Saudi Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday the issuance of a scholarship decision for 54 Saudi male and female students, representing the third batch of beneficiaries of the cultural scholarship program supervised by the ministry.
The students of the third batch were divided into two tracks. The first included 52 students who received prior admission, and the second included two students.
The percentage of male students was 37%, compared to 63% of female students, and the percentage of those holding a bachelor’s degree was 41%, compared to 59% who had a master’s degree.
The students’ majors ranged from literature, languages and linguistics, fashion design, filmmaking, visual arts, archaeology, theatre, culinary arts, libraries, museums, architecture, and music.
The subjects they are scheduled to study in include Royal Holloway, University of London, Georgetown University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute in America, University of Southern California, Royal College of Letters and Arts, Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Queen Mary University, Delft University of Technology and the University of California Berkeley, the Polytechnic University of Milan, and the College of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Ministry of Culture had previously issued decisions to send 79 students in the first batch, and 149 students in the second batch, bringing the number of students benefiting from the cultural scholarship program so far to 282 students.
The program is the first of its kind in the history of the Kingdom, in terms of its focus on creative disciplines in the 16 cultural sectors, and its provision of multiple benefits to scholarships represented in bearing all study costs.
Through the program, the ministry aims to meet the labor market’s demand for qualified national cadres and talents in artistic and cultural disciplines.