Education and Training

Education is a vital factor in the progression and development of any nation. The youth of the Kingdom are the main pinnacles of growth and aspiration, paving the way towards a knowledge driven society. This section showcases the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to promote and ensure that knowledge and skills are imbedded throughout the culture, preparing the adolescents of the nation to progress into the building blocks of their society. Here, you will be taken through the many programs in the education system dedicated to early childhood advancement, while also understanding the public education system. This segment will also shed light on the conditions of general education for non-Saudis, the national and foreign education related to private schools, special education programs and training curricula for individuals with disabilities, distance education and e-learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety awareness and measures of implementation in the schooling.

“Education shall aim to instill the Islamic creed in the young, impart knowledge and skills to them, and prepare them to be useful members in the building of their society, loving their homeland, and taking pride in its history.”   ...... (Basic Law of Saudi Arabia Article 13)

Tasks and Responsibilities of the Ministry of Education

Early Childhood stage

This stage is dedicated to children under the age of six and is offered through government and private kindergartens throughout the Kingdom and are divided into nurseries and pre-school.


A free accord offered by the Ministry of Education, devoted to offering Kindergarten children, in small regions and governates of the Kingdom, an opportunity to study in national schools in accordance with the conditions and standards of the Ministry of Education.

A free accord offered by the Ministry of Education devoted to offering children in Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary and Intermediate stages of education the opportunity to study in special education schools or enroll in special education programs in accordance with the required conditions and standards.


Early childhood projects and programs include:

  • Building curricular and developing systems in early childhood.
  • Virtual Kindergarten.
  • Buildings and equipment.
  • Foundational practices for early childhood literary.
  • Studying criteria and controls for admission regulations and evaluation of students in early childhood stages.
  • Healthy nutrition practices.
  • Attracting specialists and experts of the early childhood stage.


An application found in the stores of smart phones, containing educational modules in alignment with the Saudi curriculum, in order to provide means of remote education to the greatest number of children.

Public Education

Public education is education that is free and necessary for citizens and residents enrolling in government schools. An appropriate educational environment, facilities, textbooks and means of free transportation are provided by the Ministry of Education for the following three stages:

  1. Elementary School: This stage consists of six academic years, starting at the ages of 5 – 6.
  2. Middle School: This stage consists of three academic years.
  3. High School: This stage consists of three academic years. Industrial institutes and construction and architectural institutes also offer high school levels.


Noor System


Noor System is an inclusive program of educational procedures for registration in schools for primary, secondary, or early childhood stages of education. The Ministry of Education launched this platform with the intent to provide the guardians of students with the opportunity to register their children in any government or private school within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Moving forward, the Kingdom is making tangible and remarkable progress in the education sector by using technical tools that contribute to realizing the nation’s vision towards digital transformation and making it chart a qualitative leap in all aspects of education, including the registration and transfer of students to primary school classes, where the successful ones are transferred to the new academic year and registered automatically without The guardian presence in the school or submitting the application manually.
Hence the "Noor" system, which provides the ability to process all information related to students' grades electronically, and display a set of reports, statistics and notifications related to them, in addition to displaying various certificates.

The system administrator defines the study plans used in the various educational systems for all stages and grades and determines the materials of the plan and divides its grades. By defining and distributing their distribution plans and moving them automatically.
The system also provides the possibility of electronic registration of first-grade students, whereby school principals and parents can easily register students through an integrated automated system. Where the information and registration settings that the Admissions Director and authorized officials define control the admission process, so that parents, school principals, and administration supervisors submit and send electronic student registration requests to the different primary schools that are activated, then the principals of these schools view the applications and accept or reject them, as well The Director of Examinations and Admissions in the Department has the ability to accept or reject applications for registration of students under the age of six years by one hundred and eighty days.

At the end of the last semester, in the event that the student “passed by the decision of the committee”, a list of the subjects taught to him and his level in each of them will appear in number and in writing, and a message will appear informing him that he will be promoted to the next grade, in addition to the opinion of the Guidance and Counseling Committee and its observations and the reasons that necessitated his promotion. A list of the members of the Guidance and Counseling Committee appears, for each of them to sign the certificate.

In the event that he/she failed, a list of skills that he did not master in the subjects taught to him will appear, as well as a message informing him that he will repeat his class, in addition to the opinion of the Guidance and Counseling Committee and its observations and the reasons that necessitated his return to the class, and a list of the members of the Guidance and Counseling Committee will also appear for each of them to sign on the certificate.

