2013 The Arab Women Professionals Fellowship Program (AWPP) at American University in Cairo, Egypt

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The American University in Cairo is offering Arab Women Professionals Fellowship Program (AWPP) to female citizens of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq to pursue the graduate program. The fellowship is co-funded by Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs. The fellowship will cover tuition fees and other related expenses for two academic years. Fellowships begin in the following September. The applicants will be notified up to 12 weeks or more after the deadline of a given fellowship.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is offered to study in various disciplines: 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.
Course Level: Fellowships will be awarded for pursuing graduate study at the American University in Cairo.
Scholarship Provider: The fellowship program is co-funded by the American University in Cairo and the Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs.
Scholarship can be taken at: Egypt

Eligibility:
-Female citizens of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq who are normally resident of these countries
-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
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
-Minimum GPA of 3.2 or a rating of gayed geddan
-A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in community or public service
-Satisfy AUC graduate admissions  requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, needed documents, and any needed additional test scores (GMAT for MBA applicants, GRE for Economics, Economics in International Development, and Journalism and Mass Communication applicants) as per AUC’s graduate admissions requirements.
-Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score as per the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions.
-Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate leadership skills.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The Female citizens of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq can apply for thisAmerican University in Cairo fellowship.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session.

What does it cover?
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A waiver of tuition fees, student services and activities fee
-Medical service and health insurance fees (for international graduate students)
-A monthly stipend
-Books, supplies and equipment allowance
-Professional development funds
-Transportation and living stipend for the Open Society Foundation’s annual pre-academic summer program at Bilgi University in Istanbul
-Possible internship stipend.
And, if needed for non-residents of Egypt or Cairo:
-A monthly housing allowance,
-Transportation to and from Cairo at the beginning and end of the program,
-Transit allowance during travel to and from Cairo at the beginning and end of the program.

Notification: It can take up to 12 weeks or more after the deadline of a given fellowship to announce the selection results provided that the application is complete.

How to Apply: 
Step 1: Download and submit the graduate application form
Step 2: Complete the online fellowship application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications with all supporting documents should be submitted by the announced deadline on website.

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