Dr. Nabil Elaraby LLM Endowed Fellowship

The program is designed to provide full or partial tuition for Egyptian nationals applying for or already enrolled in the LLM program at The American University in Cairo. The applicant must have an excellent academic record and be able to demonstrate financial need. 

This fellowship honors Nabil Elaraby. Elaraby's long career as a diplomat, a judge, and world-renowned international lawyer is an inspiration to young Egyptian law students with the intellectual aspiration to continue their graduate legal education at the AUC. After working as a legal adviser to the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs, Elaraby served as ambassador and permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations in Geneva (1987 - 1991) and New York, (1991 - 1999).  He then served in numerous diplomatic and judiciary functions including commissioner at the United Nations Compensation Commission (1999 - 2001); a member of the International Law Commission (1994 - 2001); judge at the Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (since 1990); judge and the International Court of Justice, The Hague (2001-2006); and member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Currently, Elaraby is the secretary general of the Arab League and also chair of the board of trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for Commercial International Arbitration. Elaraby is also an advisory member of the AUC Board of Trustees and was instrumental to the founding and continuing success of the Department of Law.


  • Egyptian nationals
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university
  • Meet AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application and needed documents
  • Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score meeting the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions
  • Full or provisional admission to the two year LLM program with the minimum grade point average of 3.2 or very good (gayed gidan)
  • Financial need


The fellowship is awarded for one semester subject to renewal for up to two years


The fellowship covers:

  • Full or partial tuition fees
  • Student services and activities fee

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.

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