Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The KAUST Chemistry (Chem) Program was established in 2010 to provide a modern, research-oriented education in chemistry. It is one of the top internationally ranked programs at KAUST. Leveraging the outstanding facilities at KAUST, the program distinguishes itself by a clear focus and strong emphasis on current research challenges related to polymers, catalysis, and nanotechnology.

Mission and Vision

The Chemistry Program at KAUST is home to world class professors that are conducting cutting edge research on the forefronts of polymers, catalysis, and nanotechnology. Our mission is to graduate highly knowledgeable and trained chemists that can excel in academic, industrial, and managerial settings. We aim to publish highly impactful research papers and patents that will strengthen the Chemistry Program international ranking among the top worldwide and empower immediate industrial translation to support the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about graduate study programs and faculty research groups. Please follow the Chemistry students Twitter account @chemsstudents for the most recent updates.

The Master's Degree (M.Sc.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students are expected to complete the M.Sc. degree within 3 to 4 semesters (including one summer semester, i.e., 12 to 18 months in total). The M.Sc. degree is offered for traditional full-time students and could be a terminal M.Sc., as well as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. All M.Sc. students are expected to complete a capstone experience that includes thesis preparation and oral defense. The non-thesis option is not supported in the Chem Program.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Physical Science and Engineering Division