NUS is one of 20 universities worldwide — and the only university in Asia and Oceania — to be recognised by the Saudi MOE Elite Scholarship Programme.
Saudis who have gained admission into any of the 20 universities in the Programme will be granted scholarships administered by the Saudi Ministry of Education. Other prestigious universities on the list include ETH Zurich, Harvard University and University of Cambridge.
Professor Abdullah Al-Dhelaan, Cultural Attaché at the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Singapore said that NUS’ presence on the list bears witness to the high regard for NUS as an institute of higher education and research. He added that hopefully, more Saudis would consider Singapore a viable destination for higher education.
NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua said, “NUS is pleased to be included in the Saudi Ministry of Education’s list of 20 world renowned universities identified in their Elite Scholarship Programme — the only institute of higher learning from Asia and Oceania to make the list. This is a testament to the University’s solid reputation for high quality education and cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, and we are grateful to the Kingdom for the honour.”
The Saudi MOE Elite Scholarship Programme is part of the Saudi government’s ongoing push to nurture their younger generation through higher education.