Aug 06, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Student Finances


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Tuition and Fees

Scholarships and Financial Aid



Tuition and Fees

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The following are the undergraduate tuition rates for 12, 15 and 18 credit hours per semester for the academic year 2016 - 2017:

Category of Students


Number of Credits

    Egyptian Students

International Students

USD Portion

EGP Portion

USD

New students admitted in academic year 2016/2017

12 

4,020

31,476

14,556

15 

5,025

39,345

18,195

18 

6,030

47,214

21,834

Current students admitted in academic year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016

12 

4,884

34,176

14,424

15 

5,007

35,031

14,784

18 

6,105

42,720

18,030

Current students admitted before academic year 2014/2015

12 

4,632

32,448

13,704

15

4,749

33,258

14,046

18

5,790

40,560

17,130

*For Undergraduate students admitted academic year 2016/2017, the tuition rate is based on flat rate of USD 335 and EGP 2,623 for Egyptian students and USD 1,213 for International students per credit hour.

Additional charges are added for additional credits.

For Egyptian Students:

Tuition at AUC is expressed 50 percent in Egyptian pounds and 50 percent in U.S. dollars. The total amount of the tuition may be paid in either currency or in both. Tuition rates are subject to an annual increase. The U.S. dollar portion may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to the Central Bank of Egypt’s prevailing rate at the day of payment.

For international students:

Tuition MUST be paid in U.S dollars.

Tuition and fees are collected by semester. No student, with outstanding bill (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.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

The American University in Cairo offers a variety of financial aid awards including need-based and non-need based scholarships that assist students in financing their education at AUC. These awards include; achievement scholarship, sports scholarship, cultural scholarship, financial aid and others.

The Financial Aid Office at the American University in Cairo assists U.S. citizen and dual citizen undergraduate students by awarding US federal financial aid.

Institutional 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 undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. This financial aid provides awards to cover partial tuition fees. Approximately forty five percent of undergraduate students have received financial assistance in recent years.

Eligibility

To be eligible for institutional financial aid awards, you must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Undergraduate

New students must:

be a degree-seeking full-time candidate ( not less than 12 credit hours per semester)

have completed your AUC application for admission

demonstrate financial need

Current students must:

be a degree-seeking full-time student ( not less than 12 credit hours per semester)

maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

demonstrate financial need

How to Apply

Complete the financial aid undergraduate application on Banner Self-Service and upload all the required documents. It is very important to read instructions carefully before filling out the application. Applications that have missing information or missing documents will be considered incomplete and will not be evaluated.

Financial Aid Tips

Read the financial aid tips on the application to help you complete the online financial aid application successfully. Please note that incomplete applications that have missing or inaccurate information will not be processed.

Selection and Awards

The financial aid applications are submitted to the financial aid committee for consideration. Financial aid grants will be determined according to student or family financial resources, as appropriate, within university budget. 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. The financial aid awards may include grants and part-time student work.

Aid Duration and Renewal

Institutional financial aid awards are for one academic year. Students must reapply for institutional financial aid every academic year if they continue to demonstrate financial need.  They are responsible for reporting changes in their family’s financial resources. A student’s award may increase, decrease, or remain the same from year to year depending on the family’s current financial ability, and university budget. Students on probation are not eligible to receive their financial aid awards.

No financial aid is awarded for winter or summer sessions.

Institutional Financial Aid Calendar

Deadline

Please refer to the website:  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/financial-affairs/financial-aid

Deferred Payment

When degree seeking student (Undergraduate/Graduate) is unable to pay the entire tuition amount at the time of registration, the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships may approve payment in two or three installments.

No deferred payment in the winter semester.

Deferred payment installments:

For New Students:

New students should apply at the Student Service Center.

Seventy percent of the tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
The balance must be paid by November 20th  for the Fall semester,  April 6th  for the Spring semester, and July 16th for the Summer semester.

For Current Students:

Current students should submit online deferred payment request through Banner Self Service. (Add the link )

How to apply for Deferred Payment?

