Eligibility Criteria

Applicants need to:

  • Fulfill the test and documentation requirements of the scholarship program.
  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to holders of dual nationality).
  • Plan on pursuing their master’s degree at one of the top universities in the United States in the field of Business Administration or Construction Management.
  • Be prepared to commence their degree in the United States during the academic year of 2017.
  • Commit to returning to Egypt for two years upon the completion of their master’s degree program.
  • Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or Very Good (overall grade).
  • Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities (applicants should be able to provide proof of participation in extracurricular activities when required).
  • Have a minimum of three years of working experience.
  • Have not obtained a masters degree prior to applying to the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program.
  • Take and submit their current score for the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) taken within 2 years.
  • Take and submit the score of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within 5 years if interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration.
  • Take and submit the score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years if interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Construction Management.

Minimum scores required:

  • TOEFL iBT : 100 or above
  • GMAT: 650 or above
  • GRE: 1000 or above (in the Verbal & Quantitative sections) & 4.5/6 or above (in the Analytical section of the exam) or a GRE score: 302 or above on the new GRE test.