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Scholarships for Pakistani students in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Scholarship 2022)

​​​Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced fully funded scholarships for Pakistani students to study at the level of Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and PhD in the Kingdom. Students residing in Pakistan and legal resident of Kingdom both can apply for these scholarships.

Procedure to apply for Scholarships

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  • Students must apply directly on the respective Saudi's university website/ online portal.
  • Each university has its own eligibility criteria and application time frame. Students need to consult website for eligibility criteria of each discipline/course /university.
  • The scholarships are offered at diploma, bachelors, masters and PhD Level.
  • These scholarships are offered for almost all discipline, political science, Law, Education, Administration, Economics, Engineering, computer science, Agriculture, Arabic/ Islamic studies and Media sciences.
  • These scholarships are offered by 25 universities in the Kingdom as given below.
  • Each university is authorized to enroll only 5 percent international students except Princess Noor Binte Abdul Rehman university for girls, Riyadh and Jamia Islamia Madinah Munawara. The admission percentage of Princess Noor Binte Abdul Rehman university for girls, Riyadh on scholarship is 8 percent, whereas Jamia Islamia Madinah Munawara grants admission on scholarships 85 percent of total seats.
  • University will forward the application to the Saudi Ministry of education which decides the final award of scholarships to eligible applicants.
  • Applicants should share copy of the submitted application on the official email of the embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh for follow up with Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia and respective university for grant of scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Pakistani or AJK national.
  • 75 percent students will be awarded scholarship from Pakistan. Whereas 25 percent scholarships will be given to Pakistani students residing in the Kingdom.
  • Male and female both can apply for these scholarships.
  • The applicant should be between 17 to 25 years for Bachelor programme, must be below 30 years for Master programme and less than 35 for PhD programme on closing date of the application portal of respective university.
  • The selected applicants will join the respective programme in September /October each year in Saudi Arabia.
  • The applicant must not be holding any other scholarship at the time of availing Saudi scholarship.
  • The applicant must not have any criminal record.
  • The applicant must not have been suspended from any educational institution on disciplinary or any other valid ground.
  • Any other requirement set by the respective Saudi University or Saudi Government.

Benefits of Scholarship

  • The scholarship covers free lodging.
  • 03 months furnishing allowance on arrival in KSA for married scholars.
  • Return air ticket.
  • Free medical for the students and his/her family, if married.
  • 3 Months graduation allowance for shipment of books.
  • Subsidized meal at the campus.
  • Sports & recreational activities on the campus, support for dependents and travel expenses.
  • Monthly allowance, a monthly allowance of 900 Saudi Riyal (SR) will be given to science students and 850 SR to humanities students.

List of universities

Applicants are advised to visit respective university website for admission details low:

S. No. Name of universitiesWebsite
1.        Jeddah
2.        Bisha
3.        Umm-al-Qura
4.        Islamic
5.        Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic
6.        Kind Saud
7.        King Abdual Aziz
8.        Hafar al Batin
9.        King Faisal
10.    King Khalid
11.    Qassim
12.    Taibah
13.    Taif
14.    Hail
15.    Jazan
16.    Al Jouf
17.    Al Baha
18.    Tabuk
19.    Najran
20.    Northern border
21.    Princess Nora
22.    Imam Abdulrahman
23.    Prince Sattam bin Abdual Aziz
24.    Shaqra
25.    Majmah

Disclaimer: HEC has only announced this scholarship program received through diplomatic channel. Potential applicants are advised to apply online on websites of Saudi universities and forward the downloaded application form to Pakistani's embassy, Riyadh for follow up with Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia for grant of scholarships. All related queries for subject program shall directly be asked from respective Saudi university.


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