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    The American University in Cairo
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Student Finances


 

 

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Tuition and Fees
Financial Assistance



Tuition and Fees

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There are two tuition rates: one for Egyptian students and non-Egyptian students who are permanently resident in Egypt and the other for non-Egyptian, nonresident students. For the year 2013/2014 the tuition fees per semester for 9 credits was set at: 

 

  All MBA & LLM
Egyptian rate in Egyptian pounds L.E. 30,717 L.E. 35,901
International rate in US Dollars $ 9,261  $ 9,261

Tuition and fees are collected by semester. No student with bills outstanding, including charges for breakage or library fines, will be admitted to any examination, be given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

For more information, please refer to AUC website at: http://www.aucegypt.edu/students/finaff/fees/Pages/TuitionFees.aspx

Deferred Payment

When a student is unable to pay the entire amount due at the time of registration, the Director of scholarship in the office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships may approve payment in two installments as mentioned below. Students applying for deferred payment should pick up the forms from the Student Service Center. Forms should be submitted to Student Service Center when filled out.

For continuing students:

  • 50 percent of the tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
  • The balance must be paid by November 20 for the fall semester and April 7 for the spring semester and July 15 for the summer semester.
  • Tuition may be paid in three installments at the request of the student.

For new students:

  • 70 percent of the tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
  • The balance must be paid by November 20 for the fall semester and April 7 for the spring semester.

For PhD students:

  • Tuition may be paid in three installments at the request of the student. 

 

REFUND POLICY

Refund Policy for New Students:

A full refund for graduate students is made only for course(s) dropped before the end of the late registration period. Students who drop a course after the deadline for late registration are not entitled to any refund for the course(s) dropped. However, students who withdraw from the university after the deadline will receive a partial refund, the amount depending on the number of weeks which have elapsed since the beginning of classes. Refunds are made according to the following schedule:

Number of Weeks
Amount Charged
Before the beginning of classes LE 5,000
End of the first week of classes 20 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the second week of classes 40 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the third week of classes 60 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fourth week of classes 80 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
After the end of the fourth week of classes No refund

 

Note: The refund schedule applies to tuition for credit courses, audited courses and instruction in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction and English Language Instruction. All fees are non-refundable.

Summer-session students who withdraw one day after registration can be refunded the amount paid. Summer session students who withdraw more than one day after registration will receive a partial refund according to the following schedule:

  • By the end of the first week: seventy five percent of tuition and fees

  • By the end of the second week: fifty percent of tuition and fees

  • After the end of the second week no refunds will be made

     

 

Refund Policy for Continuing Students:

Please refer to the registrar’s website.

Transfer of Funds to Subsequent Semesters:

Transfer of funds are made according to the following schedule:

 

Number of Weeks
Amount
End of the first week of classes 100 percent of full tuition will be transferred
End of the second week of classes 20 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the third week of classes 40 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fourth week of classes 60 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fifth week of classes 80 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
After the end of the fifth week No transfer will be made


Financial Assistance

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AUC offers a range of fellowships, financial aid, and student work programs to assist students in meeting the expenses of their education.

Financial Aid

The financial aid program at the American University in Cairo is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of a grant to degree seeking graduate students who need it to attend AUC. This financial aid covers only partial tuition. Approximately twenty five percent of graduate students received financial assistance.

Selection

The financial aid applications are submitted to the financial aid committee for consideration. The committee’s decisions are based on the students’ financial needs as illustrated in the financial aid application form and budget limitations.

Eligibility                    

In order to be eligible for financial aid or work study, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Financial need established through the financial aid form.

     

  2. Accumulated grade point average of not less than 3.0.

     

Awards and Renewal


Financial aid grants will be determined according to student or family financial resources, as appropriate, within university budget limitations. Financial need is defined as the difference between the costs of attending the American University in Cairo and the amount a student or family can contribute toward those costs.

AUC will provide financial aid on application to continuing recipients who remain eligible and continue to demonstrate financial need. Students are responsible for reporting the changes in their or their family’s financial resources. A students’ award may increase, decrease, or remain the same from year to year, depending upon university costs, the family’s current financial ability, and university approval. Normally, students on probation are not eligible. Graduate students must submit a renewal form every semester if they wish to renew their financial aid awards.

Students who wish to apply for financial aid or work study must submit the university’s financial aid form with required supporting documents to the Office of Student Financial Affairs by the deadlines shown below:

Category

 

Period of Support

 

Deadline

New Students

 

First Semester

 

Sept. 15

Returning Students

 

First Semester

 

May 15

New Students

 

Second Semester

 

Dec. 31

Returning Students

 

Second Semester

 

Dec. 15

 

No financial aid is awarded in winter or summer sessions.
 

