saudi ministry sending 211 college students overseas on tradition scholarships this 12 months

RIYADH The Ministry of Tradition introduced on Sunday its determination to grant scholarships to the seventh batch of scholars below the ministry’s Cultural Scholarship Program.

With the seventh batch, the variety of college students who would turn out to be beneficiaries of the ministry’s scholarship program through the present 12 months reached 211 college students. The vast majority of these college students are ladies, 133 in quantity, whereas male college students account for 78. Out of those college students, 123 college students will pursue their research for the bachelor’s diploma whereas 83 college students for the grasp’s diploma and 5 for the doctoral diploma.

These college students will pursue their research in majors resembling meals science and expertise, theater, music, heritage and archeology, vogue design, libraries and museums, filmmaking, visible arts, literature and linguistics, structure, culinary arts, and design.

The Ministry of Tradition launched this distinctive scholarship program in December 2019 with the intention of growing nationwide cultural cadres specialised in numerous artistic cultural fields in probably the most prestigious universities, institutes, and academies world wide. The scholarship permits them to qualify to satisfy the rising wants of the labor market, and obtain the objectives of the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030 in various cultural fields.

The newly picked college students will probably be enrolled in probably the most prestigious worldwide academic establishments resembling The Culinary Arts Academy; College of the Artwork Institute of Chicago; The Culinary Institute of America; College of the Arts London (UAL); Pratt Institute; Manchester College of Structure; Virginia Commonwealth College; The Australian Nationwide College; Indiana College Bloomington; College of Edinburgh, and Durham College.

Greater than half of those scholarship college students, 115 in quantity, will enroll in universities and institutes in the US of America. The US will probably be adopted by the UK with 56 college students; Switzerland 20 college students; and Australia 10 college students. Two college students every will be a part of universities and institutes in Egypt and France whereas one scholar every will pursue their research in Italy, Singapore, and South Korea.

This brings the full variety of college students who joined the ministry’s scholarship program to 683 college students since its launch in 2019. These embrace 443 feminine college students and 240 male college students. Out of the full college students, 384 college students pursue research in bachelor’s diploma whereas 291 college students for a grasp’s diploma and eight for a doctoral diploma. Amongst these college students, 277 college students are in the US of America, and the UK comes subsequent to the US with 290 college students, and the UK is adopted by Switzerland with 57 college students, Australia 31, Egypt 9, France and Italy six every, the Netherlands 3, and two in South Korea.

The Cultural Scholarship Program is the primary of its variety within the historical past of the Kingdom by way of its comprehensiveness and the variety of its specializations within the cultural and inventive fields, along with the a number of advantages, it supplies to the scholarship recipients.

The state meets all of the research prices, monetary ensures, residing bills for the scholarship college students and their companions, healthcare, and journey tickets, in addition to offering steerage applications that concentrate on following up on the scholarship and evaluating their tutorial improvement.

This system focuses on artistic specializations inside the 16 cultural sectors, providing a number of advantages to college students. By way of this program, the ministry goals to develop nationwide cultural and inventive competencies to align with the labor market priorities.

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