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Saudi Arabia is a country that conjures up many different thoughts; mysterious, Arab, kingdom, oil, but those who choose this fascinating country for postgraduate education find a welcoming and hospitable population as well as much to see and do. Students earning a PhD in Saudi Arabia can experience all that this county has to offer, such as archeological sites, excellent museums, historic monuments, sand dunes, oases, shopping in souqs, and the Red Sea.

A PhD in Saudi Arabia prepares students for careers in academia, industry, or research. PhD in Saudi Arabia programs are challenging and usually include a combination of coursework and research, while some may also require teaching, seminars, and additional responsibilities. Graduates are awarded a PhD in Saudi Arabia after completion of research and a doctoral thesis or dissertation, which generally takes a minimum of three to four years.

If you are considering a PhD in Saudi Arabia, you can learn more about the programs below. Take that next step today!

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in th ... [+]

About the program

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts and thermodynamics, geology, geophysical characterization, and reservoir engineering. Our students participate in scientific research activities that may include mathematical analyses, computational modeling, experimental research and/or field studies. The candidates focus on original research driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge.

If you are visiting as a potential applicant to our program, we can confidently say that the 'KAUST' experience is a truly unique opportunity for brilliant Ph.D. students who share the dream to make a difference in our field and in the world. We hope you will consider KAUST and our program.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
30 - 42 months
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Statistics (STAT) program educates students to analyze and model complex real-world problems arising in modern Statistical Data Science. ... [+]

About the Program

The Statistics (STAT) program educates students to analyze and model complex real-world problems arising in modern Statistical Data Science. Two degrees are offered: the M.S. degree (under either a Thesis or a Non-Thesis option) and the Ph.D. degree. Admission to one degree does not guarantee transfer to another. All students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are guided by a Faculty Advisor to develop their program of study.

Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program.

There is a minimum residency requirement at KAUST of three and a half years for students entering with a B.S. Degree and two and a half years for students entering with an M.S. Degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved on all doctoral coursework. Individual courses require a minimum of a ‘B-‘ to earn course credit.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program educates students to construct and solve Mathematical and Computational models of real-world problems. ... [+]

About the Program

The Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program educates students to construct and solve Mathematical and Computational models of real-world problems. Two-degree programs are offered: the M.S. degree (under either a Thesis or a Non-Thesis option) and the Ph.D. degree. Admission to one-degree program does not guarantee transfer to another.

The Applied Math and Computational Science program offers specializations in three distinct directions (called “Tracks”): Applied Mathematics (AM), Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and Statistics (ST).

The requirements for the different specializations may vary and are outlined below. All students in the M.S. program are guided by a Faculty advisor to develop their program of study.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Computer Science program educates students to become world-class researchers and thought leaders in the field of computer science. The program is designed to prepare ... [+]

About the program

The Computer Science program educates students to become world-class researchers and thought leaders in the field of computer science. The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in academia, industrial research or advanced positions in industry.

The program offers two degrees: the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and the M.S. degree The M.S. degree can be obtained by taking courses only or by a combination of courses and writing a thesis. Students who are interested in a research career are encouraged to apply directly to the Ph.D. program. An M.S. degree is not a pre-requisite to enroll in the Ph.D. program.

A student who completes the Ph.D. degree will have demonstrated original research that is published in world-class prestigious conferences, journals, and other research forums. This degree is appropriate for those who want to pursue a career in research either in academia or industry. A student who completes the M.S. degree by taking courses and writing a thesis will have demonstrated the ability to perform directed research and complete a research project. This degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in tec ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technology originates from cutting-edge research performed in the field of EE. At KAUST the EE program is bound to this tradition: It aims for preparing students for a multitude of professional paths and advancing world-class research and research-based education through interdisciplinary partnering within engineering and science.

