Mar 25, 2019  
2011-2012 Academic Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Student Finances


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Tuition and Fees
Financial Assistance



Tuition and Fees

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Egyptian and non-Egyptian students who are permanent residents in Egypt will be referred to as Category A while non-Egyptian and non-resident students will be referred to as Category B.

Tuition and fees are announced for each academic year in a bulletin issued by the Office of Student Financial Affairs. For the year 2011/2012 the tuition fees per semester for 12 credits was set as follows:

  All M.B.A. LL.M.
Category A students L.E. 37,020 L.E. 43,320 L.E. 43,320
Category B students $ 11,184    

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, payment may be made in two installments as follows:

  1. At least 50 % percent to be paid at the time of registration.
  2. The balance must be paid by November 20th for deferment of fees granted for the fall semester and April 5th for deferment of fees granted for the spring semester.
  3. The student will pay an administrative fee that will be decided every year.
  4. New students who apply for financial aid will be exempted from the administrative fees for deferment of payment.

Refund Policy

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:

  • First week of classes: full tuition refund
  • Second week: eighty percent tuition refund
  • Third week: sixty percent tuition refund
  • Fourth week: forty percent tuition refund
  • Fifth week: twenty percent tuition refund
  • After the end of the fifth week no refunds will be made

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

The refund schedule refers to tuition for credit courses, audited courses, and instruction in the Arabic Language Institute and English Language Institute. The student services and activities fee, the application fee, laboratory and studio course fees, and special charges are not refundable.

Financial Assistance

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Although the American University in Cairo is a private university that depends upon tuition and contributions for its livelihood, it attempts to provide financial assistance to any student not on probation who demonstrates financial need. AUC offers a range of fellowships, financial aid, and student work programs to assist students in meeting the expenses of their education.

Financial Aid and Work Study for Graduate Students

The American University in Cairo (AUC) believes that the primary responsibility for financing a student’s educational costs rests with the family. If however “need” for financial assistance is determined, AUC will attempt to assist the student. Financial need is determined by the difference between the family’s contribution and the actual cost of tuition (cost of tuition - family contribution = need).

Financial Aid

The University Financial Aid Committee will make awards and establish student assignments for the fall and spring semesters. Approximately twenty five percent of Egyptian graduate students have received financial assistance in recent years.

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 or work study 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. Aid may include both grants and part-time student work.

AUC will provide financial or work aid on application to continuing recipients who remain eligible and continue to demonstrate financial need. The amount and kind of aid a student receives will be reviewed each year so that any changes in fees and in family resources can be taken into account. 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   Academic Year   Sept. 15
Returning Students   Academic Year   May 16
New Students   Second Semester   Dec. 30
Returning Students   Second Semester   Dec. 15

Work Study Program

Part of the financial aid program is made available through work assignments for students on campus which assist them financially, provide them with educational experience, and help develop their skills. Details on the work study program including areas of work, compensation and applications are announced through the Career Advising and Placement Office at AUC. Administrative procedures and compensations are made by the Office of Student Financial Affairs.

Details on the student work study program is on the website:
http://www.aucegypt.edu/students/finaff/WorkStudy/Pages/default.aspx
 

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 http://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 the Student Services Center at AUC .
For more details about such awards, please refer to http://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 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 with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. 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 on line no later than December 15 for fellowships beginning in September. Selection of the fellowship is made in May.

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 on line by April 1 for fellowships beginning the following September.


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 on line by May for fellowships beginning the following September.

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: http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/grad/finsup/Pages/TheArabWomen.aspx

Applications for the fellowship are due by April 1 for fellowships beginning the following September.

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.

Arabic Language Fellowships


The Arabic Language Fellowships are 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 admitted 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. 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.

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. Elraby’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.

Candidates must be Egyptian nationals admitted 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 the following September.

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 admitted 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 year, renewable for a second year. 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 in September.

International Graduate Fellowships in Arab and Islamic Civilizations, 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, 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 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.

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.

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


The Yousef Jameel Ph.D. Fellowships in Applied Sciences and Engineering are competitive awards offered to outstanding Ph.D. students who wish to pursue full-time study in the Ph.D. program in Applied Sciences and Engineering. Applicants who are fully admitted to the Ph.D. program may apply. Students already enrolled in the Ph.D. program and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 in their courses are also eligible to apply.

The fellowships are awarded for one year, renewable for a second year. Awarded fellows receive full waiver of tuition and fees and monthly stipend paid in local currency. As part of the fellowship, and in support of their professional training, Ph.D. Fellows are assigned 30 hours per week of related academic or research work, including 9 hours of teaching assistance. Applications for the fellowship is made online no later than April 1, selection is made by the School in May and the fellowship starts in September. To be considered for the Jameel MBA fellowships submit the online fellowship application by the announced yearly deadline.
 

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Graduate Fellowships


The KAUST fellowship awards are offered to outstanding new or continuing graduate students who wish to pursue full-time study in the Biotechnology, Physics or Engineering graduate programs at the School of Sciences and Engineering. Applicants who are fully admitted to a graduate program in either of the programs listed above and who have a B.S. degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 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 3.2 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply.

The fellowships are awarded for one year, renewable by semester, and may be awarded for a second year. Egyptians receive a waiver of tuition and fees and a monthly stipend paid in local currency.

Application for the fellowship is made online by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

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 reviewed every semester and may be renewed for a maximum 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 April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

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) 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 admitted 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, 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 the 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.

Mo Ibrahim Graduate Fellowships


Full undergraduate and graduate Mo Ibrahim fellowships are available to those who have a working knowledge of the Nubian language 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 admitted 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) 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 in September.

 

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 a second year Egyptian student 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 admitted to the graduate program in Arab and Islamic Civilizations with a specialization in Islamic Art and Architecture and who have completed one year of graduate study in the program (a minimum of 12 credit hours) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are 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 in September.

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 2010-2011 program, four graduate students (Egyptian and international) will be 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 in April. Scholars will begin their coursework in September.

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 or a one year graduate Diploma in Family Counseling and Community Psychology. 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 start in September.

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 in September.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Fellowships


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. TEFL/TESL 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 in September.

University Fellowships


The University Fellowships are competitive awards, granted to those who display superior academic performance and promise. 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.

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.

Assistantships


Departments also offer a number of graduate assistantships 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.

Fellowship Without Stipend


The university provides institutional affiliation with AUC in the form of a fellowship without stipend for visiting graduate scholars who wish to do research in Egypt and already have a source of funding but who need such an affiliation. The benefits of this fellowship include guidance in obtaining student or temporary residence visas, sponsorship by an academic department, consultation with faculty, access to the library and medical service but no health insurance. The fellow must register at AUC for research, pay a research fee equivalent to the tuition of one graduate credit hour per academic year, and agree to the university’s regulations regarding responsibility in research and publication. The fellowship does not provide housing or office space.

Acceptance of a scholar as a fellow without stipend is conditional upon the compatibility of his/her research interests with those of an AUC faculty member from a sponsoring department. Additional requirements may be specified such as making an oral presentation of the fellow’s research project to a Scholars Seminar sometime during the period of his/her affiliation and 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; and 5) a recommendation from the AUC faculty member endorsed by the chair of the sponsoring department.

Applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the dean of the appropriate school 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:

The Director
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
Emory University, Woodruff Library
4th floor, Language Center
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA
casa@emory.edu


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:

 

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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. (e-mail: aucegypt@aucnyo.edu)
  4. 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)
  5. 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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