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Royal Commission for AlUla launches international scholarship programme

Programme offers opportunity to study specialisations such as tourism, hospitality, agricultural technologies, archaeology and history
Students can earn diplomas, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
Entry to the programme open from 28 January to 28 February
The Royal Commission for AlUla announced today the launch of an international scholarship programme that aims to develop the core competencies of young men and women in AlUla.
The programme, which comes in line with the national efforts to support the governorate’s strategy, offers students a golden opportunity to enhance their professional and leadership skills as well as their innovation capabilities. It will also help build a new generation of entrepreneurs in AlUla. With this, the students will become active participants in shaping the governorate’s future.
Under the programme, students from AlUla will be sent abroad to sharpen their skills at prestigious global academic institutions in the US, the UK and France as well as other parts of the world. They will have a chance to earn diplomas and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields such as tourism, hospitality, agricultural technologies, archaeology, history and other specialisations that can help expedite AlUla development efforts.
The Royal Commission is tasked with developing the AlUla governorate to make it one of the most important archaeological and cultural destinations in the Kingdom.
The Royal Commission for AlUla Scholarship Programme was launched in the presence of the commission’s representatives and AlUla dignitaries as well as representatives from various academic institutions in the governorate and the local media, during a press conference at the AlUla Governorate Educational Administration’s auditorium.
“The programme reflects the government’s keenness to build a generation equipped with specialised scientific knowledge as well as innovative leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Through this programme, young men and women will support AlUla’s contributions to achieve the Vision 2030 objectives. AlUla has a rich archaeological and cultural history and natural resources that can enhance its position in the global tourism scene,” noted Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Al-Farhan Al-Saud, Governor of Royal Commission for AlUla, in his comment on the launch of the scholarship programme.
Amr Al-Madani, CEO of Royal Commission for AlUla, stressed that sustainable development is not just about the development of infrastructure, services, facilities and laws, but includes the building up of youth capabilities and training them to be future leaders. Empowering the youth is critical to the growth and development of any modern society. This programme has been designed as a pioneering platform that produces highly-qualified citizens capable of transforming innovation and entrepreneurship ideas into reality to keep pace with AlUla’s future growth projects.