In an unprecedented move, the Saudi government has decided to offer cultural scholarships to Saudi students.
Saudi students, in first-of-its-kind move by the Ministry of Culture will now be offered cultural scholarships to world’s top universities. The move is indicative of the transforming Saudi education scape. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, the Minister of Culture announced the launch of scholarship for male and female students, which would provide them with a chance to study at some of the most recognized institutions across the globe.
From archaeology, design, filmmaking, literature, museums, music, theatre to visual and culinary arts students can apply for a scholarship to several of artistic discipline and study programs, undergraduate, post-graduate and even Ph.D., levels.
In his speech the prince said, “education was the main pillar on which the Kingdom’s cultural sector was being built, backed by the great support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman”.
The move has been welcomed by the Saudi public. Rahed Al-Shashai appreciated the launch of the scholarship program. Shashai said, having a proper degree in arts will help polish the talents of young Saudis’. He pointed, Saudi Arabia needs more people engaging in artistic endeavors. The Kingdon, Shashai believes can do with more art curators and critics.
Saudi students who wish to join arts, film or culinary schools, amongst many others can online register for the scholarship program from January 19, 2020.