Riyadh - Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Universities have completed their preparations to admit about 250 thousands male and female students to 20 Saudi universities for the university year 1430/1431H, in the three study enrollments "regular education, association and parallel education " . The increase estimated at 8% compared to the number of seats available in the past year.
The Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Angari, according to Saudi Press Agency, said that the universities had provided about (250000) thousand seats for secondary male and female students in the two semesters in the government universities only.
Dr. Al-Angari mentioned that the number of seats offered by the Saudi higher education institutions in scientific specializations are consistent with the requirements of development and the needs of community as reflected in the further establishment of new colleges and universities, restructuring of more than 100 colleges, as well as the continued admission in the program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques of the external scholarship, support civil higher education programs, scholarship programs for civil education students and expansion of establishment of civil universities and colleges which amounted by 7 universities and 18 collages.
He explained that the available seats in the government universities in academic year 1430/1431 H are as follows: Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University 7955, Umm Al-Qura University 15560, Islamic University3600, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University 21469, King Saud University36528, King AbdulAziz University Aziz 32600, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 3300, King Faisal University18529, King Khalid University 18530, King Saud bin Abdul Aziz for Health Sciences University 300, Taibah University 14475, Qassim University 14590, Taif University 12015, Hail University 8120, AL-Jouf University 6155, Jazan University 13000, Al-Baha University 5920, University of Tabuk 5420, Najran University 6395 and Northern Border University 4020 seats. The total number of seats available in the government universities are 248481 seats.