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Welcome to the Office of International Cooperation (OIC) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). For more than a decade, KFUPM has been actively engaged in major collaborative projects and partnerships with established universities and industry partners from all over the world.  The OIC is the first contact for international relations at the university level, which is committed to facilitating the cooperation and exchange between the university and overseas universities, companies, research institutions/centers and renown scholars to develop international education, collaborative research, and disciplines and to enhance our global standing.

You are cordially invited to browse through these pages to learn more about us, our activities, our partners, our programs, and to help us in developing our global network.



The mandate of the Office of International Cooperation is to facilitate and implement international initiatives and activities at the University through various channels. In particular, the OIC will:

  • Establish and maintain international relationships and agreement.

  • Serve as the University negotiating office for international contracts and agreements.

  • Represent the University in international activities.

  • Collaborate with international associations and organizations to promote the University interests.

  • Facilitate the exchange of faculty and students.

  • Review and archive the visiting scholars visit reports.

  • Serve as a resource office for all international cooperative activities.

  • Collaborate with other KFUPM offices/deanships in relation to international business.

  • Facilitate the appropriate international cooperation conferences or workshops.

  • Maintain a database and publish a newsletter to communicate international/activities to the community

Important announcements
Application Date : Fall - Third week of the first term of the academic year

Application Date : Spring- Third week of the second term of the academic year

SEP 242 Registration Period: January 28 - February 18, 2024

Deadline for TOEFL-iBT/IELTS score submission: March 31, 2024

OIC OFFICE LOCATION: Building 59, Room 1027. Phone: 0138607703

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