Program Requirements


The OC-AUC scholarship program will ensure that the selection of students is transparent and consistent with the program's objectives and AUC's selection criteria. A rigorous selection process will be carried out to evaluate each applicant's academic abilities and involvement in extracurricular and/or community service activities. Final selection will be based on placement exam scores, proof of activities and the outcome of individual interviews. 



  • Egyptian citizen
  • Public or private high school graduates from Upper Egypt schools (Assiut, Bani Suef, Minya, Sohag, Fayoum, Qena, Luxor and Aswan)
  • Demonstrated financial inability to study at AUC
  • Active engagement in school activities or in the local community
  • An interest in majoring in economics
  • A score of not less than 90 percent in the thanawiya amma (2017 – 2018 or 2016 – 2017) or its equivalent in other certificates, and a minimum grade of “Very Good” for students in their first year in university.

  • Adequate English language skills as demonstrated by IELTS/iBT exam
  • Orientation and commitment to public service
  • Potential for further leadership development
Application Requirements
  • Program application (click here)
  • Financial application (click here)
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate 
  • A letter from the school's administration identifying the type of school (i.e., governmental, private or experimental) and its location
  • Official copy of third preparatory, first secondary and second secondary high school certificates
  • Official copy of the 2017 – 2018 or 2016 – 2017 thanawiya amma certificate or other accredited certificates

  • Proof of extracurricular activities (i.e. copy of certificates)
  • Recent official valid IELTS test results, with a minimum total score of 6 as an overall score and in all sections, or an equivalent iBT score

For first-year University applicants, the below documents are also required:

  • An enrollment letter from the University
  • Official copy of first-year grades


Send the above documents using registered mail with notification request to:
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, The American University in Cairo (Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships, Campus Center, Room P024), New Cairo 11835, Egypt