King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals [KFUPM] is a leading institution for science, engineering, and technology. It was founded in 1963. Since its inception, KFUPM has graduated a large number of pioneering leaders who have had a significant impact on national and international development with high levels of quality and excellence.
Moreover, the University has made great contributions to research, studies, and engagement with society.
For more than a decade, KFUPM has been actively engaged in exchange programs and research collaborations with top-ranked universities and industry partners from all over the world. With exchange programs, students are exposed to a wider range of scholarly perspectives and ideas drawn from a variety of life experiences. Students can benefit from exchange programs to widen their horizons and build stronger personalities, in addition to learning about new cultures and languages. This program aims to promote the chances for international students to spend one semester at KFUPM with a summer internship program at Aramco.
KFUPM is one of the most selective public higher education institutes in
Saudi Arabia. It is the 163rd best university in the QS World University
Rankings 2022. KFUPM exists among the top three in the QS Arab
Region University Rankings 2022. KFUPM courses are ABET and
The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, or CPG, ranked 6th in Petroleum Engineering worldwide by QS ranking, offers a combination of three things that cannot be matched by any other college in the world: integration, industry access and legacy. It’s a place where people can learn, study and work together to advance the sustained delivery of reliable energy, with minimum impact on the environment.
Aramco Internship Program
(Eight weeks in Aramco facilities)
The Aramco University Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to enrich their university experience by relating their academic studies to actual work situations.
Students will also have the opportunity to evaluate their professional interests in the respective field of study. It allows students to acquire new skills, get them used to creative thinking and allow them to practice problem solving and decision-making.
- The duration is eight weeks.
- Applicant must be an active student and not have graduated with their bachelor’s degree.
- Applicant must complete the internship period in full.
- Must not be enrolled in any university classes/modules during the internship period.
- Internship must be required for graduation by home university.
- Monthly stipend.
- Medical coverage provided by an Aramco-approved medical provider.
KFUPM aims to provide a vibrant living and academic experience to the entire KFUPM community. KFUPM is committed to promoting community wellbeing through a range of services such as sports, accommodations, recreational activities, transportation, primary healthcare, and security on campus.
The Mall has become a center of attraction for all students, where many of them enjoy leisure time after their classes. There is a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, and other
entertainment facilities — all combined in one modern state-of-the-art building.
KFUPM Square is a mall inside the campus. It has a wide variety of food restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and kids’ play areas, in addition to a dental clinic, a beauty shop, a hair salon, a nursery school, and an open-air theater — all inside this beautifully constructed mall.
KFUPM Beach is a privately-owned area for the exclusive use of the university’s students, staff, and their families. The beach provides warm sand, playgrounds, picnic units, barbeque grills, and scenic views of the water.
KFUPM provides comfortable on-campus living accommodations for eligible students. The dorms are well-equipped and modern, with 24/7 maintenance service to ensure a pleasant living experience.
There is a primary health care center on campus that provides high quality care to ensure our community remains healthy.
College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences
Tel: +966 13 860 8662
Department of Geosciences
Tel: +966 13 860 2620
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Tel: +966 13 860 2530
Center for Integrative Petroleum Research
Tel: +966 13 860 3888