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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

INITIATIVE OWNER
Economic and Social Development – Scholarship Team
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

The International Scholarship Programme was launched by Royal Commission for AlUla to world-class partner with the local AlUla community in building human capability by providing the youth of AlUla with world class educations internationally.


Over the next 5 years, with each round of the Scholarship Programme, 1,000 students of exceptional potential from AlUla will travel abroad to receive world class education and experience new cultures.

SCHOLARSHIP PHASE 2

Overview of the programme
Phase 2 will be an extension of the overall programme and will partner with the local AlUla community in building human capability by providing the youth of AlUla with world-class education from the United States, the United Kingdom and France. The programme goes beyond educational opportunity by encouraging the students to engage in comprehensive cultural exchange so that they may return to AlUla with new and diverse perspectives that add value to the region and support the Royal Commission’s efforts.


Programme structure
The programme includes Diplomas, Bachelors and Masters degrees and can last up to five years depending on the programmme. The following areas of study in line with AlUla's development needs are included:

MAIN FIELDS SUGGESTED SUPPORTING FIELDS
Tourism and Hospitality Archaeology      Facilities and Service Management
History & Archaeology Art and Art History    Architectural and Urban Design
Agriculture Museum Development    Environmental Planning

Programme’s Host Countries
THE UNITED STATES  THE UNITED KINGDOM
FRANCE AUSTRALIA

*Participation in the programme does not ensure long-term employment for the students, rather it builds their capabilities to make them competitive candidates for future opportunities.

Number of participants
300 male and female students from AlUla.

Goals of the programme
To build-up human capabilities in AlUla, and create the opportunity for cultural and informational exchange that will benefit the whole community in the long run.


The programme will also create the opportunity for practical training.

Programme milestones
Feb 10, 2019 Phase 2 Programme announcement
Feb 17, 2019 Application portal launch
Feb 17 – March 18, 2019 Registration period
Feb 17 – March 18, 2019 Awareness sessions in AlUla
April 7 – April 15, 2019 Interviews
June 23 – August 1, 2019 Pre-departure orientation
September 2019 Student departure

What the Programme Offers?

  • Housing allowance
  • Activities and workshops relevant to their field of study
  • Medical insurance
  • Practical training and internships after graduation at a company relevant to their field of study in their host country
  • Academic advisors for every 25 students
 
  • Training courses on entrepreneurship
 

Programme International Partners

KAPLAN          CAMPUS FRANCE

Contributing to Vision 2030

The Scholarship Programme is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by working to build the capability of Saudi Arabia’s youth. It creates a sense of pride in the exciting developments taking place, while providing them with the practical training they need to take advantage of growing economic opportunity within AlUla and across the Kingdom.