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Saudis married to foreign women can’t enter military academies

9. The applicant should not be married to a non-Saudi woman.

Source : SG / 01 Apr 2014

Saudi youths who are married to foreign women are not eligible for admission to the Kingdom’s military academies, according to the amended Military Academy Law approved by the Council of Ministers on Monday. Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, chaired the weekly session of the Council of Ministers at Al-Yamama Palace here. 

Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja said that the Cabinet approved amending Article 15 of the law after reviewing the report of the Council of Military Service’s secretariat and two resolutions of the Shoura Council, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

According to the amended law, university and secondary school graduates will have to meet the following conditions for admission to military academies: 

1. The applicant should be of Saudi origin, except for the applicant who grew up with his father during his service to the nation outside the Kingdom. 

2. The applicant should be of a good behavior and reputation, and should not have been sentenced by a Shariah court, nor charged with a crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty. 

3. The applicant should have obtained secondary school graduation certificate, and be graduated after attending daily regular course in the same academic year in which he seeks enrolment. 

Those who graduated in previous years will not be eligible to apply, and the internal regulation would specify the required disciplines. 

4. In case of a university graduate, the applicant should have obtained his degree based on full regular study. 

5. The applicant shall sit for tests to be conducted by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education if it is required by military academies. 

6. The age of the applicant, who is a university graduate, shall not exceed 27 years at the start of the academic year except for doctors whose ages shall not exceed 30 years. 

7. The age of the secondary school graduate should be between 17 and 22 years.

8. The applicant should be between 165 cm and 188 cm tall and weigh between 52 kg and 95 kg. 

9. The applicant should not be married to a non-Saudi woman. 

10. The applicant shall successfully pass the medical examination, personal interview and a comprehensive written test in addition to the physical fitness test.


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