Application Deadline:October 14 2021 at 11.59pm Cairo time.

Earn a Masters in Development Practice from one of the top ten schools in the world: The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota . The scholarship is administered by Newton Education Services on behalf of Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.

Eligibility Criteria
  • ​Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed academic institution in a related field of study.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of two years of work experience in the field of development. 
  • Satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional and academic track record.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.
  • While no specific academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
  • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended.
  • English language proficiency is required. Valid TOEFL or IELTS, exam date should be within two years of graduate program start.   Minimum required scores:  79 ( TOEFL internet – based, minimum 21 in writing and 19 in reading ),  or 6.5 (IELTS,  minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.5 in reading)
Program Requirements
  • Completion of a 50-credit academic master’s program in two academic years
  • Completion of an 8-10 week mid-program summer field experience
  • Employment in the development sector in Egypt following graduation for no less than two consecutive years

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship will cover full tuition, living expenses, travel and health insurance.

Required Documents
  • Completed application form including the personal statement
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Updated resume
  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One personal photo
  • HR letter from current employer including salary/salary slip or a bank statement in case of unemployment.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship 2021/2022

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