15 April 2018.



 Cairo ,Egypt

(Partially Funded)


 The Al Alfi PhD fellowship program is designed to prepare future scientists and industrial leaders who are Egyptian nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science and engineering. The program is intended to enable qualified Egyptian science and engineering graduates to attend AUC on a 83.3% tuition coverage scholarship basis.The long term objective of the program is to develop the manpower for research and development in the region by providing the skill sets for future scientists who are easily recruited in prominent positions in Egypt and the region.


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Applicants to the fellowship must be planning to pursue graduate research in an area that address one of the national challenges facing Egypt. The applicant will be expected to submit a statement in which he/ she will explain how their proposed research is aligned with one or more of the Priority Research Areas listed below:

  • Environment.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Water.

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • The program mandates a full-time research position at the AUC PhD program with no outside professional or job commitments.
  • Fellows are expected to complete the academic program (72 credit hours) in a maximum of 4 years from their date of admission, except for the students who require English language training.
  • Fellows are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • Fellows are to cover the tuition fees of 1 course (3 credit hours) per academic year for every 5 courses covered by the fellowship.
  • In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 9 hours per week of teaching assistantship in an AUC Science and Engineering department.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

 The fellowship is awarded for up to four years with a review every semester for satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Egyptian nationals
  • Master of science degree with a thesis track in an engineering or science discipline from an accredited university.
  • Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or academic IELTS exam score as per the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions.
  • Submission of a preliminary proposed dissertation topic and a research outline, specifying how the topic is related to one or more of the research priority areas.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or very good (gayed geddan).
  • Submission of a satisfactory GRE score, as per the PhD program requirements.
  • Relevant scientific research background and experience.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have obtained their MSc from a national university outside Cairo and Alexandria.
  • Financial need.
  • To be accepted in full admission program.

Note :You can apply for the fellowship without waiting the program application result.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The fellowship covers:

  • 83.3% coverage of the tuition fees equivalent to 15 credit hours (5 courses out of 6) per academic year.
  • Student services and activities fee.
  • A monthly stipend.
  • Research and Conference grant.

How to Apply

First Step: To apply for the program:

Create an account on the AUC website to apply through this link.

  • You must pay 80$ as an application fees.
  • You must submit the following documents:
  1. Proof of English Language proficiency.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Personal statement of purpose.
  6. Samples of published/broadcast work if applicable.
  7. A copy of your national ID card (Al Rakam Al Qawmi).
  8. Acopy of your official birth
  9.  For Egyptian males only: An original certificate of your military service status, to be photocopied and must be stamped at the Student Service Center.
  10. Results of a recent medical exam.
  11. submit an acceptable official GRE score report., GRE scores should be no less than 298 total for the verbal and quantitative sections and no less than 2.5 for the analytical section.
  • To know more information about application instructions click here

Second Step:To apply for the fellowship:

  • You will receive an acknowledgment email that they have received your application and will give you an AUC ID that will be yours, Using this ID, you apply online to the fellowship.
  • Fill this application.

To know more information about fellowships instructions ,click here.

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