Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program 2018 for young Egyptians (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: February 1st 2018

In May 2011, Yousef Jameel, working with the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), initiated the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership 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; Graduates of 2006 – 2016​.
  • Financial need


Students must complete their master’s degrees within a period of two and a half years including an optional semester as a study-abroad. The fellowship is subject for review every semester.


The fellowships covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Student services and activities fees
  • Remedial English courses
  • Book allowance per semester
  • Monthly stipend
  • Accommodation allowance for non-residents of Cairo
  • Bus transportation fees
  • Study abroad opportunity for one semester according to AUC student exchange policies (travel and living expenses)

To Apply

Step 1: Apply online for graduate admission with all supporting documents including the English exam results by February 1, 2018
Step 2: Take the required English language exam

  • International TOEFL Exam (IBT) either online at, 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)

Step 3: Complete and submit the online fellowship application by February 15, 2018

Important Note: It takes three to seven days once you receive your ID to get the online fellowship web application process started.


Applications with all supporting documents (including English exam results) should be submitted by February 1, 2018

Applications received for Spring 2018 will be considered for Fall 2018.

For more information about the program, contact: [email protected],  tel 20.2.2615.3350/3466

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program 2018 


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