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.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/