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Effat University

Our partnership with Effat University offers students from both institutions the chance to pursue a variety of fields at the undergraduate level, as well as at the graduate level. Students will be able to transfer between the two universities and scholarships will be made available for students in need of financial assistance. 

 

Effat University, the first private institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, and University of the People (UoPeople), have built a partnership designed to provide access to quality educational opportunities for women. This partnership offers female students from both institutions the chance to pursue a variety of fields at the undergraduate level, as well as at the graduate level.  

 

After two years at UoPeople, female undergraduates will be able to transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, or Psychology at Effat University. Similar arrangements exist for bachelor’s level programs in Architecture, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Systems and Visual and Digital Production. Moreover, after two years of psychology studies at Effat University, students will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in Health Science at UoPeople. 

 

Bachelor’s degree holders from both institutions, male and female, will be able to pursue an MBA, Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) and Master’s in Finance at either institution. Scholarships will be made available for students in need of financial assistance.  

 

“While UoPeople partners with institutions including Harvard Business School Online, NYU, UC Berkeley, and University of Edinburgh, this represents our first agreement in the Middle East,” said Shai Reshef, President of University of the People. “We are incredibly excited to give our students the opportunity to transfer to a brick-and-mortar university in the region, especially at such a prestigious and mission-driven institution as Effat University.  

 

“Effat University is proud to collaborate with the University of the People, and to continue strengthening international partnerships that will give Effat’s programs a global quality, in fulfillment of its mission of cooperation and interaction with many educational institutions,” said President of Effat University, Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail. “Effat University has proven through partnerships that education on a global level does not require long trips abroad, a careful and thoughtful selection of agreements with leading institutions ensure that the university is an incubator for tomorrow’s pioneers, with the finest education, to become leaders in their fields. Combining the latest fields of education, and our Saudi & Islamic heritage, and we can offer our students a world-class education here in Jeddah.”

 

This collaboration, along with other highprofile partnerships, reinforces the quality of UoPeople’s degrees. At University of the People, we will continue to open the gates to higher education and strive to offer our students the best opportunities available.