Gate Access

Who do I contact for KAUST gate access help?

Please first review the gate access details on the main KAUST website. The best point of contact for gate access questions or issues is VisitorCenter@KAUST.EDU.SA

Yes, you will need both your original KAUST ID and KAUST email address. If you need help obtaining this information, please reach out to Alumni Affairs to assist.

You may need to provide a passport or national ID copy to obtain your credential information.


What happens to my KAUST email account after graduation?
KAUST alumni that is not used within in a calendar year will become deactivated. Alumni will need to contact KAUST IT to opt-in again through email ( or VITA chatbot.
KAUST IT can assist you in activating your KAUST email account or reset your email password. You can contact IT Helpdesk directly for assistance through email ( or the VITA chatbot.

Saudi Arabian Police Clearance

Should I obtain a police clearance from KAUST Government Affairs before my "final exit" from KAUST?

You need to obtain a Saudi Arabian police clearance prior to exiting KAUST and the Kingdom. It is not possible to obtain after you have completed a final exit from KSA.

Please contact KAUST Government Affairs as soon as you begin to prepare for your exit from KAUST.


What are the benefits of volunteering?
Alumni volunteers have many opportunities to build networks, develop speaking skills, learn and mentor others. We always welcome new volunteers. Please complete our volunteer form.
We are always looking for volunteers to engage with fellow alumni at various events. Please complete the volunteer form to connect with Alumni Affairs and fellow alumni.

Alumni Chapters

Where are alumni chapters located?

The KAUST Alumni Chapters are currently located in Saudi Arabia, China and Europe. We are planning to launch a chapter in North America in 2022 and also regional networks throughout the globe soon. To learn more visit our Chapters page or contact the Office of Alumni Affairs directly.

Alumni Chapters can be joined by contacting a regional chapter of your choice or by contacting The Office of Alumni Affairs for current chapter contact information.
Alumni Exit Survey
If you did not complete the Alumni Exit Survey when requested and your KAUST credentials are no longer functioning, you may use the alternative survey link to complete this portion of your campus departure checklist.