The Zaki Hashem Memorial Fellowship in International and Comparative Law (LLM)

No new intakes starting Spring 2021

This fellowship honors the memory of Zaki Hashem (1920 - 2014), one of Egypt’s great jurists who embodied the best values and achievements of the Egyptian legal tradition. After completing his LLB at Cairo University, the late Zaki Hashem went on to obtain an LLM and a PhD from Harvard University (1950). In 1953, he founded Zaki Hashem & Partners. Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Hashem modeled in his law practice the highest standards for professional excellence, and his firm helped usher a new era in how law firms conducted business in Egypt. Throughout his long career he took on the responsibility of many public positions including as a member in the Egyptian Council of State, and as deputy legal counselor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. In 1972, he was appointed as a cabinet minister in the Government of Egypt. Between 1981 and 1991, Hashem was the president of the Egyptian Society of International Law and remained its honorary president until his passing in 2014. His name will always be associated with professional integrity, commitment to public service, and with a firm belief in the intrinsic value to the progress of Egyptian society of providing Egyptian lawyers with equal opportunity to access rigorous and world-class legal education.


  • Open to Egyptian nationals
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements to the LLM program
  • Bachelor degree in law from an Egyptian public university with a score of gayed gidan 
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Financial need


  • Two academic years, with a review every semester for satisfactory academic performance


The fellowship covers: 

  • Tuition fees
  • Student services and activities fees
  • May cover one semester of remedial English

Responsibilities of Fellows

By accepting this externally funded fellowship, the fellowship recipient agrees to respond to any reporting requests received from AUC by the deadlines communicated to the awarded fellow. This may include a request for photos or academic progress information to be used for reporting purposes, or attendance of fellowship events including any meetings or events with donors as requested by the relevant university entities.

  • 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 please 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: No new intakes starting Spring 2021

For information about the LLM program, contact the Department of Law, t: +20.2.2615.3372. 
For inquiries, email