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KAUST DEGREES 

KAUST is an international graduate-level science and technology research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Home to world-class faculty, scientists, engineers, and students from around the globe that perform goal-oriented research, focused on finding solutions to problems in areas related to water, food, energy and the environment. Students have the opportunity to access to state-of-the-art labs and our eminent faculty while obtaining a diverse graduate study experience.


M.S. DEGREE
Ph.D. DEGREE

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

BESE offers four degree-granting programs. In all programs, students are offered modules consisting of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes, and are expected to conduct independent research. BESE boasts state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including some of the most advanced equipment in the world for genomics, proteomics, imaging/characterization, nanofabrication, and capability to explore global marine environments.


PROSPECTIVE STUDENT FAQs


Follow this link to complete an online application. 


- A score of 79 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS is required (not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand)
- Official transcripts (and/or certified English translation)
- 3 letters of reference
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose


M.S. students are admitted without a confirmed supervisor for research. Ph.D. students must get a full-time KAUST faculty member to agree to supervise their Ph.D. before they are admitted to KAUST.

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Want to explore student opportunities in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division and would like some more information?

CLICK HERE to send your question to our BESE Student Recruitment Information Office or send us an email at BESE.SRIO@kaust.edu.sa

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