Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program

Established in 2016 to provide an opportunity for talented Arab students to pursue their higher education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors offered at AUC.


Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program for 2019 - 2020

The Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program will start accepting applications from Arab youth interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s STEM degree at The American University in Cairo next Fall 2019 semester as of Sunday, December 16, 2018.

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, one of the largest privately funded philanthropic initiatives in education, supports Arab students in pursuit of STEM-related fields at top universities. Students who are selected for the program will be provided with support towards their tuition, university fees, health insurance at AUC, on-campus housing for those eligible, and other living expenses. In addition, these scholars will have access to academic advising, career counseling and mentorship, internships and access to a network of Al Ghurair scholars and alumni from across the region.

If you are a high-achieving Arab student interested in pursuing an undergraduate education and future in a STEM-related field at AUC but do not have the financial means, please visit to learn more about the program eligibility and apply for a scholarship at AUC today.


How to Apply

To be considered for this scholarship, interested candidates must apply directly to the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and submit a complete application to AUC before the respective deadlines. Please see the below steps for undergraduate students:


Step One:

  • Visit the Al Ghurair STEM Scholars page and the AUC page on their website to find out more.
  • If you are eligible, start your application to Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education soon as December 16, 2018, selecting AUC as one of your intended universities.
  • Submit your online application before Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12:00 (local time in Dubai).
  • If you have any questions specific to the application, write directly to the Foundation at and to Ms. Soha Khater at AUC


Step Two:

  • Apply to your program of choice at AUC
  • Apply for undergraduate admissions to AUC by visiting
  • Submit your application before the AUC deadline of March 1, 2019