Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program is a joint effort between the US Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA/AC), and American University in Cairo (AUC). The 2023/24 application phase is now open. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply.
The TLG equips academically qualified and economically deserving students with the professional qualifications and experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through organized graduate study and research that furthers the professionalization of emerging leaders and proposes local solutions to shared problems in the MENA region.
- Scholarship Sponsor(s): US Department of State, NEA/AC & AUC
- Host Institution(s): American University in Cairo (AUC)
- Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded
- Number of Awards: Several
- Study Level: PhD and Master studies
- Nationality: See Nationalities in the Eligibility Criteria (below)
To be considered for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The Applicants who are eligible to join should be nationals/citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Applicants must Meet AUC graduate admission requirements
- Applicants must have a Strong academic potential with a bachelor’s degree of a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Possess maturity, flexibility, and leadership potential demonstrated in a combination of extracurricular activities, recommendations, and interviews.
- Financial need.
The Eligible Graduate Programs
TLG offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in one of the following graduate programs:
- Master of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies (MA GNST)
- Master of Arts in International and Comparative Education (MA ICED)
- Master of Arts in Migration and Refugee Studies (MA CMRS)
- Master of Arts in Economics in International Development (MA ECID)
- Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA JRMC)
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)
- Master of Public Administration (MPA)
- MA in Middle East Studies (MA MEST)
- Master of International Human Rights Law (MA IHRL)
- Master of Science in Sustainable Development (MS SSDV)
- Master of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology (MA SOAN)
- Master of Arts in Political Science (MA POLS)
- Master of Science in Biotechnology (MS BIOT)
- Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS ENVE)
The TLG students program covers:
- Full tuition fees for the fall and spring semesters
- Medical insurance
- A monthly stipend
- Student Housing
- Laptop during the duration of the program
- Internship/practicum opportunity, including local transportation costs if needed
- Opportunity to attend one conference to present research findings, applied to and awarded competitively, as per the guidelines for Graduate Student Support Grants
- Two annual round-trip economy air tickets from home to campus; or housing and living stipend to continue approved program activities on campus during breaks for students unable to return home because of circumstances outside of their control
- Book allowance
How-to-Apply: As part of the application process for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program, applicants should follow this steps:
For inquiries, send an email to [email protected].
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023