Higher education announces the rules for the implementation of EGY-AID scholarships

The Ministry of Higher Education announced the rules for the implementation of EGY-AID scholarships (Cultural Exchange – Sub-Committee for Expatriates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for the two stages (undergraduate – graduate studies) according to the following:

Scholarship students are registered through the scholarship portal in accordance with the rules governing this.

The student pays $100 upon registration in exchange for examining and evaluating the documents submitted by the student on the platform.

The deadline for applying for grants is 9/15/2023.

– The student fulfills all the conditions that qualify him to join the Egyptian universities in the academic stage of the candidate for the scholarship.

– The student who applied through the website of the “Study in Egypt” platform, at his own expense, and who completed all procedures, is entitled to apply on the scholarship track (EGY-AID) in the same year.

Scholarship students may not be registered before receiving a response from the concerned security authorities.

– Percentages of the grants offered through cultural programs and agreements and the sub-committee for expatriates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are allocated for nomination to the faculties of (medicine – engineering – computers and information), according to what the committee sees and according to the numbers of students applying to study at their own expense, as well as the numbers of applicants for grants from each country alone.

For foreign students who are candidates for scholarships, they are admitted to Egyptian universities in regular departments and divisions only.

– Grants are distributed to all universities throughout the Republic, within the limits of the universities’ capacity, in proportion to the number of foreign students at their own expense.

– Foreign students whose admission has been approved by the Presidency of the Republic are not entitled to benefit from scholarships or apply for exemption or reduction of fees and tuition fees prescribed for foreign students in foreign currency, with the exception of Agency for Development scholarship students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

– Universities provide the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Central Administration for International Student Affairs – with a statement of the students who are recruited at the expense of programs, Nile Basin agreements, European Union projects, or foreign grants through joint projects, or training courses in Arabic language centers in universities, or any training. Short-term, with a copy of the agreement or exchange letters with foreign universities attached, in addition to copies of students’ passports, for approval by the competent authority.

Scholarship students from African countries (Anglophone – Francophone) are exempted from tuition fees in the language departments of Egyptian university faculties, except for new programs, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Council of Universities in its session on 8/19/2017.

Some or all of the number of university scholarships offered may not be exchanged for postgraduate scholarships, or vice versa.

It is not permissible to postpone the implementation of grants approved for candidacy from one academic year to the following year except after presentation to the competent committee.

– The scholarship is forfeited if the student does not benefit from it in the year of nomination, and it is not replaced by another student.

Conditions for applying for the grant

The student applying for the scholarship should be academically superior and fulfill the minimum requirement (70% high school diploma (for the undergraduate level – a good grade for the two postgraduate studies).

– Availability of the maximum age (19 undergraduate level – 26 master’s years – 32 PhD).

Submitting a research proposal for those wishing to enroll in postgraduate studies.

Submit the documents and papers required for application.

Write a good personal letter.

Submit at least two letters of recommendation, along with providing the recommenders’ data (phone – e-mail) to communicate with them when needed.

Submit a detailed CV.

Conducting a personal interview via Zoom or phone, according to the available mechanism, for those who were initially selected by the Evaluation and Selection Committee.

Selection criteria for applicants/candidates for the scholarship.

Preference will be given to those with the highest grades.

– Priority is for the student applying for the scholarship only (without applying at private expense).

Priority for the youngest.

For postgraduate studies, priority is given to those who have approval to study from an Egyptian university, or a foreign university with a high rating.

Reasons for cutting or reducing the scholarship (unless the student has a compelling excuse approved by the College Council):

– If the student is rejected by the concerned authorities.

Not registering regularly in the maximum academic subjects in each semester and according to the specialization requirements.

Failure or failure of the student to achieve the required academic level (good).

– Failing to pay 100% of tuition fees for the year following the year of failure.

Those with a general grade of less than good pay 50% of tuition fees for the following year.

The full scholarship will be resumed if the student achieves a good grade in the year following the discontinuation of the scholarship.

– If a judgment is issued against the student with a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

Incentive grants:

Granting the first graduates of foreign students at the university level who do not have previous scholarships a 50% reduction in the value of tuition fees for postgraduate studies, in order to motivate them to complete their postgraduate studies at their personal expense in Egyptian universities.

Granting all graduates of foreign students (other than the top students) at the university level, a 25% reduction in the value of tuition fees for postgraduate studies, as an incentive for them to complete their postgraduate studies.

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