2,500 US Scholarships Available for Saudis, Says Ministry Official
Javid Hassan, Arab News
RIYADH, 26 June 2005 â€” Some 2,500 scholarships are available for Saudis wishing to study in the US in different fields, an official at the Ministry of Higher Education has announced.
Speaking to Arab News, Saad A. Al-Hagan, manager of public relations at the ministry, said scholarships were available for bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s or PhDs in medicine, including nursing, pharmacy, engineering, computer science, basic sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry), law, accounting and e-commerce.
Following up a story from June 19 (posted here), the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education announced that applications are now being accepted.
I would like to have seen scholarships for liberal arts studies, comparative religion, or area studies, but the fact that they are available for undergraduate as well as graduate work is a very good sign. The article does not explicitly state that women may apply for the scholarships, but seeing that they already represent over 50% of the university population, I’m sure that they are. Whether a particular woman can get her family’s permission to study in the US is another matter.