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 announcing a forthcoming Arabic language award to Egypt for the 2024-25 application cycle. Applicants can apply for the Fulbright award during the 2024-25 application cycle, once it is made available next year. Meanwhile, the award is being announced at this time because components of the CAASIC application process must be completed prior to the opening of the 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Student application in Spring of 2023. A detailed application timeline can be found below. Candidates should review the timeline and understand the alignment of the CAASIC and Fulbright application processes as outlined below.

Program Goal

CAASIC is an intensive Arabic language program designed for students from the USA with high levels of Arabic proficiency to come to 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.

Candidate Profile

Program candidates should be advanced Arabic language learners who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies, meet the CAASIC language proficiency requirements and are currently pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees at US universities.

Candidates interested in this grant opportunity must apply for the CAASIC Fall and Spring 9-months program option through the following link: https://www.applyweb.com/auc/index.ftl

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

AY2024-2025 Program Timeline

Mid-February 2023 CAASIC program application deadline
April 2023 CAASIC program acceptance emails
March 31, 2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Competition opens
Mid-October 2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Competition closes
June/July 2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program selection for Egypt
September 2024 Grant start date
May 2025 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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