Al Alfi PhD Fellowship in Applied Sciences and Engineering 2021
The American University in Cairo

Al Alfi PhD Fellowship in Applied Sciences and Engineering 2021

Egypt 15 Apr 2021


تأسست الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة عام 1919، وهي مؤسسة تعليمية أمريكية رائدة توفر تعليمًا متميزًا باللغة الإنجليزية، وهي مركز الحياة الثقافية والاجتماعية والفكرية في العالم العربي. تعتبر الجامعة ملتقى لثق
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15 Apr 2021
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The American University in Cairo is offering The Al Alfi Ph.D. fellowship program which 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 an 83.3 percent tuition coverage scholarship basis.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Egyptian nationals
  • Master of science degree with a thesis track in an engineering or science discipline from an accredited university
  • Meet AUC's  PhD graduate admissions requirements
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or very good (gayed geddan)
  • Submission of a preliminarily proposed dissertation topic and a research outline
  • 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


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


The fellowship covers:

  • 83.3 percent coverage of the tuition fees equivalent to 15 credit hours (five courses out of six) per academic year
  • Student services and activities fee
  • A monthly stipend 
  • Research and Conferencegrants


  • The program mandates a full-time research position at the AUC PhD program with no outside professional or jobcommitments
  • Fellows are expected to complete the academic program (72 credit hours) in a maximum of four years from their date of admission
  • Fellows are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Fellows are to cover the tuition fees of one course (three credit hours) per academic year for every five courses covered by the fellowship
  • In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned nine hours per week of teaching assistantship in an AUC science and engineering department

About the American University in Cairo:

Founded in 1919, the American University in Cairo 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 represents a vibrant forum for reasoned argument; spirited debate; and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities, and human experiences.

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