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International Scholarships to Study in the Middle East

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A fairly new addition to the QS Regional Rankings, the QS University Rankings: Arab Region has this year been extended to feature the region’s top 200 universities – with the results to be published on 14 June 2016. To celebrate, we bring you a round-up of some of the best funding opportunities and scholarships for international students offered in the region.


Spanning Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi ArabiaTurkey and the United Arab Emirates, these international scholarships give students from all over the world a chance to study in the Middle East and experience the unique culture of the region first-hand.

Scholarships to study in Egypt

Scholarships to study in Israel

Scholarships to study in Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia

Scholarships to study in Turkey

Scholarships to study in the UAE

Other scholarships to study in the Middle East

This article was originally published in June 2015. It was updated in June 2016.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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and by the way, The Turkish TÜBİTAK Scholarship for Graduate Studies (Code 2215) has been closed since last year, and will not be active until further notice of the website itself. This is such bad news.

Hi Pouya, that is a shame, thanks for letting us know! I've now corrected this part of the scholarship listing - it looks like they still offer a scholarship for PhD students. :)