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21 June 2006

Saudis Offered Scholarships for Aviation Courses in US

medium_1000000000000.10.jpg(arabnews.com)   The Ministry of Higher Education and the General Authority of Civil Aviation are offering scholarships to Saudi men...

The Ministry of Higher Education and the General Authority of Civil Aviation are offering scholarships to Saudi men and women to study various majors related to civil aviation in the United States.

The forms are available online at the ministry’s website until July 12 for both bachelor’s and post-graduate studies. Nominations will be announced on July 31. Interviews will take place in August and final scholarship winners will be announced on Sept. 2.

The scholarships are available in majors such as communications, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, systems analysis, air traffic control, flight safety, and other majors related to the airline transport industry.

Applicants for the bachelor’s program must have a minimum score of 85 percent in the science section and 90 percent in other sections, such as Qur’an memorizing, administrative and commercial sciences. Prospective medical students must also have scored more than 70 percent in the abilities determination exams to become eligible. For other specialties the requirement is 65 percent. Students must have graduated within the past three years to qualify.

Applicants for post-graduate studies must have at least 4/2.75 and 5/3.75 grade point averages and must have acquired their bachelor’s degrees within the past five years.

There are various scholarships this year being offered by the Saudi government to the US, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, China, Australia and New Zealand.

The priority in acceptance will be given according to the highest GPA’s and scores in the required exams.

An electronic financial statement will be issued to the prospective students. The rest of the procedures will be continued after receiving an acceptance letter from the university. The ministry will issue a letter to the concerned embassy in order to facilitate the issuance of visa.

Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News 


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