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  • Capital Riyadh
  • Official Languages Arabic
  • Population 30.0 million
  • International tertiary students 66,875 Source: UNESCO
  • Australian share (number) 5,392
  • Australian share (percentage) 8 percent

Saudi Arabia education market profile

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MIP Education Snapshot - Saudi Arabia
Friday, December 20, 2013Market overviews | Market overviews | Reports
The Government of Saudi Arabia recognises the importance of economic diversification and sees education as the foundation of socio-economic development in Saudi Arabia.
Rising demand for hospitality programs among Saudi scholarship studentsMIP subscribers only
Friday, August 02, 2013Updates | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Transnational education
A prestigious Swiss hotel college has reported rising interest from Saudi students to enrol in hospitality courses. A growing hospitality industry is driving the growing demand.
King Abdullah Scholarship Program extendedMIP subscribers only
Monday, February 18, 2013Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | 27 February 2013
Saudi Arabia’s higher education minister has announced a five-year extension of the King Abdullah Scholarship program (KASP).
New scholarship program for health service workersMIP subscribers only
Monday, February 04, 2013Updates | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | 13 February 2013
The Saudi Ministry of Health has introduced a scholarship program for health service providers in the public and private sectors, in an effort to enhance the quality of healthcare.
Budget boost for Saudi Arabian education sectorMIP subscribers only
Thursday, January 10, 2013Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance has allocated SAR204 billion (A$52 billion) for the education, higher education and vocational training sectors in its 2013 budget.

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