Who we are

History of the Saudi Cultural Office

The cultural attaché’s office was established in Germany on 12/6/1967 and was headquartered in Bonn, capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.

With the reunification of the two Germanies in 1990, Berlin became the capital. During the following ten years, Berlin became also the center of political weight transferring the parliament, the government and most ministries. After the relocation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Berlin the cultural office followed in August 2009, moving to its current building in January 2011.

Our mission

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Office in Germany is affiliated to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Federal Republic of Germany. Our main goal is the implication of the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) and other scholarship programs run by Saudi ministries, universities and corporations not only in Germany but also the neighbouring countries we are responsible for (Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). We supervise and provide services and support to the largest cohort of sponsored students in Germany from their arrival until graduation or completion of their studies and their final return to the Kingdom. Thus we are the link between the Ministry of Education in Riyadh and the scholarship destination.

Furthermore we participate in exhibitions and cultural activities held by universities and attend the graduation ceremonies for students. We organize social and cultural events and are thankful for the support and care we receive from our partners, officials in the Ministry of Education and the Embassy of the Kingdom in Germany.

Our Vision is to build lasting bilateral cultural and educational bridges between Saudi Arabia and Germany and the countries monitored by us.