Middle East

WENR, June 2015: Middle East

US$250 Million for US-Egypt University Partnerships and Student Exchange

Egypt and the United States have launched a US$250 million, three-year initiative to enhance university partnerships and provide nearly 2,000 scholarships and exchanges for high-achieving Egyptians to study at home and in America…


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2015: Middle East

New University Targets Overseas Workers

A new university aimed at attracting the children of expat workers will open in Jeddah in collaboration with India’s Bangalore-based Bapuji Institute of Science & Technology, according to a recent article in Arab News…


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2015: Middle East

Network of Diploma Mills Preys on Students from Middle East

A global network of fraudulent online universities is using high-pressure sales tactics and phony scholarships to extract money from students who end up with worthless degrees, according to Al-Fanar Media…


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, March 2015: Middle East

Internationally Mobile Students from the Region Increasingly Likely to Choose the U.S.

Since 2000, the number of students from the Middle East and North Africa has more than tripled, according to data from the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report….


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WENR, January/February 2015: Middle East

Private Universities in the Middle East Grow in Popularity

A single year at a private university in Lebanon can cost up to US$14,000. In Saudi Arabia, that figure can climb to $25,000. In Qatar, it can be more than $40,000…


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WENR, December 2014: Middle East

Saudi Universities Top Regional Ranking

Universities in Saudi Arabia dominate the first ranking of 91 Arab universities published in November by US News & World Report. The top three universities are Saudi Arabian but Egypt and Algeria have…


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WENR, November 2014: Middle East

International Scholarship Program Celebrates 15th Year

Bahrain’s Crown Prince International Scholarship Program celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The program has sent 146 students overseas to date…


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WENR, October 2014: Middle East

Ranking Universities in the Middle East

A comprehensive ranking for institutions in the Middle East does yet exist, but University World News reports that the situation will soon be rectified as US News, the QS Intelligence Unit and Times Higher Education develop university rankings for the Middle East and North Africa…


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WENR, September 2014: Middle East

Government Offers International Study Scholarships

The Omani government is offering 1,746 places in the current academic year to students wishing to study abroad…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Middle East

Regional Harmonization Project Launched in Middle East, North Africa

A three-year higher education project to align subject-learning objectives in the Middle East and North Africa (MEDA) was…


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