Apply Now for the African Graduate Fellowship at American University in Cairo (AUC)


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Are you an African student who wants to pursue a master’s degree at one of the leading universities in the Middle East and Africa? Do you have a strong academic record and a passion for your field of study? Do you need financial support to achieve your educational goals?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be eligible for the African Graduate Fellowship at The American University in Cairo (AUC).

What is the African Graduate Fellowship?

The African Graduate Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship program that offers full-time study opportunities for qualified African students in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC. The fellowship is open to nationals of African countries (except Egypt) who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.

The fellowship is awarded for a maximum of five semesters and one summer session, with a periodic review of the fellow’s academic performance. The fellowship may be extended for up to seven semesters for the Counseling Psychology program.

What does the fellowship cover?

The fellowship covers the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees, for up to nine credits per semester
  • Stipend, to cover living expenses
  • Student services and activities fees
  • Medical service and health insurance fees
  • Monthly housing allowance or accommodation in AUC dorms
  • Remedial English language courses, if needed

What are the responsibilities of the fellows?

The fellows are expected to:

  • Work 12 hours per week in academic-related tasks
  • Maintain a full-time status and a minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Complete a mandatory teaching assistantship training, if assigned to teaching duties
  • Abide by the AUC policies and regulations

How to apply for the fellowship?

To apply for the fellowship, you need to:

When is the deadline for the application?

The deadline for the application is:

  • May 7 for the fall semester
  • October 26 for the spring semester

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions or inquiries, you can contact the Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected]. You can also visit the AUC website for more details about the fellowship and the graduate programs.


  • Q: Can I apply for the fellowship if I have a dual non-African nationality?
  • A: No, the fellowship is only open to African nationals who do not hold any other nationality.
  • Q: Can I apply for the fellowship if I am already enrolled in a graduate program at AUC?
  • A: Yes, you can apply for the fellowship if you are a continuing student, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria and maintain a GPA of 3.2.
  • Q: Can I choose any graduate program at AUC to apply for the fellowship?
  • A: Yes, the fellowship is open to all disciplines of graduate studies offered at AUC.
  • Q: What are the cut-off scores for the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exams?
  • A: The minimum scores for the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exams are:
    • 79 for the TOEFL iBT
    • 6.5 for the IELTS academic

Source: the AUC website