Sawiris Foundation for Social Development is offering a fully-funded scholarship for Egyptian students. The scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree in Development Practice (MDP) at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.

Brief Description: The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship is a fully-funded program for students seeking to earn a Master’s Degree in Development Practice (MDP) from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Egyptian national
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well-reputed academic institution in a related field of study
  • Satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program
  • Demonstrate excellent professional and academic track record
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (extracurricular activities/community work/entrepreneurial initiative)
  • Demonstrate inability to finance studies from own resources
  • While no specific experience or academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended
  • English language proficiency is required. Valid TOEFL or IELTS exam scores with a minimum of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (internet-based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 for the IELTS
  • MDP accepted Graduate Record Examination score (GRE). No specific score is required, however, Fall 2015 admitted students tested within average GRE Verbal Percentile: 68th and average GRE Quantitative Reasoning Percentile: 54th.

Award Includes: This is a fully funded scholarship.

Study Program: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree program from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.

Study Major: Scholarship is awarded in Development Practice (MDP).

Host Organization: Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA

National/International Students: Egyptian nationals are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

Governing Body: Sawiris Foundation for Social Development

Application Procedure: Interested candidates must submit two separate applications to the Sawiris Foundation and to the Humphrey School by their respective deadlines:

  • Scholarship application to be submitted to Newton Education Services, on behalf of SFSD. For information about how to apply for the scholarship program, please click HERE
    Deadline for submitting your completed scholarship package to Newton Education Services: October 22nd, 2016.
  • Academic application to be submitted to the Humphrey School. For information about the Humphrey application package please click HERE
    Deadline for submitting your completed application package to the Humphrey School: December 15th, 2016.

Submission Deadline: Deadline for submitting completed scholarship package to Newton Education Services: October 22nd, 2016.

For more details visit the official site.