Egypt has the leading education system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and it has developed swiftly since the early 1990s. In recent years the government has accorded even greater priority for improving the education system. Egyptian students who want to pursue their higher education globally; here is a good opportunity for them to make their dreams come true. There are lots of scholarships available exclusively for the Egyptian students. These scholarships will provide excellent financial inducements for students wishing to study undergraduate, graduate, PhD and postdoctoral programs abroad. Below is the compiled list of scholarships for Egyptian students.
BP Egypt Cambridge Scholarships in UK
Scholarship Provider: BP Egypt, the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust
Eligible Students: Applicants must gain admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way to be considered for these awards. The Trust cannot admit students to the University.
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue one-year Master’s degree programmes at the University of Cambridge.
Award Details: Scholarship covers university composition fee, maintenance and airfare.
Application Deadline: 2 December, 2015 (or course deadline, whichever is earlier)
PPD- Egyptian Government Scholarships in Demography
Scholarship Provider: Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), Government of Egypt
Eligible Students: In order to be eligible for scholarship, the candidate must be holding a graduate/bachelor degree preferably in Social Science
Course: Scholarships are available for undertaking one-year diploma programme at Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), Cairo, Egypt.
Award Details: The scholarship package provides free tuition, accommodation and course materials.
Application Deadline: 31 October 2015
DAAD German-Egyptian Research Long-Term Scholarship (GERLS)
Scholarship Provider: The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education
Eligible Students: The target group of this program will be comprised of Egyptian researchers who generally have been awarded M.A. / M.Sc. degrees in the past three years.
Course: Scholarships are available for students would like to continue their PhD-related research in Germany.
Award Details: The GERLS scholarship includes a monthly basic stipend of 1000 Euros for a Ph.D. candidate, plus individual surcharges and standard annual allowances.
Application Deadline: 31st October 2015
Yousria-Loza Sawiris Scholarship for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD)
Eligible Students: Applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed academic institution in a related field of study.
Course: Scholarship is awarded to pursue masters programme at Humber H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs of University of Minnesota
Award Details: This fully funded scholarship will cover full tuition, living expenses, travel and health insurance.
Application Deadline: Deadline top for submitting your complete scholarship package to Newton Education Services is 1st November 2015 and to Humphrey School is 15th December 2015.
Country-specific Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: Newcastle University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a Conditional or Unconditional offer of a place on a Master’s degree programme at Newcastle University, Newcastle city campus at the time of applying for this scholarship.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree level at Newcastle University in UK.
Award Details: Scholarships: £3,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees
Application Deadline: 30 June 2016
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Oxford University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicant must be either ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from a Muslim community (with preference given to those from a financially disadvantaged household), or a national of, and ordinarily resident in, one of the eligible countries in Asia and Africa.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate (full-time master’s or DPhil course) programme at Oxford University.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057).
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course
Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: Students should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld scholars.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course
MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program
Scholarship Provider: Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Eligible Students: The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career and new executives. To apply for this position, student need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Course: This one year fellowship programme is available for young professionals, mid-career and new executives.
Award Details: The Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position on the following terms: the fellow will receive an annual stipend monthly paid by the Bank out of the funds provided by Foundation funds.
Application Deadline: 9 November, 2015
IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme
Scholarship Provider: Catholic University of Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation, Belgium
Eligible Students: The applicant must be a citizen of one of the countries on the OECD DAC table that are listed under the following categories: Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD program at KU Leuven.
Award Details: The scholarship includes monthly basic amount € 1,415 (75% of the net salary of an assistant) paid at the end of each month for doctoral students and €1000 paid at the beginning of each month for Pre-doctoral students,
Application Deadline: November 9th, 2015
INSEAD Need-Based Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: INSEAD
Eligible Students: Candidates must demonstrate proven financial need and be able to provide evidence of their financial accounts.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA programme.
Award Details: Average scholarships amount €12,000.
Application Deadline: The application will open on 26 October 2015 and close on 9 November 2015.
Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
Scholarship Provider: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations
Eligible Students: To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country and return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended
Course: The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK University.
Award Details: A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, a thesis grant, a grant for study materials, a study travel allowance, the cost of one visa application and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK.
Application Deadline: 3 November, 2015
JNCASR-CICS Fellowship Programme in India
Scholarship Provider: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR ) Bangalore and the Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS) Chennai, India
Eligible Students: Applicant must be a scientist, teacher or a research scholar affiliated to a scientific or academic institution in a developing country in Asia (other than India), Africa, Latin America and Arab region.
Award Details: The Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses.
Application Deadline: 31st October every year
Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants can apply for this scholarship if they are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree programme at University of Nottingham.
Award Details: Up to 30 scholarships will cover 100% tuition fee and up to 75 scholarships will cover 50% towards tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 9 October, 2015
Canadian Government Doctoral Research Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Eligible Students: Applicants must must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MEESR) or Quebec granting agencies.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University.
Award Details: The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is $20 000.
