A fully funded training opportunity at King Abdullah University for many fields of study for all students from inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

For international students who cannot travel to King Abdullah university , the faculty offers remote internships meaning virtually.

The student’s scientific research backgrounds in the following specializations:

  • biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Microfluidics
  • chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental science and engineering
  • Marine sciences
  • Other specialties.

Benefits of a fully funded training opportunity at King Abdullah University

  • 1000 US dollars monthly salary
  • Bedroom and private bathroom
  • Visa and flight fees
  • health insurance
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Access to key laboratories, research and community facilities

A unique program that gives students the opportunity to conduct innovative research at KAUST. Through this landmark training, talented students can conduct research ranging across different disciplines and programmes.

Through VSRP research projects spanning the spectrum of scientific and engineering fields, students with insatiable curiosity and strong academic performance can gain unparalleled opportunities to pursue their research questions under the supervision and support of KAUST faculty mentors.

Registration at King Abdullah University

Please fill out the fields on the application site and submit the form. Some information is required and is marked with asterisks. You will not be able to submit the form without filling out the required fields. Please make sure your email and verification email match each other.

For detailed information on requirements, step-by-step instructions, and contact information (in case you encounter any challenges with the online application process), please refer to the email that initially invites you to complete this application.

Fully funded training opportunity at King Abdullah University STUDYSHOOT

common questions

When will I get accepted?

Once you submit your application, if all your papers and documents are in order, the process will take no more than six weeks. The review process includes the following stages:

  • Administrative review of your submitted application
  • Faculty review of your application and interview (if necessary)
  • Admission interview

How will I receive my admission decision?

You will receive an email notifying you of the decision from the VSRP team.

How many project applications can I submit?

You will be able to apply for one research project at a time. If a faculty member is unable to accept you as an intern for non-academic reasons, we will work with you to identify another faculty member for your internship application.

Can I make changes to my order once it is submitted?

Before placing your order, you can save your progress and make changes at any time. Once your order is submitted, you will not be able to make changes. Therefore, it is important to carefully check all sections on the review screen before clicking “Submit.” Once the application is submitted, only the VSRP team will be able to make changes. However, you may withdraw your application at any time.

What is my living allowance as a VSRP trainee?

All VSRP trainees receive a living allowance of US$1000 per month. When you arrive, you will start receiving your living allowance once a month, paid in Saudi Riyals, the currency used within the country.