Statistics, M.Sc. | King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) | Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
12 months
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Statistics at KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology educates students to analyze and model complex real-world problems arising in modern Statistical Data Science.


Nowadays, statistics crosses the borders of a vast array of disciplines offering conceptual and practical frames to design scientific investigations, to model real phenomena, predict events and quantify uncertainty out of an unprecedented amount of data made available by the exponential increase in the size of datasets.

Key facts:

Statistics applications range from environmental analysis and extreme climatic events forecasting to the optimization of renewable energy production, geophysics, marine and human biology, as well as medical investigations that could bring a paradigm shift in healthcare practices (for the complete list of courses, please check the STAT Program Guide below).

Statistics at KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology offers two degree programs: the M.S. degree (with or without a final thesis) and the Ph.D. degree. Students interested in both diploma should apply to M.S. + Ph.D. from the start to secure the continuation of their studying at KAUST.

Programme Structure

  • Both degrees have the opportunity to study in various areas such as Bayesian statistics, big data, biostatistics, computational statistics, data visualization, environmental statistics, extreme events, spatial statistics, statistical data science, and time series analysis.

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official university transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic score

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Thuwal

2270 - 3445 SAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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