Saudi Government Scholarships 2024-2025

There are 27 Saudi government universities in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where as an international student you can apply for bachelors, masters, or Phd admissions on studyinsaudi scholarship 2024 initiative. And if you are reading this article then you will be envisioned with the possibilities of grabbing a fully funded Saudi scholarship for the batch of 2024-2025 to grab this opportunity to study for free in KSA so lets get started.

Funding Package Available Under KSA Scholarship 2024

Dear students, navigating through scholarship benefits can be intricate, so let’s simplify things a bit. Here’s what this Saudi government scholarship provides:

  • Lodging: Your accommodation is entirely covered
  • Initial Settlement Allowance: Married scholars will receive 3 months settlement sponsorship upon their arrival in KSA to set up their new space.
  • Travel Sponsorship: Worry not about your journey; a return air ticket is part of KSA scholarship package.
  • Healthcare: Your well-being is a priority of KSA government so all of you upon winning KSA scholarship will enjoy free medical care for you and also for your family if you’re married.
  • Meals: Enjoy subsidized meals on KSA university because KSA government want to ensure that you’re well-fed as you can easily focus on your studies.
  • Recreation and Well-being: You will also enjoy participating in all sort of Saudi recreational activities available at your Saudi University.
  • Monthly Allowance: Here’s a breakdown of monthly stipend which will be issued by Saudi government to its international studenst every month:
    • Science students: You’ll receive a monthly stipend of 900 Saudi Riyal (SR).
    • Humanities students: A monthly allowance of 850 SR awaits you.

Check Your Eligibility Criteria for Saudi Government Scholarships

I understand that the scholarship process can sometimes be a difficult to understand and this is where i am here to help you. So now let me elucidate the eligibility criteria for government of Saudi scholarship 2024 so you know exactly what’s required:

  • Nationality: This opportunity is exclusive for international students (Non-saudi citizens)
  • Gender Criteria: I’m pleased to inform you that both male & female students can apply for KSA scholarships
  • Age Requirement: To apply for KSA government scholarships your age must be: for Bachelor degree it should be between 17 to 25 years, for masters degree admission you must be under 30 years and for PhD degree admission your age should be below 35.
  • Timeline: Once selected, gear up for starting your classes at Saudi university in September/October
  • Academic record: You must have high scores in your previously earned degrees and you must never had received any punishment or explusion from any of your previous educational institute.
  • Criminal Background Check: Make sure you don’t have any criminal records in your country
  • Receiving any other Scholarship? You won’t be eligible for this funding if you are already on scholarship

List of Saudi Government Universities Offering Scholarships for 2024

First of all let me guide you about those top 10 Saudi public sector universities where you can search for scholarships in 2024 and please note that while some of these KSA universities have specific names for their scholarship programs, others just offer general scholarships for international students:

  1. King Saud University (KSU): KSU International Scholarship Program
  2. King Abdulaziz University (KAU): KAU internal and External Scholarships
  3. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM): KFUPM Full Graduate Scholarship
  4. Umm Al-Qura University (UQU): Umm Al-Qura University Scholarship
  5. King Khalid University (KKU): KKU External Scholarships
  6. Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU): IMSIU International Students Scholarship Program
  7. Qassim University (QU): Qassim University Scholarships for Non-Saudi Students
  8. King Faisal University (KFU): KFU Scholarships for International Students
  9. Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU): PNU External Scholarships
  10. Taibah University (TU): Taibah University External Student Scholarships

With these 10 KSA Universities i have a bonus for you which is another 25 Saudi universities which are also offering Saudi government scholarships for BS, MS, and PHD admissions in 2024:

List of Saudi Universities Scholarships 2024 Websites Links of KSA Universities for Scholarships
Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic university
Umm-al-Qura university
Princess Nora university
Islamic university
Najran university
King Khalid university
Imam Abdulrahman university
Northern border university
King Abdual Aziz university
Jeddah university
Hail university
Shaqra university
Kind Saud universit
King Faisal university
Qassim university
Majmah university
Prince Sattam bin Abdual Aziz university
Al Baha university
Bisha university
Al Jouf university
Taif university
Jazan university
Tabuk university
Hafar al Batin university
Taibah university

How to Apply for Study in Saudi Scholarships?

Dear students, now i want to share with you the steps to navigate through the process of applying for a Saudi government scholarship and for that please follow these steps carefully:

  • To apply, go directly to the Saudi government website and you can also check available KSA scholarships at KSA universities websites. I already provided you the links of all KSA universities above. So mark down their admission application deadlines and check which subjects/degrees are offered in those KSA universities and that will be your starting point.
  • Different Saudi universities have different rules and application times
  • KSA scholarships are available for diploma, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs and all subjects are available for admissions including media sciences, political science, engineering, computer science, Arabic/ Islamic studies, law, agriculture, engineering, computer science, law, economics, and administration.
  • Most universities only accept 5% of international students on KSA government scholarships. However, Princess Noor Binte Abdul Rehman University for girls in Riyadh takes 8%, and Jamia Islamia Madinah Munawara takes 85% international students on scholarships.
  • After you apply, the university sends your application to the Saudi Ministry of Education for their final approval to award you that KSA government scholarship.

Engr Razia jee

Engr. Razia Jee is a distinguished senior engineer at Saudi Aramco, having achieved her MS and PhD through fully funded international scholarships. Beyond her technical contributions, she passionately mentors students on how to secure scholarships for studying abroad. With a commitment to fostering global education opportunities, Razia combines her extensive experience and insights to guide aspiring scholars towards achieving their academic and professional goals.

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