KGSP students represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s future scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders. They are committed to the KAUST vision of driving scientific discovery through cutting-edge research with the aim of contributing to the University’s mission of innovation, economic development, and social prosperity in the Kingdom, the region and the world.
Selection to the KGSP is extremely competitive, and currently by invitation only. Successful applicants are Saudi Arabian students in their final year of high school who demonstrate impressive academic credentials, meaningful extra-curricular achievements, and who share the KAUST ethos of continuous discovery.
The KGSP is administered by the department of Saudi Affairs at KAUST, which implements the University's core goals of integrated research in science and engineering with a focus on national development. Saudi Affairs manages programs that foster talent and maximize potential among Saudi youth interested in STEM fields, with initiatives ranging from middle school to post-graduate research and employment.