WORK STUDY PROGRAM

The Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships, in collaboration with Career Services, provides students with the opportunity to gain on-campus work experience and develop skills while earning some money through the Work-Study program.

The Work-Study program gives students the opportunity to work in various departments on campus during the academic year and contribute to projects and programs within AUC’s academic and administrative departments.

It allows students to contribute toward their education expenses, make use of their free time, gain experience, develop transferable skills, boost their resumes and earn extra money.

The type of work a student is required to accomplish may differ from one department to another according to the duties performed by each department.

Students participating in the program should be willing to dedicate 8 to 10 working hours per week with a maximum of 120 hours during the regular semester, 60 hours during the summer session and 30 hours during the winter session.

The student is compensated at the end of each semester.

Work-Study Program for 2013-2014

Eligibility
  • Undergraduate, enrolled, full-time students with a grade point average of not less than 2.0

     

  • All enrolled graduate students 

     

  • Both Egyptian and non-Egyptian students

     

Compensation
  • Undergraduate students are paid an hourly rate of LE 30.

  • Graduate students are proportionally compensated at the rate of 15% (maximum) deduction in tuition fees for one academic course per 40 working hours, two academic courses per 80 working hours, or three academic courses per 120 working hours. 

  • Compensation will be either credited to the student’s account or given to him/her in cash upon request.

     

Student Section

  • Undergraduate students should submit the form to Mostafa Takroury at the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships (OSFAS), room 2012, Dr. Hamza Alkholi Information Center, before the deadline.

     

  • Graduate students should secure the signature of the dean of graduate studies (Campus Center, room PO29) on the form and submit it to Mostafa Takroury at OSFAS before the deadline.

     

N.B. If the form is not submitted to OSFAS, students will not be reimbursed at the end of the work-study duration. Upon completion of the program, complete the Work-Study Evaluation Form on CareerWeb.

  • Ensure that your supervisor completes the department work-study evaluation form before the deadline below:

     

  • Fall Semester: December 13

  • Winter Session: January 23

  • Spring Semester: May 19

  • Summer Semester: July 18

 

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships

The University offers graduate students a wide range of fellowships and assistantships in order to help students finance their education. Fellowships applications are submitted online: forms.aucegypt.edu/StudentServicesForms/modfellow/instructions.html and the required supporting documents can be scanned and sent as attachment to gradadm@aucegypt.edu and grad@aucegypt.edu or submitted as hard copies with the graduate application to the Student Services Center at AUC .

For more details about such awards, please refer to: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/default.aspx

For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies or your department of major. Following is a brief description of each of the graduate awards that are currently offered:
 

African Graduate Fellowships


African graduate fellowships are offered to qualified applicants from African countries (not including Egypt) who wish to pursue full-time study in one of the master’s programs at the American University in Cairo. Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two academic years and the intervening summer session. Students taking longer to complete their degree will be expected to pay tuition for subsequent work. Candidates must have an appropriate undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. Only students who submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS  English test scores will be considered. The award is contingent upon full admission into the graduate program at AUC.

African fellows receive a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend paid in local currency, non-residents receive a monthly housing allowance, and medical service and health insurance. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 12 hours per week of related academic or administrative work at AUC. Applications for the fellowship are due online no later than December 15 for fellowships beginning end of August. Selection of the fellowship is made in May. For more details about the award and fellows responsibilities: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/African.aspx
 

Al Alfi Foundation Biotechnology Fellowships


The Al Alfi Biotechnology Fellowship is jointly offered by Al Alfi Foundation and the American University in Cairo (AUC) represented by its School of Science and Engineering (SSE). The program is designed to prepare future scientists and industrial leaders who are Egyptian nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science and engineering. The program is intended to enable qualified Egyptian science and engineering graduates to attend AUC’s reputable Biotechnology program on a full tuition-free scholarship basis. 
The long term objective of the program is to develop the manpower for research and development in the region by providing the skill sets for future scientists who are easily recruited to Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industrial positions in Egypt and the region.

Candidates must be Egyptian nationals and have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or “Very Good” (Gayyid Giddan), or equivalent and they should also be proficient in the English language. In support of their training 
fellows must participate on a fulltime basis in a research project at AUC for the duration of their study and in a number of extra-curricular activities designed to enrich their experience and nurture their potential for leadership in the industry.

Fellows receive a waiver of tuition and fees, and a book allowance. Applications for the fellowship are due online by the yearly announced deadline for fellowships beginning end of August. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/AlAlfiFellow.aspx


Al Alfi Foundation MBA Fellowships


The Al Alfi MBA Fellowship is jointly offered by Al Alfi Foundation and the American University in Cairo (AUC) represented by the School of Business. The program is designed to identify and prepare future industrial leaders who are Egyptian nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science and engineering coupled with superior business management and decision making skills. The fellowship is offered for two and a half academic years and the intervening summer session and is intended to enable Egyptian students to attend the MBA program at AUC on a full tuition-free scholarship basis.

