King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Student Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great place for scientific research"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to do scientific studies and research. Great campus and state of the art infrastructure. You can focus 100% on your work. Global community

    Cons

    Far from big cities, but Jeddah is 1 hour trip away.

  2. "PhD student salary at KAUST (Saudi Arabia)"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Thuwal

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In addition to a monthly stipend, scholarship includes (shared) housing and medical insurance.

    Cons

    Living in a small, gated community can be difficult at times.


  3. "High quality research and standard of living"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Mecca
    Recommends

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    A comfortable life and professional researchers

    Cons

    The weather is hot in the summer!

  4. "Thanks KAUST"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Masters Student in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can focus only on research, lots of English support

    Cons

    There are no clothes shops, dining out options are limited, the city is 60 minutes away

  5. "amazing"

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Student 

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i have nothing but good things to say they provide you with all the support you need

    Cons

    time difference is the only issue when you're studying abroad

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    5.0
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    Current Employee - Master Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    high welfare, good accommodation, and good education quality

    Cons

    boring in life, bad food

  7. "Good university"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Academic facilitates are one of the best. Very safe campus.

    Cons

    The students are not on par with the good universities.

  8. "Good place for research if you are single"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent research equipment, very good stipend

    Cons

    Remote location, super slow delivery speed

  9. "Nice international environment for research."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice international environment for research.

    Cons

    None of cons to complain about.

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  10. "PhD student"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing high tech labs, very high salaries

    Cons

    Secluded campus, poor student diversity, average academic publications

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