TAFL Fellowships

Fellowships in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master's degree in TAFL and to acquire language teaching experience at AUC.


  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full admission to the TAFL program
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements to the TAFL program
  • Bachelor degree with a minimum overall grade point average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Special consideration in selection is given to those with previous TAFL experience and/or excellent qualifications in the Arabic language
  • Financial need


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


  • The fellowship covers:
  • Tuition fees for a maximum of nine credits per semester
  • Stipend
  • Medical service and health insurance fees (for international fellows)

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • Fellows teach eight hours of Arabic per week
  • A Teaching Assistantship mandatory training must be completed per university requirements if the fellow is involved in teaching assistantship duties.

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 and October 17 for the spring semester.
For inquiries, send an email to gradserv@aucegypt.edu.