Riyadh, February 10, 2024, The Communications, Space, and Technology Commission (CST), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Scholarship Program—a vital component of the Human Capacity Development Program under the auspices of Saudi Vision 2030—have joined forces to launch a campaign promoting specialized space sciences within the program. This initiative aims to underscore the pathways that have propelled Saudi Arabia's advancement in the space sector, bolstering its global standing.
The campaign, orchestrated by CST, extends an invitation to students to partake in the scholarship program. Participants can pursue Bachelor's and Master's degrees through the Alrowad Path, which encompasses the top 30 international universities, or the Emdad Path, comprising the best 200 universities as per the program's criteria. Additionally, a Research and Development path is tailored for Ph.D. candidates hailing from the top 200 universities identified by the program. The initiative spans across a spectrum of space specializations, encompassing Aerospace Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Space Science, Astronomy, and Astrophysics.
Through this concerted effort, CST seeks to reinforce its regulatory role within the space sector and nurture the development of national capabilities in space-related fields and sciences. These endeavors are poised to make substantial contributions to the burgeoning space industry in Saudi Arabia, positioning the nation as a formidable player on the global stage.