Graduate Development and Services facilitates students’ success by managing and coordinating the delivery of programs, services, and resources across a variety of domains which include the Student Center Helpdesk; Residential Life; Graduate Events and Recreation; Office of Professional Development; English Language and Communication Program; and the Student Counseling Services. Graduate Development and Services’ staff also work closely with the Graduate Student Council and collaborate with the campus community to enhance the greater experience of KAUST’s graduate and visiting students.
In addition to these services, the offices of Graduate Development and Services oversee the planning and implementation of the New Student Orientation programs held every August and January for new incoming students.
The Graduate Student Council represents the interests of KAUST graduate students to University administration, faculty, staff, the community and industry. A core objective of the Council is to promote the quality of instruction and research at KAUST. The Council also seeks to expand the options and opportunities for student employment after graduation.