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Sawiris Distinction Scholarship

The Sawiris Distinction Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship that aims to provide equal opportunities for outstanding Egyptian students to obtain a high-quality university education at a selection of the leading Egyptian universities in Egypt. The scholarship provides an outstanding academic experience for students in various important fields to support the future of the Egyptian economy, which qualifies them to obtain competitive job opportunities after graduation.

Scholarship Benefits:

· A fully funded scholarship program that covers tuition fees, accommodation and stipends for students from other governorates, books and educational materials, and a laptop.

· An opportunity to study at top universities in Egypt.

· A variety of programs and fields of study to choose from.

· A chance to engage in student development activities and to achieve a positive social impact.

Selected universities:

Private/Community Universities:

  • The British University in Egypt (BUE)
  • University of Science and Technology- Zewail City
  • Nile University
  • Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)

Public Universities:

  • Cairo University
  • Ain Shams University
  • Alexandria University
  • Assiut University
  • Mansoura University

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Economics and Political Science
  • Commerce
  • Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Agriculture
  • Nursing


  • Students must be Egyptian (priority will be given to those who do not hold dual nationality).
  • Students must be enrolled in public schools (Azhar, STEM, and Experimental schools are not eligible).
  • Students must be enrolled in Thanaweyya Amma, with a score of no less than 85% for Science and Math sections, and 80 for Arts section.
  • Students must meet all criteria set by the university they will be applying to.
  • Students must not have lived more than three years abroad.
  • Priority will be given to those with demonstrable financial need, academic excellence, and engagement in extracurricular activities.
  • Preference will be given to Takaful and Karama Program beneficiaries.

Selection as a nominee for the Sawiris Distinction Scholarship does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants need to apply to their desired universities. If nominated for the scholarship; the Sawiris Distinction Scholarship award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.