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In January 2018, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is hosting its seventh annual International Poster Competition for undergraduate students as part of the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP). This competition brings up to 50 students from around the globe together.

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Application Instructions

Prepare the Following Documents to begin your application :


Passport (International Applicants)

National ID (Saudi Applicants)

** If you currently do not have a valid passport, please temporarily upload an official ID


Transcript (Current transcript)

This can be unofficial, or a screen-shot of your marks from the official university portal. Please provide an English translation.



In English and Submitted online only

More Details on Abstract requirements


  • Context/background of the issue(s) researched
  • Aim of the research
  • Concise summary of the research design, methodology or analytical procedures used
  • Results/conclusions/products
  • Implications/significance to the relevant field

Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words, single-spaced, with one or two figures (maximum). Font: Helvetica or Times New Roman, Font Size: 10 Abstracts are mandatory; figures are not. If you feel like sending us a figure or two, please send it to us via a zip file with your abstract. Acceptable formats: .doc, .docx, or pdf file or zip file with attached figures.

Naming format of the abstract document: Institution_Last Name_First Name example: DUKE_Smith_Peter.doc/.docx/.pdf.

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Participants must be undergraduate students, and must submit individually. Only group submissions from students currently studying in Saudi Arabia will be accepted. (Each group member must submit an individual application)

Each Student is responsible for presenting his/her own research

Your research abstract should fall within the general areas of focus at KAUST (including, but not limited to)

  • Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials
  • Catalysis
  • Clean Combustion
  • Computational Bioscience
  • Red Sea
  • Solar and Photovoltaics Energy
  • Water Desalination and Reuse
  • Desert Agriculture
  • Extreme Computing
  • Uncertainty Quantification

Upon selection, students may present their research by POSTER or VIDEO All videos must be a maximum of three minutes

When submitting an abstract, authors testify that this is their original work. Presenter's name and electronic name is treated as an electronic signature.

Participants agree that their abstract - and later on his/their posters or videos - may be featured in KAUST publications and/or included on the KAUST website.

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  • November 14, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission

Official Invitation will be sent to the the accepted abstract authors.

Actual visit subject to visa issuance. The organizing committee will arrange for visas (for international participants), travel & lodging


For further information or for questions about the International Undergraduate Poster Competition, please write to:

Organizing Committee