Candidates must be Egyptian nationals and have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, or “Very Good” (Gayyid Giddan), or equivalent. They should also be proficient in the English language, have relevant professional experience in manufacturing and or industrial sectors, and proven financial need. Fellows receive waiver of tuition and fees, and books. Applications for the fellowship are due online by the yearly announced deadline for fellowships beginning end of August. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/AlAlfi.aspx

Al Alfi Foundation Sustainable Development Fellowship

The Al Alfi Sustainable Development Fellowship is jointly offered by the Al Alfi Foundation and the American University in Cairo (AUC) represented by the Center for Sustainable Development. The program is designed to identify and prepare future leaders who are Egyptians nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science, engineering, business, policy and social sciences. Fellowship applicants must possess professional experience and exceptional skills, as well as an outstanding passion for sustainable development. The program enables qualified Egyptian applicants to the Master in Science in sustainable development to receive a waiver of tuition fees.

Candidates must be Egyptian nationals and have a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, policy, business or social sciences from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0, or “very good” (Gayyid Giddan), or equivalent. The must be admitted into the master’s program in sustainable development and should be proficient in the English language, and have the relevant professional experience. Fellows receive full or partial waiver of tuition and fees, and books.

Applications for the fellowship are due online by the yearly announced deadline for fellowships beginning end of August. http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/AlAlfiFellowship.aspx

The Arab Women Professionals Fellowships Program


The Arab Women Professionals Fellowship Program (AWPP) aims at providing first-rate educational opportunities to motivated women who serve open society goals in order to increase women’s participation in policy making, governance and public life. The fellowship program is co-funded by The American University in Cairo and the Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs.

The program, which is administered by The American University in Cairo, will concentrate on empowering and credentialing women who are ready to fill critical leadership positions in Egypt and the Middle East. Applicants should demonstrate the desire and skills to serve others and should be committed to finishing the graduate program in two years and the intervening summer.

Candidates must be female citizens of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq nationals who are normally resident of these countries. US citizens are not eligible. Qualified applicants to the following fields of study: community psychology, economics, economics in international development, English and comparative literature, gender and women’s studies in the Middle East and North Africa, international and comparative education, international human rights law, journalism and mass communication, Middle East studies, migration and refugee studies, political science, sociology-anthropology, Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy would be considered.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or “Very Good” (Gayyid Giddan), or equivalent. They should also be proficient in the English language, have relevant have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in community or public service and demonstrated leadership skills.

Fellows receive waiver of tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, book and equipment allowance and professional funds. For more details about the award and fellows responsibilities: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TheArabWomen.aspx

Applications for the fellowship are due by April 1 for fellowships beginning end of August.

The Ahmed and Ann M.El Mokadem Scholarship


The Ahmed and Ann M.El Mokadem Scholarships are designed to support Egyptian students with excellent academic records interested in pursuing graduate studies in the fields of Economics and Economics in International Development at the American University in Cairo. Applicants should be committed to complete the degree requirements in no more than two years and may cover the intervening summer.

To be considered for the fellowship, the applicant must be fully admissible to one of the above graduate programs and have a B.A. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. Students already enrolled in one of these graduate programs and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must take at least 9 graduate credits and maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or better.

The Ahmed and Ann M. El Mokadem Fellowship is reviewed every year and may be renewed for a maximum period of two years including the intervening summer session. Awarded fellows receive full or partial waiver of tuition and fees, monthly stipend paid in local currency and book allowance. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 12 hours per week. Application for the fellowship is made online by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. For more details about the award and fellows responsibilities: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/PageS/TheAhmedandAnnMElMokademScholarship.aspx

Arabic Language Fellowships


The Arabic Language Fellowships are only offered to full-time new and continuing international graduate students who need to take Arabic language classes in order to satisfy their degree requirements at AUC and would like to enroll in the Arabic Language Institute’s (ALI) full-time fall, spring or summer Arabic program or enroll in the six credits ALING courses along with their graduate courses.

International graduate students, who are fully admissible to the AUC graduate program, may apply to the Arabic language fellowships. The fellowships are awarded for one summer, or one semester. Arabic language fellows receive a waiver of 50% of the tuition for the ALI intensive Arabic program or 50% of the six credits ALING courses. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned five hours per week of related academic or administrative work. Fellowship applications are available online and are due by April 1 for the fall semester, September 15 for the spring semester and February 1 for the ALI intensive Arabic summer program. Selection of fellowship recipients will be made about one month after each of the deadlines. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/ArabicLanguageFellowships.aspx

The Charles Bailey Fellowship

The Charles Bailey Fellowship is offered to full-time new and continuing Sudanese nationals who are fully admitted into one of AUC’s M.A. or MSc. programs. A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent is required. The fellowship may provide full or partial waiver of tuition fees ( a minimum of three and up to nine credits per semester or as required by the program), student services and activities fee, medical service and health insurance fees. As part of their training, fellows are expected to work for 4 hours per week in the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and participate in various activities, including the annual graduate fellows symposium.

Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted online by the announced deadlines: February 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring. Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by the AUC Selection Committee. For more details: http//www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/The-Charles-Bailey-Fellowship.aspx

The Cynthia Nelson Fellowship

Named after the late Cynthia Nelson, professor of anthropology, founding member of the Cynthia Nelson Institute of Gender and Women Studies (IGWS) and former dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences joined AUC in 1963. Eligible candidates must be fully admitted to the master’s program in gender and women’s studies with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or ‘very good’ from an Egyptian university. Demonstrated or potential academic qualifications, professional experience and/or financial need are taken into consideration. The fellowship is open to all nationals and may provide full or partial waiver of tuition fees (a minimum of three and up to nine credits per semester or as required by the program), student services and activities fee, medical service and health insurance fees (for international students) and may cover up to two semesters. Application for the fellowship is made online by July 15 for the fall semester.

For more details about the award and fellows responsibilities: http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/NelsonFellowp.aspx

Engaged Scholars Fellowships

The Engaged Scholars fellowship seeks to provide young promising individuals who have been engaged in Egyptian civil society with formal training through the masters’ programs relevant to their line of interest and public roles. The fellowships will support MA studies in a number of relevant disciplines: Political science, Middle East studies, journalism and mass communication, law, sociology-anthropology and public administration. Qualified Egyptian nationals who are less than 40 years of age with a bachelor degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a rating of gayed are eligible to apply. Awarded fellows are expected to have an impact on movements and organizations, which are key for enhancing civil society and democratic transition in Egypt and should be committed to finishing the graduate program in two years. Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted online by the announced yearly deadline. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/EngagedScholarsFellowshipProgram.aspx


English language Fellowships


The English Language Fellowships are offered to Egyptian graduate students admissible to the TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language) program who need to enroll in remedial English language classes in order to satisfy the English language graduate admission requirement at AUC. Students may enroll in the English Language Institute’s (ELI) full-time intensive program in the fall, spring or summer semesters or in one or more academic English for graduate modules. The fellowship provides a waiver of 50 percent of the tuition for the ELI intensive English for fall, spring or summer semesters, or full tuition coverage for up to three modules and is not applicable to repeated courses. In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned five hours per week of related academic or administrative work. Applications should be submitted online by July 1 for the fall semester, December 15 for the spring semester and May 1 for the ELI Intensive Summer Program. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/EnglishLanguageFellowships.aspx

The Dr. Nabil Elaraby Fellowship


The program is designed to provide a tuition reduction for Egyptian nationals applying for or enrolled in the LLM program at the American University in Cairo. The applicant must have an excellent academic record and be able to demonstrate financial need. This fellowship honors His Excellency Dr. Nabil Elaraby. Dr. Elaraby’s long career as a diplomat, a judge and world renowned international lawyer is an inspiration to young Egyptian law students with the intellectual aspiration to continue their graduate legal education at AUC. Dr. Elaraby is also an advisory member of the AUC board of trustees, and was instrumental to the founding and continuing success of the Law Department. Currently Dr. Elaraby is the Secretary-General of the Arab League. Dr. Elaraby is also the Chairman of the board of trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for Commercial International Arbitration (CRCICA).

Candidates must be Egyptian nationals admissible to or enrolled in the LLM program. The fellowship provides a reduction of tuition for one semester and is subject to renewal.

Applications for the fellowship are due online by April 1 for fellowships beginning end of August. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TheDrNabilElarabyFellowship.aspx
 

Graduate Merit Fellowships

Graduate Merit Fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding graduate students who wish to pursue full-time study in one of the graduate programs at AUC. Applicants who are fully admissible and have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major, or a grade of “Very Good” in their final year from one of the Egyptian national universities may apply. Students already enrolled in one of the graduate programs and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply.

The fellowships are awarded for one semester and is subject to renewal upon departmental recommendation every semester and may be renewed for a period of two years. Awarded fellows receive full or partial waiver of tuition and fees and monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of the fellowship, and in support of their professional training, Merit Fellows are assigned 18 hours per week of related academic or administrative work. Applications for the fellowship are made on line no later than April 1. Selection is made by the School in May and the fellowship starts with the graduate orientation end of August.

 Hadya Jameel MBA Fellowship
 

The Hadya Jameel MBA Fellows Program aims to develop future industrial leaders in science and engineering who will be equipped with superior business management and decision-making skills. Through the Hadya Jameel MBA fellowship program, a select number of highly qualified university graduates will receive a full tuition coverage for an MBA from AUC.

