Saudi Arabia starts a new educational visa program for foreign students

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs have unveiled a new educational visa program aimed at enticing foreign students and scholars to the country. Unveiled during the two-day Human Capacity Initiative conference in Riyadh, this initiative aims to bolster the educational and research sectors.

Minister of Education Yousef Al-Benyan presided over the launch ceremony, which coincided with the conference under the auspices of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The program, facilitated through the “Study in Saudi Arabia” platform, streamlines the visa issuance process for international students seeking education at Saudi universities.

The educational visa service is geared towards simplifying procedures and promoting collaboration between the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and related sectors. By providing educational opportunities, the initiative strives to position Saudi Arabia as a leading global educational destination.

Through the “Study in Saudi Arabia” platform, international students can easily apply for admission to Saudi universities, accessing a wide array of academic, training, and research programs. This initiative not only fosters academic and cultural exchange but also aligns with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 by advancing the education sector and attracting skilled individuals.

Minister Al-Benyan underscored the importance of global cooperation in human capital development, noting its alignment with Saudi Vision 2030. He emphasized the significance of investing in educators and educational programs to achieve long-term objectives and enhance competencies within the education sector.

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