King Khalid University Supports International Scholastic Achievement

Currently, there are 1,130 international students from 45 different nations enrolled at King Khalid University. Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Muhammad Du'ajim, confirmed that the General Administration of Scholarship Students has approved the enrollment of an additional 200 students from 14 countries for the current academic year.

Vice Rector Du'ajim went on to explain: "The university is providing scholarships in a wide-range of areas of study to distinguished students from all over the world. We want to attract some of the world’s best students in different disciplines. By offering them access to cutting-edge, advanced education, everyone will benefit. The university will gain the perspective and talents of the best other cultures have to offer. The students will be able to take their world-class education back to help improve their own countries. Building relationships between and among nations is a beneficial and central aspect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will be furthered by such cultural exchanges. Also, international inclusiveness in scientific and technological fields supports the objective of further advancing the Saudi economy as set forth in Vision 2030."

He then further stressed that our international students span both the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of education. He noted that the large majority of international students are permanent residents of the Kingdom while a significant and growing number travel from their home countries. He also noted that a significant percentage of our international students are women and at their respective campuses.

"The university is working diligently to provide a strong foundation for international research and provide an environment that fosters technological innovation. Our objectives are high; our research efforts will be done in accordance with the highest international scientific and educational standards. His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, has clearly and unequivocally stated that the international scholarship program is a high priority. We will ensure that this program is a continued success," said General Administration of Scholarships Supervisor, Dr. Saeed Al-Shahrani.

In addition to academic scholarship, the university will also provide certain non-scholastic programs and activities designed to help the students and make their academic life at King Khalid University a more pleasant and enriching experience. The university has appointed a select group of qualified trainers who are responsible for helping the international students become accustomed to university life and integrating into the local community.

Beside non-academic training programs, the university also offers leisure and entertainment activities for the benefit of the international students. Our students work very hard and of course need some rest and recreational diversions. These leisure-related activities also bring the students and teachers together at a personal level and enhance intercultural understanding. The Deanship of Student Affairs has been and will continue to be an integral part of this effort. By supporting interactions off-campus through a scholarship student club, and by way of various events on-campus, the deanship fosters a strong sense of community among all of the students both international and domestic. This effort is bolstered by the "Grass Roots Program", which honors outstanding scholarship and motivates students to be the best they can be.

One of the major challenges of international scholarship is keeping the lines of communication between the students and the host open. Often times, once students leave the host country, communication ceases. At King Khalid University, our scholarship program will focus on maintaining that mutually beneficial relationship long after the students return home. By nurturing continued collaborative programs between and among the different countries, the former students can continue to serve as ambassadors for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This will continue to enhance the Kingdom’s reputation on the world stage.

Maintaining these international relationships will be a significant challenge for the General Administration for Scholarship Students staff. As per Rector Al-Solamy's and Vice Rector Du'ajjim's instructions, the administrators have established an innovative management program that ensures continued collaboration, communication, and scheduled follow-up complete with periodic reviews. Each team member will be personally accountable for making sure that the program objectives are continuously met.

Clearly, the international scholarship effort is a high priority for the university. In addition to the foregoing, see supra., please note the following additional details regarding the General Administration of Scholarship Students:

