DiplomaticQuarter: Japanese Embassy in Riyadh offers scholarship to Arab students

Saudi Arabia and Japan have strengthened their partnership in the field of education. Photo courtesy: (Social media)
Updated 03 May 2018
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DiplomaticQuarter: Japanese Embassy in Riyadh offers scholarship to Arab students

  • In addition to Saudis, the embassy will also be accepting applications from Yemeni and Syrian nationals for research programs this year

RIYADH: The Japanese government is offering scholarships to Arab students in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria.

Applications have opened for the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for higher studies in Japan for 2019.

The Japanese Embassy in Riyadh said the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan will be offering scholarships to distinguished international students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

In addition to Saudis, the embassy will also be accepting applications from Yemeni and Syrian nationals for research programs this year.

Applicants from countries other than those three, Yemen and Syria should apply through the Japanese embassies in their respective home countries.

Three types of scholarship programs will be offered: Undergraduate studies, specialized training college studies, and postgraduate and research scholarships.

Detailed guidelines and application forms are available at the embassy’s homepage: http://www.ksa.emb-japan.go.jp/scholarships.htm.

The deadline for applications is June 14, 2018. 

Applicants will be selected based on their submitted documents, followed by a written examination and interview — either in English or Japanese — at the Japanese Embassy in Riyadh.

Under the banner of Japan-Saudi Vision 2030, both countries have strengthened their partnership in the field of education.

The Embassy of Japan expressed deep appreciation to former and current Saudi students in Japan who have contributed significantly to bilateral ties between the countries and cooperation in diverse fields.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.