Students can submit online deferred payment request as follows:

  1. Visit your Banner Self Service Account by clicking here.
  2. Login with your AUC email username and password.
  3. Click on Student Student Account Apply for Deferred Payment.
  4. Choose Financial year 2016-2017 then press “Continue” button.
  5. Choose Deferred Payment Application- Fall 2016 then press “Continue” button.
  6. Check for Application submission deadline (September 17th ,2016) then press “Continue” button.  
  7. Press on “Click to apply for deferred payment” Deferred payment – Fall Check Apply for this award checkbox  Press Save and continue.
  8. Check for options available (either 2 or 3 installments for fall).
  9. Check “Mark this section complete” checkbox then press “Continue” button.
  10. Read the deferred payment agreement carefully. If you agreed on it check “Mark this section complete” checkbox then press “Continue” button.
  11. Press “Submit” button.
  12. PDF form of the submitted application is available by pressing “Generate PDF Application”. 
  • Deferred payment will be assigned automatically on your account within one business day after submitting the deferred payment application.
  • The balance must be paid by November 20th  for the fall semester, April 6th  for the spring semester and July 16th  for the summer semester.
  • No deferred payment in the winter semester
  • Summer tuition can only be paid on two installments

Fall 2016 Semester:

Fall 2016
  Installments Deadline of submission of the Deferred Payment Application form online Deadline of payments
      Without late charge with late charge
on two installments 1st September 17, 2016 September 18, 2016 September 27,2016
  2nd   November 20,2016  
         
on three installments 1st September 17,2016 September 18, 2016 September 27,2016
  2nd   October 20,2016  
  3rd   November 20,2016  

Spring 2017 Semester:

Spring 2017
  Installments Deadline of submission of the Deferred Payment Application form online Deadline of payments
      Without late charge with late charge
on two installments 1st February 6, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 16, 2017
  2nd   April 6, 2017  
         
on three installments 1st February 6, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 16, 2017
  2nd   March 7, 2017  
  3rd   April 6, 2017  

Summer 2017 Semester:

Summer tuition can only be paid on two installments.

Summer 2017
  Installments Deadline of submission of the Deferred Payment Application form online Deadline of payments
      Without late charge with late charge
on two installments 1st June 7, 2017 June 8, 2017 12 June, 2017
  2nd   July 16, 2017  

It is highly recommended to finalize the course load & scholarships, and financial aid before applying for deferred payment application.

No deferred Payment requests would be accepted under any circumstances after the deadline of submitting the deferred payment requests. After that date, current students who fail to submit the online application will have to pay the full tuition and fees.

Please refer to the website for application procedures and updates http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees

Deferred Payment Calculation and Eligibility:

  • Degree seeking student only are eligible for deferred payment (Non-degree students are not eligible).
  • Housing fees or any other types of fines will be added to the first installment.
  • Installment plan is eligible for current term tuition and fees ONLY.
  • Balance carried forward will affect your first installment.
  • In case a student has credit balance, he/she must pass by the Students Accounts Office and ask for transferring it to subsequent semester.
  • Minimum number of credit hours for undergraduate students is 12 credit hours and 3 credit hours for graduates.

Tuition Fee for Readmission (Admissions)

1. Disqualified cases: students who were disqualified and readmitted will be required to pay the full tuition fee prevailing at the time of readmission.
2. Readmission after one semester of withdrawal: no change in tuition level, same as prior to withdrawal.
3. Readmission cases for students who withdrew for more than one semester: students will pay according to the tuition level of their cumulative GPA at the time of readmission.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy for Continuing Students:


Please check with the Registrar’s Office website at:

 http://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/grad/regpay/Pages/RegistrationandPayment.aspx.

School of Continuing Education

For regular courses offered by the School of Continuing Education, the Management Center, and Engineering and Science Services, schedules of fees are included in separate announcements. Fees for other educational and training programs are based on separate contractual arrangements. Most programs have differential fees for Egyptian and non-Egyptian participants.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Undergraduate:

 

Scholarships for Egyptian Students:

AUC offers scholarships based on merit and need. Generally, scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. The types of scholarships are:

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are non-need-based financial awards offered to students with high academic, cultural, sports and other achievements. These awards are renewable for up to five years of study provided that certain criteria are met.

Honor Scholarship

The Honor Scholarship is a selective, merit-based, one-year award given at the beginning of each academic year to newly admitted students achieving the highest scores at the national or regional level in their respective high school diplomas. Students are selected directly based on their academic records with no need for any additional submission of application. The scholarship is offered to five students and amounts to a 40 percent reduction in AUC’s full tuition fees per semester.

 Maintainability 

To continue to be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain full-time status (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or more
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter

Honor Scholarship cannot be regained.

Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Scholarship

The Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Scholarship is an annual merit-based award provided to a select number of newly admitted students with distinguished achievements in the following fields:

  • Artistic and cultural activities such as music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing
  • Scientific activities such as scientific innovation or significant scientific research
  • Community service activities such as extensive social work, significant community service projects or community leadership initiatives. 
  • Students who are awarded this scholarship receive up to 15 percent reduction in their tuition for a maximum of 15 credits per semester. Renewal is pending certain conditions. For more information, click here.
  • The scholarship award is not offered in the winter semester.
  • The scholarship award will be cancelled if the student is on social or academic probation.

