Saudi Space Commission to launch scholarship program leading to employment

Saudi Space Commission to launch scholarship program leading to employment
Saudi Arabia joined 10 other Arab countries in 2019 to coordinate space exploration. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 08 July 2021

Saudi Space Commission to launch scholarship program leading to employment

Saudi Space Commission to launch scholarship program leading to employment
  • Qualifying Saudis must attend specified courses at 30 of the world's leading universities
  • Courses include aerospace engineering, space science and space policy

RIYADH: The Saudi Space Commission has announced the launch of its first program for foreign scholarships ending with employment in the field of space.

This program provides educational opportunities for Saudi students of space sciences in the most prominent 30 universities around the world, the commission said in a statement on Wednesday.

The first phase of the scholarship program will include bachelor’s and master’s degrees in disciplines, including aerospace engineering, space science and space policy.

Applications for the program will be received beginning July 25.

Applicants must be Saudi nationals who have either been accepted onto the relevant courses at the specified universities or already be studying there.

This program supports the commission’s goal to achieve global leadership in space sciences, said Space Commission CEO designate, Mohammed Saud Al-Tamimi.