TESOL Fellowships

Fellowships in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are offered to full-time students who wish to pursue a master's degree in the TESOL program and acquire language teaching experience at The American University in Cairo.


  • Open to all nationalities
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students, satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements
  • Full admission to the TESOL program, satisfying the English language requirements for the TESOL fellowship
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Native or near-native proficiency in English
  • Special consideration in selection is given to those with TESOL experience in the Middle East; knowledge of Arabic or other languages; BA or coursework in linguistics, English, or a related field
  • Financial need


Two academic years and the intervening summer session, with a review every semester for satisfactory academic performance.


The fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees, for a maximum of nine credits per semester
  • Stipend 
  • Non-residents of Egypt are provided with accommodation in the AUC residences or with a monthly housing allowance. In addition, upon satisfactory completion of the MA degree, one-way airfare to the home destination will be covered by the fellowship. The ticket must be purchased through the AUC Travel Request online system

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • Fellows teach nine hours of English 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

Deadline: January 15 for the fall semester, October 17 for the spring semester
For inquiries, send an email to gradserv@aucegypt.edu