Saudi Arabia is setting up a New Research and Science University at Rabegh (90 Kms from Jeddah) which is unique of its kind as it has the highest grant (Endowment Fund) in the world after Harvard Business School.
It will be called KAUST (www.kaust.edu.sa) and it will offer only Masters and PhD degrees to international and local students in Science and Technology (11 fields) including Mechanical Engineering, Electrial Engineering, Material Sciences and Computer Science.
The KAUST campus and community site is located on the Red Sea, adjacent to the fishing village of Thuwal and 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. The total area comprises more than 36 million square meters, including the University campus, Harbor District commercial center, three distinct residential neighborhoods and a unique coral-reef ecosystem immediately off shore.
KAUST has partnered with following international universities for their programs:
The University of California, Berkeley <http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/partners-berkeley.aspx?nav=pi>
Mechanical Engineering, The University of Cambridge <http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/partners-cambridge.aspx?nav=pi>
Biosciences and Bioengineering, Stanford University <http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/partners-stanford.aspx?nav=pi>
Applied Mathematics and Computer Science The University of Texas at Austin <http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/partners-texas.aspx?nav=pi>
Computational Earth Sciences and Engineering Imperial College London <http://www.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/partners-imperial.aspx?nav=pi>
The first session starts from Sept. 2009 and the University has already started accepting online applications.
University is offering full scholarship for Masters and PhD degrees. Not only that, if you have have already completed 80 credit hours in Bachelors Degree then you are even eligible to apply for scholarship to KAUST. You can complete your final year on scholarship in your home country and then you can proceed for Masters and PhD at KAUST.
Contact Information for Student Scholarship Applicants which is being handled out of the USA office:
e-mail: scholarships@ kaust.edu.sa <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tel: +1 (713) 621-6300, ext 23
Fax: +1 (713) 621-0876
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