King Abdulaziz University Scholarships and Admission for International Students

By | November 25, 2023

Apply for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2023 for International Students:

Applications are now open for interested undergraduate, graduate and diploma students to apply for the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2023 in Saudi Arabia.

The King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia has a diversity of Scholarships available for international undergraduate, graduate and diploma students to join various study programs fully funded.

All International Students from all over the world are eligible to apply for Saudi Arabia Scholarships at King Abdulaziz University.

The King Abdulaziz University Scholarship is a Fully Funded Scholarship to Pursue a Bachelors’s Degree, Master’s Degree and PhD Degree. An Applicant Whose First Language is Not English is required to take an approval Exam in English. The scholarship is available for academic session of 2022 / 2023.

King Abdulaziz University scholarship will cover all the expenses for all the academic programs including Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Arts, Information Technology, Business Administrations, Computer Engineering & Sciences Fields For both Masters and  PhD.

King Abdulaziz University (KAU) was established in 1967 as a public university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Times Higher Education has ranked this University as #1 in Arab Universities. King Abdulaziz University has been placed in the top 200 universities in the world by four major ranking tables.

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2023 Details

University: King Abdulaziz University
Degree level: Bachelors, Masters and PhD
Scholarship coverage: Fully Funded
Eligible Nationality: International
ScholarshipLocation: Saudi Arabia

List of Available Study Programs for Admission into King Abdulaziz University

King Abdulaziz University offers a Wide Range of Study Programs for the International Students. The List of Programs is given below.

  • Arabic Language Diploma
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • Graduate Degree Programs

Arabic Language Diploma

The Arabic Language Diploma is intended for speakers of other languages and aims to teach them Arabic language and its culture.

The program grants two types of certificates approved by King Abdul Aziz University:

  • Certificate of linguistic preparation for completing the first year courses:
    • This certificate is granted with two conditions: Attendance of the student is not less than 80% of the number of hours of study in each of the courses.
    • Pass the course exam by at least 60% of the final grade.
  • Certificate of General Diploma in Arabic Language (completion of study):
    • This certificate is granted with two conditions: Certificate of General Diploma in Arabic Language (completion of study):
      • This certificate is granted with two conditions: Attendance of the student not less than 80% of the number of hours of each course.
      • Pass the examinations of all the courses of this diploma by not less than 60% of the final grade.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The undergraduate program is a bachelor degree program for a number of specializations.

Arts and Humanities

  1. Arabic Language and Literature
  2. English Language
  3. French Language
  4. Geography, Urban Planning, Resources and Regional Development, Geographical
  5. Information Systems
  6. Geography and Cartography, Environmental Science
  7. History (Tourist Guidance, History)
  8. Information Science
  9. Islamic Law and Studies
  10. Psychology
  11. Sociology and Social Work (Sociology, Social Work)

Faculty of Economics and Administration

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Economics (Business Economy, Money and Financial Institutions, Track of Insurance)
  4. Finance
  5. Human Resource Management
  6. Health and Hospital Management
  7. Marketing
  8. Management Information Systems
  9. Public Administration (Public Administration General, Management and Administrative
  10. Development)
  11. Political Science (Global Political Economy) Male students only

Faculty of Law

  1. Systems

Faculty of Science

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Biology (Animal, Microbiology, Botany, Genomic and Biotechnology)
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics/Astronomy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Physics/Astronomy
  7. Physics
  8. Statistics
  9. Medical Physics

Faculty of Communication and Media

  1. Media (Public Relations, Journalism, Drama and Criticism of Radio and TV.)

Environmental Designs

  1. Architecture
  2. Landscape Architecture
  3. Urban and Regional Planning
  4. Geomatics

Faculty of Marine Sciences

  1. Marine Biology (Marine Environment, Fisheries, Aquaculture)
  2. Marine Chemistry
  3. Marine Geology
  4. Marine Physics
  5. Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture
  6. Arid Land Agriculture (Renewal Natural Resources – Arid Land Agriculture/ general)
  7. Environmental Sciences (Environmental Sciences, Environmental Health)
  8. Water Resources Sciences and Management
  9. Meteorology

Faculty of Engineering

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering (Computer Program, Electronics and Communications Program,
  4. Power and Mechanics Program, Biomedical Program) Male and female students
  5. Industrial Engineering – Male and Female Students
  6. Mining Engineering
  7. Nuclear Engineering
  8. Nuclear Engineering (Medical Physics)
  9. Nuclear Engineering (Radiation Protection)
  10. Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering, Production and Mechanical Systems Design, Thermal Engineering and Desalination Technology)

