Core functions of the Cultural Bureau, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London:
The academic side
- Follow up on
the progress made by the sponsored students and ask universities and institutes
to send periodic reports on this progress at the end of every semester and
whenever the need arises; submit to the Ministry of Higher Education and other
sponsorship authorities the contents of these reports.
- Hold regular
meetings with the students to learn about their conditions of study and help
them overcome arising difficulties.
- Visit the
universities and institutes with the aim of learning from officials and
supervisors about the progress of Saudi students.
- Seek to
obtain scholarships for Saudi students in scientific subjects of rare or highly
- Help students
to enroll in universities or institutes appropriate to their studies and
recommended by the Ministry of Higher Education.
scientific conferences for Saudi students and enable them to discuss their
subjects of study.
- Attest the
authenticity of the certificates issued by the United Kingdom.
The scientific side
links with universities, institutes and scientific centers and inform their
officials of the Cultural Bureau, its activities and functions through personal
visits and participation in cultural and scientific events.
- Form links
between Saudi universities and institutions of higher education and scientific
research, and their counterparts in the United Kingdom.
- Prepare an
inventory of universities and scientific research centers in terms of their
activities, production and orientations in order to provide them with the names
of the corresponding counterparts in the Kingdom.
in the drafting of the agreements concluded between Saudi universities and the
Ministry of Education and institutions of higher education and scientific
research in the United Kingdom.
The cultural side
- Communicate with libraries in order to identify their collections of Arabic and Islamic manuscripts.
inventory of prominent publishing houses and their relevant publications to the
- Follow up on
what is published in the media and is of interest to the kingdom scientifically
- Follow up on
the civilizational and cultural aspects that are of common interest between the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
with the concerned authorities with the aim of inviting prominent UK scientists
and scholars to the Kingdom.
with the concerned authorities with the aim of inviting Saudi scholars to carry
out cultural and scientific activities in the United Kingdom.
of conferences, cultural weeks and exhibitions in the UK.
interested parties with the scientific, cultural and urban-based aspects of
Saudi life and inform scientific institutes of the latest publication on the
cultural activities and coordination with the concerned authorities to invite
British and Saudi scholars and intellectuals to participate.
- Acquaint the
relevant institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the heritage of the
- Urge Saudi
students to participate in cultural activities held in the universities and
scientific centers and do not conflict with Islamic faith and Saudi traditions.
- Transfer of
developments in world knowledge and culture commensurate with customs and
tradition in the kingdom.
- Supervision and monitoring of the activities of Saudi students and their clubs.