KAUST Gifted Student Foundation Year Program


Students enjoying the festivities at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair

NC State University's Global Training Initiative (GTI) and Intensive English Program (IEP) host a foundation year program for students participating in the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP). This is a fully funded scholarship for undergraduate Saudis studying science and engineering. KGSP is administered by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These students spend an academic year at NC State. Their program includes a variety of college preparatory classes during the Fall semester as well as NC State courses in the spring.

The GTI and IEP also organize a full range of cultural and extracurricular activities aimed at helping KAUST students integrate and prepare for life at American universities.

For more information, contact KAUST Program Director Tim Rose.

KAUST 2014 Orientation dinner KAUST students volunteer

KGSP students enjoying a welcome dinner during orientation week.

KGSP Students give back to the community through volunteering at the Shephard's Table soup kitchen in downtown Raleigh.