African Graduate Fellowship at the American University in Cairo (AUC) for non-Egyptian African Students

The African Graduate Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Any program
Course Level: Graduate (masters, fellowship)
Provider: The AUC
Country to Study in: Egypt

Scholarship Description
The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (9 credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Eligible African graduates are encouraged to apply and submit an application for the African Graduate Fellowship at AUC within the announced application period. The deadline is usually February 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester.

African Graduate Fellowship at AUC

The eligible candidates must fulfill the following:
  • African non-Egyptian nationals
  • Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of 'very good', an overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  • Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, needed documents, and any needed additional test scores (GMAT for MBA applicants, GRE for Economics, Economics in International Development, and Journalism and Mass Communication applicants) as per AUC's graduate admissions requirements.
  • Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score as per the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions. For the current cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions, visit the official website via the link provided below.
Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries (EXCEPT Egypt)

Participating Institutions
The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo; Egypt

Fields of study
All available graduate programs offered at AUC

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session.

Scholarship benefits
The Award value includes:
  • A waiver of tuition fees.
  • A monthly stipend of LE 1,200.
  • Student services and activities fee.
  • Graduation fees.
  • Medical service and health insurance fees.
  • A monthly housing allowance of LE 1,250.
  • In support of their professional training fellows are assigned 12 hours per week of related academic or administrative work.
Method of Application
Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted by the indicated deadlines. The application is a 2-step process:
  • Step 1: Download and submit the AUC graduate application form
  • Step 2: Submit the online fellowship application form
To download the Graduate Application Form AND to submit the online Fellowship Application Form; please visit the official website via the link provided below. The instruction manual, titled How to Apply for Fellowships, will be posted by September 1, 2017.

There are two different deadlines for the Fall semester and for the Spring semester. The fellowship application system will be open until February 1, 2019 for the Fall Semester. And from September 15 to November 1, 2017 for Spring semester 2018

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY non-Egyptian Africans)

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