The government has invited applications for 100 scholarships offered by Saudi Arabia for Maldivian students to pursue higher education in Saudi universities.
The deadline for submissions is next Monday (April 27).
The scholarships include 55 bachelors degree courses, 30 masters degree courses, and 15 PhD courses.
The areas of study for the bachelors degrees include medicine, Arabic language, and various other fields.
According to the department of higher education, candidates for graduate degrees must be below 25 years of age and have five passes or higher in O’ Levels or equivalent qualifications and three passes in A’ Levels.
Candidates for masters degree must be below 30 years of age and possess a relevant bachelors degree.
The Saudi Arabian government will decide the recipients of the scholarships after evaluating the nominated candidates.
Following an official state visit to the kingdom in March, president Abdulla Yameen said the Saudi government had pledged to increase the number of scholarships to 150.