Saudi Arabia to provide 6,000 scholarships across 17 countries

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A new phase in Saudi Arabia's scholarship program has started, as announced by the Saudi education minister Dr. Ahmed al-Issa.

The minister said the 13 phases of the king's overseas scholarship program will start beginning this week, adding “this stage focuses on qualitative specializations in artificial intelligence, cyber security, air transport and health.”


The new phase was launched early this week through an electronic registration portal under the name Safeer and in accordance with rules and regulations announced earlier by the Saudi education ministry.

Pathways of Scholarship

Dr. Jasser al-Harbash, Deputy Minister of Education for Scholarship, General Supervisor of Cultural Attachés told Al Arabiya English that the new phase will lead to rehabilitate a qualitative human resources from Saudi youth, through educating and coaching in well reputed International universities as an important source to support programs and initiative of the Kingdom’s vision 2030.”

Al-Harbash said “distinguished students can have a scholarship immediately through applying to elite universities”

The official added that students who have full scholarship in a recommended university abroad, the ministry will cover fully all fees and expenses.

Dr. Jasser al-Harbash also said that a new phase of scholarships for students with special needs has been announced with specialized institutions inside the kingdom.

He clarified that the registration will be going on for two weeks on Safeer portal which is linked to the education ministry website, In order to fasten the process and consequently issue electronic travel tickets and immediately after aproval.

Al-Harbash also said that the scholarship program unit welcomes any suggestions to make its services better and also welcomes any new suggestions or new initiatives for this huge national program.

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