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Information on obtaining study visas

To obtain a study visa from Saudi embassies, applicants must have a scholarship from a Saudi university. After arrival in Saudi Arabia, the scholarship recipients may obtain a free residence permit for the duration of their study with a letter issued by the passport department in the university where they have been admitted.

Learn in Saudi universities​​

Based on the leading role of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom carries out its lofty mission at the international and regional level to serve Islam and Muslims in all fields, including the development and qualification of manpower by providing scholarships to attract international students who are distinguished in theoretical, scientific and research disciplines to study in public universities in the Kingdom And from all countries of the world to study in public universities, which number (27) in various regions of the Kingdom, and the aspirations of the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom aim to achieve the outcomes of the scholarship program in line with the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 through the support and participation of graduates after their graduation in advancing development in After their return, they are qualified with specialized scientific certificates and apply the skills and experience they have acquired in all disciplines. ​

Studying in Saudi Arabia is a Distinguished Education:​

If you are one of the truly distinguished students, there are many reasons that invite you to study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including:

  • Saudi universities are distinguished by their scientific advancement, as a number of Saudi universities fall within the ranking of the best universities in the world.
  • Saudi universities have an excellent environment for scientific research due to their advanced research centers.
  • The educational and cultural environment varies in Saudi universities, as distinguished students from more than 200 countries around the world study in Saudi universities.
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides excellent sponsorship for scholarship students for international students free of charge and without tuition fees and with many other advantages.

Applying to study in Saudi universities

In order to facilitate the procedures and apply for the study application in the Kingdom's governmental universities, you can apply by entering the website of the university you want to apply for to study, where students can apply for all available specializations - except for health and medical specialties - for its post-secondary stage, and the study is for all university levels To study (Diploma in Arabic for non-native speakers - Bachelor - Higher Diploma - Masters - PhD) for whom the conditions and admission controls apply. The applicant can enter the university he wishes to study in and get acquainted with its special conditions and requirements through the university.​


How to apply for a scholarship

1- The scholarship application can be submitted in an easy way through public universities for international scholarship students, according to the opening dates for the application for registration for admission to study in a Saudi university.​

2- Apply to the Saudi Cultural Attaché in your country.

​ 3- If there is no Saudi cultural attaché in your country, one can apply to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ​

Types of scholarships:​

Government scholarships for international students are of two types:

1- Internal scholarships for non-Saudi students residing in the Kingdom with a legal residency.

2- External scholarships for non-Saudi students from outside the Kingdom.

Scholarships in Saudi government universities are of three types according to their different advantages:

A -  free scholarships in which the student gets full benefits.

B - Partial scholarships in which the student gets some benefits, as the educational institution is entitled to offer some benefits to the student, such as a seat only, or a seat and housing, that is, less than the full free scholarship.

C- Grants paid for.

All of this is in accordance with the rules regulated by the educational institution council, and in a manner that does not conflict with the regulations governing this

Admission requirements

Among the conditions and controls for accepting non-Saudi international students for all levels of study are as follows:

1- The admission requirements applicable to Saudis in institutions of higher education apply to internal and external scholarship students.

2- The student should not be less than (17) years old and not more than (25) years for the undergraduate and institute for teaching Arabic language or the equivalent, (30) years for the master’s degree, and (35) years for the doctoral degree.

3 - That the government of the student’s country approves the study in the Kingdom for countries that require it Non-Saudi students.

4- The student should not have obtained another scholarship from an educational institution in the Kingdom.

5- To attest certificates and supporting papers from the competent authorities specified by the educational institution.

6- To present a certificate of absence of precedents from the security services in his country.

7 - He should not be dismissed from one of the educational institutions in the Kingdom

8 - That he has a mahram with the student, according to the instructions regulating that, provided that he is covered by a grant or has a regular residence or is on the register of an employer in need of his services.

9 - To pass the medical examination determined by the regulations and instructions.

10- The educational institution may require a student’s recommendation from one of the bodies, institutions, or personalities specified by the institution.

11- The educational institution council sets the executive rules governing the admission of scholarship students from within, taking into account the following:

A- That the student obtains the approval of whoever is on his record to study at the educational institution.

B - The student must be a regular resident of the Kingdom.​

Application dates for the study:

The opening date for the scholarship application program is determined according to the requirements of the academic year at universities.

Advantages of external scholarships:

There are advantages and incentives that a student accepted to study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can obtain, including:

A- Health care for him and his family members if they are brought in to reside with him, if the regulations require that.

B - A financial reward upon arrival.

C - housing.

D - The advantages enjoyed by fellow students of the educational institution.

E - Annual travel tickets, taking into account the regulations that take into account and organize that.​​​