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    21,000 Saudis study on scholarships in US


    Sep 26, 2022

    Saudi Gazette report

    JEDDAH — The number of Saudi students on scholarships in the US reached 20,954, as the Kingdom is trying to send more students to Ivy League universities.

    The US is among the targeted countries per the new strategy of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques program for scholarships launched by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

    Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh has visited the Saudi Cultural Mission in the US.

    He also met with Saudi students on scholarships, in the presence of the cultural attaché at the Kingdom’s embassy in the United States, Dr. Fawzi Bukhari, and a number of the Mission’s employees, as part of the program of his visit to the United States.

    During the meeting, the minister extended appreciation for the leadership’s unwavering support for the education and scholarship sector.

    He emphasized that the ministry is working to strengthen the existing partnership between the Kingdom and the US in numerous fields of education and research.

    The minister expressed his delight to meet Saudi students studying in American universities.

    He emphasized that Saudi Arabia is proud of its sons and daughters who are on scholarships and looks forward to their contributions to the Kingdoms advancement on all levels and fields after they graduate and earn their degrees.

    He stated that the students on scholarship reflect an honorable image of their religion, country, and society, adding that they are the best ambassadors for the Kingdom in the scholarship country, wishing success to all male and female students on scholarships around the world.

    The meeting’s agenda includes informing the minister of the conditions of students on scholarships and students studying at their own expense in the US, the most prominent challenges and issues facing them, as well as a review of their most important initiatives.

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