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • You must be talented and have distinguished relevant achievements in the named fields.
  • You must submit official documents (from government, schools and other relevant organizations) proving your distinction in that particular activity.
  • You must not be awarded any full-tuition scholarship from the University.
  • This scholarship is highly selective and meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance.

To renew your award you must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Continue to register as a full-time student (12 credit hours)
  • Continue to be actively engaged in different programs (cultural and leadership activities) organized by the Office of Student Development
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter.
  • You have to reapply annually through Banner Self Service.

Your documents and applications will be evaluated and you may be required to sit for an interview.

To Apply  

New Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and submit supporting documents to the Student Service Center. 

Current Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application instructions and tips, click here.( http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/application-instructions-and-tips)

Cultural Merit Scholarship

These are small cash awards granted to students who represent the University in cultural activities organized by the Office of Student Development.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • Be qualified/talented in the relevant discipline
  • Be an active member of one of AUC’s cultural programs, administered by the Office of Student Development
  • Maintain a grade point average of not less than 2.5
  • Be committed and exhibit a high level of teamwork and other relevant skills

To Apply

Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and contact the cultural programs unit in the Office of Student Development at cultural@aucegypt.edu.                                                                                                                                        

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application tips and instructions, click here

Students who receive the Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Achievement Scholarship could also be granted the Cultural Merit Award if they meet the criteria of both awards.

Sports Achievement Scholarship:

The Sports Achievement Scholarship is an annual merit year award provided to a select number of newly admitted students who participate in sports that are listed in the Egyptian Championship Tournament, with a high level of distinction in their final secondary school year. Students who are awarded this scholarship receive up to 15 percent reduction in their tuition for a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • You must participate in sports including, but not limited to, basketball, swimming, judo, rowing, tennis, handball or squash.
  • You must not be awarded any other full-tuition scholarship from the University.
  • You must submit an official letter issued by the federation of the game, which must be endorsed by the concerned sports union, the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports, and the Olympic committee. School competitions are not accepted.
  • You may also qualify for the Sports Achievement Scholarship if you have competed in one of the below-mentioned junior championships (less than 18 years), provided that the championship was held during the previous year.
  • Students who joined the University with no Sports Achievement Scholarship can apply the following year according to the below criteria:

1. Students who subsequently realized a position in the annual National Universities Tournament (Shahid El Refaii) as per the below table may submit the certificates obtained from the Egyptian University Sports Federation to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships and be granted the scholarship the following fall semester.

2. Students who subsequently realized a position as per the below table may submit the certificates obtained from the Sports Federation to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships and apply for a Sports Achievement Scholarship starting second year of admission. Students will be granted the scholarship on the semester of submission of required documents, provided that they should have been participating since admission in all AUC tournaments, both national and international.
 
3. Students who play sports that are not listed in or organized by the Egyptian University Sports Federation such as golf, equestrian, or water ballet, and who have not realized a position in the annual National Universities Tournament (Shahid El Refaii), may submit another certificate with evidence of continued success from federation of the game every academic year, until their graduation, to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships.

You must meet the following level of distinction in your final secondary school year:

Type of Championship 

Position

 

 

 

Individual Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Sports

 

 

 

National Championship

Up to Second

Up to First

Tennis

One to 10 according to the Egyptian Tennis Federation Ranking

 

Arab Games

Up to Second

Up to Second

African or Mediterranean Games

Up to Third

Up to Second

Olympic Games or World Championship

Up to Fourth

Up to Third

To renew your sports achievement award you must:

  • Maintain a grade point average of not less than 2.0
  • Maintain full-time status (be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Continue to participate in the National Universities Tournament
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter.
  • The scholarship award is not offered in the winter semester.
  • The scholarship award will be cancelled if the student is on social or academic probation.
  • The sports achievement scholarship is evaluated at the end of the spring semester.
  • You have to reapply annually through Banner Self Service.

Additional 15 Percent Sports Scholarship Award

Additional funds through the Sports Achievement Scholarship program are available for students who place in the top five at recognized world championships in selected sports. These annual awards are up to an additional 15 percent of tuition, for a total of up to a 30 percent scholarship award, Evidence of continued success on the international level is required to renew the additional portion of the scholarship.

The Office of Athletics will review all documents submitted to qualify for this additional portion of the scholarship. Official communication certifying the rank in international events must be submitted from the international organization sponsoring the competition or the Olympic committee of the applicant’s home country. Further information about the process and criteria may be directed to the Office of Athletics. 

To view the list of sports considered and classified as individual or team sports, click here.

Your application and documents proving your sports achievement levels will be reviewed by the Office of Athletics and evaluated by a committee.