  • Spreading the message of moderate Islam and teaching the Arabic language;
  • Exploring the relationship between Islam and scientific development;
  • Fostering cooperation between and among Islamic scientific institutions in humanitarian efforts;
  • Supporting the “Elite Program”, which is a distinguished group of student leaders who are at the forefront of academic, scientific, and managerial prowess for international cooperation in science and technology;
  • Sponsoring attendance in various conferences, symposiums, and scientific seminars both within and outside of the Kingdom;
  • Hosting the Folklore Ceremony which is a carnival celebrating and highlighting the different nations, cultures, and regional heritages throughout the world. This serves to deepen the understanding between and among the domestic and international students.
The University Rector and Employees Congratulate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on This Auspicious Occasion King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy delivered a message of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense on the observation of the 89th National Day. In his commemorative address, Rector Al-Solamy explained that the Kingdom is blessed with peace, prosperity and national unity on the 89th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "We take this time to reflect on the accomplishments of our founder, King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud -- may Allah have mercy on his soul -- and his sons. We stand in awe of our righteous and prosperous nation built for our collective benefit. We are all duty-bound to help ensure that our country continues its scientific and economic development efforts in accord with Islamic principles and cultural norms as set forth in Vision 2030. Each citizen should fulfill his or her role by expressing love for and undivided loyalty to our country and work diligently to make the Kingdom a leader among nations. We shall forever remain grateful for our wise leadership, and the peace and prosperity we enjoy under their guidance," said Rector Al-Solamy. King Khalid University Vice Rector Prof. Muhammad Al Hasoon congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on the Kingdom's 89th anniversary. Vice Rector Al Hasoon said: "We take this opportunity to bask in our country’s accomplishments and marvel at our founder's efforts to create a great nation. We now enjoy the fruits of these efforts and can look to an even brighter future under His Royal Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Overall Development King Khalid University Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs Prof. Saad Du'ajim congratulated our wise leadership and the Saudi Nation on the Kingdom's 89th anniversary, commending the Kingdom's continuing development and asking Allah to bless our country with even greater success and prosperity. A Century of Giving Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, said: "Our country witnessed a century of accomplishments. Despite the challenges, our beloved nation has stood strong against various dangers. On the hands of the Kingdom's founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and followed by his sons, our country is an example of posterity. I ask Allah to protect us and bless us, and for our country to continue to lead." A Bright Future Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Prof. Merzin Al-Shahrani, said: "This anniversary reminds us of our beloved country's journey; the victories and accomplishments that are the rich tapestry of Saudi history. Beginning with our founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud. We are now further blessed with the peace, prosperity, and benevolent leadership under His Royal Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz." National Unity Vice President for Business and Knowledge-Economy, Prof. Abdul Latif Al-Hadithi, said: "The 89th Saudi National Day arrives as the Kingdom assumes a leadership role in economic, educational and social development on the world stage. We are all grateful to our leaders both past and present who made this proud and prosperous nation possible. We celebrate pride in our past and faith in our future." A New Nation's Vision Vice Rector of Female Academic Affairs, Prof. Khalood Abu Melha, stressed that the 89th Saudi National Day is an opportunity to re-dedicate ourselves to national aspirations and goals. She pointed out that our national unity is one of our greatest strengths and a primary factor in the Kingdom's continuing success. She asks Allah to protect and bless our country and all its people. Pride and Glory Dr. Ahmed Al-Shehri, General Supervisor of King Khalid University's Tehama Branch, congratulated our wise leadership and the Saudi Nation on this auspicious occasion. He noted that we are all blessed by our founder's victories followed by his righteous sons' accomplishments, which have resulted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia achieving leadership status throughout the world. A Journey of Progress and Prosperity Faculty of Medicine Dean, Prof. Dr. Sulaiman Al-Humayed, said: "We celebrate our 89th National Day, which is an opportunity to recall our history, challenges, and successes. I ask Allah to protect and bless our country." University Employees: The 89th National Day is an opportunity to appreciate our history. A Proud Day Faculty of Sciences Dean, Prof. Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Shatti, said: "The 89th National Day is a day of pride and victory. It is also a day that marks King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud's victory in uniting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is an event close and dear to our hearts, and a chance to appreciate all the accomplishments and development our country has achieved. I congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and the Saudi nation on the Kingdom's 89th anniversary. I ask Allah to protect and bless our beloved country." A Bright Era College of Business Dean, Dr. Fayez bin Dhafra, stressed that we celebrate our National Day this year in the light of King Salman bin Abdulaziz's reign. We are so grateful for all of the blessings, and we look forward to a bright and rewarding future. A Dear Occasion Faculty of Dentistry Dean, Dr. Ibrahim bin Sulaiman Al-Shahrani, said: "We celebrate this dear occasion that reflects great achievements and glorious victories. Our country is blessed, and our people are unified in vision and action. This great nation shall become even greater in time." Development Leaps Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, explained that in each era the Kingdom has advanced in all areas, and with each has risen to a new level. He added that with the wise leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the state is moving steadily towards achieving the goals set in our vision to become a leader among the greatest nations in the world. United Sprit Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Mansour Al-Atheed, said: "We are celebrating the 89th anniversary of our beloved country in a time we are witnessing prosperity and development under the wise