Transfer Credit

Master’s students may apply for transfer credits from another university upon approval of the academic advisor, program chair, and the Office of the Registrar. Courses already used for another degree cannot be used as transfer credit. Once transfer credit is approved, the transferred course(s) will be noted on the official transcript.

The following guidelines apply:

  • Up to three graduate level courses not to exceed 9 credits may be approved
  • The course grade for any course to be transferred must be a B (or equivalent) or above
  • Courses transferred must have been taken within three years prior to admission to KAUST
  • Students must submit a completed transfer credit form and include a course syllabus for every course
  • Students must submit an official transcript no more than three months old in English or accompanied by a certified English translation

Doctoral students transferring from other Ph.D. programs may receive dissertation research and coursework credits on a case-by-case basis.