To Apply  

New Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and submit supporting documents to the Student Service Center. 

Current Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application instructions and tips, click here.

Sports Merit Award:

These are small cash grants to students who represent the University at the annual National Universities Tournament and achieved high ranks.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • Represent the University in the National Universities Tournament
  • Achieve a rank of not less than third place (i.e. bronze medal)
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the year of granting the award

To Apply:

Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service.

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For applications instructions and tips, click here.

Academic Achievement Scholarship (financial aid)

The achievement scholarship is only available to current students who were admitted to AUC before Fall 2015. For more information, click here.

Merit-Based Named Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, AUC offers more than 90 named scholarships supported by individuals and corporations. These prestigious funds from donors have allowed AUC to recruit and educate outstanding and deserving students who come from different cities and educational backgrounds. Selection to named scholarships is based on the donor’s criteria.

Mohamed Ragheb Scholarship in the Arts at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vacant)

Established in 2015 to cover the tuition fees for one student majoring in the arts at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Omnia Abdullah Bakhsh ‘98 Scholarship

Established in 2015 to provide a scholarship to one student majoring in engineering or computer science.

Youssef Nabih Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Established in 2004 to support the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in the accounting department.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are financial awards given based on need and merit.

Egyptian Public Schools Scholarships

AUC offers 20 annual full-tuition scholarships to Egyptian students who are graduates of public schools in Egypt and are financially disadvantaged. AUC launched the Public School Scholarship Fund (PSSF) in 1990 to expand opportunities to academically outstanding and financially disadvantaged students. Supported by both individuals and corporations, the PSSF has graduated more than 230 students who attended public schools and who have demonstrated exceptional academic potential while at AUC. Recipients of the scholarships come from families with an average annual income of $2,900 and represent a number of Egyptian governorates, including Cairo, Fayyoum, Zagazig, Beni Suef and Shebin El Kom.

 Eligibility

  • Applicants should be Egyptian students coming from public schools (not including language schools) or STEM schools. 
  • They should have an outstanding secondary school academic record.
  • They should demonstrate financial need for the scholarship.
  • They should meet admission requirements.

Maintainability

Selected students will maintain their scholarship until graduation as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward their degrees and maintain a grade point average of not less than 3.0.

Public School Scholarship for Academic Year 2016 - 2017
The conditions for the public school scholarship offered by The American University in Cairo for the academic year 2016 - 2017 are as follows:

1. Students with thanawiya amma certificates from public schools in the Arab Republic of Egypt (not including language schools, whether governmental or private or experimental) or STEM certificates for the academic year 2015  - 2016.

2. Minimum acceptance score is 97 percent for the science section and 96 percent for the arts section.
    Minimum acceptance score is 92 percent for the STEM certificate.

3. Students must pass either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum band score of 5.5 and writing score of 5.5 or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum total score of 62 and writing score of 17.

For IELTS testing in Egypt:
The British Council:
192 El Nil Street Agouza, Cairo, Egypt
tel 19789 (inside Egypt) / 20.2.3300.1666 (outside of Egypt)
https://ielts.britishcouncil.org

For TOEFL testing in Egypt:
AMIDEAST
38 Mohie El Din Abou El Ezz Street, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
tel 19263 (hotline)
www.amideast.org
For more information on the TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/ell.

Tests must be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which applicants are applying.

4. Students must submit the official results of the English test with the official result of the thanawiya amma or STEM to the Egyptian Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs Office, 3 Safeya Zaghloul Street, Cairo on the day following the announcement of the official thanawiya amma results and STEM results.

Students who do not complete the required documents will be permanently disqualified from the scholarship.

Empower Scholarship

The AUC-funded Empower Scholarship offers five full and/or partial annual scholarships to thanawiya amma graduates from five governorates in Upper Egypt: Assiut, Beni Suef, Menya, Sohag and Fayoum. Selection is based on high academic achievement and demonstrated extra-curricular activities.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship was initiated and co-funded by the US State Department. The fully-funded program provides opportunities to deserving students from the MENA region, who excel academically and display the potential to become future leaders in the region.


Need-Based Named Scholarships

Named scholarships are awards funded by individual donors or corporations. Selection is based on the donor’s criteria.

Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program (Vacant)

Established in 2016 to provide an opportunity for talented students to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in any science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors offered at AUC.

El Sewedy Electric Scholarship Fund (Vacant)

Established in 2016 to provide support for two undergraduate students in electronics engineering (one male and one female) who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) Public School Scholarship (Vacant)

Established in 2016 to support tuition for one undergraduate student from a public school in Matareya, Khosos or Shark Shubra El Kheima ( Mostorod).

