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For the first time: King Fahd University of Petroleum accepts females

The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran has opened admissions of bachelor’s degree for female students to the next academic year 2021/2022 for the first time.

In a statement on this announcement, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman raised his thanks and gratitude to King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman for supporting the education sector in general, particularly university education.

He emphasized that the opening of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for female bachelor’s degree comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision; this is a significant step towards achieving many goals, including the empowerment of Saudi women.

He added that the enrollment of female students in the university would provide them with the opportunity to benefit from a long-standing national academic institution with a prestigious international level and a distinguished ranking among universities around the world, especially in the fields of science and engineering.

Prince Abdulaziz pointed out that the admission of female students to the university for the next academic year 2021/2022 will be 20% overall, but the aim is to raise it to 40% the following year. The process will continue after that based on certain competences and abilities.

The next admission will take place from 13 to 18 July 2021.

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