Merit scholarship (KFUPM - Saudi Arabia)


King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia has stood as a beacon of academic brilliance since 1963. Globally recognized and ranked 163rd in the QS World University Rankings 2022, KFUPM boasts all its Engineering disciplines in the top 60, with its Petroleum Engineering claiming the illustrious 4th position.

  • Master and PhD
  • You have to check the fields available
  • The deadlines are usually in December, but check for the specific dates.


  • Required Languages: English (For MBA: Minimum score for TOEFL IBT is 70/120, and for IELTS is 6.0/9.0).
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree is required and a two-year Master’s degree (for Ph.D. applicants) from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.00 for MBA Students.
  • At least one year of full-time work experience for MBA students.

Required Documents

  • Copy of identification (Passport) 
  • Complete official transcripts for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD).
  • Statement-of-Purpose (a one-page essay focusing on career and research goals at KFUPM).
  • Recommendation Letters from academic referees through the online recommendation system after submitting the online application.
  • Certificates for BS degree (and MS degree if applying to PhD) if degrees granted.
  • GMAT score (for international MBA applicants).

Official Website


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