Eligibility

  • Students with thanawiya amma certificates from public schools in Matareya, Khosos and Shark Shubra El Kheima ( Mostorod) for the academic year 2015  - 2016
  • Egyptian students
  • Demonstrate financial need for the scholarship
  • Active member in school activities or in the local community
  • A minimum score of 97.50 percent in thanawiya amma in the science division and 95 percent in the non-science division
  • A minimum score of 90 percent in English language test
  • Students must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum band score of 5.5 and writing score of 5.5
  • Adequate communication skills
  • Orientation and commitment to public service
  • Potential for further leadership development

Application Requirements

  • Program application  
  • Financial application  
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A letter from the school’s administration identifying the type of school (i.e., governmental, private or experimental)
  • Official copy of third preparatory, first secondary and second secondary high-school certificates
  • Official copy of the thanawiya amma certificate upon announcement of the grades
  • Proof of extracurricular activities ( i.e. copy of certificates)
  • Recent official valid IELTS test results, with a minimum score of 5.5 in both writing and total score

 Submit the above documents by hand to:

Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

 Deadline to receive required documents is August 18, 2016.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Scholarship Fund (Vacant)

Established in 2015 by Mr. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor Group in the United Arab Emirates. The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Scholarship Fund will support tuition and accommodation for a total of 10 students in perpetuity from the far corners of Egypt (one vacant slot). 

To view the full list of need-based named scholarships, click here.( http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/scholarships/egyptian-students/need-based-named-scholarships)

Need-Based Sponsored Scholarships

Al Alfi Foundation Undergraduate STEM Scholarship

The Al Alfi scholarship program is designed to prepare future Egyptian scientists. The scholarship provides partial tuition to four undergraduate students at AUC.

George Frederick Jewett Foundation East

This is a grant established to support undergraduate female students from Egyptian public schools.

Misr El Kheir STEM Scholarship

The Misr El Kheir (MEK) Foundation is an Egyptian not-for-profit foundation committed to developing Egyptian citizens and communities. The foundation shares the costs of the MEK scholarship program with AUC to provide students who graduated with a STEM certificate with a full tuition scholarship, in addition to books. In Fall 2014, AUC admitted three MEK-STEM students to complete their undergraduate science degree at AUC.

The MEK scholarship is currently not accepting new applications.

Misr El Kheir Scholarship

The Misr El Kheir (MEK) Foundation is an Egyptian not-for-profit foundation committed to developing Egyptian citizens and communities. The foundation shares the costs of the MEK scholarship program with AUC to provide students with full-tuition scholarships, in addition to leadership training, books, stipends, transportation and housing. In Fall 2013, AUC admitted five MEK students from Assuit, Bani Suef, Sohag and Fayoum governorates to complete their undergraduate non-science degree at AUC.

The MEK scholarship is currently not accepting new applications.

OC-AUC Scholarship

AUC partnered with Orascom Construction to offer a new OC - AUC scholarship program. The scholarship provides five full-tuition annual scholarships to public or private high school graduates from eight governorates in Upper Egypt (Assiut, Bani Suef, Minya, Sohag, Fayoum, Qena, Luxor and Aswan) to pursue an undergraduate degree in economics at AUC.

Work Study Program(CAPS Office)

NON-EGYPTIAN STUDENTS

AUC offers scholarships based on merit and need. Generally, scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. The types of scholarships are as follows: 

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are non-need-based financial awards offered to students with high academic, cultural, sports and other achievements. These awards are renewable for up to five years of study provided that certain criteria are met.

Honor Scholarship

The Honor Scholarship is a selective merit-based, one-year award given at the beginning of each academic year to newly admitted students achieving the highest scores at the national or regional level in their respective high school diplomas. Students are selected directly based on their academic records with no need for any additional submission of application. The scholarship is offered to five students and amounts to a 40 percent reduction in AUC’s full tuition fees per semester.

Maintainability

To continue to be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain full-time status (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or more
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter

Honor Scholarship cannot be regained.

Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Scholarship

The Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Scholarship is an annual merit-based award provided to a select number of newly admitted students with distinguished achievements in the following fields:

  • Artistic and cultural activities such as music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing
  • Scientific activities such as scientific innovation or significant scientific research
  • Community service activities such as extensive social work, significant community service projects or community leadership initiatives. 
  • Students who are awarded this scholarship receive a 15 percent reduction in their tuition for a maximum of 15 credits per semester. Renewal is pending certain conditions. For more information, click here.
  • The scholarship award is not offered in the winter semester.
  • The scholarship award will be cancelled if the student is on social or academic probation.