Application Deadline: 1 st November 2015
Westminster 175 Masters Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Westminster, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must be an international student from one of the countries listed and hold an offer for a full-time Masters at the University.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree program at University of Westminster.
Award Details: Scholarship includes half (50 per cent) tuition fee award. University is offering a number of tuition fee awards to students from countries where the University maintains strong relationships.
Application Deadline: 16 October 2015
Citadel Capital Scholarship for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation
Eligible Students: Applicant must be under the age of 35 and must have a minimum of two years of work experience post-graduation.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master degree.
Award Details: The Citadel Scholarship funds under two schemes: the full scholarship covering tuition and living expenses and the partial scholarship covering tuition only. The ceiling for tuition fees is 50,000 USD per annum.
Application Deadline: April 30th every year
Netherlands Fellowship Programme for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation
Eligible Students: The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. The countries have been classified into two categories (I and II). Category I countries are priority countries and will receive more fellowships.
Course: Fellowships are available for masters degree programmes, short courses and PhD Studies at a Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course.
Award Details: An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period.
Application Deadline: Various deadlines
RNTC Fellowships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: RNTC, Netherlands
Eligible Students: RNTC’s Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers coming from the following countries (a combined NFP list and low-middle-income countries according to the World Bank criteria).
Course: Fellowships are available for RNTC postgraduate courses of different duration.
Award Details: RNTC Fellowships are unlike NFP fellowships Partial: they cover the course fee (up to 50%), not the costs for travel and accommodation.
Application Deadline: Various deadlines
WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women
Scholarship Provider: WAAW Foundation
Eligible Students: Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College in Africa and studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related degree course.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at university or college in Africa.
Award Details: Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2016 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency.
Application Deadline: 30 September, 2015
NATO Defense College (NDC) PfP, MD and OMC/PAG Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: NATO Defense College
Eligible Students: Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English or French and be computer literate.
Course: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
Award Details: Each Fellow will receive the amount of sixteen thousand euros. This will cover the costs of his/her stay in Rome and his/her travel expenses.
Application Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open Society Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) Program
Scholarship Provider: Open Society Foundation
Eligible Students: Applicants must demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential and have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying;
Course: Awards are available for pursuing master degree study at host universities across the world.
Award Details: Successful applicants will receive tuition and mandatory university fees and monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses\
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015
Call for Applications: CARTA PhD Fellowships in Africa
Scholarship Provider: The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)
Eligible Students: Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.
Award Details: The Fellowship includes the cost of fellows’ participation in the advanced seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities
Application Deadline: September 1, 2015
DAAD Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Eligible Students: Age limit: No age limit. But the last academic degree should normally not be more than six years old.
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Award Details: The DAAD pays a monthly scholarship installment, currently set at EUR 750.00.
Application Deadline: Vary from university to university
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission
Eligible Students: Applicant should have equivalent university degree recognized by the Swiss University.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts scholarships are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits).
Award Details: PhD Scholarship and Research scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs. Postdoctoral scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 3500 Swiss Francs Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL).
Application Deadline: Various
Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Government of the Czech Republic. Sponsor: International Relations Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS), Development Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Scholarship Awards Within The Foreign Development Assistance Programme.
Eligible Students: The scholarships are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral studies/Language and preparatory studies at public universities in the Czech Republic.
Award Details: The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the CR.
Application Deadline: 30 September
MMMF Grant for Women of Developing Countries in Latin America
Scholarship Provider: The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Eligible Students: The women applicants to the MMMF grant must have the nationality of any country in the Eligibility List MMMF and be registered in an accredited academic institution at the time of application and plan to be registered or be a regular student for a full academic at the time of receipt of the grant year.
Course: Grants are available for students who are enrolled in any of the following universities: Austral University (Argentina); Iberoamericana University (Mexico); University Cat or lic of Peru (Peru); National University (Colombia); University Rafael Landivar (Guatemala) and FLACSO.
Award Details: An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year.
Application Deadline: August 30th, 2015
INSEAD MBA ’91 June Endowed Scholarship for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: INSEAD Business School
Eligible Students: The award is made once a year to a disadvantaged candidate from a developing nation who demonstrates the need for financial assistance and in particular to a candidate who is likely to return to his/her country and/or region of origin in the foreseeable future.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing masters degree program.
Award Details: The value of scholarship is €10,000.
Application Deadline: 12 August 2015
INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship for African Students
Scholarship Provider: INSEAD staff and former colleagues
Eligible Students: Candidates admitted to the MBA programme from Africa qualify. Preference will be given to Ghanaian and to candidates who demonstrate financial need.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing MBA program at Insead-Campuses.
Award Details: Scholarship has a value of up to €10,000.
Application Deadline: 12 August 2015
ESMT Masters in Management Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Germany
Eligible Students: Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development in their home country.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters program at European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).
Award Details: The value of each scholarship is up to € 10,000.
Application Deadline: May 31 and July 31
Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program
Scholarship Provider: The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt
Eligible Students: Professional staff in the field of Arts Management, holding managerial or administrative position in a museum, library, Arts or Cultural Center/Institute, or working/initiating an Arts Management project.
