During the 2013-2014 school year, 44,566 Saudi students studied in the U.S., an over 30% increase from the previous year. This increase is in line with consistent double-digit growth since 2006, when the Saudi Scholarship Plan was implemented. As a response to this trend, this WES webinar familiarizes you with the Saudi educational system, including an in-depth look at essential documents, giving admissions officers the tools to choose the most qualified students from the fourth largest feeder country.

Gain Insight Into:

  • Insights about Saudi student mobility
  • Key features of the educational system
  • Grade conversions and degree requirements
  • Resources for future research



Sulaf Al-Shaikhly

Group Manager

Sulaf has worked at WES since 2009 and has conducted extensive research on educational systems in the Middle East. She provides insight on regional updates and trends to both internal staff and the international education community, focusing on issues of documentation authenticity and verification. Her previous experience includes five years in Iraqi higher education, during which she taught at the University of Technology and Baghdad University.