TESOL Fellowships

Fellowships in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master's degree in TESOL program and to 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

  • 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

  • Monthly stipend 

  • Non-residents of Egypt are provided with accommodation in the University residences or with a monthly housing allowance, medical service and health insurance fees, and one-way home travel

Responsibilities of Fellows

Fellows teach eight hours of English per week.

To Apply

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


    February 15 for Fall semester

    For inquiries, email grad@aucegypt.edu