General education statistics for all regions of the Kingdom for the year 2021-2022

Number of Education administrators
Numbers of Teachers 
Number of students
Number of classes
number of schools

For more detailed statistics, please click here.

Adapt new Technology

The Ministry is keen to optimize technical development. During the LEAP23 conference, the Ministry provided 9 interactive digital platforms and services that support the student's current and future academic journey; In order to achieve the comprehensive quality that serves the education process, develops its performance, and enhances its gains, including the "Rawdati" and "Madrasati" platforms, which provide different operational models for e-learning and distance education, the virtual school to serve school students in remote areas, the "central examinations" platform, and the information system, and The innovative educational system "Noor" which is comprehensive and integrated educational processes, in addition to the (Safeer2) platform to provide all services related to studying abroad and scholarships, and the "Muaahal" platform to provide academic documents digitally for graduates and students of public and university education for the public and private sectors, and the certificate equivalency service for different educational systems.

National Education Portal (IEN)

It is a safe and free portal that facilitates digital empowerment in education and improves teaching and learning processes. It also provides reliable e-learning services to all students, teachers, educational leaders, supervisors, and parents. The students can exchange knowledge with their group. It also supports the teachers in demonstrating their creativity in the classroom. It is also a communication channel between the teacher and the students with what they have learned and measuring and enhancing their learning. It also gives the parents access to follow-up and support the school in the learning process and reflects indicators to educational leaders to improve academic progress and gaps to address them.

General education progress in global performance indicators in 2022

The Ministry of Education's efforts to develop public education has contributed to improving learning outcomes, enhancing the ability of the Kingdom's public education sector to compete globally, achieving many achievements during 2022, and continuing to advance global performance indicators in the field of education.
According to the World Competitiveness Report 2022, the Kingdom ranked third in the Global Competitiveness Report. The Ministry of Education's total budget for the last fiscal year amounted to is185 billion SAR, accounting for 19.4% of the sector allocations in the government budget in 2022.

The Kingdom advanced five places in the Human Development Index (HDI) issued by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report 2022, and Saudi education recorded advanced results in the education sector, advancing in 16 indicators of global competitiveness in the education sector, according to IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2022.
The Ministry of Education continued its development projects and programs during this year, with the implementation and launch of 1,148 educational projects in the regions and governorates, which accommodate 706,507 students, as well as the expansion of the early childhood project and the acceptance of children in kindergarten with more than 400 thousand seats to enroll in kindergartens this year, and the introduction of 11547 new educational jobs; As the most significant number of jobs in the government sector since the pandemic.

The Ministry's efforts in the field of continuing education and literacy have resulted in the reduction of the illiteracy rate to 3 .7%. UNESCO has also accredited Yanbu Industrial City as an International Learning City, which makes it the second city in the Kingdom after Jubail Industrial City. Besides, the number of volunteers in the education sector has reached more than 158 thousand.
The Saudi model in e-learning has received considerable international acclaim, most recently from the World Bank, as well as UNICEF's acclaim for the Gulf States. In addition, the "Madrasati" platform has been registered as one of the top four international models in distance education by UNESCO. Also, the Saudi students received 88 awards and medals in the Olympics and international competitions.

Developing Saudi Curricula

The Ministry of Education pays excellent attention to the curricula by building and developing them in line with The great and accelerating pace of development experienced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all fields, And in line with the modern scientific and technical developments and the development in educational sciences, and including It is commensurate with global trends in light of the fourth industrial revolution and the skills of the first century and achieves one of the requirements of the Kingdom's Vision (2030) in "preparing educational curricula an advanced curricula that focuses on basic skills, in addition to talent development and character building". The process of developing curricula is continuous, and recently, the Ministry announced several new curricula. the development of several existing curricula in a way that achieves the goals contributes to preparing general education students for life and work and qualifies them for competition globally.
To explore the curriculum development report, click here.

General Education for Non-Saudis

Non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are eligible to enroll in the public education sector in all its stages of the following conditions are met:

  • Non-Saudis are accepted in government schools in the event that a significant number of teachers and classes are available, without the need to lease additional buildings. This is carried out after the registration of Saudi students has been completed. For the first semester of both the secondary and intermediate stages, admission is carried out at the beginning of the second round of examinations, after the Saudi students from the first round have successfully passed their examinations and have been granted an official spot in the school.

