Don Bosco Scholarship Program
Sawiris Foundation annually sponsors around 10 prominent students to attend the Don Bosco Institute, an Italian secondary technical institute in Cairo. The institute has been a successful model because of its combination of advanced practical training and updated educational techniques. It has branches in about 130 countries and it works in Egypt under the supervision of the Italian Foreign Ministry General Directorate for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation. According to a cooperation agreement between the Egyptian and the Italian governments, the graduated Don Bosco students can be admitted to Egyptian and Italian universities.
Students specialize in electrical or mechanical fields. In the 3-year program, they become qualified operators while in the 5-year program, they are trained to be specialized technicians. Since 2005, 121 students have been awarded the scholarship.
Fulfill the entry requirements of the Don Bosco institute
Demonstrate inability to finance tuition fees from own resources
Receive 60% or more in the first year grades at Don Bosco
Interested students apply directly through the Don Bosco Institute.
The selection committee contains representatives of Sawiris Foundation.
The scholarship package includes full tuition coverage. Additionally, there is a merit-based graduation bonus that depends on the student’s performance.
PERIOD OF FUNDING:
3-5 years depending on the study program