Course: Grants are available for postdoctoral faculty members and arts management professionals to conduct research at American institutions.
Award Details: Scholarship includes stipend., professional and excess baggage allowances, medical insurance.
Application Deadline: July 16, 2015
African Postgraduate Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University
Scholarship Provider: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Eligible Students: Students who are domiciled in Africa at the time of application and are self-funding their course are eligible for a merit based scholarships.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time postgraduate programme.
Award Details: Merit based scholarships of between GBP £1000 – £3000 for entry onto a full time postgraduate programme in September 2015 and January 2016.
Application Deadline: End of November for courses starting in January
ANESI’s Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists
Scholarship Provider: Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, UNESCO
Eligible Students: The Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists is one of the core capacity building activities with the objective to improve the involvement of women in post-graduate studies.
Course: This is two months visiting fellowships programme.
Award Details: A maximum grant of 2500 USD/fellow will cover the travel and subsistence costs.
Application Deadline: 30 June 2015
Al Alfi Foundation Sustainable Development Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: Al Alfi Foundation and American University in Cairo (AUC)
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates must also have a background in science, engineering, policy, business or social sciences.
Course: Fellowship is available for pursuing master programme at the American University in Cairo.
Award Details: The fellowship covers a full or partial waiver of tuition fees, student services and activities and cost of books.
Application Deadline: June 15 2015
UWE Bristol University Gradlink Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, UK
Eligible Students: Have either an unconditional offer or a conditional offer based on either a predicted A-level or IELTS if required
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree program at UWE Bristol University.
Award Details: Two scholarships cover 50% of first year fees and other six scholarships include £2,000 tuition fee discount.
Application Deadline: 14 June 2015
Fulbright Egyptian Student Program in USA
Scholarship Provider: The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt
Eligible Students: Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.
Course: Grants are available for university graduates, masters and doctoral degree candidates and young professionals and artists to study and conduct research in USA.
Award Details: Grant benefits travel allowance, stipend, other allowances, medical insurance.
Application Deadline: 4 June, 2015
AUC Empower Scholarship for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Eligible Students: Public or private national high school graduate (of governorates of Minya, Beni Suef or or or Assiut, Sohag and Fayoum) with demonstrated financial need
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at AUC.
Award Details: AUC will provide full tuition and partial scholarships. Total funding is intended to grant comprehensive tuition fees, textbooks, health insurance, and accommodation at the American University in Cairo, and university activities.
Application Deadline: June 3, 2015
Steve Huckvale Scholarships for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Bath, UK
Eligible Students: Scholarships are for international fee-paying applicants in Africa for undertaking full-time taught masters degrees (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bath in 2015.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time taught masters programme at University of Bath.
Award Details: Each Scholarship is of worth £5,000. Each is awarded as a discount in tuition fees and is for one year only. Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year.
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2015
Estonian School of Diplomacy Training Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: Estonian School of Diplomacy and Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eligible Students: The person applying for the scholarship is currently employed by the foreign or civil service of the above listed countries and territories, and has been employed there at least one year.
Course: Scholarships are available for nine-month training program at Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn.
Award Details: Scholarship covers tuition fee; monthly allowance (450 EUR) and accommodation in Tallinn (incl. utilities and internet connection)
Application Deadline: 31st May, 2015
MBA Full-time Scholarship for Egyptian Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Strathclyde
Eligible Students: Candidates must demonstrate through their ideas, experience and achievements that they are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Strathclyde.
Award Details: The amount of scholarship is £10,000. Awards will automatically be deducted from tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 31 May, 2015
IDPM Development Leadership Scholarships for Egyptians
Scholarship Provider: The Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) of the University of Manchester
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a first class honours first degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree level the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
Award Details: IDPM is providing a full tuition fee waiver for on-campus Masters programmes commencing in September 2015, valued at up to £16,000.
Application Deadline: 29 May, 2015
UCL IGH African Graduate Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: University College London (UCL) co-funded by CP Charitable Trust, Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and International Student House
Eligible Students: The candidate must have made an application and been accepted to UCL to study for a full-time postgraduate programme at the Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year.
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue a full-time postgraduate (MSc) programme at the UCL Institute for Global Health.
Award Details: The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs.
Application Deadline: 8th May, 2015
Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Loughborough University, UK
Eligible Students: The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught programme at Loughborough University.
Award Details: The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for applicants chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries applicants may already have been awarded).
Application Deadline: 30th April, 2015
High Achiever Foundation Prize
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants can apply for this high achiever prize if they: are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa.
Course: Prizes are available for pursuing foundation courses at University of Nottingham.
Award Details: The value of these foundation prizes is £2,000 towards tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 27 March, 2015
AFD PSIA Student Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) and the French Development Agency
Eligible Students: The AFD-PSIA Scholarship is dedicated to nationals of African countries only.
Award Details: Multiple scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition fee grants will be offered every year to incoming students in the Development programs of PSIA.
Application Deadline: 8th February, 2015
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