2015 Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship Program for Egyptians

Application Deadline: November 16, 2014

In May 2011, Yousef Jameel, working with the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), initiated the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Fellowship Program, with the overall objective of building the capacity of young competent Egyptian nationals in the areas of public policy and public administration, and preparing them for leadership roles in Egypt after the January 25 Revolution.

By supporting 300 fellows in 12 cohorts of 25 Egyptian graduate students per year, the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Program will have contributed to creating a cadre of well educated, competent graduates ready to take on the responsibility of affecting change in the Egyptian society.

A selected number of exceptional candidates are to receive a complete fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in one of the following six programs at AUC:


  • Egyptian nationals
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in social sciences (business administration, management, political science, law, etc.), engineering (mechanical, electrical, construction, etc.) or science (pharmacy, medicine, computer science, chemistry, etc.)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 or a rating of gayed geddan.
  • Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application, needed documents, and any needed additional exams as per AUC’s graduate admissions requirements
  • Submit an international TOEFL IBT exam score or an IELTS exam score as per the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions
  • Minimum of two and a maximum of 12 years of relevant professional work  experience after receiving their bachelor’s degree, preferably in public, nonprofit or international development organizations


Students must complete their master’s degrees within a period of two and a half years including a semester as a study-abroad.


  • A full waiver of tuition fees, student services and activities fees
  • Remedial English courses
  • Book allowance per semester
  • Monthly stipend
  • Accommodation allowance for non-residents of Cairo
  • Transportation
  • Study abroad opportunity for one semester according to AUC student exchange policies (travel and living expenses)

To Apply:

          Step One

  •  Download and submit the graduate application form at the Student Service Center, AUC New Cairo or apply online.

    Step Two

  • Complete and submit the online fellowship application.

    Step Three

  • Take the required exam:
    • International TOEFL Exam (IBT) either online at www.ets.org, or at AMIDEAST
      (tel 19263 – 38 Mohie El Din Abou El Ezz Street, Dokki, Giza) or
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) either online, or at the British Council
      (tel 19789 – Heliopolis Branch: 4 El Minya Street, Heliopolis, Cairo
      – Agouza Branch: 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Giza)

For More Information:

Visit the Webpage of the Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship Program 


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