The College Degree Program for Non-Employees is a highly selective scholarship program for Saudi male and female high school graduates.
It is one of the Aramco’s primary sources for entry-level Saudi professionals. Each year, Aramco selects top Saudi high school graduates from the science stream — with the requisite high school GPA, Qiyas, and company English and math placement scores — to be sponsored to study for a bachelor’s degree in a discipline required by the company.
After successful completion of Aramco's 10-month College Preparatory Program (CPP) in Dhahran, students are sponsored to attend an out-of-Kingdom university in their assigned field of study. Following successful completion of their bachelor’s degree program, students are targeted for employment at the professional level with Aramco.
Students are provided with a high level of support to ensure that they achieve their goals. While completing the CPP portion of the program, students will receive support from College Preparatory Center (CPC) staff to ensure that they are prepared for the challenges of enrolling in a top-tier university. This will include preparation for Test of English as a Foreign Language and International English Language Testing System tests and assistance with their university applications. In addition, the rigorous academic program offered in the CPC will ensure that students are ready to meet the academic challenges that they may face once they begin their university studies. The support offered to program participants does not stop once they leave the Saudi Arabia. Aramco counselors, located in many of the countries where CDPNE students will study, provide students with any required assistance while they are working to achieve their academic goals.