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About UPM

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (UPM) — public non-profit university for men. It is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It is a young higher education institution, as it was opened in 1963. As an active member of OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), UPM is participating in developing the academic environment.

The university is among the top-180 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. The university is in top-200 of the independent international ranking THE.

At UPM, you can get a bachelor and master degree in different fields of study.

Location
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Establishment year
1963
Students
6,882
International students
895
Gender restrictions
Men's University

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#180
Rating THE
2024#201-250
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Engineering & Technology63
Accounting & Finance201-250
Natural Sciences218
Social Sciences & Management317
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UPM tuition fees

The academic calendar at UPM is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Saudi Arabia. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Bachelor
Master

Study programs at UPM

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Geophysics
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Applied Sciences & Professions
City Planning
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Computer Science & IT
Computer Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Computer Science
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Arts & Humanities
Architectural Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
City Planning
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Chemical Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, TOEFL PBT — 520
Chemical Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Chemistry
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Finance
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Geophysics
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
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Engineering & Technology
Applied Chemical Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, TOEFL PBT — 520
Applied Civil Engineering
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Applied Mechanical Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Architectural Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Chemical Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
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Physical Sciences
Actuarial Science And Financial Mathematics
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Geology
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Geophysics
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Physics
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Physics And Chemistry
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, TOEFL PBT — 520
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Accounting
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Actuarial Science And Financial Mathematics
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
City Planning
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
60 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Finance
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Management
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Show all
Other programs
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Environmental Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Environmental Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Geology
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Show all
Medicine
Life Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Medicine
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Medical Physics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Applied Sciences & Professions
City And Regional Planning
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Computer Science & IT
Computer Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Computer Networks
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Computer Science
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Security And Information Assurance
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Software Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Arts & Humanities
Architectural Engineering
Study degree
MEng
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Architectural Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
City And Regional Planning
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Physical Sciences
Applied Statistics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Environmental Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Geology
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Geophysics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Applied Statistics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Business Administration
Study degree
MBA
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
30 months (full-time), 72 months (part-time)
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
City And Regional Planning
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Construction Engineering And Management
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Construction Engineering And Management
Study degree
MEng
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Show all
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Chemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, TOEFL PBT — 520
Life Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Medicine
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Mathematics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Show all
Engineering & Technology
Aerospace Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Architectural Engineering
Study degree
MEng
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Architectural Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Chemical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Civil Engineering
Study degree
MEng
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 520, TOEFL iBT — 68
Show all
Other
Maintenance Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Maintenance Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Systems Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Systems and Control Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Systems and Control Engineering
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at UPM

Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations. Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 68. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.

GPA
3
IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
68
TOEFL PBT
520

Master's degree at UPM

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. It is impossible to enter UPM for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 68. IELTS — 6 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
68
TOEFL PBT
520

UPM campus

The university campus is located in Dhahran. The university has a library where students can do their homework, write scientific papers or just read interesting books.

Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

If you want to stay in Saudi Arabia after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. UPM graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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