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GUST Student Maryam Abdulla 6th to attain full Masters & PhD Scholarship

26 July 2018

GUST President, Professor Walid Saleh Bouhamra and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Salah Al Sharhan, have awarded Maryam Abdulla GUST’s Graduate Scholarship. Ms. Abdulla has officially completed her Master’s degree in Spring 2017 from Kuwait University, and has been accepted at the University of Manchester to pursue her PhD in Computer Science starting Fall 2018. She is the 6th GUST alumni to receive this scholarship.


Three GUST alumni are currently on this prestigious scholarship, and pursuing their PhD degrees in esteemed universities like Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. Upon the completion of their degrees they will return to GUST as faculty members. This effort comes as part of GUST’s faculty hiring strategy to integrate its graduates as future faculty members.


GUST offers this scholarship to a selective number of alumni each year to encourage them to pursue their graduate degrees, in one of the QS top 100 ranked universities worldwide. GUST has already funded five of its students to pursue their graduate studies.


The eligibility requirements are:

  • -Kuwaiti citizen
  • -GUST undergraduate degree
  • -Achieved high distinction (B+) or a 3.30 GPA
  • -Strong command of the English language to be able to meet all academic, entry, and other requirements of the concerned universities.
  • -Applicants must not be above the age of 28 (as of October 1st following the scholarship nomination).


International study has proven its benefits to the growth and development of individuals. GUST prides itself in its growing portfolio of international courses and programs, and strives to connect with renowned universities worldwide to deliver a well-rounded experience to its students and faculty.