The USAID-funded Public University Scholarships program through the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative is a scholarship for high school graduates 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.


Egyptian young women and men graduating from government schools, achieving 85% or more on their Thanawiyya Amma scores. Applicants demonstrating commitment, motivation, and leadership potential. Students inspired to learn and unable to join excellence sections without financial support. Students with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Fields of Study

This scholarship provides opportunities in key fields for the future of Egypt. Scholarships for the excellence programs in the faculties of Engineering, Information Technology, Science, Agriculture as well as Law, Commerce, Mass Communication, and Economics. Read more

Scholarship Inclusions

  • Tuition fees and ongoing academic support
  • Intensive English course and study skill program
  • Leadership, character building and business development training
  • Mentoring and networking activities
  • Internship and summer training in field of study
  • Semester or summer abroad
  • Job search and placement after graduation

Application Instructions

You can apply here .