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Last Updated: Last Updated: 19 January 2021
1. Applicant’s Acceptance
I understand that by using or accessing the Site, submitting a message or communication I agree to be bound by the Terms and the Term’s amendments as they may occur from time to time.
2. Fellowship Application
I understand that by applying to Qimam Fellowship program (the “Fellowship”) information provided by myself as the Applicant (“Information”) shall be reviewed and made accessible to third parties. I further acknowledge that the Information and any information or material from any application to the Fellowship may be published. My application can be reserved, disqualified, rejected or removed, even after being successfully accepted onto the Fellowship, at any time as Qimam finds necessary without explanation.
3. Application Process, Criteria & Rejections
I understand that to be considered for the Fellowship, I need to
Applicants who do not comply with all the above or submit false, dishonest, or misleading information shall not be considered for the Fellowship.
Applicants shall be assessed on their levels of academic performance, initiative and social responsibility. Applicants with a particularly strong performance in one of the three categories may also be successful at Qimam’s absolute discretion, and Qimam is not required to explain such decisions.
Unsuccessful applicants may apply in subsequent years if they fulfill the eligibility and application criteria. Qimam will not provide an explanation for any unsuccessful applicants for the Fellowship and application outcomes are final.
The information Qimam collects from me when I apply for the Fellowship via the Site, the Site’s cookies or the Site’s google analytics may be made available to third parties.
5. Site Availability and Modification
Although Qimam will attempt to provide continuous Site availability to me, it does not guarantee that the Site will always be available, work, or be accessible at any particular time. Qimam reserves the right to alter, modify, update, or remove the Site at any time. Qimam may conduct such modifications to the Site for security reasons, intellectual property, legal reasons, or various other reasons at its absolute discretion, and it is not required to explain such modifications. For example, Qimam may provide updates to fix security flaws, or to respond to legal demands. I understand that this is a non-binding and non-exhaustive illustration of how Qimam might exercise its rights under this section, and nothing in this section obligates it to take measures to update the Site for security, legal, or other reasons. I agree that Qimam is not required to provide Me with access to its Site and may terminate my access at any time and for any reason.
6. Program benefits
By applying to the Fellowship, I agree to participate in the Fellowship benefits, as listed on the Site, which are obligatory. The benefits provided by Qimam may be changed at the sole discretion of Qimam. Not participating in the fellowship benefits (e.g., not attending the training or the award ceremony), will lead to my disqualification from the fellowship and all fellowship benefits (past, present, or future). Selected fellows might be disqualified from the fellowship at Qimam’s discretion, and there is no obligation for Qimam to explain such decisions.
7. Third Party Links
The Site may contain links to third party websites or persons that are not owned or controlled by Qimam. Qimam has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party, websites or persons. In addition, Qimam will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third party site or person. By applying to the Fellowship I agree that my application will be reviewed and assessed by third parties. By using the Site, I expressly relieve Qimam from any and all liability arising from my use of the Site and my submission of any and all information.
8. Conduct While Using The Site
When accessing or using the Site, I am solely responsible for my use and for any use of the Site made using my account. I agree to abide by the following rules of conduct:
If I am discovered to be undertaking any of the aforementioned actions, my privileges to use the Site may at Qimam’s absolute discretion be terminated or suspended. Generally, Qimam will provide an explanation for any suspension or termination of my use of the Site, but it reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account at any time without notice or explanation.
9. Intellectual Property
A. The name “Qimam Fellowship”, the design of the Site along with created text, writings, images, templates, scripts, graphics, interactive features and the trademarks, marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to the Qimam Fellowship owner (“Owner”). The Marks are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under Saudi laws and international conventions. The Owner reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site. I agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of anything contained within the Site unless Qimam has given me express written permission.
B. I provide Owner and Owner’s agents with a non-exclusive right to copy, edit, redact, rearrange, translate or reproduce my application or any part thereof for Fellowship purposes, such as but not limited to, advertising, promotion publicity, broadcast, exhibition, distribution or communication to the public in general about the Fellowship.
C. I understand that photos and videos of me might be taken on different events of the Qimam Fellowship (e.g., during the in-person interviews for the Fellowship, the in-person training program of the Fellowship, the award ceremony of the Fellowship, or potentially other events). I provide Owner and Owner’s agents with a non-exclusive right to copy, edit, redact, rearrange, translate or reproduce such photos or videos or any part thereof for Fellowship purposes, such as but not limited to, advertising, promotion publicity, broadcast, exhibition, distribution or communication to the public in general about the Fellowship.