leadership of this Royal Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Our country is blessed with the unity and loyalty of its people, believing in a vision we aspire to achieve and future our nation seeks." A Journey Towards Progress Academic Development and Quality Dean, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, explained that the 89th Saudi National Day is the culmination of the growth, development, and prosperity of our country. He noted that we are witnessing a great renaissance in all fields under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is devoting significant efforts to the well-being of our nation and its people with the support of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Development and Growth Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Nasser, explained the anniversary of our beloved Kingdom is an opportunity for the Saudi people to recall the remarkable events in national history and a chance to celebrate our nation's victories and development. Leading Role Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Dhahran Al-Janoub and Deputy Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit said: "Our beloved country celebrates the 89th National Day, and thanks to its wise leadership, it is possible for all citizens and residents to enjoy a safe life in prosperity, under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense." A Lasting Occasion Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics, Dr. Fawzia Ali Al-Ghurais, explained that we are celebrating the 89th National Day of our dear country, which is both a historic and timeless national occasion. She congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and the Saudi nation, asking Allah to protect our beloved home country and bless it at all times. Loyalty and Pride Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Khamis Mushait, Dr. Sarra Abu Melha, said: "I congratulate the Saudi Nation on the 89th Saudi National Day on behalf of the College. I also extend my congratulations to the Saudi royal family. I ask Allah to protect and bless our country." Year After Year Dean of the Faculties of Science, Literature and Community Service, Dr. Siham Musa Al-Haidar, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, for their wise leadership and success. He also praised the Saudi people on this occasion, relating that the 89th National Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the Kingdom's victories and achievements, asking Allah to bless us for many years to come. Words Can't Express Dean of the Faculty Arts and Science at Almajardh, Mrs. Maha Al Shehri, said: "The 89th Saudi National Day puts me at a loss for words. The love that we have for this dear country is beyond description and immutable. I congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and the Saudi people on this joyous occasion." A Vision of Glory Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion, Deputy Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Dwalaa Mana, said: "We are steadfast in our values and beliefs on this glorious day. We honor this occasion and are proud to lead as a nation of vision and catalyst for positive global development." Loyalty Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Suhair Issa Al-Qahtani, said: "My beloved country is an identity I carry with me everywhere. Saudi pride is embodied in our youth, and a source of power we are proud to have. In a nation that is founded on Islamic principles and home to the Two Holy Mosques, we celebrate our National Day as proud and loyal Saudis." Wide Development Dr. Abeer Mahfouz Al Madawi, Assistant Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, said: "Our beloved Kingdom has the blessings of security and safety. I thank Allah the Almighty and our wise leadership for all their generous guidance and attention. I congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, may God protect them, and the Saudi people on the occasion of the 89th Saudi National Day." Proud Legacy Dr. Ola Ali Al-Haqan, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering, congratulated the Saudi Nation on this occasion, adding that our beloved Kingdom with its proud people is a shining exemplar of a righteous and industrious nation. A History of Victory Assistant Dean of the Khamis Mushait Community College, Dr. Amal Hussein Al-Mushait, stressed that the love of the country is precious and enduring. She sends her congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, may God protect them, asking God to watch over our country and bless it with prosperity. Symbol of Glory Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Tanumah, Mrs. Amal Abdullah Al-Mashham, said: "On this joyous occasion, and on behalf of myself and the college employees, I extend my congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and the Saudi Nation. I ask Allah to protect and bless our beloved country."
Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Salami, Rector of King Khalid University, sponsored the International Cancer Day, organized by the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences in Abha, in cooperation with the student club at the College. Krycker. " On the occasion of his arrival at the headquarters of the opening ceremony of the events, he saw the accompanying exhibition, which included the wings of the participating bodies from inside and outside the university. His Excellency thanked the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences in Abha and the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Student Club for organizing and organizing the International Cancer Day. The role of the university in raising the awareness of the society and its education in cancer diseases and ways to prevent them, and his Excellency that he aspires to include the university specialized center in the study of cancer by virtue of the specialized capabilities possessed by the University in various disciplines related to possible To join forces in the establishment of a specialized center, pointing out that the establishment of such a center will undoubtedly contribute to the progress of our country and access to the ranks of developed countries in the field of cancer treatment research.
In continuation of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at King Khalid University, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Medical Rehabilitation Science Department students and staff conducted awareness program for disability in Oasis Mall, Abha. To promote the rights, awareness and well-being of persons with disabilities. The participants were provided with a wealth of information about overcoming and managing disabilities.  Students also treated and discussed about solutions adopted in the field of physical therapy practice to overcome disability and about the programs and facilities provided by the King Khalid University for achieving changes in the challenges faced by people with disabilities and their families by inspiring jobs and innovations.
The Dean of the College Dr. Khalid Al Ahmari, Vice Dean of the College Dr. Hussain Al Mohiy Welcomes all Staff and students in the second semester of academic year 1439-1440 (H).