Moving to KAUST
KAUST supports the relocation of its faculty and staff members as well as their
families to its campus. KAUST HR will take care of the needs of all relocating KAUST
employees, from the moment they accept an offer until they and their families are safely
settled in their new accommodation.
As a new hire, you will be supported by an assigned HR Coordinator, who will make the
whole process as smooth as possible. Relocation activities such as processing visa
applications, airline bookings, shipping personal effects (for eligible employees), will
be coordinated by the HR Coordinator, who will also support any individual needs you may
KAUST has set up a dedicated private website where you can check on the status
of your move at any time, update your details, post inquiries, or communicate directly
with your HR Coordinator.
We look forward to welcoming you to KAUST.
This allowance is stated in your offer for employment and will be paid along with
your first paycheck after arriving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The University wants
to help you make a smooth transition to your new home at KAUST. By providing this
allowance KAUST hopes to mitigate the costs of relocation, including real estate
transactions, storage costs, vehicle sales, visa issuance and other costs associated
with starting employment with KAUST.
The Relocation process is designed to make your move as smooth as possible.
Your HR Coordinator will work with you to plan and execute it.
- KAUST has set up a dedicated private relocation website where you can check
on the status of your move at any time, update your details, post inquiries,
or communicate directly with your HR Coordinator.
- Your HR Coordinator will send you an access code to KAUST's dedicated
private relocation website. The Web site will allow you to check the status
of your move, or communicate with your HR Coordinator
- After you sign KAUST's offer, you will be assigned a HR Coordinator who will
contact you and coordinate your move.
- KAUST has selected a world-class network of moving / relocation specialist
to arrange for the shipment of your personal effects (for eligible
- Our travel agents will book your travel under the guidance of your HR
Coordinator, taking note of any special requirements.
- On the appointed date of your travel to KAUST you will be met, on arrival at
the terminal, by our dedicated team who will assist you through Immigration
and Customs. A KAUST driver will also be assigned to collect you at the
airport and take you to your pre-arranged accommodation.
- Your HR Coordinator will ensure that you settle into your new home at KAUST
and will arrange for the final administrative steps to take place so your
family can join you if they are arriving at a later date.