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 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, satisfying the English language requirements for the TESOL fellowship
  • Bachelor 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, medical service and health insurance fees, and one-way home travel

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • Fellows teach eight hours of English per week
  • 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

    Deadline: January 15 for the fall semester, October 15 for the spring semester.
    For inquiries, send an email.