Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (SACB) Partnership

Saudi Arabia and Canada

KPU manages the Saudi Arabian Partnership program through the Global Engagement Office. Our team communicates directly with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (SACB) in Canada with regards to student support and inquiries. SACB is the organization that facilitates the scholarship program in Canada on behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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KPU has built a very strong relationship with the SACB by helping its student's transition from ESL to undergraduate programs. Students can start and complete their undergraduate programs at KPU and receive the support they need throughout their studies. KPU is a qualified and approved institution to deliver academic programs by the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Student Success Stories

Emad Alrefai, English Language Studies Alumnus

When Emad moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia, he enrolled in English Language Studies at KPU, immersing himself in a new language and culture.

Watch this video to learn more about Emad's experience at KPU.


If you are thinking of moving from another university or institution to KPU, please find the requirements for this request as listed on the Bureau's website.

To request to change from your current university to KPU, you will need the following from KPU:

  • You will get a copy of your Letter of Acceptance (LOA) once you complete your admission requirements. If you have completed your admissions process, you will find a copy of the LOA in your KPU student email. email address;
  • If you are studying ESL, you will need to complete the ELST placement test and submit the results to the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau;
  • **You should always consult the Bureau's website ( for the most updated information and requirements.

Customized Support

KPU has a designated Global Partnership Advisor who works directly with Saudi scholarship students. The advisor is a native Arabic speaker and experienced international academic advisor at KPU. Questions and inquiries can be submitted using the contact information below.

KPU has designated a prayer room on its campuses to support students in practicing their religious activities.

Contact Us

If you have any general questions about what courses are required by your program, how to register for courses, or how to get letters to maintain your study permit, please contact KPU International Advising