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King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia is offering fully funded PhD and Masters degree scholarships for Pakistani students

The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is pleased to announce the Deanship of Graduate Studies Scholarship, a fully funded opportunity for Pakistani graduate students. Students with a passion for science, engineering, and business research are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship. The university has established collaborations with renowned international institutions such as Stanford, MIT, KAUST, the Technical University of Munich, and others.

The scholarship provides a wide range of benefits, including:

  1. Full tuition fee waiver.
  2. Monthly stipend.
  3. Medical and health insurance coverage.
  4. Stationery and books allowance.
  5. Research grants.
  6. Once-a-year round-trip tickets.

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of King Fahd University and access the online portal.
  2. Select the graduate programs you wish to apply for. The website provides a list of eligible programs.
  3. Create an account and log in to the online portal.
  4. Fill in all the required sections of the application.
  5. Upload all the mandatory and supplementary documents.
  6. Once you have reviewed your application, submit it through the online portal.

Documentations Required

The following documents are mandatory for the application:

  1. Copy of Passport.
  2. Bachelor’s degree certificate (for MS applicants) or Master’s degree certificate (for PhD applicants).
  3. Academic transcripts.
  4. A 1-page statement of purpose focusing on your research goals and career objectives at KFUPM.
  5. Recommendation letters from your university professors.
  6. GMAT score (mandatory for MBA applicants).
  7. IELTS score with a minimum of 6 bands for MS applicants and 6.5 bands for PhD applicants, or TOEFL score with a minimum of 68 iBT for MS applicants and 79 iBT for PhD applicants. These scores can be uploaded as supporting documents. Additionally, the GRE General score is not mandatory.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all graduate courses, except for the MBA program, are as follows:

  1. Minimum CGPA of 3/4 is required for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (for PhD applicants). Ph.D. students must ensure that their undergraduate and graduate degrees are equivalent to KFUPM standards.

The eligibility criteria for the MBA program are as follows:

  1. Minimum CGPA of 2.5/4 is required for the MBA program.
  2. An acceptable GMAT score of 450 or higher must be submitted.
  3. Minimum score of 6.0 bands in IELTS or 70/120 in TOEFL IBT.
  4. Three years of work experience is required.
  5. Students must have completed a course in calculus during their undergraduate degree and possess a working knowledge of computers.


The online portal opens every October and closes in December for the fall semester. The deadline for the spring semester is June 22, 2023.

The portal for MBA students opens in December for the fall semester and closes in February.

Pakistani students have an amazing chance to pursue their education in Saudi Arabia without any financial burden and receive a first-rate education. Moreover, this scholarship provides the opportunity to participate in innovative research. Click here for more information.

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to pursue your studies in Saudi Arabia and pave the way for a promising future.

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