The program is designed to identify and prepare future industrial leaders who are Egyptian nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science and engineering coupled with superior business management and decision making skills. Qualified applicants with a Bachelor degree in engineering or science from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or gayed are eligible to apply.

Fellowships are awarded for two and a half academic years and the intervening summer session. To be considered for the Hadya Jameel MBA fellowships submit the online fellowship application by the announced yearly deadline. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/HadyaJameelFellows.aspx

International Graduate Fellowships in Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Egyptology and Coptology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Middle East Studies and Sociology-Anthropology


International graduate fellowships are offered for two academic years and the intervening summer session to international students who wish to pursue full-time study in the master’s program in Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Egyptology and Coptology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Middle East Studies or Sociology-Anthropology at the American University in Cairo. Candidates must have an appropriate undergraduate degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. The award is contingent upon full admission into one of the above graduate programs.

International fellows receive a partial or full tuition waiver, a monthly stipend paid in local currency, accommodation in the University dormitory or a monthly housing allowance, and medical service and health insurance. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 18 hours per week of related academic or administrative work. Application for admission and recommendation letters are due online or submitted to at the Student Service Center in Cairo, or the New York Office. To be considered for fellowships submit the online fellowship application by February 1 for fellowships beginning in September. Selection of the fellowship is made in April. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/InternationalGraduateFellowships.aspx

Jameel MBA Fellows Program


The Jameel MBA fellowships are offered to future industrial leaders who have strong knowledge and skills in science and engineering coupled with superior business management and decision making skills. The fellowship offers a full tuition coverage and is designed to develop a new cadre of entrepreneurial leaders who can fill critical leadership positions in Egypt and the Middle East.

Eligible applicants are Egyptian or Palestinian nationals who have bachelor degrees in engineering (mechanical, electrical, industrial, etc) or science (pharmacy, medicine, computers, chemistry, etc.) from an accredited university. Applicants must have a B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or very good (Gayyid Giddan) and satisfy the English language university admission requirement and the GMAT exam. Applicants should be in the process of pursuing a career in Industry.

To be considered for the Jameel MBA fellowships submit the online fellowship application by the announced yearly deadline. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/jameel/Pages/default.aspx

The Yousef Jameel Ph.D. Fellowships in Applied Sciences and Engineering


The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at the American University is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program “The Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship.” Through supporting 300 fellows in 12 cohorts of 25 Egyptian graduate students per year, The Youssef Jameel Public Leadership Fellowship Program will have contributed to creating a cadre of well educated, competent graduates ready to take on the responsibility of affecting change in the Egyptian society. Egyptian qualified applicants to Master’s degree in the following fields of study: International Human Rights Law (IHRL), Master in Global Affairs (MGA), Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC), Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP).are eligible to apply. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in social sciences (business administration, management, political science, law, etc.), engineering (mechanical, electrical, construction, etc.), or science (pharmacy, medicine, computer science, chemistry, etc.) with minimum GPA of 3.2 or a rating of gayed geddan. Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted by the yearly announced deadline. For more details:
www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/YousefJameelGAPPPublicLeadershipFellowship.aspx

Laboratory Instruction Graduate Fellowships in Sciences and Engineering

Laboratory Instruction Graduate Fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding graduate students who wish to pursue full-time study in biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, nanotechnology, physics or robotics, control and smart systems. To be considered for the fellowship, the applicant must be fully admissible to one of the above graduate programs and have a B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. Students already enrolled in one of these graduate programs and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must take at least 9 graduate credits and maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or better. In all cases, an applicant must demonstrate an ability and interest in conducting experimental work and interacting with students in a laboratory environment. Laboratory Instruction Fellows must not engage in other work activities outside the University.

The Laboratory Instruction Fellowship is subject to renewal upon departmental recommendation every semester and may be renewed for a period of two years. The fellowship may cover a summer session. Awarded fellows receive full or partial waiver of tuition and fees and monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 24 hours per week of laboratory instruction work. Application for the fellowship is made online by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/LaboratoryInstructionGraduateFellowships.aspx

Media Policy Fellowships for Arab Countries in Transition

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC is pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship program for Arab students from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Media Policy. The fellowship offers a first-rate educational opportunity to motivated applicants working in independent media organizations and having interest in Media Reform. By offering this fellowship, the program will have contributed to building a qualified cadre of Media Policy experts and creating a greater number of pro-media reform citizens in the region.

Qualified applicants from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia who are admissible to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with minimum GPA of 2.75 or a rating of gayed in social sciences (such as: Law, Political science, journalism, mass communication, sociology), and engineering, computer science or information technology. Applicants should have at least three years work or field experience in independent media organizations.

Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted online by the yearly announced deadline. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/MediaPolicyFellowshipsforArabCountriesinTransition.aspx

The Model Arab League (MAL) and Model United Nations (MUN) Graduate Fellowship


The MAL and MUN Graduate Fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding new or continuing graduate students who wish to pursue full-time study in the graduate program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS), the School of Global Affairs and Public Administration (GAPP) or the Department of Economics, Economics in International Development, Middle East Studies or International Human Rights Law and work as the graduate advisers for the MAL or the MUN Programs. Applicants who are fully admissible to a graduate program in either of the programs listed above and who have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, or a grade of “Very Good” in their final year from one of the Egyptian national universities may apply. Students already enrolled and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply. Applicants should have sufficient history of participation in MAL or MUN and applicants for the MAL should have proficiency in the Arabic language.

The fellowships are awarded for one year, renewable by semester upon MAL/MUN adviser recommendation, and may be awarded for a second year. Egyptians receive a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency. For international fellows, the fellowship covers tuition up to 6 credits. As part of the fellowship, and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 18 hours per week of work as graduate advisers for the MAL or MUN programs. The MUN/MAL fellowship applications are submitted online by April 1 for the MUN fellowship and by November 1 for the MAL fellowship. Selection is made by the MAL/MUN faculty advisor. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/MALMUNFellowship.aspx

Mo Ibrahim Graduate Fellowships

Full undergraduate and graduate Mo Ibrahim fellowships are available to those who have a working knowledge of the Nubian language or are ready to satisfy the language requirement by passing the proficiency exam and are willing to support the preservation and enrichment of Nubian culture and heritage. The Mo Ibrahim Fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding students of Nubian origin from Egypt and Sudan who wish to pursue full-time study at AUC. Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be fully admissible in one of the graduate programs and be proficient in the English language. Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need. Satisfactory scores in the GMAT (required from applicants to the MBA) or in GRE (required from applicants to Economics, Economics in International Development and Journalism and Mass Communication) are required.

Fellowships are awarded for two years and the intervening summer. Awarded fellows receive a waiver of tuition and fees, monthly stipend, book allowance and if needed accommodation in the University residence. Applications for the fellowship are made on line no later than April 1, selection is made by the faculty committee and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in May and the fellowship starts end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/MoIbrahim.aspx
 

Nadia Niazi Mostafa Fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture


The Nadia Niazi Mostafa Fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture is a competitive award offered annually to an Egyptian student admissible or enrolled in the graduate program in Arab and Islamic Civilizations with a specialization in Islamic Art and Architecture and who wishes to pursue full time study in the program. Egyptian students who are fully admissible to the graduate program in Arab and Islamic Civilizations with a specialization in Islamic Art and Architecture with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are also eligible to apply.

The fellowship is awarded for two semesters of full time graduate study. The fellow receives a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of the fellowship and in support of professional training, the fellow is assigned 12 hours per week of related academic or administrative work. Application for the fellowship is made online by April 1, selection is made by the department in May and the fellowship starts end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/NadiaNiaziMostafaFellowship.aspx

The Nadhmi Auchi Young Arab Leaders Fellowship

The Nadhmi Auchi Young Arab Leaders Fellowship Program aims at developing future leaders in the Arab World for public service and leadership by preparing and developing a new cadre of public and community leaders who can fill critical leadership positions in Egypt and the Middle East. Applicants should be committed to finish the graduate program in two years and have the skills and desire to serve others through out their lives. Egyptians and nationals from the Arab world with a bachelor degree from an accredited university, a minimum GPA of 3.0 or gayed geddan and two years of relevant professional experience in community or public service are eligible to apply. Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session. Fellows are expected to participate in internships in NGOs, and other social service organizations, in regional or international conferences and attend workshops and training sessions.

Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted online by the yearly announced deadline. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/NadhmiAuchi.aspx
 

SYLFF Fellowships


The American University in Cairo is proud to be provided to 69 universities and consortia in 44 countries offering the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Graduate Fellowships (SYLFF). This highly selective scholarship program covers partial or full tuition, academic fees, medical service and health insurance (for international students) for two years of full-time graduate study at AUC in one of the following graduate programs: Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Community Psychology, Economics, Economics in International Development, English and Comparative Literature, Gender and Women Studies, International and Comparative Education, Journalism and Mass Communication, Middle East Studies, Migration and Refugee Studies, Political Science, Psychology, LL.M., International Human Rights Law and Sociology-Anthropology.

The primary objective of the SYLFF fellowship program is to educate outstanding young men and women who have demonstrated a high potential for future leadership in international affairs, public life and private endeavors. For the 2012-2013 program, four graduate students (Egyptian and international) were selected from applicants who will start or are currently enrolled in the graduate program at AUC.

