Application Requirements & Process

Application Requirements & Process

Currently, you must be invited to apply for KGSP. Nominations for invitation are sent to us primarily from Mawhiba (King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity).
Basic Requirements
To meet the basic requirements for an invitation to apply, you must have:
  • Have completed the high school degree on the same year of applying to the KGSP.
  • Have received General Secondary High School diploma within the last year (or be in the final year of completing this diploma).
  • Have achieved a high school GPA, Qodorat score, and Tahselie score within the top 3% range in the Kingdom.  

Application Process (currently invitation-only)


1. You receive an email inviting you to apply to the KGSP program.

  • The email includes a link to the online application and a list of documents required to be submitted with the application.
2. You complete your application online.
  • The application will take several hours to complete. If you have trouble with the application, you can contact us with your questions.
3. You submit the required documents.
    At the time of your online application, you must upload the following documents:
  • High School Grade 10, 11, and 12 Transcripts
  • Qodorat test score
  • Tahselie test score
  • Copy of passport and national ID
  • Guardians' consent form
  • Required Forms (available for download from the KGSP online application page) 
  • English test score result (if available)
  • SAT scores (if available)
4. Your application is reviewed by the KGSP Admissions Committee.
5. If your application is successful:
  • You will be invited to attend an interview and English exam if no official TOEFL or IELTS scores are available.
6. If your interview and English exam are successful:
  • You will be invited to join the program as a KGSP scholar.
7. On acceptance of your application:
  • You will be sent a conditional offer.
  • You are invited to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation on KAUST's campus.

8. After you accept your conditional offer, you are required to send the following documents by a specific date (to be determined) in June 2016:

  • Final high school transcript after the second semester
  • Highest Qodorat test score
  • Highest Tahselie test score
9. If your performance in the second semester is not in line with the scores which your conditional offer was based on:
  • Your conditional offer to the KGSP will not be confirmed.​​​