Onsi Sawiris Masters Scholarship Program for Egyptians to Study in USA 2019

- March 01, 2018
Onsi Sawiris Masters Scholarship Program for Egyptians to Study in USA 2019

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is a private merit-based scholarship program established in 2000 by Orascom Construction as part of the company’s commitment to promoting excellence and achievement.

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Egypt

To be taken at (University):
· California Institute of Technology
· Stanford University
· The University of California – Berkley
· Yale University
· Georgia Institute of Technology
· Northwestern University
· The University of Chicago
· Harvard University
· Massachusetts Institute of Technology
· Princeton University
· Cornell University
· Columbia University
· Duke University
· The University of Michigan
· Dartmouth University
· Carnegie Mellon University
· The University of Pennsylvania
· The University of Texas – Austin

Type: Masters

Fields of Study: Business Administration or Construction Management.

Eligibility: Candidates should have:
  • · GPA: 3.5 / Very Good or above (Overall grade)
  • · TOEFL: iBT: 100 or above
  • · MBA – GMAT: 650 or above (taken within 5 years)
  • · MA in Engineering:
  • – Old GRE scores are no longer acceptable.
  • – New GRE scores: Minimum acceptable
  • – Overall: 302
  • – Analytical Writing: 4.5
  • · Extracurricular Activities: Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities.
  • · A minimum of three years working experience.
  • · Fields of Study: Engineering, Business Administration, and Construction management.
  • · Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2019.
  • · Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants).
  • · Plan on pursuing their master’s degree at one of the top universities in the United States in the field of Business Administration or Engineering.
  • · Have not lived more than 3 years abroad.
  • · Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of the degree.

Selection Criteria: : The Onsi Sawiris Scholarships will be awarded based on character and merit as demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and entrepreneurial initiative.

Selection Procedure: 
  • Personal interviews at OC
  • Notification of selected scholars
  • Program orientation

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The scholarships include full tuition, a living allowance, travel, books, Computer, Health Insurance, and Other Benefits.

How to Apply: Please submit:
  • · Application form: Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Graduate application
  • · Resume.
  • · Copy of test scores (TOEFL – iBT / GRE or GMAT).
  • · Copy of transcripts.
  • · Copy of graduation certificate.
  • · Two recommendation letters.
  • · For E-mail inquiries regarding the scholarship: OSSP@amideast.org or contact AMIDEAST on 19263.
  • It is important to go through the application instructions on the Scholarship Webpage before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider:  Orascom Construction (OC)


Important Notes: 
  • · Candidates who already have one Master’s degree from a foreign university, or who have an Egyptian Master’s degree in the same field they are applying for will not be considered.
  • · Candidates with an Egyptian Master’s degree in a technical field different from the one that they’re applying for will be considered.
  • · Preference will be given to candidates who have not lived, worked, or studied abroad for a significant period of time.
  • · Selection as a nominee for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants will be supported in applying for the below approved universities only. If nominated for the scholarship; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.
  • · The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is only granted to the list of endorsed universities.
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