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • You must be talented and have distinguished relevant achievements in the named fields.
  • You must submit official documents (from government, schools and other relevant organizations) proving your distinction in that particular activity.
  • You must not be awarded any full-tuition scholarship from the University.
  • This scholarship is highly selective and meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance.

To renew your award you must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Continue to register as a full-time student (12 credit hours)
  • Continue to be actively engaged in different programs (cultural and leadership activities) organized by the Office of Student Development
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter.
  • You have to reapply annually through Banner Self Service.

Your documents and applications will be evaluated and you may be required to sit for an interview.

To Apply  

New Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and submit supporting documents to the Student Service Center. 

Current Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application instructions and tips, click here.( http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/application-instructions-and-tips)

Cultural Merit Scholarship

These are small cash awards granted to students who represent the University in cultural activities organized by the Office of Student Development.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • Be qualified/talented in the relevant discipline
  • Be an active member of one of AUC’s cultural programs, administered by the Office of Student Development
  • Maintain a grade point average of not less than 2.5
  • Be committed and exhibit a high level of teamwork and other relevant skills

To Apply

Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and contact the cultural programs unit in the Office of Student Development at cultural@aucegypt.edu.                                                                                                                                        

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application tips and instructions, click here

Students who receive the Innovation, Cultural and Leadership Achievement Scholarship could also be granted the Cultural Merit Award if they meet the criteria of both awards.

Sports Achievement Scholarship

The Sports Achievement Scholarship is an annual merit-based award  provided to a select number of newly admitted students who participate in sports that are listed in the Egyptian Championships tournament, with a high level of distinction in their final secondary school year. Students who are awarded this scholarship receive a 15 percent reduction in their tuition for a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. For more information, click here

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • You must participate in sports including, but not limited to, basketball, swimming, judo, rowing, tennis, handball or squash.
  • You must not be awarded any other full-tuition scholarship from the University.
  • You may also qualify for the Sports Achievement Scholarship if you have competed in one of the below-mentioned junior championships (less than 18 years), provided that the championship was held during the previous year.
  • Students who joined the University with no Sports Achievement Scholarship can apply the following year according to the below criteria:

1. Students who subsequently realized a position in the annual National Universities Tournament (Shahid El Refaii) as per the below table may submit the certificates obtained from the Egyptian University Sports Federation to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships and be granted the scholarship the following fall semester.

2. Students who subsequently realized a position as per the below table may submit the certificates obtained from the Sports Federation to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships and apply for a Sports Achievement Scholarship starting second year of admission. Students will be granted the scholarship on the semester of submission of required documents, provided that they should have been participating since admission in all AUC tournaments, both national and international.
 
3. Students who play sports that are not listed in or organized by the Egyptian University Sports Federation such as golf, equestrian, or water ballet, and who have not realized a position in the annual National Universities Tournament (Shahid El Refaii), may submit another certificate with evidence of continued success from federation of the game every academic year, until their graduation, to the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships.

You must meet the following level of distinction in your final secondary school year:

Type of Championship

Position

 

 

 

Individual Sports    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Sports    

 

 

 

National Championship

Up to Second

Up to First

Arab Games

Up to Second

Up to Second

African or Mediterranean Games

Up to Third

Up to Second

Olympic Games or World Championship   

Up to Fourth

Up to Third

Required Documents:

You should bring an official stamped certificate from the federation of your type of sport, proving that you have participated in an official national tournament that covers the whole state or country, or have represented your country in an official international championship.

The official certificate should be approved by either the Olympic committee or the ministry concerned with sport affairs in the country where the tournament took place.

Finally, the certificate should also be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.

To renew your sports achievement award you must:

  • Maintain a grade point average of not less than 2.0
  • Maintain full-time status (be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Continue to participate in the National Universities Tournament
  • Meet all other award terms stated in your award letter

Additional 15 Percent Sports Scholarship Award

Additional funds through the Sports Achievement Scholarship program are available for students who place in the top five at recognized world championships in selected sports. These annual awards are up to an additional 15 percent of tuition, for a total of a 30 percent scholarship award, Evidence of continued success on the international level is required to renew the additional portion of the scholarship.

The Office of Athletics will review all documents submitted to qualify for this additional portion of the scholarship. Official communication certifying the rank in international events must be submitted from the international organization sponsoring the competition and/or the Olympic committee of the applicant’s home country. Further information about the process and criteria may be directed to the Office of Athletics. 

To view the list of sports considered and classified as individual or team sports, click here.

Your application and documents proving your sports achievement levels will be reviewed by the Office of Athletics and evaluated by a committee.

To Apply  

New Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service and submit supporting documents to the Student Service Center. 

Current Students: Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For application instructions and tips, click here.

