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Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship (YLSS) Program 2020- 2021
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.
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%.
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.
Completed application form including the personal statement.
Copy of valid passport ID page.
All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.
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.