Looking for internship or Ph.D. project listings? Visit our Student Opportunities page or browse our BESE Project Booklet.


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.
Ph.D. project listings can be viewed on our Student Opportunities page. Visit the "M.S. Degree" or "Ph.D. Degree" links below for general information and application instructions for either degree.



BESE offers five 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.