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International Scholarships to Study in the Middle East

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A fairly new addition to the QS World University Rankings by Region, the QS Arab Region University Rankings has this year been extended to feature nearly 150 universities – with the results to be published on October 17. 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, Oman, QatarSaudi 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 Cairo

Scholarships to study in Israel Jerusalem

Scholarships to study in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Scholarships to study in Turkey Istanbul

Scholarships to study in the UAE United Arab Emirates

Other scholarships to study in the Middle East Muscat, Oman

This article was originally published in June 2015. It was updated in June 2016 and again in October 2017.

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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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i'm Abderrahmene from algeria
i am at the last year for to get a ingineer + master diploma in a national scholl
my field of study is electrical ingeneering/ option automatic
i want to get a schoolarship at saudi arabic or middle east but i don't know the steps or how to applicate
please i need a pratical help

im looking for full scholarship in agroculture or biological, anyway

Hi Meilina, we've listed a range of scholarships to study agriculture here

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. :)