Internships are generally industry experiences that are not related to thesis, dissertation, or other research at KAUST. M.Sc. students generally register for summer internships for 6 credit hours (XX 295). Ph.D. students are able to apply for internships at any time throughout their program. An internship that qualifies for earned credit hours, or is intended to fulfill any other academic requirement must be approved prior to the start of the internship by the designated academic advisor, the dean, the dean of graduate affairs, and the Office of the Registrar.

Students applying for internship opportunities must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. If students fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 through the semester/session preceding an arranged internship, students must obtain new approval from their academic advisor in order to proceed with the internship.

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