Fulbright Egyptian Student Program – Islamic Studies

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PROGRAM GOAL:

Provides fully funded grants for graduates of Islamic Studies from relevant faculties at Al Azhar University or the faculties of Dar Al Ulum to pursue master’s degrees, Ph.D. degrees or to conduct research in Islamic Studies in the U.S.

Grant Types: 

  • Master’s Degree grants for individuals wishing to pursue a master’s degree in the U.S.
  • Ph.D. grants for individuals wishing to pursue Ph.D. studies in the U.S.
  • Visiting Student Researcher grants for individuals registered for Ph.D. degrees who wish to conduct research and/or gather data in the U.S. for six to nine months.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Egyptian citizenship. Holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.
  • Applicants must be residing in Egypt throughout the application, selection, placement and pre-departure processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of “Good”.
  • For Visiting Student Researcher applicants: proof of registered doctoral degree program.
  • Language Requirements: (Refer to the table below)
  • For Master’s degrees or Visiting Student Researcher grants applicants: minimum valid TOEFL (ITP) score of 450 or its equivalent iBT (45), or IELTS (5)
  • For Ph.D. degrees applicants: minimum valid TOEFL (ITP) score of 550 or its equivalent iBT (80), or IELTS (6.5)
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the application, assessment, and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants without significant recent experience in the U.S.

Test Type Test Center Name Location of Test Center
TOEFL ITP AMIDEAST Cairo – Alexandria
Tamkeen New Era Mansoura
The Scientific Center for Consultations and Development Beni-Suef
Skills Castle Benha – Tanta
American Center for Continuing Education Assiut
The American Language Center Damietta
El Manara International Academy Minya
Suez Language and Computer Center Suez
The American Canadian Center Menoufia
TOEFL iBT Please check available test centers at: https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register Various governorates across Egypt
Academic/General Training IELTS British Council Cairo – Alexandria
IDP Center Cairo – Alexandria

 Required Documents: (All documents must be submitted by no later than May 23, 2019. Please carefully read application guidelines from link below for submission instructions)

  • Online Application
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts for all post-secondary degrees in English
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • For Master’s degrees or Visiting Student Researcher grants applicants: minimum valid TOEFL (ITP) score of 450 or its equivalent iBT (45), or IELTS (5)
  • For Ph.D. degrees applicants: minimum valid TOEFL (ITP) score of 550 or its equivalent iBT (80), or IELTS (6.5)
  • For Visiting Student Researcher grants applicants: Proof of registered doctoral degree at a university in Egypt
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID

Important: The Fulbright Egyptian Student Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers.  Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the Internet, from a book or from a friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his or her application will be disqualified.  For further information about plagiarism and citation, please click on the following link: https://fulbright-egypt.org/resources/

GRANT BENEFITS:

  • Travel allowance
  • Stipend
  • Health benefits coverage
  • University tuition
  • Other allowances 

AY2020-2021 PROGRAM TIMELINE:

February 19, 2019 Program Announcement
May 23, 2019 Deadline for submitting online applications
June 2019 – August 2019 Application Review
September 2019 Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants)
October 2019 Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email)
Post Nomination Orientation (Only for nominated applicants)
November 2019 – May 2020 University Placement Process (Only for nominated applicants)
TOEFL iBT and GRE testing (Only for nominated applicants)
May 2020 / June 2020 Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for applicants who are successfully placed at U.S. universities)
July 2020 / September 2020 Departure Date (Only for grantees who successfully completed all above stages)

Note: If Long-term English program is needed, grantees will travel during the period between January to March 2020

AY2020-2021 Fulbright Egyptian Student Program - Islamic Studies

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Contact Information

Email: is@bfce.eun.eg Tel: (202) 33359717 / 33365300 / 33357978 ext. 140 and 139 Mobile: 01003380228
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