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MENAFN - Arab News - 20/04/2014
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(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 singaporesouth 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.


 


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