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Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program 2020/2021 for Egyptian Students


By supporting 300 fellows in 12 cohorts of 25 Egyptian graduate students per year, the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Program will have contributed to creating a cadre of well educated, competent graduates ready to take on the responsibility of affecting change in the Egyptian society.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Graduate application February 1, 2020
  • Fellowship application February 15, 2020

Eligible Countries: Egypt

To be taken at (country): The American University of Cairo, Egypt

About the Award: A selected number of exceptional candidates are to receive a complete fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in one of the following eight programs at AUC:

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Global Affairs (MGA)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts in International Human Rights Law
  • Master of Law in International and Comparative Law (LLM)

Newly Added to the Program

  • Master of Arts in Middle East Studies (MA) ​
  • Master of Arts in Migration and Refugee Studies with concentrations in migration, and in refugee studies (MA)

Type: Fellowship, Masters


  • Egyptian nationals
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in social sciences (business administration, management, political science, law, etc.), engineering (mechanical, electrical, construction, etc.) or science (pharmacy, medicine, computer science, chemistry, etc.)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 or a rating of gayed geddan.
  • Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, needed documents, and any needed additional exams as per AUC’s graduate admissions requirements
  • Submit an international TOEFL IBT exam score or an IELTS exam score as per the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions
  • Minimum of two and a maximum of 12 years of relevant professional work experience after receiving their bachelor degree, preferably in public, nonprofit or international development organizations; graduates of 2008 – 2018​​​​​​​
  • Financial need

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowships covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Student services and activities fees
  • Remedial English courses
  • Book allowance per semester
  • Monthly stipend
  • Accommodation allowance for non-residents of Cairo
  • Bus transportation fees
  • Study abroad opportunity for one semester according to AUC student exchange policies (travel and living expenses)

Duration of Programme: Students must complete their master’s degrees within a period of two and a half years including an optional semester as a study-abroad. The fellowship is subject for review every semester.

How to Apply: 

  • Step 1: Check how to apply then apply online for AUC Graduate Admission and submit all supporting documents including the English Language exam results; TOEFL IBT (www.ets.org) or IELTS (The British Council) 
  • Step 2: Complete and submit the online fellowship application

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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