FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is studying paid? Are there scholarships?

No. Refer to method of payments page for the payment details

Is English necessary for acceptance?

It’s not necessary for students to master the English language at the acceptance and registration phase.

However, it is necessary for students to reach level ICOA5 before moving on to CPL training.

What are the acceptance and registration requirements?

Applicants must be at least 17 years old and holding a high school certificate.
The opportunity is available to male and female citizens and residents. Registration is available in the following link:
http://www.oxfordsaudia.com/en/registration/

What is the age specified for registration Minimum / Maximum age?

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and not more than 35 years of age.

What is the duration of the program?

The duration of the OxfordSaudia Flight Academy is between two and a half to three years.

How many hours are required for actual flight training for graduation?

About 250 hours of training on one-engine and two-engine Diamond planes.

Are the licenses approved inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

The student receives a commercial pilot license approved by the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority. If the student wants to be accredited from outside the Kingdom, he / she will be subject to the aviation license equivalency test according to the area concerned.

Does the program end with employment with Airlines?

As for job opportunities, there is a significant expected growth in aviation industry, according to Boeing and Airbus reports, the Middle East needs around 60000 pilots in the next 15 years, according to a study by the OxfordSaudia, Saudi Arabia needs 300 pilots a year, we must refer to the General Authority of Civil Aviation decree of saudizing 100% of the co-pilot profession in local airlines over the next three years.
For top students, they have the opportunity to work at the OxfordSaudia as instructors after their graduation.

Is it possible to accept a student if he is not a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (for those who are outside the Kingdom?).

We currently accept students from all nationalities as long as they have a residency in Saudi Arabia.
However, we are working on issuing a study visa for non-residents with the authorities in the Ministry of Foreign affairs and we will keep you updated.

Medical examination: Does it require a certain length or lack of health problems…etc?

The student will be subject to a medical examination by an accredited doctor from the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority who would be the only one authorized to set the necessary standards.
More than 90% of all applicants pass the medical exam as it just determines the general health of the applicant and their physical ability to become a pilot.

When will registration open? When does the programme start?

You can register through the following link:
http://www.oxfordsaudia.com/en/registration/

What kind of licenses does the student get at the end of the programme?

By the end of the program, the student will get a commercial pilot license CPL, a private pilot license PPL, an instrument rating license IR.

When do the classes take place? Is there a night shift?

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy maintains a regular study program with a morning shift that starts at 8 am and ends at 5 pm as well as a night shift.

After registering and being initially accepted, what questions should the student expect to be asked in the interview?

The interview’s goal is to get to know more about the applicant and why he chose to have a career in the aviation industry. The applicants should arrive for the interview 15 minutes before the appointment to fill some required data, and while there is no specific dress code, applicants should be dressed in a decent manner.

Can female students join the pilot school?

Yes, males and females are welcome to apply.

Is there a minimum ability test score or summative assessment score required to apply?

No minimum ability test score or summative assessment score is required to apply.

Does the Pilot School have other branches outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy has many branches in countries around the world including England, Australia, and the United States of America. Dammam’s branch comes as the eighth of the academy branches. Oxford trains more than 2000 annually via its different branches around the globe.

What are the models of the training aircraft?

European one-engine and two-engine diamond airplanes. They are considered the best training airplanes, as well as the safest.

What is a Commercial Pilot License CPL?

It is a license that enables its holder to work in aviation and fly transport aircraft.

Is it necessary to obtain any other certificate other than secondary for registration?

No, it’s not necessary to obtain any other certificate other than secondary education. However, registration is open for all including secondary certificate holders, bachelor holders, and Ph.D. holders.

When does the applicant receive the final acceptance?

The applicant receives the final acceptance directly after passing the personal interview. After receiving the final acceptance, the applicant is scheduled for medical examination with a doctor certified by the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

Is there a registration fees?

Yes, 400 SAR + VAT non refundable.