The Offices of Development and Services support graduate student success by managing the delivery of various services and resources. The offices work closely with the Graduate Student Council and collaborate with other KAUST offices and departments to enhance graduate students' overall experience at KAUST.


Development and Services Programs

  • Skills Lab

    • The Skills Lab provides services to assist graduate students with English for Specific Academic Purposes (Integrated Skills, Writing, Oral Presentation and Pronunciation). Each semester, Skills Lab offers courses, workshops and small group and individual tutoring by appointment.

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  • Graduate Residential Life

    • Graduate Residential Life serves as the primary point of contact for students during their residential experience at KAUST. The office coordinates with the Housing Department, the Maintenance Department, Housekeeping and other offices within Graduate Affairs to offer students programs and services aimed at ensuring a safe and positive living experience for them. Residential Life student interns play an important role in assisting Residential Life with special projects involving student housing and other services for graduate students. 

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  • Events and Recreation

    • ​The Graduate Events and Recreation Office works to provide fun and exciting extracurricular activities for KAUST students. These range from mid-week socials and sports competitions to visits to cultural and historical sites within the Kingdom. Graduate Events and Recreation also provides the opportunity for students to create and lead graduate student groups that indirectly enhance students' studies, offer them leadership opportunities and promote a sense of community on campus.

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  • Professional Development and Career Counseling

    • Professional Development and Career Counseling (PDCC) prepares graduate students to develop lifelong career management skills. The office helps students make decisions about the future, pointing them in the direction of their passions and interests in industry, research or academia. Students also receive coaching on how to negotiate and promote themselves in the job market. In addition, the office facilitates internship and employment opportunities worldwide, enables on-campus networking opportunities with employers and informs students of the latest employment trends in science and technology.

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  • Health, Wellness and Counseling

    • ​​​​​Health, Wellness, and Counseling (HWC) helps graduate students and their dependents to enhance their academic and personal wellbeing. Through seminars, community outreach and confidential personal counseling, the team at HWC ensures students' holistic health. HWC offers free prevention, intervention, information and referral services to all KAUST students and their dependents.

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  • Information Hub (I-Hub)

    • Located in the lobby of the Student Center (Building 18), the Student Information Hub (I-Hub) is a one-stop information center for students. It is the main point of contact for students and Graduate Affairs programs and services.

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  • Graduate Student Council

    • ​The Graduate Student Council represents the interests of KAUST graduate students to University administration, faculty, staff, the community and industry. A core objective of the Council is to promote the quality of instruction and research at KAUST. The Council also seeks to expand the options and opportunities for student employment after graduation. 

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