Students who receive federal or institutional financial aid at their home universities may be able to apply these funds to their program costs at AUC. Applicants should meet with their study abroad advisors to learn about opportunities for transferring aid to AUC. To support students financing their own study abroad or to help supplement institutional aid, AUC offers the following scholarships to international non-degree/study abroad students:
How to Apply
- You must first submit an online study abroad application in order to receive an AUC student ID number that you can use to complete a scholarship application. To access the study abroad application and instructions, click here. Note that if you are applying to AUC’s intensive Arabic program, you must complete the application under the section titled: Arabic Language Institute.
- Once you submit your application, you will receive an acknowledgment email from the admissions office that includes your AUC ID number. With this ID number, complete the scholarship application through Banner Self-Service under the Financial Aid and Scholarships Applications section. For application instructions and tips, click here.
- Important Note: While applying to a scholarship, ensure that the word SELECT appears beside the scholarship name (fund) for which you wish to apply, otherwise, AUC will not be able to recognize your application.
3. For scholarships that require an essay or faculty recommendations, send these materials by email in one PDF file with your name/ID number to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUC Scholarship Application Deadlines
If you would like to apply for an AUC scholarship, you will need to submit your study abroad application earlier than the regular deadlines. Note the scholarship deadlines below.
|Term||Application Deadline||Scholarship Decision Announcement Date|
|Summer 2020 Arabic Language Intensive Program||April 1, 2020||May 1, 2020|
|Fall 2020||May 1, 2020||June 1, 2020|
|Spring 2021||September 15, 2020||October 15, 2020|
Hermann F. Eilts Endowed International Scholarship in Middle East Studies (Undergraduate)
This scholarship is awarded to students who enroll in Middle East studies, political science or history courses at AUC. Applicants are not required to be a Middle East Studies major. It is awarded initially for one semester and is renewable for a second semester based on academic progress. It can be used to cover tuition and/or AUC housing. Awards range from $2,500-5,000 per student.
- The applicant must be enrolled in a US university or college.
- The applicant must enroll in Middle East studies, political science or history courses at AUC.
- The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0.
- The applicant must enroll in at least 12 credit hours/semester at AUC.
Simpson Endowed Scholarships in Egyptology (Graduate and Undergraduate)
These scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Egyptology courses at AUC, with a preference given to those enrolled in US colleges and universities. It is awarded initially for one semester and is renewable for a second semester based on academic progress. It can be used to cover tuition and/or AUC housing.
- The applicant must enroll in at least 9 credit hours of Egyptology courses at AUC
- The applicant must submit a 1,500-word (maximum) essay on why he/she wants to study Egyptology at AUC, including reference to three Egyptology courses which he/she wishes to take at AUC. See Egyptology course offerings in the AUC catalog here
Study Abroad Scholarships (Graduate and Undergraduate)
These scholarships are merit-based awards to US students studying abroad at AUC for at least one full semester or participating in the Arabic Language Intensive Summer (ALIS) program. Awards for semester study range from $2,500-5,000 per student and awards for the ALIS program are up to $2,000 per student. These scholarships can be used to cover tuition costs, on-campus housing, or as a stipend (to cover flights, fees such as visas or insurance, books, supplies, food, etc.).
- The applicant’s home institution must be in the US.
- The applicant has to satisfy AUC’s study abroad admission requirements.
- Undergraduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours/semester and graduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours/semester.
- The applicant must submit a 1000-word (maximum) essay on why they would like to study at AUC specifically and in Egypt generally.
- The applicant must submit at least one recommendation letter from a faculty member.
The Pangburn, Ellis, LaBarge Study Abroad Fund (Graduate)
These scholarships provide one-semester support to outstanding US graduate students in any discipline, who are committed to utilizing their AUC experience to promote greater understanding and relations between Egypt and the US.
- The applicant has to satisfy AUC’s study abroad admission requirements, click here.
- The applicant must submit a 1000-word (maximum) essay on why he/she would like to study at AUC specifically and in Egypt generally.
- The applicant must enroll in at least 9 credit hours/semester at AUC.
Other Source of Funding (Undergraduate)
Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner Scholarship
Since AUC is an access partner with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), AUC undergraduate study abroad applicants are eligible to apply for AUC access partner scholarships through FEA. Awards can range from up to $1,250 for summer programs, up to $5,000 for semester programs, and up to $10,000 for academic year programs. For more information and to apply for an AUC Access Partner Scholarship, visit the Fund for Education Abroad website.
Summer 2020, fall 2020, and AY 20-21 application is closed.
Tentative application windows for future terms are as follows: