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First batch of NEOM scholarship students to leave for US this week

The first batch of students under the “NEOM Scholarship Program ending in employment” will embark on their educational journey earlier this week.  The 15-member batch, including six girls, will set out to the United States, to pursue their studies in several specializations including tourism, hospitality, archeology and heritage.

They were picked from among more than 300 students who had applied for the first phase of the scholarship program. This is within the program launched by the NEOM Company, which has a plan to send 250 most talented male and female students from the local community over the coming five years.  NEOM Co. has chosen these students from the regions of NEOM, Duba and Haql through a registration and admission process that started in July 2019.

The first batch of students has already undergone a basic training course for the English language in cooperation with the University of Tabuk.

These students will begin their scholarship study by developing their academic skills in the English language for a full year in Virginia.

Read the full story at Saudi Gazette

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