More than 30% of university teachers in Saudi are expats

Published:  22 Jul at 6 PM
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Despite greater efforts to ensure more university teachers in Saudi Arabia are from the Gulf state, around a third of all lecturers at government institutions are expats.

A recent government report showed that out of 52,617 professors and teaching assistants in colleges nationwide, 15,977 are from outside Saudi Arabia, and just 4,555 are women.

The institutions with the highest percentage of teachers from outside the country are King Saud University, Umm Al-Qura University, King Abdulaziz University and Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University.

Looking at student numbers, 241,879 have already enrolled in universities for the academic year ahead, out of 306,533 seats in total. The Ministry of Education allocated 152,836 seats for males and 153,697 for females.

Furthermore, 111,608 applications have been submitted for review for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Foreign Scholarship Program’s third phase. The programme allows students to choose from 479 specialties, while the scholarship covers all educational levels.

For candidates to be eligible for the programme, they must be able to show that they had 100 per cent attendance records at all foreign scholarship forum lectures.
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