Faculty of Earth Sciences

  1. Geology (Engineering Geology and the environment)
  2. Geology (Geophysics)
  3. Geology (Hydrogeology)
  4. Geology (Mineral Resources and rocks)
  5. Geology (Petroleum Geology and sediments)
  6. Geology (Structural Geology and Remote Sensing)
  7. Geoexploration Technique

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

  1. Information Technology
  2. Computer Science
  3. Information Systems
  4. Diploma of Computer (Cisco) Networks

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology AL Faisaliah Branch

  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Technology

Faculty of Science – AL Faisaliah Campus

  1. Biology (Animal, Microbiology, Botany, Genomic and Biotechnology)
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Statistics
  5. Mathematics
  6. Biochemistry

Faculty of Arts – AL Faisaliah Campus

  1. Arabic Language
  2. Islamic Studies
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. English Language

College of Art and Design Ar-Rihab Branch

  1. Drawing and Arts
  2. Fashion Design
  3. Interior Design
  4. Maritime Studies
  5. Marine Engineering
  6. Nautical Science
  7. Hydrographic Surveying
  8. Port and Marine Transportation

Faculty of Business Rabigh Branch

  1. Accounting
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Health and Hospital Management
  5. Law
  6. Marketing
  7. Management Information Systems
  8. Sport Management Diploma

Faculty of Engineering Rabigh Branch

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Power and Electrical Machines Engineering
  4. Industrial Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology Rabigh Branch

  1. Information Systems
  2. Computer Science
  3. Information Technology
  4. Arts – Rabigh & College of Sciences
  5. Biology (Animal, Microbiology, Botany, Genomic and Biotechnology)
  6. Chemistry
  7. Mathematics
  8. Physics
  9. English Language and Translation (Linguistics, Translation)

Entry Requirements For King Abdulaziz University Undergraduate Admission

1. Student must be of good conduct.
2. Student must make full commitment to the KAU regulations and by-laws.
3. Student must be medically fit.
4. Student must have obtained a secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent from within KSA or abroad.
5. Regular Students attending in the morning duty must commit themselves to full time study.
6. The student’s secondary school graduation certificate must not be older than 3 years.
7. Student must not be younger than 17 years old or older than 25 years old for undergraduate level.
8. Student must not be dismissed from any university for any reason.
9. Student must not have been awarded a scholarship from a Saudi University.
10. A Female student must be accompanied by a relative who is within the prohibited degrees with a regular resident.
11. Student must be eligible for admission requirements.

Graduate Degree Programs

The graduate programs are an advanced stage of study either in scientific or humanitarian specializations. Graduate Studies requires that applicant obtains a bachelor degree. KAU offers a diversity of Master’s and PhD programs that students can select from as follows.

Faculty of Sciences

  1. Biology Science
  2. Statistics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Mathematics
  6. Physics
  7. Astronomy Science

Faculty of Engineering

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Thermal Engineering and Desalination Technology Engineering
  3. Mining Engineering
  4. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  5. Medical Engineering
  6. Chemical and Materials Engineering
  7. Aeronautical Engineering
  8. Production Engineering and Mechanical Systems Design
  9. Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Meteorology

  1. Environment and Arid Land Agriculture Arid Land Agriculture
  2. Environmental Sciences
  3. Hydrology

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Technology
  3. Information Systems

Faculty of Environmental Designs

  1. Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Architecture

Faculty of Marine Sciences

  1. Marine Biology
  2. Marine Physics
  3. Marine Chemistry
  4. Marine Geology

Eligibility Criteria for KAU Scholarship

The following criteria are required for admission into King Abdulaziz University, and award of Scholarship for International students in KAU, kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • The Applicant’s Age must not exceed (35) Years for PhD And (30) Years for Masters and 25 Years for Bachelors Degree.
  • The Applicant Must Have a University Degree From an Accredited College or University and Should Have a Degree With “very Good” at Least.
  • For Masters and PhD, an applicant whose first language is not english is required to take an approval Exam in English The Approved Exams and Minimum Required Scores Are Listed Below:
    1. TOEFL (PBT)=500
    2. TOEFL (CBT)=173
    3. TOEFL (IBT)=61
    4. IELTS=5
  • He Must Have a Record of Good Conduct and Must Be Medically Fit.
  • He Must Not Have Been Dismissed From Any University.
  • A Female student must be accompanied by a relative who is within the prohibited degrees with a regular resident.
  • Students must be eligible for admission requirements.

