Edison International Fellowship in Applied Sciences and Engineering

The Edison International program provides support for a PhD student in Applied Sciences and Engineering, with a research focus on energy.


  • Egyptian nationals
  • Master of science degree with a thesis track in an engineering or science discipline from an accredited university
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or very good (gayed geddan)
  • Submission of a satisfactory GRE score, as per the PhD program requirements
  • Submission of a preliminarily proposed dissertation topic and a research outline, specifying how the topic is related to one or more of the research priority areas.
  • Relevant scientific research background and experience
  • Readiness to complete their course of study and research both at the School of Sciences and Engineering  at AUC and the Department of Energy at Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Financial need


One year, renewable yearly for up to three years, upon achieving satisfactory academic progress in the dissertation research work, as assessed by the PhD program director


The fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees, for a maximum of nine credits per semester
  • Student services and activities fee
  • A monthly stipend 
  • ​​​​​​​Travel and accommodation for three to six months at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • The program mandates a full-time research position at the AUC PhD program with no outside professional or job commitments
  • ​​​​​​​Fellows are expected to compete for the research and conference grants following the regulations in place at AUC
  • Fellows are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5
    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​​​​​​​: The fellowship is currently awarded. No new applicants until further notice
For inquiries, email gradserv@aucegypt.edu.