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First universities portal launched for MENA

The first ever search portal for higher education in the Middle East and North Africa has been launched in Dubai and is set for international expansion. ‘Uni and I’ lists regional universities along with key information, and already features 675 institutions.

Saudi extends scholarship scheme to 2020

Saudi Arabia is to extend its King Abdullah Scholarship Programme, to help 50,000 Saudis graduate from the world’s top 500 universities by 2020. This is good news for international education providers as more than half of Saudis studying abroad are funded through the scheme.