The program provides fully funded master’s degree grants for university graduates to study in the U.S. for a maximum of two years.   Click on the following link to watch an information session about the program:



To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Egyptian Citizenship: Applicants must hold Egyptian citizenship and be residing in Egypt from the application process until the completion of the selection, placement, and pre-departure processes.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree: For applicants in the humanities and social sciences, a minimum grade of “Good” is required. For applicants in the sciences, a minimum grade of “Very Good” is necessary.
  3. English Language Proficiency: Proof of English language proficiency is required, and applicants must submit a score report from one of the approved test centers. The minimum required scores are as follows:
    • TOEFL ITP: Minimum score of 550
    • TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 80
    • Academic or General IELTS: Minimum overall score of 6.5
    • Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 105
    • English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities: Minimum score of 550
  4. Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be considered for the scholarship.
  5. Application Process: Applicants must successfully complete all steps of the application, assessment, and selection process, as well as fulfill all required procedures.
  6. Ineligibility: The following individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply, both during the employment period and for one year following its termination:
    • Employees of the U.S. Department of State
    • Local employees of U.S. missions abroad working for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
    • Employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State
    • Board members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin)
    • U.S. citizens, green card holders, and applicants


  • Preference will be given to applicants with no prior significant experience in the U.S. or overseas.
  • Students applying for programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, psychological counseling, and dentistry should note that their programs cannot include clinical studies.
Test Type  Test Center Name   Location of Test Center  
TOEFL ITP   AMIDEAST   Cairo – Alexandria  
Nile Academy   Mansoura  
Skills Castle   Benha – Tanta  
American Center for Continuing Education   Assiut  
TOEFL iBT   Please check available test centers at:   Various governorates across Egypt  
Academic/General Training IELTS   British Council   Cairo – Alexandria  
IDP Center   Cairo – Alexandria  
Duolingo English Test    Online  
English Language Proficiency Test officially administered by an Egyptian national university  Egyptian Universities   Various governorates across Egypt

For online registration please visit: EGYPT English Language and Testing Products and Services (



  1. Transcripts: Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary degrees must be submitted in English.
  2. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting the score report from one of the following tests:
    • TOEFL ITP: Minimum score of 550
    • TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 80
    • IELTS: Minimum overall score of 6.5
    • Duolingo: Minimum score of 105
    • English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities: Minimum score of 550
  3. Recommendation Letters: Three recommendation letters from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications and potential should be included.
  4. Portfolio (for Arts or Architecture): Applicants applying for a master’s degree in the fields of Arts or Architecture must submit a portfolio showcasing their work.
  5. National ID: A scanned copy of the original valid National ID should be provided.
  6. Personal Photo: Applicants need to include a personal photo.
  7. Previous U.S. J1 or J2 Visas (if applicable): Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas should be included, if applicable.

Important Note: The Fulbright Program values personal integrity and original thinking. Applicants must avoid plagiarism by not copying someone else’s work without proper citation. Any quoted words or sentences must be appropriately cited. Plagiarism, including unintentional or accidental plagiarism, will result in disqualification. For more information on plagiarism and citation, applicants can visit the following link: All content in the applications must be the applicant’s original work and intellectual property. Having someone else write or contribute to the application, either fully or partially, is considered against the standards of integrity expected of Fulbrighters and may render the application ineligible.


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


1-Feb-23 Program Announcement 
1-Jul-23 Deadline for submitting online applications with all supporting documents
July – August 2023 Application Review 
September/October 2023    Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants) 
October/November 2023 Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email) 
Post Nomination Orientation (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
November 2023 – January 2024    TOEFL iBT and GRE/GMAT testing (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
University Placement Process (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
March – May 2024 University Selection Process (Only for Semi-Finalists) 
May/June 2024 Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for Semi-Finalists) 
July – September 2024 Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all above stages and all program pre-departure requirements)   Note: If long-term English program is needed, grantees will travel during the period between January to March 2024. 

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