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Scholarships for Pakistani students in Saudi Arabia
583 fully-funded scholarships for Pakistani Students in Saudi Arabia have been announced by Saudi and Pakistani officials. These 583 students shall be entitled to study on a scholarship basis at 23 top Universities of the Kingdom.
They can reach out to any discipline except medical and health. These Pakistani students shall be processed and passed by the Higher Education System of Pakistan, also commonly known as HEC.
The HEC shall be floating out applications, screen the most deserving ones and award scholarships for Pakistani Students in Saudi Arabia in the following manner:
- 400 bachelor’s degree scholarships
- 100 master’s degree scholarships
- 83 Ph.D. degree scholarships
Saudi Arabia wants Pakistani students to apply for Scholarship
Professor Dr. Ali Mohammed B. Hawsawi, who is the Cultural Attaché of the Kingdom in Pakistan, informed the media that he and Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki had been taking the matter seriously and they really want Pakistani students to apply for scholarships for Pakistani Students in Saudi Arabia.
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He said that in the past, the students could apply directly for the scholarship or they had the choice of applying through the Ministry of Education of Pakistan. However, these scholarships for Pakistani Students in Saudi Arabia would be awarded only to those who shall apply through HEC.
HEC Pakistan will select 583 Students for the Scholarship
He briefed that in the past, Saudi Arabia had been giving out only limited scholarships for Pakistani Students in Saudi Arabia. This is for the first time that the number of Saudi Arabia scholarship for Pakistani students has stretched to 583.
Now, the students shall take up any course of their choice, there are no limitations and barriers for Saudi Arabia scholarship for Pakistani students as there were in the past.
HEC shall be processing the application for Saudi Arabia scholarship for Pakistani students and deciding upon the deserving students. Students of Pakistan can apply for these scholarships as HEC has already notified and advertised about these on national media.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 31st Jan 2019
The HEC website has also been updated with the scholarship news. According to the HEC website, students can apply for Saudi Arabia scholarship for Pakistani students by 31st January 2019.
Hawsai is hopeful that once the students will come back to Pakistan after their studies completion, they shall become an asset for Pakistan who shall give forth positively to the economy.
250 students in the year 2019 and remaining next year
Dr. Ayesha Ikram, who is HEC media director claimed that this is a welcoming step towards the HEC foreign scholarships. She hopes that the collaboration with Saudi Arabia will be the same in the future as well.
She further told that this year 250 students would be picked up for Saudi Arabia scholarship for Pakistani students on pure merit basis and the rest would be selected next year.
Top 6 Universities where Pakistani students can apply
Briefing about the top Universities of Saudi Arabia, she named a few where Pakistani students can apply:
1-King Abdul Aziz University
2-King Saud University
3- King Faisal University
4- King Khalid University
5- King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
6-Princess Nora bint Abdul Rehman University.
Facilities provided by the Saudi Government to Scholarship Students
She also briefed about some of the facilities that these students would be given by the Saudi government. It is a golden opportunity to study in Saudi Arabia for pakistani students.
1-Health care facilities for student and family
2-Food and accommodation facility for student and family
3-Return air tickets for scholarship holders
4-Two months stipend
5- 3 months graduation allowance for free shipping of books
Source: Arab News