The selection of non-Saudis for the remaining vacant seats will be in accordance with the following priorities:

  • Children of government sector employees residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who were registered in the previous academic year in government schools. Preference is given to non-Saudi children born in the Kingdom.
  • New students, who are children of government sector employees, transferred from private schools.
  • In the event that there are vacant seats within the specified percentage, children of retirees of the private sector are registered, however, the priority is given to the children of government sector retirees.
  • The conditions for admission are applicable to the student, meaning he/she must present original educational documents obtained from abroad to be accepted into the appropriate classes.
  • Egyptian students wishing to enroll in the secondary stage must bring the original end-of-basic education form, or the original statement of grades in the Basic Education Completion Certificate Examination, or the official original transcript to demonstrate their success, after approval from the Egyptian Ministry of Education, stamped by the Republic’s logo with confirmation by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Saudi Consulate. 
  • A student holding certifications for secondary transfer grades from any vocational majors at the secondary level is considered for admission based on the appropriate grade after the last certificate of success in general education.
  • Any student who has obtained an end-of-secondary school qualification or vocational majors, is not allowed to repeat high school in the Kingdom.
  • Applicants are transferred if they do not meet these conditions for both public and private schools after the end of the first semester. Their admission to government schools is subject to these controls and procedures for priority vacancies at the beginning of each academic year. In order to achieve justice and equality throughout, children of Saudi women and non-Saudi fathers, children of Gulf Cooperation Council, children displaced by tribes holding five-year cards, members of the Yemeni community, and children of diplomats who hold diplomatic cards, receive the same treatment as Saudi students. For more information on non-Saudi students’ acceptance in the Kingdom’s education sector, please visit this page.

National and Foreign Education (Private Schools)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to provide education and training created for communities residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the availability of private schooling in order to provide appropriate education for children within the specific controls and in a manner that achieves continuity of their education upon their return to their country of origin. The Ministry of Education is responsible for the licensing and supervision of private schools through the competent authority therein.  

Each private school is responsible for organizing various aspects of work with the school, while also determining its stance in various educational and academic entities to ensure the continuity of the educational journey for residents in the Kingdom.

The Private and Foreign Education Department seeks to achieve the future vision of investment growth in the private sector at a level that guarantees quality and distinction in the process of education by supervising private and international schools in order to peruse the education provided to male and female students, both citizens and residents alike, in terms of quality and distinction and in alignment with the education policies and policies of the Kingdom. The department also performs an elaborate and distinguished performance that achieves growth for the investors and helps improve the educational and training processes in the private sector, in order to bring the children enrolled in these educational institutions to a higher level of education through modern methods and techniques that attain educational goals in accordance with the Islamic and national principles and values.

Education for People with Disabilities

Read about Early Care Services for Children with Disabilities in the Preschool Age, Education for People with Disabilities and Higher Education for People with Disabilities.

Distance Education and E-Learning

E-Learning Standards

The National eLearning Center adopted E-Learning standards for education and training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These E-Learning Standards include:

For more information about distance education in the Kingdom, click here.

(Distance Education guide).

National E-Learning Platform (Madrasati platform)

The Ministry of Education has provided an e-platform known as the Madrasati platform to manage and monitor the education processes in line with present and future digital requirements. The platform includes many electronic educational tools that support teaching and learning processes and contribute to achieving the educational goals of curricula and decisions.

The Ministry of Education has developed and published illustrative videos and step-by-step instructions on how to use the platform for Students, Parents, Teachers, School Leaders, Educational Supervisors and Kindergarten. The platform also includes guidelines and instruction manuals:

For more information about distance education in the Kingdom, click here.

(distance learning guide).

Health and Safety in Schools

The Ministry of Education is concerned with raising awareness, promoting and evaluating student’s health through the use of specific health indicators and monitoring these indicators periodically.

School Health

A set of concepts, principles, systems and services provided with the intent to promote student health at an early age thus raising the level of public health by making use of health skills. Additionally, it engages communication channels and media to spread health awareness both directly and indirectly throughout the general community. This has led the Ministry of Education to work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health on various programs including the following:

  • Regular visits to surrounding environment and school cafeteria
  • Dealing with infectious cases in schools
  • Procedures for dealing with emergencies in schools
  • Education on the COVID-19 pandemic


COVID-19 Pandemic and Education

The Ministry of Education’s believe in the necessity of adhering to the precautionary measures recommended by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without neglecting the completion of the educational process, taking the initiative to move to the stage of e-learning and distance education by enforcing a secure plan to come up with the educational goals for all members of the educational process including students, teachers, parents, school leaders and educational supervisors.


