U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) - Public University Scholarships
The USAID-funded Public University Scholarships program through the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative is a scholarship for high school graduates of year 2017/2018 to attend excellence programs at public universities in parallel with specially-designed supplementary enhancement activities such as English, leadership training and career planning, as well as internships, community service, and study abroad.  The program will interweave the private sector and practical experiences so that graduates are primed to enter and contribute to the workforce in Egypt, in sectors that are critical to the economic development of the country.

Scholarship privileges:

  • Studying in excellence programs at universities: Cairo, Ain Shams, Assuit, Mansoura, and Alexandria.
  • Studying in the fields that are crucial in building the future economy of Egypt (Engineering, Commerce, Nursing, Science, Information Technology, Agriculture, Law, Mass Communication, Education [for Math and Science], and Economics).
  • There are limited opportunities to join the faculty of mass communication. It is highly competitive (Thanaweyya Amma scores and English testing) and requires a tansik placement at Cairo University Mass Communication.
  • There are limited opportunities for faculty of commerce, (Priority for students of Arts section)
  • Applicants for faculty of Agriculture and Education will have priority.
  • Costs covered by the scholarship: (tuition fees, books, laptop, enhancement courses on basic skills, accommodation, and transportation).
  • 65% of the students will study a semester abroad in the United States.
  • Summer training sessions and community projects.
  • Intensive English courses, leadership skills, and entrepreneurship.
  • The program qualifies students to gain the practical experience needed for the job market.


What does the scholarship include?

  • Tuition fees and ongoing academic support
    • Intensive English and study skills program
    • Leadership, character building, and business development training
    • Mentoring and networking activities
    • Internship and summer training in field of study
    • Semester / Study summer at a univeristy  abroad
    • Support at job search and placement after graduation

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    What can you study?

    The scholarship provides opportunities in specializations important for the future of Egypt. So, there are scholarships for the excellence programs in the Faculties 

    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Information Technology
    • Science
    • Agriculture
    • Law
    • Commerce
    • Nursing
    • Mass Communication (Only for students who were placed in Cairo Mass Communication through their Thanaweyya Amma tansik)
    • Economics  


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    Who is eligible?

    • Egyptian young men and women enrolled in Thanaweyya Amma in governmental and Experimental schools including STEM schools.
    • Student achievers in their first and second secondary results.
    • Participated in community activities.
    • Includes scholarships specifically for disabled applicants.


    When can you apply?

    You can apply beginning in March 2018. The deadline to apply will be on June 15, 2018.


    How can you apply?

    You can apply using the online application here FREE of charge, which requires you to provide information about your studies, background, personal information and preferred fields of study. Applications will be accepted beginning in April 2018.


    The Higher Education Initiative (HEI) Public University Scholarships is administered by AMIDEAST and Etijah.

    Do you have other questions? Visit this website again after April 1 to get the phone number and email address to contact