Sports Merit Award:

These are small cash grants to students who represent the University at the annual National Universities Tournament and achieved high ranks.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • Represent the University in the National Universities Tournament
  • Achieve a rank of not less than third place (i.e. bronze medal)
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the year of granting the award

To Apply:

Complete an online application through Banner Self-Service.

Deadline

Please refer to the website  http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/scholarships/egyptian-students

For applications instructions and tips, click here.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Scholarship is only available to current students who were admitted to AUC before Fall 2015. For more information, click here.

Merit-Based Named Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, AUC offers more than 90 named scholarships supported by individuals and corporations. These prestigious funds from donors have allowed AUC to recruit and educate outstanding and deserving students who come from different cities, countries and educational backgrounds. Selection to named scholarships is based on the donor’s criteria. 

Mohammad Abughazaleh ‘67 Endowed Palestinian Scholarship (Vacant)

Established in 2006 to support five deserving and talented students from the Occupied Territories. The amount generated by the endowment toward the tuition of the five scholars will be matched by AUC.

Mohamed Ragheb Scholarship in the Arts at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vacant)

Established in 2015 to cover the tuition fees for one student majoring in the arts at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Riad Kamal Palestinian Endowed Scholarship (Vacant)

Established in 2006 to provide partial support to five Palestinian students.

Sheikh Jamal Jawa Scholarship

Established in 2007 to support one student from Saudi Arabia.

Wasef Jabsheh ‘67 Jordanian-Palestinian Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2006 to provide partial support to two deserving and talented students from Jordan or Palestine. The amount generated by the endowment toward the tuition of the two scholars will be matched by AUC.

Youssef Nabih Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Established in 2004 to support the graduating senior with the highest GPA in the accounting department.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are financial awards given based on need and merit.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program (Vacant)

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is initiated and co-funded by the U.S. State Department through the Office of Assistance Coordination for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who come from diverse backgrounds. The program provides four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the Middle East to students who have the potential to become leaders. For more information about the program, click here.

Need-Based Named Scholarships

AUC continues to have a strong commitment to continually seek new ways to provide access for students who demonstrate financial need.  Need-based financial support enables AUC to attract talented male and female students from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their financial circumstances, and provide them with an education that empowers them to create positive change in Egypt and the world.

Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program for 2016 - 2017 (Vacant)

AUC is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for talented students to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in any science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors offered at AUC. If you are a high-achieving student interested in pursing an education and future in a STEM- related field, apply to the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. The foundation could offer you a full scholarship to study at AUC. The program is tailored for bright young Arab students who are seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in any of the STEM majors or fields at AUC but do not have the financial means to cover its cost. 

Armenian Evangelical Scholarship (Vacant)

A scholarship to be awarded to worthy scholars of Armenian origin in need of financial assistance to enable them to pursue studies leading to undergraduate degrees.

Hayel Saeed Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1994 to cover tuition, housing, board, textbooks, medical insurance and local medical services for up to four Yemeni students who meet the University requirements for admission. The scholarship covers tuition for a regular academic load of 15 credit hours per semester in the fall and spring semesters. Overloads, minors as well as attending summer and winter sessions can only be processed after the approval of AUC’s Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships. Students must have a Yemeni citizenship, must have completed a full-time high school in Yemen and should demonstrate financial need.

Hisham Ezz Al Arab Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2010 as a partial scholarship to a talented and dedicated undergraduate student.

Palestinian Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 to support Palestinian students from the Occupied Territories based on their financial need.

Taher Family Endowed Scholarship (Vacant)

Established in 2005 to provide support to six Palestinian students who demonstrate financial need. AUC will provide annual scholarship support in the name of the Taher Family member to six Palestinian students (four male and two female) who have met AUC’s academic requirements, enrolled in the University and demonstrated financial need.

Work Study Program ( to be reviewed by the CAPS Office)

  • The Office of 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 towards 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 8-10 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 2014-2015

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate, enrolled, full-time students in their sophomore year or above, with a grade point average of not less than 2.5.
  • All enrolled graduate students
  • Both Egyptian as well as non-Egyptian students
  • Each department should not exceed the number of 30 full time work-study students per semester.

Compensation

  • Undergraduate student is paid an hourly rate of LE 30.
  • Graduate students are proportionally compensated at the rate of 15 percent (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

  • Students should prepare their resumes and upload them to Career Web. For assistance on preparing a resume, please refer to http://www.caps.aucegypt.edu/services/resume/resume_writing.html 
  • Research and apply to available work-study opportunities at Career Web under the Jobs/Internships section.
  • Once departments send the details of selected students to the Career Center, within two to five business days, log into Career Web to complete the work-study commitment form.
  • Complete the work-study evaluation form on Career Web upon completion of the program.
  • The form must be printed, signed and stamped from your work-study department.
  • Ensure that your supervisor completes the department work-study evaluation form by the last day of the exam period of each semester.

