The Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) announces the opening of the registration for Mawhoob Competition to qualify for the Astronomy and Space Olympiad, in collaboration with King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba”, with the intention of  building a generation of leaders and innovators in the Space Sciences and technology,  raising the society’s awareness on this field, training human cadres in the Space sector, in addition to inspiring the next generation to  be interested in the field’s careers. 

The competition aims to attract gifted students from middle and high schools to participate in a number of Astronomy and Astrophysics courses where they nominate some of the applicants to represent Saudi Arabia in the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 

CST is welcoming gifted students to register in Mawhoob Competition until 25 September 2023 through this link,, indicating that the program’s requirements are the following: applicant must be a Saudi citizen, a middle or high school student,  in addition the applicant must meet the program’s requirements. 

This program is part of the CST's efforts to elevate the Kingdom's position and global leadership in Space and Space science through programs and initiatives aimed at qualifying developing national capacities and skills, spreading awareness and interest in Space science, and boosting national competitiveness.

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  • Publish Date:
  • 23/08/2023
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