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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) was officially established by royal decree on 5 Jumada 1, 1383 (23 September, 1963). The first students were admitted a year later, on 23 September, 1964, a total of 67 young men enrolled when it was called the College of Petroleum and Minerals (CPM). Since that time, the number of the university students increased to more than 8,000 students in the meantime.


29,015 bachelor's degrees 3,821 Master’s and 257 Ph.D.'s were awarded by the end of the first semester 2015-2016. Today, KFUPM is one of the leading educational organizations. It aims at being a preeminent institution known for its globally competitive graduates, cutting edge research, and leadership in energy discoveries.


The Research Institute is the cornerstone of applied research activities at KFUPM. It has created a strong research base and is recognized for solving critical scientific and technical problems as well as working on turning knowledge into practice. Working in collaboration with the faculty from academic departments, our full-time researchers annually produce hundreds of research reports for industrial and government sponsors.


The alumni Department is responsible for facilitating career guidance, job search, and the relationship with students after graduation.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Registrar's Office provides administrative services to all students in a number of areas

Library services

The KFUPM Libraries ranks among the top Saudi Arabian academic research libraries by any measure. The Libraries's collections and services, physical and virtual, provide outstanding support for internationally recognized research in more than 10 doctoral programs while also addressing the learning needs of more than 10,000 undergraduate students across the campuses. Students and faculty rank the Libraries as the most important source of information for their work, and graduating seniors consistently give the Libraries the highest satisfaction rating of any academic service or program.

ICT services

Mission: to provide excellent IT services that foster productive education, research, community service, and administrative activities at KFUPM through competent staff, effective processes, and state of the art systems.

Student Life

Campus life

The Dammam Area has an ample amount of shopping centers range from the smaller, downtown, ethnic shops to the ultra-modern Malls, with its many Western brands. 

Student Reviews

Belal Ghaleb- Solar Energy Scientist
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Over my study journey, I have learnt new skills and I had been enrolled in a really interesting subject, which opens new horizons and broad the ideas in my mind. Currently, I'm at the stages of my Master Thesis which focuses on the Solar Energy for building. There is still big gap for the solar PV technology to get fused into the building, which strongly motivate me to...

My Academic success
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The journey was rough but with resilient attitude and my doggedness for academic, I was able to scale through. The course was interesting and challenging and the lecturers put in their best to see to the success of the programme and to God be the glory.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like my study experience because it gave me a chance to improve my skills, my knowledge. Also the living in the campus with the students was so helpful. Its keep me in touch with them and let me to be self dependent.

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