U.S Federal Financial Aid

Financial Aid for U.S.  citizens, dual citizens and non-citizens eligible for federal aid

The Financial Aid Office at the American University in Cairo (AUC)  assists U.S. citizen and dual citizen  undergraduate students by awarding US federal financial aid to help pay for their post-secondary education. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens attending AUC may be eligible for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to assist them financially in their education.  Because AUC is a foreign institution, other US federal financial aid that is awarded on campuses located in the United States, such as Federal Pell Grant, Work Study and Perkins Loans are not available at AUC. 

AUC can certify Stafford Loans (both Subsidized and Unsubsidized) and Parent PLUS loans for students enrolled in a degree-seeking programs.

  •  Subsidized Loan
  •  Unsubsidized Loan
  •  Direct PLUS Loans  (Parent PLUS)

Direct Loan Funds come directly from the Federal Government must be repaid, with interest. Student loans cannot be cancelled once disbursed and are legal obligations. The maximum Direct Loan amount you can borrow each academic year depends on your academic level in school and whether you are a dependent or independent student. For students who are eligible for a subsidized Direct Loan, the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while you’re in school at least half-time, during the first six months after you leave school (your grace period) and during a deferment (a postponement of loan payments). Unsubsidized Direct Loans do not require a student to have financial need. The borrower is responsible for paying all interest on unsubsidized Direct Loans.

Students can apply for federal financial aid at AUC by completing two steps: Step 1) completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA (available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/), using AUC School Code G05034, as soon after January 1 as possible.  Step 2) completing the Virtual Financial Aid Office application found at https://aucegypt.vfao.com.

  • Private Loans for US citizens

AUC also offers private  loans through Sallie Mae. The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan and Parent Loan is a private, credit-based, school-certified loan for undergraduate and graduate student borrowers enrolled at least half time in an eligible degree program.  Qualified students may be eligible to borrow up to the cost of attendance, less other aid received, as certified by AUC. We do not award or process these loans through AUC, so you will need to deal with Sallie Mae directly at https://www.salliemae.com/

Other Financial Assistance and Awards for Non-Egyptian Students

Study Abroad Students from U.S. State Universities

A partial tuition waiver is available to students currently enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate degree program at a U.S. four-year state university. The waiver assumes that the out-of-state (non-resident) tuition rate is lower than AUC’s tuition. The waiver equals the difference between the two tuition rates. AUC must receive an official letter from the state university bursar or other responsible officer confirming that college’s out-of-state tuition rate for the same period the student will be attending AUC. The waiver of the tuition difference is applicable only to undergraduate study abroad and ALIN program students for a maximum of two semesters. It does not apply to the summer session; to study in the Arabic Language Institute’s intensive Arabic program; to part-time study; or to study towards an AUC degree. Students should contact AUC’s New York Office for dtails (e-mail:aucegypt@aucnyo.edu).

AFS, EIL, and YFU Scholarships

The American University in Cairo offers two scholarships annually to alumni of each of the following programs: American Field Service; Experiment in International Living; and Youth for Understanding. Alumni of these programs must be non-Egyptian and seek their undergraduate degree from AUC. The award is a tuition credit equivalent to $1,000 per year and will be awarded based on the individual’s academic merit and financial need. Students must file the Financial Aid Profile of the College Scholarship Service (Box 6376, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, U.S.A.) and AUC’s financial aid form immediately after admission. The scholarship is renewable based on academic performance and financial need.

Outside Assistance for American Students

Other than the opportunities described above, American students may be able to obtain outside support for work at AUC from the following sources:

  • Rotary Foundation International Scholarships for one year of undergraduate, 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
  • Veterans Administration educational benefits are applicable to undergraduate 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
  • Federal Stafford Loans can be used by U.S. citizens or permanent residents for undergraduate 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). Study abroad students may apply to their home university’s financial aid office for campus-based aid and/or student loans to be used while they are enrolled at AUC
  • Gilman Scholarships U.S. undergraduates can receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the new Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is named after Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY), the sponsor of legislation that sets aside $ 1.5 million to broaden and increase opportunities for study abroad by undergraduate students who face financial constraints. The Institute of International Education (IIE), a New York-based non-profit organization, will administer the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas under a grant from the Bureau.

Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2002, Gilman International Scholarships will provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit.


Application forms are available at the Gilman International Scholarship website, www.iie.org/gilman. Additional information is available through IIE’s Southern Regional Office by e-mail, at gilman@iie.org, or by calling (713) 621-6300 ext. 25.

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