School Evaluation

Education and Training Evaluation Commission “ETEC”, in cooperationwith the Ministry of Education, launched a " Tarteeb Index" that rank the offices and departments of education and schools according to the grades of their students per norm-referenced tests issued by the Commission. 

Tarteeb Index:  

It is an index that provides ranking maintained by the ETEC in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, which provides ranks for the departments of education, education offices, and schools according to the average grade of their students per norm-referenced tests issued by the Commission.  

The index aims to stimulating competition between education departments and offices and schools to improve the output and improve students' performance in these tests. Besides, it helps students and their parents to determine the best schools that suits their ability. 
The " Tarteeb Index " aims to create competition between educational departments, offices, and schools with towards improving the quality of public education and improving the level of educational achievement of students. The Index also aims to provide information on the performance of various students to the leaders and supervisors of the public education sector. It also helps students to determine the best schools that suits their ability. 

The index provides “advanced search” within the category of education offices, departments, and at the national level for both boys and girls' schools, in addition to the searching service on the Kingdom map, searching for a particular school or choosing it directly from the map.  The index is currently covering university admission exams (General Aptitude Test &  general abilities and Scholastic Achievement Admission Test) for secondary schools. 
Explore more here.

Noor System & Certificate Printing System 

Saudi Arabia has taken a quantum leap in its education technology and digital solutions. The successful milestones for Saudi Arabia in this field are massive history shaped by hitting record-breaking to rise above the challenges. Saudi Arabia has drawn up a blueprint designed to transform these milestones into sustainable practices. These practices will let Saudi Arabia take shape to play an active role in educational technology. 
"Noor" system will contribute to facilitating and automating most education processes and create fast solutions for Noor’s users, along with breakdown the lengthy procedures for students.
The "Noor" system is a game changer in the Saudi educational process that reflects how much Saudi priorities the importance of technology in all the educational processes and seeks optimal usage of this feature.


"Noor" Overview: 

The "Noor" system aims to transfer and reform the educational process from its traditional environment to the new digital environment in a profitable way. Noor also serves the e-learning ecosystem for all educational users, including directors of departments, schools, teachers, students, administrators, and other users; each has features according to their role, enabling them to perform them quickly and directly.  The Noor system also allows schools to insert students' grades electronically across different regions and governorates in addition to Saudi schools abroad. 

It is also an integrated learning system that links all educational institutions under the Ministry through an integrated database. "Noor" also provides all Saudi students and parents with all services for the registration and follow-up of the educational status of children with no charge to facilitate the procedures in the children's registration, and transfer from the traditional way that leads to 
transfer to e-government and align with the new tech. Besides keeping the expectation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to facilitate all services for citizens and achieve the Kingdom's vision 2030, in developing e-government services. 


The objective of the "Noor" system:

The Noor project aims at establishing a comprehensive information system for the educational process that relies on the latest technology in electronic educational management and covers all schools supervised by the Ministry. The system will also contribute to drafting the necessary reports and provide basic information on the educational process when applicable. 

"Noor" system Feature:

Noor is a central system that provides electronic enrolment for first-grade students that enables school administrators, test management and admissions staff in the Education Department, and parents can easily register students through an automated, integrated system. 
Accordingly, the information and registration process, which is inserted by the Director of the Test Department, admission, and authorized persons, will validate the enrolment process so that parents, school managers and others submit and send students' electronic enrolment requests to the various primary schools, whether applied to Government or the Islamic schools, in which accordingly the administrators of these schools then submit and accept or reject the applications.


Print a certificate: 

This service allows you to issue the certificates  that indicate the results of government schools.


How to apply for this service 

  1. Log in to the Noor portal.
  2. Reports.
  3. The degree statements.
  4. Student score notification.

 more here.

University and Higher Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Stage: The ability to obtain a bachelor’s degree is offered by public universities, free of charge to citizens, regular students and external scholarship students, where a monthly income is given throughout the academic period. To access the unified admission portal, click here. This is also offered by private universities in various programs.


Service: Admission to Saudi Public Universities

A service provided by the Ministry of Education aiming to verify the acceptance of all students in all institutions of higher education and training to be used as a reference in preventing duplicate admissions of students in more than one educational institution, in order to assist educational intuitions to optimally invest in the seating made available to them.

