It is time to apply for admissions on the fully-funded Saudi Arabia (KSA) Scholarships for the spring 2023 intake. You can apply for Saudi Scholarships without the need for the IELTS exam if any other acceptable form of English language proficiency certificate is available. Most Saudi Universities do not charge application fees as well.
English Langauge Requirements in Saudi Arabian Universities
Most Saudi Arabain also accepts IELTS alternative certificates such as TOEFL, DET, CAEL, PTE, or other English language proficiency exams. These Saudi Scholarships cover full educational expenses, living allowances, and residential facilities with health coverage plans.
The KSA universities that use English as a primary medium of instruction require the students to give proof of their English language proficiency via standardized tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc. However, you can be exempted from such a rule if you have earned your last degree from countries like the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. (the list varies with every university). Unfortunately, it is illegal to work in Saudi Arabia while you are there on a student visa.
Sponsoring Coverage of KSA Scholarships
The winners of any KSA Scholarship program get to study for free or at a highly discounted rate at Saudi Arabian University with monthly stipend allocation, free residence, free life insurance, logistics funding, academic research funding, and conference funding included. All of these mentioned benefits may vary with the type of KSA Scholarship.
Why Study in Saudi Arab?
Saudi Arabia, a country famous for its religious studies is also a top study destination for a lot of students. With a number of reforms made in the higher education sector of Saudi Arabia, some of the universities in KSA are internationally competent, while others are strongly focused on religious studies.
Some of the most sought-after universities in Saudi Arabia are King Abdulaziz University, Alfaisal University, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, King Saud University, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
The average cost of living for a single student person in KSA is about 6000 SAR.
Fully-funded Saudia Arabia Scholarships Without IELTS in 2023:
Below is a list of 2023 session list of all fully-funded Saudi Arabian Scholarships for international students:
King Abdulaziz University is offering scholarships at postgraduate levels for master’s and Ph.D. students. These scholarships are available for international students as well. The scholarship benefits include a monthly stipend of 1,900 SR, a one-time allowance of 1,800 SR given at the start of the study period, 3,000 – 4,000 SR for printing the thesis, subsidized meals, health care, accommodation, and other facilities.
This KSA scholarship is open for all the courses taught at the university and the students whose first language is not English are supposed to prove their English language proficiency.
2# Effat University Scholarships:
Effat University has opened its applications for scholarships for some of its bachelor’s master’s and diploma programs. For the diploma program, the full tuition fee will be covered by the university. For undergraduate and graduate programs, the university waives the tuition fee of one semester. Visa processing, accommodation for a single room, medical insurance, and entry and exit expenses from the country will be supported by all the programs.
The diploma program is available for the Arabic language whereas the under and postgraduate program is for the fields of engineering, architecture, humanities, and energy engineering.
3# King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Scholarships:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) scholarships are available for master’s and Ph.D. These scholarships are open for both local and international students. The scholarship is pretty generous and offers a full tuition fee waiver, an annual living allowance of $20,000 – $30,000 (depending upon the student’s progress in KAUST and the previous institution), housing support, medical and dental support, and relocation charges.
The candidates are supposed to prove their language proficiency. A GRE score is highly recommended for admission and scholarship. The programs available in KAUST are research-based so the candidates with strong research backgrounds and potential will be given preference.
4# King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Scholarships:
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is offering full scholarships to its MS and Ph.D. students. These scholarships are open for Engineering, Business, and Sciences subjects and are offered to both local and international students. The King Fahd University scholarship is fully funded, that is, the scholarship value covers all the academic expenses of the awardees.
The scholarships are awarded to those students who show strong research potential for conducting high potential and original research in their respective fields. The applications are open twice a year and all the eligible candidates (local and international) can apply.
5# Al-Hekma University Scholarships:
The Al-Hekma University of Saudi Arabia is offering full scholarships to eligible students. The scholarship is available at the undergraduate level and the candidates must have a high school standing of 100%. They also should be in need of the scholarship, that is, they will be asked to show their financial position in order to get the scholarship.
The scholarship will cover the tuition fee and all the academic expenses incurred by the awardee. It is open to all the undergraduate courses taught at the university. The number of scholarship awards at Al-Hekma University is limited. The grant does not cover any living expenses of the awardees nor does it offers a monthly stipend.
6# Islamic University of Madinah Scholarships:
The Islamic University of Madinah is offering scholarships in its faculty of science. The KSA scholarship is available at the undergraduate level and is fully funded. The scholarship benefits include a monthly stipend, free accommodation which will be fully furnished, subsidized meals at the university restaurant, health care facilities, plane tickets to and from the host country, transportation allowance, social training, and sports facilities
Note that this university only accepts Muslim students and is strongly focused on religious subjects.