How do I apply?


As a new staff member or postgraduate student joining the KAUST community, you will be provided with the link to the TKS online application form by Human Resources or Graduate Affairs or KAUST Business Partner.


While applications are accepted throughout the year, where possible parents are encouraged to apply by June 1st for first-semester intake and December 1st for second-semester intake.

Our school year begins in August and is divided into two semesters. Semester one begins in August and the second semester commences mid-January. We strongly recommend that children joining the school do so at the beginning of a semester and do not arrive after 31 March of the academic year.


Current residents of KAUST should contact the Admissions Office with their primary KAUST ID number at:


Applications open annually in March and new applications should be made as soon as possible but no later than 1 June. Our intake interviews for K1 admissions are scheduled primarily from March to May with some late interviews in August.