Graduate Education Fellowship

Recognizing the challenges facing Egypt and the region, the International and Comparative Education department (ICED) aims to contribute to education reform by providing the theoretical, applied and technical assistance components needed to build the capacity of professionals in the education system who are applying to the Master of Arts in international and comparative education or Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

In addition to partial tuition support, the highly competitive Graduate Education fellowship will provide students with the opportunity of working with a faculty member on their research, and other professional work.


  • All nationalities
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements
  • Admission to the Master of Arts in international and comparative education or Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Demonstrated or potential academic qualifications, professional experience
  • Students must register in a minimum of two graduate courses 
  • Financial need


One semester subject to review every semester for satisfactory academic and research performance.


The fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees, for a maximum of three credits per semester
  • May cover remedial English courses and pre-requisite courses

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned eight hours per week of related research work
  • This work is intended to provide research in support of ICED department scholarly interests and provide professional development and research mentorship to fellows
  • A teaching assistantship mandatory training must be completed if the fellow is involved in teaching assistantship duties. The training needs to be completed only once
  • For details and more information about teaching assistantships, click here

To Apply

Step 1: Check how to apply and submit the online application
Step 2: Complete and submit the online fellowship application

Deadlines: April 15 for the fall semester, October 15 for the spring semester.

Important Note: Applicants are required to provide the ICED department with a written statement in which they should indicate their research and professional experience, as well as professional goals. Any financial challenges should be indicated in the written statement.

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