Depending on the applicant’s previous academic achievement, interpersonal skills and financial need, he or she will receive full or partial cost of education for the duration required to complete a specific degree at a full load of credits/semester.
Please note that airline tickets, Student visa cost and University health insurance plan cost are not covered by the scholarship.
General Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, you must be:
- An Egyptian citizen.
- Admitted to one of our partner universities for an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM-related program.
- Between 17 and 40-years-old (Depending on the Scholarship; whether it is undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD).
- A High school (Thanaweya Amma) holder with no less than 97% or a Bachelor degree holder with no less than 3.2 GPA or equivalent. Please note that an applicant for a postgraduate program must have at least 2 years of work experience.
- Only majoring in STEM-related subjects.
- Proficient in English to standards acceptable by top universities.
- Of Proven Leadership skills through extra-curricular activities and/or community engagement.
- Able and willing to provide proof of financial need.
Please note the following:
- Students must make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their degree requirements. Students must maintain a GPA above 3.5. A scholarship recipient is required to achieve and maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout the course of study. If the scholar fails to do so in any given semester, AAF will reduce the amount to be paid in the invoice by 25% for one semester. If the scholar again fails to fulfill the GPA requirements, the sponsorship will freeze. The annual review will include courses completed up through the spring term of that academic year.
- The scholarship program is designed to help students complete their degree requirements within a limited period of time and is generally not available beyond that point. Dropping out of or failing any of the courses is not allowed.
- Maintaining an acceptable level of attendance in all classes and receive no disciplinary warnings is a must.
- The scholar is supposed to finish his studies within an agreed number of years. If the scholar fails to do, the cost of education of the extra years will be not be paid by AAF.
- Financial need is a must for the Scholarship. This should be cleared stated, proven and supported by the student’s application. Final decision in this regard will be taken by AAF committee.
- The applicant must carefully read our general eligibility criteria or specific eligibility criteria for each scholarship program.
- If eligible, he/she should complete the application with all the required supporting documents by May 31st of each year to be considered for Fall admission.
- If the eligibility criteria are met, a committee from the foundation will assess the application based on financial need, academic achievements and the essays written as part of the application.
- Wait to hear from us: Either the applicant will be short-listed and asked for an interview or he/she will receive a rejecting email explaining the rejection reason.
Candidates must complete in-full the appropriate application and attach the following documents:
- Copy of certificate of secondary education for undergraduate applicants and Bachelor Degrees for graduate applicants.
- Copy of complete official grade transcript when applicable.
- Photocopy of national identity card or passport.
- Two recommendation letters: Ideally, the recommendation letters should come from teachers, professors or work supervisors who know the applicant well enough to judge his STEM and interpersonal skills. The recommendation letter writers should specify the applicant’s name and their full contact information below their signature.
- Copy of certificates or proof of proficiency in the language of instruction.
- Two personal photos with white background.
Please note that Candidates will be required to submit original copies of all documents if considered for an interview.