USAID Scholarships for Egyptian Students

USAID Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Country of scholarship: Egypt
Country of Citizenship: Egypt
Deadline:31/05/2024

The USAID Scholars Activity and USAID Egyptian Pioneers programmes will offer up to 372 scholarships to Egyptian students to commence undergraduate studies in the 2024-25 academic year at 13 Egyptian public and private universities. Students with disabilities and those from underprivileged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The two programmes, implemented by the American University in Cairo (AUC), aim to support Egypt’s economic, social and environmental development goals, with a focus on studies in the fields of energy, water, agriculture, and nursing, as well as trade and supply chains; tourism, culture, and heritage; and manufacturing and industry with climate change and digital technology.

 A central aspect of these initiatives is to increase access for underprivileged Egyptian students who demonstrate exceptional academic potential to higher-education opportunities that are offered in English and follow the fee-based credit-hour system of higher education. The scholarships cover tuition fees, provide a monthly stipend, and include accommodation within university dormitories.

It is highly recommendedthat applicants benefitfrom AUC’s Road to College free online programme to enhance their English-language skills.

The programmes offer students opportunities to engage in undergraduate scientific research. This not only benefits the individual students but also contributes positively to the participating educational institutions and to Egyptian society as a whole.

The participating universities for this round are:

Deadline

31 May 2024

Duration

4 to 5 years

Benefits

  • Monthly stipend.
  • Tuition fees (including books and labs).
  • Housing in university dorms.
  • A semester-abroad for 65% of the scholarship students

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be Egyptian.
  • Have been enrolled in a public, experimental or STEM school throughout all three secondary education years.
  • Not be a homeschooling student.
  • Have obtained a first-time secondary school certificate (Thanaweya Amma) in the school year 2023-2024 (first exam round).
  • Have graduated from science and math sections with a total score of not less than 85%. However, the final cut-off score will be determined based on the national Thanaweya Amma results. For applicants interested in agriculture and nursing majors, the programme might accept a score of less than 85%, which will be announced later.
  • Submit all required family financial documents.
  • Demonstrate active participation in extracurricular activities such as volunteering and development/community service.
  • Have leadership potential.
  • Mention the technological skills they need to acquire to aid them in the learning process.

Applicants with Disabilities

  • Applicants with disabilities should submit a psychoeducational assessment and medical report proving the disability status. These reports should be issued and sealed by a governmental hospital.
  • Applicants with disabilities should provide all relevant information and medical reports about their disabilities in order for the programmes to provide the required medical support and a convenient academic environment.

How to Apply

Complete the online application.

Attach all supporting documents, including:

  • A recent photo.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s national ID.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s parent or legal guardian’s ID.
  • A recent proof of monthly expenditure on home electricity.
  • Financial statement(s) for the past six months for all of the family’s bank/post saving accounts, loans and such, if any.
  • A scanned copy of an original, sealed and detailed parent’s salary pay slip or pension. In the case of a self-employed breadwinner, a copy of a recent tax report is required.
  • If the family is a beneficiary of the Governmental Pension Program “Takaful and Karama”, a scanned copy of the family ID card should be provided or a sealed document as a proof.
  • A scanned copy of a sealed certificate from the applicant’s secondary school. The certificate should prove that the applicant’s school is a government or STEM school, and that the applicant spent the three high school years in the school. The scholarships accept either one certificate for each year, or one certificate for the three years together.
  • Scanned copies of certificates of achievement, completion, appreciation, and other distinctions.
  • Scanned copies of lease or ownership contracts for home, car, land and other property.
  • Scanned copies of all required documents as well as the psychoeducational assessment and medical report of applicants with disabilities from a governmental hospital.
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