The award is contingent upon full admission of the applicant into one of AUC’s M.A. programs listed above. All applicants (Egyptian and international) must submit an application for admission and an online fellowship application, recommendation letters to the Student Service Center in Cairo, or the New York Office by February 1. Selection of fellowship recipients will be determined by the AUC SYLFF selection committee and announced end of April for scholars that start end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/RyoichiSasakawa.aspx

Suez Cement Graduate Fellowship

The Suez Cement Company graduate fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding graduate students who are eligible for financial support, and who wish to pursue full-time study for a MSc degree in the School of Science and Engineering. Priority will be given to fully admissible applicants to the Environmental and Construction Engineering Graduate Programs. Qualified applicants with a BSc degree from an Egyptian National University with minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. Priority will be given to residents of Helwan or Tourah in Greater Cairo, the Suez Governorate or the Minya Governorate or have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Helwan University, Minya University or Suez Canal University. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must carry a full course load (nine graduate credits) and maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better.

For more details;
www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/SuezCementGraduateFellowship.aspx
 

The Tarek Juffali in Counseling Psychology and in Community Psychology Fellowships

The Tarek Juffali Fellowship Program aims at providing students from Egypt and the Arab World with the opportunity to obtain a two years Master of Arts. Candidates who can contribute to the strengthening of families and communities in Egypt and the region by training as committed and motivated professionals to address urgent psychological and mental health issues are eligible to apply. To be considered for the fellowship, the applicant must be fully admissible to one of the psychology graduate programs and have a Bachelor degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. Relevant professional experience in community or public service and demonstrated commitment to others are required.

The fellowship covers full or partial waiver of tuition and fees, a book allowance, medical service and health insurance fees (for international graduate students).

As part of their training awarded fellows will be assigned eight hours per week to work on counseling and community based projects as required by the department. Fellows are expected to participate in internships and other social service organizations, in regional or international conferences and attend workshops and training sessions. Application for the fellowship is made online by November 1 for fellowships beginning in Spring and February 1 for fellowships beginning in Fall. Selection is made by the department in December for Spring and in May for fellowships that start end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TarekJuffali.aspx

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Fellowships


Fellowships are offered in the Arabic Language Institute for two academic years and the intervening summer session to full-time students wishing to earn a master’s degree in teaching Arabic as a foreign language and to acquire language teaching experience at the American University in Cairo. Special consideration in selection is given to those with previous TAFL experience and/or excellent qualifications in the Arabic language. Fellows pursue degree study, teach Arabic eight hours per week, and participate in Institute research.

Fellows receive a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency. International fellows are provided, in addition, with medical service and health insurance.

Applications for admission and the online fellowship application must be received no later than February 1 for fellowships beginning end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TAFL.aspx

TEFL Fellowships for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


TEFL Fellowships are offered in the English Language Institute for two academic years and the intervening summer session to full-time students wishing to earn a master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language and to acquire language teaching experience at the American University in Cairo. TESOL experience in the Middle East and knowledge of Arabic or other languages are considered a plus. Fellows pursue degree study, teach English eight hours per week, and participate in Institute research.

Fellows receive a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency. Nonresidents of Egypt are provided, in addition, with accommodation in the university dormitory or a housing allowance, medical service and health insurance and one-way home travel upon successful completion of the program. Applications for admission and the online fellowship application must be received no later than February 1 for fellowships beginning end of August.

For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TESOL.aspx

University Fellowships


The University Fellowships are competitive awards, granted to those who display superior academic performance and promise. The University Fellowship is subject to renewal upon departmental recommendation every semester and may be renewed for a period of two years Awarded fellows receive full or partial waiver of tuition and fees and monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows work with faculty members in teaching and research activities. To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must be fully admissible to one of the graduate programs at AUC and have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. Students already enrolled in one of AUC’s graduate programs and who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must take at least 9 graduate credits and maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or better.

Application for the fellowship is made online by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/University.aspx

Writing Center Graduate Fellowships

Writing Center Graduate Fellowships are established by the American University in Cairo to provide fellowship recipients with valuable teaching and academic experience as tutors in AUC’s Writing Center. The fellowships are competitive awards offered to outstanding students who wish to pursue full-time study in the graduate program in: Arab and Islamic Civilizations, English and Comparative Literature, Gender and Women Studies, Middle East Studies, Migration and Refugee Studies, Political Science, Psychology, LL.M., International Human Rights Law and Sociology-Anthropology. To be considered for the fellowship the applicant must be fully admissible to one of the graduate programs listed above at AUC and have a B.A. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. Students already enrolled in any of these graduate programs who have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must take at least 9 graduate credits and maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or better.

