It is advisable to confirm with relocation support if all the below apply.
- A ‘soft package’ is provided in the house you come into when you first arrive. This package includes bedroom and bathroom linen as well as kitchen and dining utensils.
- All residents have access to a maintenance hotline and emergency contact numbers.
- Each unit contains a television. KAUST operates a community Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) designed to provide commercial television channels available in the region. Set-top-box to subscribe to a variety of packages can be purchased on campus. Independently installed satellite dishes are not permitted.
- Some unit types incorporate gardens. A horticulture and gardening service supports maintenance of back gardens.
- All residents are assigned a housing unit before they arrive.
- Assignment is initially based on the future occupant’s eligibility and dependent upon unit type availability.
- Rental rates are based on the type of unit and the resident’s terms of employment.
- Upon arrival, residents receive the keys to their new unit and lease agreement that requires their signature.
Arrivals without families
- Residents initially arriving at KAUST without their spouse or families as single residents have the option to live in single-gender shared units which range from 3 to 4-bedroom houses with one or two other residents.
- At least one month of a change of resident’s circumstances including joining spouse or family to allow for the accommodation of the newly formed household.
- To be mindful of other sharers pet ownership and smoking are not permitted in shared housing.
- Bidding is based on the periodic availability of vacant units.
- Residents eligible for a unit change, depending on the subject bidding unit type are invited to take part in the bidding process.
- Bidding assignments are automated and system generated.
Housing Agreement Highlights
- Mechanical rooms and their accesses should be kept free and clear.
- No pets can be kept in apartments and sharing units.