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Onsi Sawiris Scholarship

Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program - Undergraduate Degree

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Various benefits
United States
31 Jul 2024
Application deadline


The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship is a private merit-based scholarship program established in 2000 by Orascom Construction as part of the company’s commitment to promoting excellence and achievement. Orascom Construction launched the Onsi Sawiris Program to invest company resources in educational programs to improve the communities in which it operates.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + other benefits

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses
  • health


Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program, Orascom Construction provides fully funded scholarships for Egyptian students to pursue bachelor’s degree programs and master's degree programs at prestigious universities in the U.S. in fields that will promote the economic prosperity of Egypt.

Since 2000, the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program has financed the educational dreams of 96 extraordinary students. Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program, Orascom Construction provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian students seeking to pursue their Degrees at prestigious universities in the United States with the aim of bolstering Egypt’s economic competitiveness.

Applicable programmes


The scholarships include full tuition, living allowance, travel and health insurance.


Undergraduate applicants applying for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program must meet the below minimum requirements:

  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants).
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma or equivalent high school certificates (N.b. Students completing their grade 11 by the time of application deadline (July 31, 2024) and students completing their grade 12 by the application deadline (July 31, 2024) are both eligible to apply for the undergraduate scholarship program).
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL iBT® test with a minimum total score of 100 Or IELTS test (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 7.5. Test score report to be submitted within the exam validity period (2 years from exam date).
  • Minimum SAT I Score: 1450 (Taken within 2 years) or Minimum ACT Score: 32 (Taken within 2 years).
  • Extracurricular Activities: Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S. in the year 2025.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not resided outside of Egypt and/or have not lived more than 2 years abroad.
  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

31 Jul 2024

To apply for the scholarship program, applicants must submit their application online and upload the following list of documents no later than the application deadline. Applications missing any of the required documents or test scores will be automatically disqualified and will not be considered in the scholarship screening phase.

Online application form: Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Undergraduate application


Copy of test scores (SAT I or ACT) & TOEFL iBT ®, Taken within 2 years.

Copy of latest transcripts.

Copy of grade 12 certificate or Thanaweyya Amma certificate, if available. (Students completing their grade 11 by the time of application deadline (July 31, 2024) are only required to submit their latest transcripts).

Two recommendation letters.


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