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AUC Graduate Merit Fellowships


To recognize and reward outstanding new or continuing graduate students who wish to pursue full-time study in one of the graduate programmes.

Please note that the Merit Fellowship provides a partial tution waiver to international students.|In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned 18 hours per week of related academic or administrative work.


Open to students who are fully admissible to one of the graduate programmes at AUC and who have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of 3.5 in their major. Students who are already enrolled in one of AUC's graduate programmes and have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 in their graduate courses are also eligible to apply.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1 year, renewable.

Award Value

A tuition waiver of one, two, or three, courses per semester

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted online to . Please see the website for further details external link.

Closing date

May 1st



Study Level

  • Graduate

American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. Today, AUC is the region’s premier English-language university — an essential contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. It also serves as a crossroads for the world’s cultures: a vital, vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.
AUC is an independent, nonprofit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal-opportunity institution, fully accredited in Egypt and the United States. AUC’s academic program is rooted in liberal education. The university’s rigorous Core Curriculum offers an intensive investigation of fundamental questions in every major discipline.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American University in Cairo by using the links below.


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