Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

Higher education in Saudi Arabia is consistent with the US higher education system, but modified to accommodate Islamic traditions and customs.

The first college, King Saud University, was founded in Riyadh in 1957. The Ministry of Higher Education oversees all higher education in the country, with a particular focus on scientific research universities government. More than 200,000 students are enrolled in Saudi universities, about half of the students are women.

International students will find a friendly atmosphere in Saudi Arabia, and the government even offers special scholarship programs specifically for students who are not Saudis.

Saudi Arabia is one of the best places in the world to master's programs in Islamic studies in the country also offers a full cultural immersion and Arabic for students not from the Middle East or non-native Arabic speakers. In addition to Islamic studies, modern Saudi institutions offer a wide range of master's programs in art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, education, computing and information science.

Many masters curricula are taught in English, especially in technical areas such as engineering.