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship

The KAU scholarship is offered to students from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia based on the Kingdom’s relations with other countries linked through Islamic, Arab, fraternal and cultural grounds.

Terms and Conditions for KAU Scholarship

  • The student must be of good conduct and behavior.
  • The student must pledge to abide by the rules and regulation of university.
  • The student must be medically fit.
  • Must hold higher secondary school certificate or its equivalent from inside or outside the Kingdom.
  • Must be committed to full time study (for those students attending morning session).
  • Should not exceed three years from the date of receiving the higher secondary school certificate.
  • The age for undergraduates should not be less than 17 years or more than 25 years.
  • The student should not be dismissed from any one of the universities for any reason.
  • The student must not receive scholarship from other universities in the Kingdom.
  • Female students must be accompanied by a male guardian (Mahram) who should be either on scholarship or a resident of Kingdom holding a valid residence permit (Iqama).
  • Good command of written and spoken arabic is a pre condition for joining the BA programme

 Application Procedure for KAU Scholarship 

  1. The student must apply through the university website (Scholarship Gateway) or through the Embassy / Consulate of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in their respective countries.
  2. The student information is verified for its accuracy.
  3. The information is submitted to the Ministry for approval and acceptance.
  4. The student will be notified to visit Embassy of Kingdom for attestation of documents.
  5. The visa is issued to the student in order to complete the necessary formalities for travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Benefits of King Abdulaziz University Scholarship

King Abdulaziz University Scholarship in Saudi Arabia 2022-23 is a Fully Funded Free Scholarship for students from any part of the world. All of the following expenses will be covered by the University.

  • The student enjoys all benefits that are provided to university students like sports activities, university trips and socio-cultural activities.
  • Offer subsidized meals.
  • Suitable accommodation and appropriate scientific, social, cultural care and guidance.
  • Two way ticket for student only at the end of each academic year as per the rules.
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Two month stipend upon arrival as preparation allowance.
  • Distinction allowance for outstanding students.
  • Three month stipend as graduation allowance for shipment of books.
  • Avail university sport facilities.
  • Health care facilities for the student.

General Scholarship Rules

  • The existing regulations in the Kingdom denounce extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
  • The residency law of Kingdom applies to scholarship student and therefore must adhere to it.
  • The students will be under university sponsorship during scholarship and the university is responsible for them throughout their stay.
  • The student can apply for family visa according to the applicable rules and regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • It is mandatory that the travel documents/passport available with the student should allow them to return back to the country from where these documents are obtained without any terms and conditions.
  • No students on scholarship has the right to transfer from one university to another.
  • If the external scholarship student postpones the study or withdraws and in case the university desires to bring back the student then the university will contact the Ministry of External Affairs to allow the student to continue further study.
  • It is prohibited for student on scholarship to work for companies, institutions or individuals during the course of study.
  • The external scholarship student should leave the Kingdom after completing the studies within a period not exceeding three months from the completion date.
  • If the actual duration of scholarship program ends then it is not permissible to extend duration more than  half period the required to complete the program .

Required Documents 

  • Updated Resume (CV).
  • Statement of Purpose Must be in English for all programs except in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language.
  • A copy of graduation certificate (certified from Saudi Embassy).
  • A copy of transcript (certified from Saudi Embassy).
  • Recommendation letters should be submitted from two of his former professors.
  • A copy of a valid passport at least one year.

Application Deadline:

The last date to apply for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2023 in Saudi Arabia for International Students is Not Fixed. Students can apply all the year.

How to Apply for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship

Applicants Can Apply Online through the Application Portal for King Abdulaziz University Scholarship 2023 in Saudi Arabia.

Interested applicants are required to first gain admission into King Abdulaziz University. The link for the Online Scholarship application Portal for International Students is at

3 thoughts on “King Abdulaziz University Scholarships and Admission for International Students

  1. Aminu Aminu

    Hi good day everyone i am aminu am here to show you my interest for the scholarship, hope i may get your assistance thank you

  2. bushra

    asslamoalikum, is it necessry for female to go with mehram. i know yes but if husband or brother is not in the field then what would be the conditions. cn i take this advantage fro the reltives?


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