Welcome to the online scholarship application portal of USAID Egyptian Pioneers

About USAID Egyptian Pioneers Scholarship:

USAID Egyptian Pioneers aims to build a more inclusive and capable workforce that elevates sectors critical to Egypt’s economic growth through providing scholarships to professionals working in the Government of Egypt (GOE) and emerging leaders in the Non-Government of Egypt (non-GOE) Institutions. These scholarships are offered to calibers who are interested in pursuing master’s degree, postdoctoral studies, and short-term training opportunities in Egypt and U.S universities. The program provides opportunities in sectors vital to Egypt’s development through:

Through a nine-year cooperative agreement, the American University in Cairo (AUC) will Implement the program in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).

  • Result 1 (GOE): Egyptian ministries and other government institutions at the forefront of Egypt’s strategic development will have greater leadership and technical capacity to develop and implement policies and practices that advance national priorities.
  • Result 2 (non-GOE): Emerging leaders in non-GOE entities will modernize their knowledge, skills, and practice to tackle Egypt’s evolving public and private sector challenges and advance Egypt’s regional and international competitiveness.

Applications for both Government of Egypt and non-Government of Egypt entities have been closed for the first cohort (academic year 2024/2025). Information on applications for the second cohort (academic year 2025/2026) will be available soon.