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KSA to double scholarship amount

The Saudi higher education is expected to increase financial allocations for students studying abroad and their accompanying families by 100%, Arab News has reported, citing unnamed sources. The new cap for study fees of scholarships will stand at $16,000, compared with the current $8,000, said the sources. The decision comes within the framework of the bigger initiatives launched by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz educational programme to help students abroad to overcome any hardships and difficulties they face.