A letter of invitation is preferred.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information
Scholars are encouraged to reach out to a Saudi institution and obtain initial interest from the institution in hosting them. If selected, the U.S. Embassy Riyadh will then follow up with host country authorities.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement
Most teaching in undergraduate courses in science and technology, and many subjects at the graduate level, is in English; proficiency in another language for these subjects is not necessary. For research grants, English language proficiency is usually sufficient to complete the research project. Applicants must demonstrate the feasibility of conducting research in English, in the project proposal, where applicable. Some knowledge of Arabic is very useful in daily life in Saudi Arabia, but is not a requirement for program eligibility.