The Writing Center Fellowship is reviewed every semester and may be renewed for a maximum period of two years. The fellowship may cover a summer session. Fellows receive a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of their fellowship and in support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 10 hours of work per week in the Writing Center. Application for the fellowship is made online by April 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. For more details: www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/WritingCenter.aspx
  

Assistantships


At the beginning of every semester and through their respective departments, a number of graduate assistantships are available upon request to applicants who have special qualifications. Assistants receive monthly stipends - but no waiver of tuition and fees and assist in teaching, class or laboratory supervision, and/or research.

Post-Masters Assistantships


The university offers a limited number of post-masters assistantships to candidates who are interested in acquiring advanced professional guidance in improving their academic experience. To be considered for the assistantship, a candidate must have an M.A. or M.S. degree and should be preparing for a Ph.D degree or receiving academic training. The post-masters assistantship is for one year, renewable once. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and assist faculty members in teaching and/or research activities. Upon request to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, fellows who are non-residents of Egypt will have guidance in obtaining student or temporary residence visas and medical service coverage but no health insurance.

Scholar Without Stipend

The university provides institutional affiliation with AUC as a scholar without stipend for a limited number of international masters and post-masters candidates and visiting graduate scholars who wish to do research in Egypt and already have a source of funding but who need such an affiliation. International scholars wishing an affiliation with AUC must show evidence that they are currently enrolled at, or employed by, a bona fide university and that they are visiting Egypt for the purposes of research (exceptions for “independent scholars” may be made by the Provost on a case-by-case basis).

The benefits of this affiliation include guidance in obtaining student or temporary residence visas, sponsorship by an academic department, consultation with faculty, access to the library, and the option to purchase health insurance through the university. The maximum term is one academic year. Scholars will be given a temporary AUC ID card for these purposes and will also be able to sign up for a temporary AUC email address. In order to register as a scholar in the university system, there is a fee of $500 per semester for the use of university amenities, including the libraries, medical clinic, and athletic facilities. Scholars without stipend agree to the university’s regulations regarding responsibility in research and publication. The university does not provide housing, medical insurance, free transportation, or office space, although student and faculty housing may be available at regular stated rents and available locations and bus passes are available for purchase. Optionally, the scholar may also purchase medical insurance.

Upon application to the Provost, prospective scholars may be considered for a reduction or waiver of fees based on school or program affiliations with the university or membership in various library consortia.

Acceptance of a scholar without stipend is conditional upon the compatibility of his/her research interests with those of an AUC faculty member from a sponsoring department. A written endorsement of a sponsoring department and faculty member is required. Additional requirements may be specified such as making an oral presentation of the research project to a Scholars Seminar during the period of his/her affiliation or presenting the school with a copy of research results such as a copy of the Ph.D dissertation and/or copies of any published articles.

To apply, the candidate must submit the following: 1) personal information and a current resume; 2) a letter of introduction or sponsorship from the applicant’s home institution; 3) a research outline, including a description of the research techniques and tools the applicant plans to use in Egypt; 4) a statement describing the source(s) and amount(s) of funding available for the applicant in Egypt; 5) a recommendation and willingness to consult from an AUC faculty member; and 6) endorsement by the chair of the sponsoring department.


Applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the Office of the Provost for final approval.


Other Awards


Center for Arabic Study Abroad


Fellowships are offered to American graduate students for participation in the intensive Arabic language program taught by AUC under the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) established by a consortium of U.S. universities, including AUC, and funded annually since 1967 by the U.S. Department of Education. Both summer and twelve-month programs are conducted. Students pay a program fee to help cover administrative costs and receive a fellowship covering tuition, maintenance, and travel from and to the United States.

Competence in modern standard Arabic equivalent to at least two years of study on the college level is a prerequisite.


For information and applications contact:

Director Christopher Stone
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
University of Texas at Austin
306 Inner Campus Drive, F9400, WMB 1.110
Austin,TX 78712-1029 USA

casaprogram1967@gmail.com

Outside Assistance

Other than the opportunities described above, international students in the past have obtained outside support for work at AUC from the following sources:

Rotary Foundation International Scholarships for one year of graduate, or language study. Contact: student’s local Rotary Club or Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201. (www.rotary.org)
Fulbright grants for one year of graduate study are available to U.S citizens. Contact: student’s campus Fulbright Program adviser or Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017. (www.iie.org)
Federal Stafford Student Loans can be used by U.S. citizens or permanent residents for graduate degree study or to earn a certificate in Arabic language (at least one year of intensive study). Pell Grants are not applicable. Degree and certificate students must obtain instructions from the AUC New York office. (Iwona Klos e-mail: iklos@aucegypt.edu)
Veterans Administration educational benefits are applicable to graduate degree study at AUC. U.S. veterans should contact their regional office of the Veterans Administration. Written approval of benefits from the Veterans Administration should be obtained prior to coming to Cairo. (www.va.gov)
Canadian students may inquire about AUCC-Foreign Government Awards for graduate study in Egypt at: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1, Canada. (www.aucc.ca)
 

 

 

 

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