Click here for more info about admission services at universities in the Kingdom

Conditions for Admission to Saudi Universities

  • Obtaining a high school diploma for a period not exceeding five years.
  • Passing aptitude tests per the requirements of the major of interest or college. To register for exams, visit the Education Evaluation Commission website.

Qiyas tests / Benchmark tests

  • General Aptitude Test (GAT): is a test for high school graduates who intend to continue their studies in higher education institutions. The test measures a number of abilities associated with the learning process, such as the analytical abilities and evidentiary abilities of students. The test is broken down into two parts, one is a verbal exam (linguistics) and the other is a quantitative exam (mathematics).
  • Academic Achievement Test: is a standardized measure for all secondary school graduates, allowing a fair and accurate criterion for all, which aids the post-secondary educational authorities to select the students who have exceedingly achieved the most in their secondary school curricula.
  • Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test (PGAT): requires students to possess mental capabilities that enable the student to pass the requirements of the academic course regardless of the major. This is a standardized measure to ensure a fair and accurate standard for all university students, thus helping the educational authorities that have post-graduate programs to choose the students who have the most mental abilities to follow-up and meet the requirements of the educational requirements in those specified areas.

Technical and Vocational Training

Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) offers several training programs in its training facilities, as well as in strategic partnerships institutes and international technical colleges. In addition, it offers training programs in private training facilities, and flexible community support programs. The total number of TVTC facilities reaches 260, covering all parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Training Units

  • Colleges of Technology: Technical colleges qualify students at high school or their equivalent to obtain an intermediate university degree (sixth level of the National Qualifications Framework). These colleges also offer some applied bachelor programs (seventh level of the National Qualifications Framework) to qualify trainees as technical engineers.
  • International Colleges of Technology: Governmental technical colleges provide training through international operators. These colleges provide diploma in two years preceded by intensive English course. Bachelor of Applied Engineering Program is taking place in the Technical Trainers College.
  • Institutes of strategic partnerships: Non-profit technical training institutes that the TVTC adopts to establish, license, supervise, and operate with the private sector. It offers holders of high school or its equivalent various technical training programs in a period of time by employing a beginner training.
  • Industrial institutes and secondary institutes of architecture and construction: Secondary training institutes qualify middle school graduates and first and second secondary grades to obtain the diploma of industrial institutes, architecture and construction. The training period is (3) years. These institutes also offer various evening training programs available to all members of the society.
  • Vocational training institutes in prisons: TVTC established Institutes in cooperation with the General Directorate of Prisons, for inmates in prisons and inmates in care homes for girls during their sentence, in order to train and qualify them in specialized professional programs and courses. The graduate is granted a certificate from the Industrial Institute in the region without indicating that he obtained the qualification in prison.

Private Training Centers

TVTC also licenses and supervises nearly 1011 private training units. They are non-governmental training institutes and centers established by the private sector for the purpose of providing training, technical and professional programs.

To view the program details, admission and registration requirments, you can access this page.

Regulations for the Establishment of Non-Profit Training Units in the Field of Technical and Vocational Training.



For Saudi Students

Abroad Scholarship

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides an opportunity for individuals wishing to continue their education outside the Kingdom in accordance with the needs of the labor market and the requirements and developments of the Kingdom through the scholarship’s programs offered by the Ministry of Education. The scholarship agency at the Ministry of Education is actively preparing and qualifying Saudi human resources with aim to become a competitor in the labor market and scientific fields of research both locally and globally acting as an essential branch in supporting Saudi universities in the public and private sectors with a variety of distinguished competencies.

The Program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Foreign Scholarships

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched the Program of the Custodian of the Two Holy for Foreign Scholarships in 1426 AH / 2005 AD, with the aim of preparing prominent generations in a society based around knowledge and economy. The program consisted of three phases, each with a duration of 5 years. The third phase included the creation of new paths such as leading universities, medical facilities, international scholarships and excellence.  New specializations have also been created in consistency with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 such as, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, air transport, and health specialties.

Safeer Platform

The Safeer Platform provides smart solutions and distinguished services, which contribute to facilitating procedures to study abroad based on the best practices and international standards, in compliance with scholarship regulations and legislations by the Ministry of Education.


Internal Scholarships

The internal scholarship program is a program for regular students in private universities and colleges. In the event that the Ministry approves the grant request, the Ministry will pay the approved tuition fees based on each specialization accredited per semester in order to ensure that the number of years does not exceed the allocated years of the official grant according to the academic plan for each specialization. The scholarship will continue for students in the event that the terms and conditions are maintained.
Note: The minimum average is 2.75 / 5 and 1.75 / 4.