Qimam may terminate my access to the Site or any Qimam benefits if it determines that: (1) I have violated any applicable laws while using the Site; (2) If I have violated these Terms or any other of the Site policies; or (3) if Qimam believe that any of my actions may harm the Site or Qimam’s business interests, at its sole and absolute discretion, or upon Owner’s decision. In the event of termination, Qimam will strive to provide me with a timely explanation; however, it is not required to do so.
11. Limitation of Liability; Representations and Warranties
USE OF THE SITE AND ANY SERVICES, ARE AT MY EXCLUSIVE RISK, AND THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS EXCLUSIVELY WITH MYSELF.
A. EXCEPT FOR ANY WARRANTIES AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN THE SITE OR SERVICES PROVIDED ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM A COMPUTER VIRUS, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
B. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT: (1) THE SITE AND ANY SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; (2) DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SITE OR CONTENT FOUND ON THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; (3) THE SITE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (4) ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, CORRECT, UP TO DATE, OR RELIABLE.
C. QIMAM/OWNER IS NOT LIABLE, AND I AGREE NOT TO HOLD QIMAM/OWNER RESPONSIBLE, FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF MONEY, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, PROFITS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM MY USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT FOUND ON THE SITE BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT QIMAM/OWNER IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Qimam/owner, their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from:
This defense and indemnification obligation will survive the Terms and my use of the Site. I also agree that I have a duty to defend Qimam/Owner against such claims and Qimam/Owner may require me to pay for an attorney(s) of their choice in such cases. I agree that this indemnity extends to requiring me to pay for Qimam/Owner’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, Qimam/Owner may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and I shall be liable for the damages as though Qimam/Owner had proceeded with a trial.
Qimam/Owner take copyright infringement very seriously, and if I believe that Owner’s copyright has been infringed, I will send Qimam a message which contains:
14. Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
I agree that any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the formation, breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration to be conducted by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the Arbitration Regulation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The arbitrator shall be appointed by the relevant court in accordance with Saudi Law. The seat of arbitration shall be Riyadh – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The arbitration shall be conducted in the English language.
If I bring a dispute in a manner other than in accordance with this section, I agree that Qimam may move to have it dismissed, and that I will be responsible for Qimam’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements in doing so.
I agree that the unsuccessful party in any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be responsible for the reimbursement of the successful party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements.
16. Force Majeure
I agree that Qimam is not responsible to me for anything that it may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond its control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, riots, terrorism, crime, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond its control.
In the event that any of the Terms is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Terms, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.
If two or more provisions of this Agreement or any other agreement I may have with Qimam are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, I agree that Qimam shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.
Qimam reserves all rights permitted to it under this Agreement. Qimam’s non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or any applicable law should not be construed as Qimam’s waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.
All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
All users who access the Site must be 18 years of age or older.
I may not assign my rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without Qimam’s prior written consent apart from the Owner. Qimam may assign its rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to the Owner.
Qimam may amend this Agreement from time to time. When Qimam amends this Agreement, it will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified or it may (but is not obliged to) email me. I may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if I do, I must immediately cease using Qimam’s Site.
23. Electronic Communications
The communications between myself and Qimam to use electronic means, whether I visit the Site, send Qimam e-mails, or apply for the Fellowship, or whether Qimam posts notices on the Site or communicates with myself via e-mail. For contractual purposes, I (1) consent to receive communications from Qimam in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Owner provides to me electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect Qimam’s statutory rights.
Qimam is a fellowship program supported by a coalition of leading national and international companies that aims to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from Saudi Arabia to achieve their full potential. It was created based on the belief that Saudi Arabia is rich with extraordinary talent and that developing such talent is one of the best investments for a brighter future.
Qimam was founded in 2018 by McKinsey & Company and Dr. Annas Abedin, a McKinsey Alumnus and entrepreneur. McKinsey provides strategic guidance from its global expert network to deliver a world-class program to young leaders in the Kingdom. The program is fully funded by McKinsey.
Qimam provides its fellows with one-on-one mentorship from senior public and private sector leaders, leadership training by professionals from renowned companies, visits to the Saudi Arabian offices of leading national and international companies, membership in the Qimam Alumni Network, and an award for their distinctiveness upon completion of the program during a high-profile ceremony. It will also share profiles of fellows with leading HR executives in KSA to facilitate their career opportunities.
