With a population of 3.4 million, Jeddah is a major urban center in western Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Red Sea. The city is known as the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city.Saudi Arabia’s proactive investment in higher education is clearly evident in the facilities available throughout the kingdom; from science, technology and engineering programs.
Facts about studying in Jeddah:
- 19 Universities in Jeddah (الجامعات في جدة)
- As of 2005, Jeddah had 849 public and private schools for male students and another 1,179 public and private schools for female students.
- Students new to the country and culture should note that all Saudi universities uphold Islamic laws and beliefs as enforced by the state.