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Onsi Sawiris Scholarship

Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program - Graduate Degree

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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



Fully funded

Scholarship coverage

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


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


Full tuition coverage including:

Travel expenses;

Living allowance;

Books & computer;

Health Insurance & other benefits.


Graduate 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).
  • Bachelor’s degree GPA of 3.5 or Very Good or above (Cumulative grade).
  • 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).
  • For applicants applying to Master of Business Administration, a minimum GMAT test score: 650 or above (taken within 5 years) or a minimum overall GRE test score of 315 (Analytical Writing: 4.5).
  • For applicants applying to Master of Engineering, a minimum overall GRE test score: 315 (Analytical Writing: 4.5).· Extracurricular Activities: Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities.
  • A minimum of three years working experience for applicants applying to the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • A minimum of two-years working experience for applicants applying to Engineering.
  • 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.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required





Application deadline

31 Jul 2024

To apply for the scholarship program, applicants must submit their application online and upload the following list of documents prior to the applications 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 Graduate application


Copy of test scores (GRE or GMAT) and TOEFL iBT ®.

Copy of bachelor’s degree transcripts.

Copy of graduation certificate.

Two recommendation letters.

Proof of military service completion, exemption or postponement for male applicants only.


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