King Fahd University Scholarship 2021 for Postgraduate Studies in Saudi Arabia

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King Fahd University Scholarship is offered to international students from all over the world to study masters and PhD in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2021 academic year.

The scholarship provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is fully funded as they cover all living expenses and tuition fees during the study period.  

King Fahd University is ranked fourth locally among Saudi universities for its excellence in scientific research in the Arab world and the region. The university also has partnerships with research centers and prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

The university aims to enhance its scientific research contribution by offering several scholarships to distinguished international students.

Saudi Arabia

Fully funded 

King Fahd University Scholarship 2021 Benefits

Awarded Students receive several benefits, including:

  • Full tuition waiver.
  • health insurance.
  • A monthly stipend for living expenses (determined by the university).
  • Travel tickets to and from the country of residence.

Also, students who win the King Fahd University scholarship get the opportunity to conduct scientific research with faculty members and use the various laboratories at the university.

Eligible Nationalities:
Saudi students and international students can apply for the scholarship.


King Fahd University Masters and PhD programs

The table below lists the programs that applicants for the King Fahd University Scholarship for the year 2021 can choose.

​Accountancy ​M.ACC.
Aerospace EngineeringM.Sc.
Applied StatisticsM.Sc.
Architectural EngineeringM.Sc.
Business AdministrationM.B.A.
Chemical EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
ChemistryPh.D., M.Sc.
City & Regional PlanningM.C.R.P.
Civil & Environmental EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
Computer EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
Computer NetworksM.Sc.
Computer SciencePh.D., M.Sc.
Construction Engineering & ManagementM.Sc.
Electrical EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
Environmental SciencesM.Sc.
Geology  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Industrial & Systems EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
​Information Assurance & Security ​M.Sc. 
Life Sciences  M.Sc. 
Materials Science & EngineeringM.Sc.
Mathematical SciencesPh.D., M.Sc.
Mechanical EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
Medical PhysicsM. Med. Phys.
Petroleum EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
PhysicsPh.D., M.Sc.
Software EngineeringM.Sc.
Systems & Control EngineeringPh.D., M.Sc.
Telecommunication EngineeringM.Sc.

Required Documents

  •  A copy of passport for international applicants/ personal identity card for Saudi applicants and the residency permit for applicants residing in Saudi Arabia
  • Certified copies of graduation certificate and transcript for bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (for PhD applicants).

  • A statement of purpose in which the student explains his/her reasons and the research plan that motivated him to apply for the King Fahd University Scholarship.

  • Recommendation letter submitted via the online recommendation system.

  • GMAT test certificate (only required for MBA program applicants).

Supporting Documents:

  • Certificate proving your proficiency in the English languageTOEFL test: 68 for master’s degrees, 79 for doctoral degrees, IELTS test: 6 for a master’s degree, and 6.5 for a doctorate.
  • GRE General(min. Quant: 156, min. Analytical Writing:4.0).

Read also: Fully Funded PhD Scholarships

Admission requirements for King Fahd University to master's and doctoral studies:

Minimum requirements for admission to master’s and doctoral programs in engineering, science, and management at King Fahd University:

  • The student must have an academic degree in engineering or science from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.00 out of 00.
  • Satisfy the English language requirements.
  • GRE certification.

For MBA program applicants:

  • The student must have taken at least one calculus course.
  • GMAT certification
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • At least one year of work experience.

If you do not meet the requirements, you can find other opportunities through Fully funded master’s scholarships

How to apply for the King Fahd University Scholarship 2021

Students can apply for the King Fahd University Scholarship through the online admission portal at the university.

After reviewing the admission and eligibility requirements mentioned above, and choosing a program, follow the following steps to apply for the scholarship:

  1. Scan all documents required by the program to which you will be applying to in PDF format.
  2. Create an account in the admission portal.
  3. Confirm the account by e-mail.
  4. Fill in all the required information.
  5. Ensure that you submit the application before the scholarship deadline.


All eligible applicants, both local and international, can apply for postgraduate studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals before the deadlines mentioned below: 

DeadlineFall Semester (Sep. 2020)Spring Semester(Jan. 2021)
Online ApplicationJan. 27, 2020Sep. 07, 2020 
 Online Application deadlineFeb. 12, 2020Sep. 22, 2020
Recommendations deadline Feb. 19, 2020Sep. 29, 2020

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