On a very serious note 20+ Saudi Arab Universities are ranked among top 100 globally ranked Universities and if you get a chance to study at any of those top ranked KSA universities then your career will definitely take off to a next level (Ref TopUniversities).
Why You Should Consider Studying in KSA in 2024?
Now what if i tell you that you do not need to pay a single penny to study at those top ranked Universities in Saudi Arabia? Would you believe me? Actually, this is the fact that Saudi arab is now recognized as one of the biggest research and STEM hub (Ref schoolfinder) which is why Saudi government is now investing in education heavily and capturing international students, scholars, researchers, and educationists by offering their free education via KSA scholarships, top class research facilities, academic research funding, high salaries and educational incentives.
So, i want my international student audience to take benefit of studying forfree in Saudi Arabia by winning their fully funded scholarships and free study visa, so for that i am going to give you my recommendation to apply for following 5 KSA scholarships at KSA universities for the batch of 2024.
1- KFUPM Scholarships for international students
My first recommendation to you is to apply for scholarships offered by KFUPM which refers to King fahd university of petroleum and minerals where hundreds of fully funded KSA scholarships are offered to international and KSA citizen students who intend to take admission in MS/PhD degree programmes in fields of chemical engineering, geology and mining, corrosion engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science, metallurgy, petroleum/refining engineering, IT related subjects, and similar subjects.
So, if you want to study at KFUPM on their deanship-KFUPM scholarships for MS/PhD then please do not wait further because the application deadline is June 22. 2023 (Ref deadline) and make sure to submit your online admission application at KFUPM asap.
2- KAUST Scholarships
Your option #2 is to seek graduate level admission at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology because if you got admitted to this university for MS/Phd programme then you will automatically get entitled to receive free education, monthly stipend of around $1600-2500, room for your residence at KAUST, relocation/settlement allowance, and dental/medical health insurance sponsorship.
But let me tell you KAUST is one of the top ranked Saudi university where you will have to compete with highly qualified students to seek admission and to be very honest this is not an easy university to get in but if you got lucky and got admission at KAUST then after graduation you can easily expect a very high paying job waiting for you.
With that i must tell you that application submission for admission at KAUST is free of charge and no GRE certification is required, however, your curriculum vitae, TOEFL of 79 score, or IELTS of 6.5 bands will be required together with your degrees and transcript for submitting an admission application at KAUST.
3- Alfaisal University Scholarships
You can also submit an admission application for fall 2023 semester at Alfaisal university of Saudi Arabia which is situated in the city of Riyadh and you will be excited to know that Alfaisal university is offering merit based, need based, sibling discount, and dean’s recommendation scholarships for undergrad, postgrad, and research based degree admissions (Ref Alfaisal University).
4- King Faisal Foundation Scholarships
In 2023 this King Faisal foundation has allocated 126 million Saudi riyals for scholarships to promote higher education in Saudi Arabia and i want you to take advantage of this grant and King faisal foundation scholarships are actually being awarded at three major Saudi universities which are Effat university, king Faisal school, and alfaisal university so if you are interested to study for free in Saudi Arabia then these king faisal scholarships would also be a good choice to start with.
5- Islamic University of Medinah Scholarships
This is your option # 5 for studying in Saudi Arabia for free at MS/Phd level as Islamic university of medinah is now also offering departmental scholarships to local Saudi and international students and if you are not familiar with how these department scholarships work then let me give you an idea of these.
Before submiting an admission application at University of Medinah, you have to contact faculty department of university to request if any of their scholarships will be available to you if you get admission there and in such cases mostly the professors also provide research work based sponsorship to their international students.