Saudi Arabia focuses on investing heavily in research and high education as well as the establishment of new and more specialized universities. The country spends more on education than most Arab countries. Here's to mention that education is the largest sector on Saudi Arabia’s government budget. The kingdom's aim is to boost tertiary enrollments and accommodate surging demand, which is driven by population growth and other factors.
Jazan is a port city and the capital of Jazan Region, which lies in the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea and directly north of the border with Yemen. Jazan serves a large agricultural heartland and it has the highest population density in the Kingdom. As the city is the capital of the region, it has the regional airport as well as Jazan seaport, Saudi Arabia’s third most important port on the Red Sea. The area is noted for its high-quality production of tropical fruits like figs, mango, and papaya. It was also a major site for pearl fishing in the early 20th century.
Jazan is being turned into Saudi Arabia's naval industry hub. Furthermore, the southern and western outskirts of the city are a place which the Kingdom wants to turn into its agricultural hub due to the water underground as well as the rich and diverse soil.
Jazan University is the only university in Jazan Region and one of the largest public, nonprofit institutions of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2006, Jazan University is a public research university based in the city of Jazan. Jazan University has a main central campus that rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia and also has satellite campuses in Sabya, Abu Arish, Farasan, Ad-darb, Samtah, Al-Daer and Al-Ardah. Approximately 60,000 students are enrolled at the university across every level of study.
Jazan University offers a broad range of academic departments, an extensive research enterprise and a number of community outreach and public service programs. It is particularly well known for its medical school, dental school, school of business, social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.
Jazan University includes (23) colleges, including: (21) colleges that grant a Bachelor’s degree to male and female students, one college awards diplomas. These colleges and their scientific departments are:
Jazan Economic City is a megaproject that is planned to boost the economy of Jazan region and make it part of the Saudi economic growth. Jazan Economic City will be located along the Red Sea, 60 km northwest of Jazan City. Today, ambitious projects in transport, renewable energy, tourism and agricultural development are taking place in Jazan Economic City, including a US$3 Billion aluminum smelter.
Jazan Economic City has a strategically perfect location at the coast of the Red Sea to service markets in Europe, Asia and East Africa as well as to receive raw materials from the surrounding countries that are currently not well served with processing and manufacturing facilities. Jazan Economic City focuses on four areas: heavy industries, secondary industries, human capital and lifestyle. The proposed city will provide an environment for key industries, technology exchanges, commerce and trade, employment opportunities, education and training, housing and a broad spectrum of socio-economic activities for a projected population of 300,000 people.
Jazan has a hot desert climate with an average annual temperature above 30 °C. The weather is very hot all year round and its average annual temperature is one of the hottest in the world, as daily lows average over 20 °C and highs over 30 °C even in the coldest month of the year, while unlike a lot of tropical cities the summer is even noticeably warmer. Sandstorms are quite common in areas further from the sea.
Jazan University has a total of 563 international students who study in its 23 colleges.
Jazan Airport is an airport serving Jazan the capital city of the Jazan Province. It is also known as King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport.
Unfortunately, the visa you receive as a student in Saudi Arabia does not allow you to work there.