FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM – Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC


Program Description

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Center for Advanced Arabic Study in Cairo (CAASIC) are accepting applications to the Fulbright Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC for academic year 2025-2026. Applicants applying for this award must have an acceptance letter for the CAASIC Fall and Spring 9-month option for academic year 2024-2025. If awarded a Fulbright grant, the student’s acceptance to CAASIC will be automatically deferred to academic year 2025-2026.

Please note that components of the application to the Fulbright Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC must be completed prior to the opening of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program application in the Spring.

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Program Goal

CAASIC is an intensive Arabic language program designed for students from the United States with high levels of Arabic proficiency to attend the American University in Cairo (AUC) to advance their Arabic language fluency. This program offers a rigorous academic and immersive experience in the culture of Egypt and the Middle East.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to successful candidates who are selected for the CAASIC Program and meet the eligibility and selection requirements of the Fulbright Program. Clearance from the Government of Egypt is required for all Fulbright U.S. Student grants and must be obtained in order for award issuance. The Fulbright Commission will facilitate the approval process on the student’s behalf. Final awards for 2025-2026 are contingent upon medical clearance, clearance by the Government of Egypt, the availability of funds, the security situation in country and the operating status of the host institution and the Fulbright Program in-country.

Important: Grantees of the Fulbright Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC must abide by all regulations of the Fulbright Commission in Egypt as well as the security guidelines communicated by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Fulbright Commission.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should be advanced Arabic language learners who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies at the time of application, meet the CAASIC language proficiency requirements, and have been accepted into a structured program of study at CAASIC at the American University in Cairo.

Applicants must provide a well-thought-out career plan and demonstrate knowledge and interest in Egypt, the Arabic language, and/or the MENA region. Moreover, the program is a good fit for individuals who demonstrate sensitivity to the current geopolitical situation in the region and who are committed to mutual understanding and cultural exchange that embody the spirit of the Fulbright Program.

Grant Duration: 9 Months.

Eligibility Criteria

For details regarding the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/eligibility

For details regarding the eligibility requirements for the CAASIC program, please visit: https://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/CAASIC/short-term-programs/details#eligibility

Grant Benefits

  • International travel allowance
  • Stipend
  • Tuition
  • Health benefits coverage
  • Other allowances

AY2025-2026 Program Timeline

March 14, 2024 CAASIC program application deadline
April 2, 2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Competition opens
July 20, 2024 CAASIC program acceptance emails


October 8, 2024 (at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) Fulbright U.S. Student Competition deadline
July 2025 Fulbright U.S. Student Program selection for Egypt
September 2025 Grant start date
May 2026 Grant end date

Information Sessions

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Contact Information

Fulbright Commission in Egypt: usteam@bfce.eun.eg IIE: FBstudent.MENA@iie.org
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