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Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship (YLSS) Program 2020- 2021

For inquiries, please contact
Newton Education Services at:
Email: ylss@sawirisfoundation.org
Telephone: +201061455551

 

FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP TO OBTAIN A MASTER'S DEGREE FROM THE USA

The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program is a fully funded, full-time program for outstanding Egyptian students seeking to earn a Master’s Degree in Development Practice (MDP) from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.

The Master of Development Practice is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and human rights.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Full financial support covering tuition fees, educational materials, living allowance, travel expenses and health insurance throughout the study period as well as the practical training.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Egyptian national.

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program.

  • Demonstrate excellent professional and academic track record.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (extracurricular activities/community work/entrepreneurial initiative).

  • Demonstrate inability to finance studies from own resources.

  • While no specific experience or academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

  • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended.

  • English language proficiency is required. Valid TOEFL or IELTS exam scores with a minimum of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (internet-based, minimum 22 on each section) on TOEFL, or 7 for IELTS.

  • A valid Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is required. No specific score is required, however, fall 2015 admitted students tested within average GRE Verbal Reasoning Percentile: 68% and average GRE Quantitative Reasoning Percentile: 54%.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a 50-credit academic master’s program in two academic years.

  • Completion of an 8-10 weeks’ mid-program summer field experience.

  • Employment in the development sector in Egypt following graduation for no less than two consecutive years.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Completed application form including the personal statement.

  • Copy of valid passport ID page.

  • Updated resume.

  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.

  • TOEFL/IELTS score.

  • GRE score.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • One personal photo.

  • HR letter from current employer including salary/salary slip or a bank statement in case of unemployment.

HOW TO APPLY

1.    You should submit the scholarship application first (Newton Education Services the applications on behalf of Sawiris Foundation), the application is HERE

The deadline for submission is October 17, 2019

2.    If you are accepted for YLSS, you will apply for the Humber Humphrey Master's Program through this LINK

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2019

This scholarship is administered by Newton Education Services on behalf of SFSD.