Scholarship programs

The majors vary according to the study level you applying for(bachelors, master’s, PhD)

Below you can find all the majors you eligible for the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021 for international students

Masters majors

PhD majors

Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Economics

Biology, Statistics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace, Astronomical Sciences.

Arabic Language and Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Sharia and Islamic Studies, Information Science, History, English Language

Civil engineering, thermal engineering and desalination technology, mining engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering.

Chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering

Arid land agriculture, environmental sciences, meteorology, science and water resource management.

Biology, astronomy, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, astronomy and space sciences

, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science.

Civil Engineering, Thermal Engineering and Desalination Technology, Mining Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Production Engineering and Mechanical Systems Design, Industrial Engineering

Urban and regional planning.

Arid Land Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Meteorology, Science and Water Resources Management

Marine biology, marine physics, marine chemistry, marine geology.

Computer science, information technology, information systems.

Accounting, Business Administration

Urban and regional planning, architecture.


Marine biology, marine physics, marine chemistry, marine geology.


King Abdulaziz university undergraduate scholarship 2021

 International students can apply to various for various bachelor’s degree programs. Please note that some majors are only available for Males and others for Females only.

The available programs for undergraduate scholarships fall within the following faculties, you can download a list of all academic majors at the end of the article.

  • Arts and Humanities.
  • Economics and management.
  • Law.
  • Sciences.
  • Communication and media.
  • Environmental designs.
  • Oceanic ​​science.
  • Meteorology, environment and arid land agriculture.
  • Engineering.
  • geology.
  • Computers and Information Technology.
  • Marine studies.
  • Business.
  • Engineering.
  • Science and Arts.

Documents required for Abdulaziz Scholarships

The Admission office requires a number of documents that must be submitted with the application, these are:

  1. A CV 
  2. Research plan/thesis proposal for a master’s or PhD applicants
  3. A copy transcript.
  4. A copy of the diploma.
  5. 2 academic references.
  6. A valid passport.

Eligible Countries

The university did not provide an exact list of the nationalities eligible for the scholarship, however, they mention that the postgraduate scholarships are offered to students from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Eligibility Requirements for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021

Below are the eligibility conditions set by the admission office on the university’s website for the King Abdulaziz University scholarships for international students:

  1. The student must have obtained a high school diploma during the past three years.
  2. Applicants should not be younger than 17 years and not more than 25 years for bachelor’s degrees, and not more than 30 years for masters applicants, and not more than 35 years PhD applicants.
  3. Applicants for postgraduate studies must have a minimum grade of “very good” in the last certificate he/she obtained.
  4. The applicant  is not funded by another scholarship.
  5. Female Applicants must be accompanied by a Mahram( a member of a family that the female applicant cannot by law be married to.
  6. The student should not have been dismissed from any Saudi institutions

It is required to provide proof of English language proficiency for postgraduate applicants only. Below is a table of minimum scores required.

How to apply for the king Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2021

All students can apply for the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship online or through the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the country in which you reside.

Below we provide details on the application process through the application portal and. First, you must create an account through the official website at King Abdulaziz University, by clicking on “Create an account”

king abdulaziz university scholarship application

Enter your email. And then the login information (username and password) will be sent to your email. Please check the spam or junk folder if it does not reach your inbox.

After you receive the email, click on “login”, and enter your username and password. 

After preparing all the required documents, start the application process. The application process does not take 15 minutes if you have prepared all the files in advance.

king abdulaziz university scholarship portal

About King Abdulaziz University,

King Abdulaziz University is a public Saudi University and is considered the fourth largest university in the Middle East. The university was established in 1967 in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

The university includes 24 colleges and 4 institutes, in addition to a number of research centers.

 Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and register for one of the best fully funded scholarships in Saudi Arabia 2021 open for international students

Application deadlines:

The application deadline has not been announced, but the scholarship is currently in April 2021 for application.

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