The EE degree program has two (2) major tracks:

Electro-Physics Systems

The Electro-Physics track encompasses technical areas of solid-state electronics, microsystems, electromagnetics, and photonics, while the Systems track encompasses communications, networking, signal processing, computer vision, and control.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. Our graduates are technically well trained to be productive members of the modern world society at large and specifically suited for research careers in academia, industry, and government research laboratories. We place a strong emphasis on class learning coupled with innovative research in a variety of areas. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Material Science and Engineering Program is designed to equip students with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials. We prepare students to tackle grand challe ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Material Science and Engineering Program is designed to equip students with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials. We prepare students to tackle grand challenges in sustainability and renewable energy, nanotechnology and nanoelectronics, biomaterials, materials characterization and low-power computing.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.

Ph.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The program is rich with opportunities, for both M.S. and Ph.D. students, with a focus on modern computational and advanced data-analysis methods to study geophysical pro ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The program is rich with opportunities, for both M.S. and Ph.D. students, with a focus on modern computational and advanced data-analysis methods to study geophysical problems associated with atmospheric processes and ocean circulation, oil exploration and reservoir modeling, earthquake processes and crustal deformation. Students in this program receive broad training in numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and geophysics. M.S. students have an option to participate in scientific research activities that include computational and mathematical modeling or field-study projects (M.S. with thesis). Ph.D. candidates in the program conduct original research.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study programs and research groups.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
3 - 4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facil ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facilities at KAUST, the program distinguishes itself with a clear focus on current challenges related to catalysis and materials.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.

Ph.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. ... [-]
Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
3 - 4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studi ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. These include the development of new materials and processes for gas and liquid separations, for water desalination, catalysis, sustainable energy, and nanotechnology as well as the advancement of new ideas in process design and control and reactor design.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
3 - 4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the availability of clean water; EnSE examines methods to purify and reuse water, as well as to reduce contamination of existing reserves. The focus of the program is on examining the impact of humans on our environment through resource exploitation; including over-consumption, land degradation, and pollution of water. The results of these efforts may offer solutions to water scarcity, soil contamination.

This program comprises four tracks: Water Quality, Chemistry, and Treatment; Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology; Environmental Hydrology and Fluid Mechanics; and Materials for Environmental Science and Engineering. Students entering the program enroll in a set of core courses and then take specialty courses in one of the three major tracks. The remaining courses are technical electives. The three tracks together cover the most important areas in Environmental Science and Engineering, and the core-plus specialty courses and electives will equip a student for a successful and productive career in these fields. Ph.D. DEGREE ... [-]
Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Saudi Arabia. The fundamental biology of plants is studied at a range of levels (e.g. genomic, proteomic, metabolomics), and the interactions of plants with their environment, both abiotic (heat, salt, and drought) and biotic (pathogens and symbionts) are investigated. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world.

Ph.D. DEGREE

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses ... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Saudi Arabia 2019. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the biology and ecology of the multitude of marine life forms. There is an intentional focus on the local Red Sea system, both as a primary study system and as a system with which general concepts from other marine systems can be compared. The goal of the Marine Science Program is to develop an integrated understanding of the Red Sea’s ecosystem as well as marine ecosystems in general, including fundamental biology at the molecular and genomic levels, symbiosis with algae and prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea), associated communities of fish and corals and the physical and chemical environment that impacts and shapes them. This understanding could have an impact on global carbon cycling, endangered species and how we manage the harvesting of resources from the Oceans. Ph.D. DEGREE ... [-]
Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Bioscience program plays a key role in tackling many of the global challenges being addressed by KAUST, with a general emphasis on what we term Adaptive Biology or th ... [+]

About the Program

The Bioscience program plays a key role in tackling many of the global challenges being addressed by KAUST, with a general emphasis on what we term Adaptive Biology or the study of the mechanisms that allow organisms to adapt to their environment. The unique location of KAUST on the shores of the Red Sea makes comprehensive exploration of the biodiversity of this unique ecosystem and its potential biotechnology applications possible.

The Bioscience Program provides an introduction to living systems with courses in cell and molecular biology and biophysics. The program is comprised of two tracks of self-contained courses consisting of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. Each course provides an in-depth review of the subject and examples of current research in the field.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Campus