American University Cairo 2024 Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Fellowship Program

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The Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) student program is a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA/AC), and AUC. TLG is dedicated to empowering academically proficient and economically disadvantaged students, providing them with the expertise and experience necessary to advance knowledge and contribute to the attainment of socially significant objectives through structured graduate studies and research. This promotes the professional growth of emerging leaders and offers localized solutions to common challenges within the MENA region.

TLG extends a unique opportunity to students hailing from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who aspire to pursue higher education and attain a master’s degree at The American University in Cairo (AUC) across various graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies (MA GNST)
  • Master of Arts in International and Comparative Education (MA ICED)
  • Master of Arts in Migration and Refugee Studies (MA CMRS)
  • Master of Arts in Economics in International Development (MA ECID)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA JRMC)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • MA in Middle East Studies (MA MEST)
  • Master of International Human Rights Law (MA IHRL)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Development (MS SSDV)
  • Master of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology (MA SOAN)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science (MA POLS)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology (MS BIOT)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS ENVE)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be nationals or citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • Meeting AUC graduate admission criteria.
  • Demonstrating strong academic potential, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Exhibiting maturity, adaptability, and leadership potential, substantiated by extracurricular involvements, recommendations, and interviews.
  • Demonstrating financial need.

Program Duration:

The TLG student program spans two years, with the possibility of academic English language remedial courses if required. Each semester, the student’s academic performance is reviewed for satisfactory progress.

Benefits Include:

  • Full tuition coverage for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance.
  • A monthly stipend.
  • Student housing.
  • Provision of a laptop for the program’s duration.
  • An internship or practicum opportunity, including local transportation costs when necessary.
  • The chance to attend a research conference with competitive application and selection is in line with Graduate Student Support Grants’ guidelines.
  • Two annual round-trip economy air tickets to and from home to campus, or the provision of housing and a living stipend for students facing uncontrollable circumstances that prevent their return home during breaks.
  • An allowance for books.

Application Procedure:

The deadline for receiving AUC graduate applications for fall 2024 consideration is November 30, 2023.

For inquiries, please contact tlg@aucegypt.edu.

For additional information,

The application deadline is November 30, 2023.

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