American University in Cairo Fellowships for African Students in Egypt, 2017


Deadline: February 15,2017.

The American University in Cairo is inviting applications for African Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.

AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of the intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries.

All new undergraduate students applying as degree and non degree students must provide evidence of academic English proficiency with the admission application.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for full-time study (nine credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded to study the subjects offered at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Scholarship Award:

  • Tuition fees coverage
  • Monthly stipend
  • Student services and activities fee
  • Medical service and health insurance fees
  • A monthly housing allowance for non-residents of Cairo or accommodation in University Residences at AUC New Cairo
  • In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 12 hours per week of related academic or administrative work

Scholarship can be taken in the Egypt


  • Non-Egyptian African nationals
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of very good, an overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, additional documents and any required test scores (GMAT for MBA applicants, GRE for economics, economics in international development, and journalism and mass communication applicants)
  • Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score meeting the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions.

Nationality: Non-Egyptian African nationals can apply for these fellowships.

List of Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants for graduate study must have an acceptable Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission, as described under admission categories.

Test Requirement: Applicants require test scores (GMAT for MBA applicants, GRE for economics, economics in international development, and journalism and mass communication applicants)

English Language Requirement: Applicants who satisfy one or more of the following criteria qualify for exemption:

  • Satisfactory scores on appropriate standardized tests including the SAT and College Board Advanced Placement tests. Students with a verbal SAT 1 score of 1000 on the English components, with a minimum score of 450 on each component, will be exempted from the English placement exam and placed into RHET 1010. Students who have taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses with grades 4 and above may be granted transfer credits.
  • Successful completion of one or more non-remedial, university-level English courses
  • Successful completion of English-medium secondary school course work and examinations that qualify for advanced placement, including the International Baccalaureate diploma program, the 13th year of Canadian education and the GCE A-Level Certificate in English.

Africa Scholarships

How to Apply: Students must submit the online application. For an application to be processed, the following documents must be included:

  • Application form filled out as per the instructions indicated at the end of the form.
  • Personal statement (Form 2) of no less than 500 words. Applicants selecting two programs for admission consideration should include two separate statements.
  • Updated CV that must include work experience and educational background.
  • Official transcript(s) from all higher education institutions attended, with proof of degree completion. Unofficial, clear, scanned copies are acceptable for processing purposes, but final admission is not granted until the original, official transcripts are submitted, reviewed and approved by the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Two letters of recommendation. PhD applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Medical reports: Valid for Egyptian applicants if taken within six months prior to registration. Valid for non-Egyptian applicants if taken within one month prior to registration and must include an HIV test (for student visa purposes). To qualify for and maintain a student visa, the student must register full-time (three courses) each semester. Additional details will be provided upon admission.
  • Proof of financial resources to meet costs of AUC

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted by February 15,2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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