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The American University in Cairo (AUC) 2021-2022 African Graduate Fellowships for African Masters Students

The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at AUC. Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.

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About American University in Cairo (AUC)

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences. The University offers 36 undergraduate, 44 mast... read more


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AUC Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of AUC Masters Scholarship

 The fellowship covers:

  1. Tuition fees, for a maximum of nine credits per semester
  2. Monthly stipend
  3. Student services and activities fees
  4. Medical service and health insurance fees
  5. A monthly housing allowance for non-residents of Cairo or accommodation in University residences at AUC New Cairo Campus

Responsibilities of Fellows

  1. Fellows are assigned 12 hours per week of related academic work
  2. Students must maintain a full-time status
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2
  4. A teaching assistantship mandatory training must be completed if the fellow is involved in teaching assistantship duties. The training needs to be completed only once
  5. For details and more information about teaching assistantships, click here

Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session.


Requirements for AUC Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. Non-Egyptian African nationals
  2. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of very good, an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  3. Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, additional documents and any required test scores (GMAT for MBA applicants, GRE for economics, economics in international development, and GRE or GMAT for the finance program applicants)
  4. Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score meeting the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions.
  5. To retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or above.

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Documents Required for Application

  1. Statement of purpose
  2. Updated CV (resume)
  3. valid passport information pages
  4. For Master in International Management (MIM/CEMS) applicants only: - Letter of Motivation - Evidence of good international exposure - Mother Tongue declaration form
  5. A clear scanned copy of a recent official photograph
  6. Official transcripts
  7. Letters of recommendation


Application Deadline

January 11, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to American University in Cairo (AUC) on applyweb.collegenet.com to apply
  1. Step: Check how to apply and submit the online application
  2. Step: Submit the online fellowship application

For more details, visit AUC website



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