Excellence Scholarship Program at American University in Cairo (AUC) 2024

Scholarship in Different Fields
  • Apply Before : June 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 206473
  • Degree BachelorMasterNon Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSCambridge qualification
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required Yes

Opportunity Description

Applications for the Excellence Scholarship Program at the American University in Cairo (AUC) are now open to international students. This program attracts diverse and talented top students needing financial assistance. Applicants demonstrating excellence can apply for the AUC Excellence Scholarship Program. Furthermore, they must show passion and potential toward advancing themselves, their communities, and the globe.

Qualified candidates can compete for AUC’s Excellence Scholarships to land a spot at Egypt’s top university. The combination of more scholarships will increase the percentage of applicants’ tuition coverage. Here are the different categories of the AUC Excellence Scholarship Program for fall 2024:

  1. Academic Achievement: AUC seeks top academic performers across various high school certificates (national, international, private, public), with coverage ranging from 20% to 60%. Eligibility is based on certificate scores.
  2. International Diversity: AUC values diversity and welcomes students from over 60 countries. Outstanding academic achievers from around the world studying in Egypt are eligible for scholarships ranging from 20% to 30%. Eligibility is based on certificate scores.
  3. Egyptian National Certificates: High-achieving students in Egypt’s national degree programs (Thanawiya Amma/STEM/Nile) are considered for scholarships ranging from 20% to 40%, regardless of school attended (private, public). Eligibility is based on certificate scores.
  4. Talents: AUC recognizes excellence in sports, art, music, writing, and other fields, offering scholarships ranging from 20% to 30%.
  5. Leadership and Community Service: Applicants demonstrating impactful leadership and community engagement are eligible for 20% to 30% scholarships.
  6. Liberal Arts Majors: Top students committed to liberal arts majors such as Anthropology, Arabic Studies, Egyptology, etc., can receive scholarships ranging from 20% to 30%.

The liberal arts majors include:

Important Dates and Details

Applications Status: Open

Early Scholarship Application Deadline: 01 March 2024

Regular Scholarship Application Deadline: 01 June 2024

Host Organization: American University in Cairo (AUC)

Location: Egypt

Degree Level: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Non-Degree Programs

Gender: Male/Female

Medium of Instruction: English

Funding Type: Partially-funded

Eligible Country: All

Fields of Study: Undergraduate Degrees, Graduate Degrees, Executive Master of Business Administration, and Arabic Language Intensive Program

Benefits of the Excellence Scholarship Program

AUC provides a variety of competitive scholarships through the Excellence Scholarship Program. The scholarship may provide tuition coverage from 20% to 100% for the outstanding students eligible in the various categories. All scholarships are applicable annually and renewable based on the recipient’s performance at AUC.

Eligibility Criteria

American University in Cairo (AUC) ranks the students based on the scholarship category and several criteria that may Include:

  • Certificate scores of applicants;
  • Submission of supportive documents;
  • Interview required for some scholarship categories;
  • Candidates to the International Diversity category should apply as international students to AUC;
  • Transfer applicants can apply for the AUC Excellence Scholarship if they have completed less than 60 credit hours in an accredited university;
  • Meet additional AUC requirements.

Note: Applicants interested in an AUC Excellence Scholarship must check the box in the online Admission application under the Scholarship section so that the AUC will consider them for scholarships.

 Required Documents and Materials

Application packages include several documents for each of the programs. Please check the details of each program’s application checklists in the links below:

Necessary Documents for Undergraduate, Non-Degree, and Auditor

  • Non-refundable electronic admission evaluation fee of $50
  • Typed personal statement of 300 – 500 words
  • Copy of International TOEFL or Academic IELTS test results ((Degree-seeking applicants only)
  • A computerized birth certificate and national ID card (for Egyptians only)
  • Copy of valid passport (Non-Egyptians only)
  • Schooling year evidence and copies of all results stamped from the school or the British Council (IGCSE only)
  • Official transcripts from grades 9 to 12 with cumulative GPA and copy of SAT I (code 0903) or ACT-1 (code 5303) (American Diploma and Canadian Diploma only)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Evidence of extracurricular activities

Note: Find more details of the required documents here.

Required Documents for Degree and Non-degree and EMBA Applicants

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable electronic admission evaluation fee of $50
  • Supporting documents, including a statement of purpose, CV, NID, passport, letter of motivation, recent photograph, etc.
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (Online only)
  • Required test results (check here)
  • Student Data Form (for international applicants only)
  • English language proficiency results (IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge English Proficiency, or Cambridge English Advanced)

Note: Degree-seeking applicants can find details of all required documents here. For non-degree applicants, please check this link.

For Arabic Language Intensive Program Applicants’ Required Documents

  • Non-refundable electronic admission evaluation fee of $50
  • Personal statement of 250 words explaining reasons for wanting to study Arabic
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official university transcript (for currently enrolled students in a university)
  • Copy of passport
  • Two recent photos

Note: Check here for details and instructions.

How do you apply for the AUC Excellence Scholarship Program?

To apply for the AUC Excellence Scholarship Program, applicants should prepare and submit all required documents for a separate program by following these steps:

  • Enter the online application portal for AUC by entering the Apply Now tab below.
  • Create an account with CollegeNET, the application hosting service
  • Log in to the created account
  • Fill out the application form and upload any necessary documents
  • Check all fields and work carefully
  • Click the send option at the bottom of the last page
  • Check application instructions here.

Important Note: To be considered for an AUC Excellence Scholarship, applicants must check the box in the online Admission application. The box is visible under the Scholarship section.



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For further information about the Excellence Scholarship Program, please visit AUC’s official website or review all instructive documents for each program available under these Scholarships.

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