Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Number of Saudi students in US reaches 111000  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 20/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The number of saudi students in the united states has reached 111000 this year up from 10000 in 2007 while the number of saudi students studying medicine in the states is over 600.

the department of commerce in the us said that international students have contributed to revive the us economy with 22.7 billion in 2011. 'the number of saudi students increased by 50 percent in 2011 alone" local media said.

saudi students can go for higher studies abroad through enrolling in the king abdullah foreign scholarship program that allows access to the best world universities to pursue disciplines which lead to bachelors masters and doctorate degrees and medical fellowships.

the countries where saudi students are sent to study are selected on the excellence of their educational programs and are subject to periodic reviews. currently students accepted in the program are sent to the usa canada the united kingdom ireland france spain italy australia germany the netherlands poland new zealand austria hungary the czech republic singapore south korea japan the people's republic of china malaysia india and south africa according to the ministry of higher education's website.

however the most preferred destination for saudi students is the us owing to the excellent academic programs in their universities. accordingly the saudi government has raised the financial allocations of the education sector by 21 percent from the amount it had allocated in 2012. education spending accounted for 25 percent of the kingdom's public spending for the year 2013.

'the saudi government is interested in sending its students to the best universities in the world. american universities represent a top priority for the saudi government in spite of the high costs of living. in view of this the kingdom has allocated sr10 billion to send saudi students to the us" farooq al-kateeb a former professor of economics at the king abdul aziz university and financial analyst told arab news.

'saudi students in the us play a big role in reviving the us universities which are currently facing a financial crisis.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 30 2014 - No Haj without permit: Checkpoints net 98000Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Security forces have barred 98000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The authorities did not ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Turkey tanks face IS at Syria borderArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MURSITPINAR Turkey: Turkey on Monday deployed tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating Islamic State violence as Parliament is set to ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Price control to end pilgrim abuseArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Ministry of Haj plans to fix the prices of Haj services offered by companies in an attempt to prevent the exploitation of pilgrims by unscrupulous operators.Hussein Al-Sharif ...

 Sep 30 2014 - KSA to host 1.4m Hajis from abroadArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) More than 1.4 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar. 'About 1.36 million pilgrims already arrived from different ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Misconceptions about IslamArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) This is with reference to the report 'Be modern but don't shun Islamic values: King' (Sept. 29). Everybody should read Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah's speech ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Toppling Assad regimeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Beyond a shadow of doubt the atrocities committed by the regime of Bashar Assad paved the way for the militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State to take roots in Syria. ...

 Sep 30 2014 - South Korea's Overseas Construction Orders Grow 5.2%Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Overseas construction projects won by South Korean builders so far this year have risen 5.2% from a year earlier with the annual total expected to top US$70 billion, the government ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Real Estate Transactions Worth over QR831 Million Last WeekQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Real estate transactions between September 21 and 25 for the real estate sales contracts registered at the Ministry of justice are worth QR831,613,172, the real estate registration ...

 Sep 30 2014 - HITC Honours Media for Success of Kulluna CampaignQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The Hamad International Training Centre (HITC) honoured over 50 representatives from media, healthcare and corporate executives for their contribution towards the success of its ...

 Sep 30 2014 - Power of social mediaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) This is with reference to the article 'Shift in US public discourse on ME' (Sept. 29) by Jamal Doumani. It is very true that with the advent of social media things have started ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help