For Non-Saudi Students

Non-Saudi students can apply for scholarships in public universities by visiting the website of the university of interest or by visiting this page

Leave Days and Official Holidays

The official holidays of the Kingdom related to the education sector include the following:

• Weekend – Thursday and Friday
• Eid Holidays – Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.
• Mid-term Vacation.
• End of School Year Leave (Summer Vacation).
• National Day Holiday.

You can also access and view the academic calendar for numerous academic years on the Ministry of Education’s website.

Illiteracy and Adult Education

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabis is concerned and dedicated to combating illiteracy through adult education. This form of education is supported technically, financially and administratively, in order to achieve an increase in the nations level of knowledge and spread of culture among the members of society.  A time-plan is presented by the competent educational authorities aimed at accommodating the illiterate and eradicating illiteracy in general and this implementation will be carried out by the relevant ministries and departments. The Ministry of Education has previously created a clear and concise roadmap to tackle illiteracy in various regions and governorates throughout the Kingdom, which contributed to the reduction in the rate of illiteracy, plummeting it to 5.6%.

The Adult Education system and literacy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Learner Program

The Neighborhood Education Program is an educational and training program implemented for the duration of a full academic year. It is concerned with literacy levels of the trainee, both alphabetically and culturally, with the achievement of scientific skills that contribute to pushing productivity of work and raising awareness on the society’s culture and efforts, positive interactions with society and contributing factors to development.

The program targets adults, both male and female from the age of 15 and above, who do not read or write. It also targets adults of both genders, between the ages of 15 – 60, who hold an academic qualification below the university level.

Initiatives and Efforts in The Educational Aspect

Notability of Talented People

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sponsors talented people and provides them with special care to develop and enhance their talents, offering them an opportunity in the field of their particular genius. The relevant authorities set out the means for their discovery, their educational programs, and the advantages that will lead to their encouragement such as, the Mawhiba program offered by the King Abdul-Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity. It provides talented people with the means of scientific research to benefit from their capabilities.

Lifelong Learning Initiative (Estidama)

Estidama is a development initiative working to provide those in need with the necessary life skills to enhance the values of lifelong learning. Additionally, it works to empower the youth of both genders through various educational and training opportunities.

University Exchange Program

The University Exchange Program provides a desire to enhance international cooperation in the field of higher education, in order to develop capabilities, gain knowledge, exchange benefits and strengthen international relations between universities, where innovative programs available in other countries are taken advantage of.

Summer Program (Saifi)

Saifi Program is a program for male and female students above the age of 17. It was created with the aim to provide them with the basic skills, enabling them to invest their spare time during the summer vacation in a way that benefits them.

Saudi Digital Library

The Saudi Digital Library is a massive advanced digital library that includes a variety of specializations that support educational processes and meet the needs of beneficiaries in higher education institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The library contains more than 680,000 e-books dedicated to various fields.

Research Centers

Scientific research is one of the most important elements of interest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It aims to transfer the national economy’s dependance on oil to a more knowledge-based economy. The Kingdom has invested great attention to research and innovation and has set goals that they aim to achieve by the year 2030 including being among the top 10 countries in the Global Competitiveness Index. The Kingdom is home to huge scientific institutions such as the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and other efficient Saudi research institutions. Moreover, most universities in the Kingdom have established scientific and technical research centers dedicated to a number of sectors of interest. 

Educational Programs in Prisons

The Kingdom is aware of the importance of education and its role in reform and evaluation and the interest of inmates of the prison system to continue their studies. Article (18) of the prison and detention system states that the Ministry of Interior, in agreement with the competent authorities responsible for education and awareness, have developed curricula for education and classification in prisons and detention centers and the executive regulations define the rules and procedures for carrying out examinations for prisoners and detainees in various stages.

The education department in each region nominates a number of qualified workers with the relevant competence and long-term experience in the following areas including reform education, psychology, social services and social sciences, and they carefully choose to organize seminars and lectures for prison inmates in each region in relation to various religious, health psychological and social sciences. The Department of Student Orientation and Guidance in the Department of Education coordinates with prisons in region preparing a general plan that includes the programs and topics for the seminars and lectures, in addition to a timetable for their implementation and supervision. For more, click here. 



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