Yes. After you complete the program, you will be recognized with the “Qimam Award for High-Potential Leaders” at an award ceremony.
Attending the training (8 – 19 June 2021) is mandatory. Absences from any of the sessions during the training program will result in disqualification from the program. Receiving the “Qimam Award for High-Potential Leaders” and becoming a member of the Qimam Alumni Network is contingent on attending the full training.
Same as in previous years, our objective is to run the program in-person in Riyadh. Whether or not this will be possible will depend on the health situation at that time. We will monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the health authorities on the matter. Selected fellows will be informed closer to the date on the final decision. Should it not be possible to run the program in-person due to health concerns, the program would be run virtually on the same days (8 – 19 June 2021).
Whether the program is run virtually or in-person, attendance is mandatory. Should it be possible to run the progam in-person, all fellows (including current residents of Riyadh) would be required to stay at the hotel in which the training will take place (all travel and accommodation costs covered by Qimam and its partners).
The health of all applicants to the program as well as the health of our executive partners has the highest priority for us. We will therefore apply an abundance of caution throughout all stages of the program.
Same as last year, in 2021 the selection interviews for the Qimam Fellowship will be run virtually to avoid the requirement for travel. As far as the program itself is concerned, same as in previous years, our objective is to operate the program in-person in Riyadh. Whether or not this will be possible will depend on the health situation at that time. We will monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the health authorities on the matter. Selected fellows will be informed closer to the date on the final decision. Should it not be possible to run the program in-person due to health concerns, the program would be run virtually in the same time period planned for the in-person program (8 – 19 June 2021).
Unfortunately not. This fellowship is open only to students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program. Be sure to apply after you enter college!
Absolutely! If you still meet the eligibility criteria of the fellowship, you can apply again next year.
Absolutely! If you still meet the eligibility criteria of the fellowship, you can apply again this year as well.
Unfortunately not. This fellowship is open only to students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program (official graduation date from university must be after 19 June 2021).
Yes. All university students of all nationalities in KSA are eligible to apply in addition to Saudi nationals currently studying at universities abroad.
The Qimam Fellowship program is completely free of charge. All costs related to the program (including travel and accommodation requirements) will be covered by Qimam and its partners.
Thank you for applying. Applicants will be notified whether they have been selected for the interview stage by 13 March 2021. Please follow us on social media and check your inbox for any updates (including your spam folder).
Yes, the information you provide in your application will be verified at different stages of the application process. Applicants who are found to have submitted wrong information, or who fail to provide the required information at the required time, will be disqualified from the fellowship.
Unfortunately, you cannot apply after the deadline has passed. Please make sure to follow us on social media to get our real-time updates and to learn about application timelines for 2022.
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The virtual interviews will be conducted via online video conference. Each shortlisted candidate will participate in two interviews.
Applicants who are shortlisted for the virtual interviews will receive detailed instructions regarding the duration of the interviews, the technology and dial-in details, as well regarding the exact time-slots allocated to them for the interview in the time period between 27 and 29 March 2021.
We are mindful that there might be classes on 27 and 29. Should there be a conflict with university obligations for the specific time allocated for shortlisted candidates, the Qimam team will work with you to find an alternative time-slot in the same time period between 27 and 29 March.
Please do not worry – the Qimam team will get in touch with you to help figure out how to participate successfully in the interviews despite any challenges you might face. The Qimam team as well as the participating executives are all aware of the challenging situation and are keen to support you to make the interview experience as smooth and as successful as possible.
All interviews will take place virtually on 27 – 29 March 2021. Candidates shortlisted for an interview will be notified via email and receive detailed instructions regarding the duration of the interviews, the technology and dial-in details, as well regarding the exact time-slots allocated to them for the interview.
Unfortunately, participating in the virtual video interviews is a requirement to be admitted into the Qimam Fellowship, as the interviews are a crucial component of Qimam’s stringent selection process.
Applicants will be selected into the Fellowship based on their levels of academic performance, initiative, and social responsibility. If you are distinctive in at least one of those areas, we strongly encourage you to apply. Candidates who score high on all three dimensions have a higher chance of being selected to the Fellowship. However, a particularly strong performance in one of those three areas may also be sufficient. Please browse the profiles of our Alumni on our website to get a better sense of what we are looking for in our fellows.
Unfortunately not. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
Unfortunately not. Due the large number of applicants, it will not be possible to provide individual feedback on applications.