About KAUST Gifted Student Program


The KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) is administered by the Saudi Affairs organization at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
While KGSP students attend universities abroad, their home base is KAUST. Orientation sessions and yearly workshops are held at KAUST, and students remain connected to KAUST’s network of academic and industry partners throughout their academic careers and beyond. KAUST holds KGSP students in special regard and takes a great interest in their education and personal development.
About Saudi Affairs
The Saudi Affairs organization implements KAUST’s core goals of integrated research in science and engineering with a focus on Saudi needs and development. Saudi Affairs provides opportunities, sponsorship and support for top-performing young Saudis with ambition in scientific fields, from high school, through undergraduate, to post-graduate research.
Message from the Vice President of Saudi Affairs
Young Saudis with the drive and talent to pursue scientific careers that address global, regional, national, and individual challenges deserve an excellent academic start. KGSP ensures this start. Since its beginnings in 2008, we have welcomed the best and the brightest young Saudis to KGSP. As these students take hold of the outstanding educational and cultural opportunities offered by the program, they enjoy an exceptional experience that enriches their lives and opens up a world of possibilities for their futures.
We are proud to administer this program and look forward to witnessing the promising future successes of its graduates.
Dr. Najah Ashry
Vice President, Saudi Affairs