As a condition of graduation, KAUST requires master's students who complete a thesis to deposit it in the KAUST digital archive. Similarly, doctoral students must submit an electronic copy of their dissertation to the KAUST digital archive.
KAUST student authors retain copyright to their theses or dissertations. However, the university retains a non-exclusive license to make copies of dissertations or theses as needed for the academic or archival purposes of the institution. This includes providing open access to the work on the Internet.