SOURCE: Saudi Gazette
Time: March 27, 2018
RIYADH — Tens of thousands of Saudi students studying abroad will each be receiving $2,000 from the government to support their education.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved on Wednesday a recommendation made by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, to grant financial reward to students abroad on government scholarships and those studying at their own expense.
The Saudi Press Agency also reported that the King approved another recommendation to expand the country’s overseas scholarship program to include Saudi students who meet certain requirements and are studying abroad at their own expense.
There are currently 90,000 Saudis studying on government scholarships abroad, compared to more than 200,000 in 2014. — Agencies