Application Deadline: June 15th 2017

Funds channeled through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.

Orascom Construction (OC) launched the Onsi Sawiris Program in the year 2000 to invest company resources in educational programs to improve the communities in which it works. Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program, OC provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian undergraduate students seeking to pursue their Bachelor’s degree in fields that will enhance the economic prosperity of Egypt at prestigious universities in the United States.

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

Eligibility Requirements

GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent certificates
iBT TOEFL: 100 or above [or equivalent]
Minimum SAT I Score
Old SAT (before May 2016) New SAT (after May 2016)
Overall: 2100 Overall: 1450
Reading: 700 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 730
Math: 700 Math: 730
Writing: 700
SAT II in 3 subjects: 600 or above
Extracurricular Activities
Fields of Study: Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Management.

Candidates should:

  • Meet the above criteria
  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2018
  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants)
  • Have not lived more than 3 years abroad
  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of their bachelor’s degree


  • The scholarships include full tuition, a living allowance, travel and health insurance. Scholarship recipients will also be given the option of an internship position within the company.

Please submit:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Copy of test scores (SAT I / or SAT II) & IBT TOEFL
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Copy of graduation certificate¬†or Thanaweyya Amma certificate
  • Two recommendation letters

For Inquiries, please contact us at :

E-Mail:[email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ONSI SAWIRIS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2018/2019



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