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Onsi Sawiris Undergraduate Program

This annual program is sponsored by Orascom Construction through Sawiris Foundation. It is implemented with the American Mid-East Educational & Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST). Since 2001, the program has been providing full tuition scholarships for Egyptian students to pursue their Bachelor’s degree at prestigious universities in the United States such as Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, and Pennsylvania in the fields of Economics, Political Science, Engineering, Finance, and Management. 22 students have been sponsored by Orascom Construction and Sawiris Foundation, so far.


  • Egyptian nationality and residence (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders)

  • Plan to pursue Bachelor’s degree in one of the top 4 universities in the United States in the fields of economics, engineering, political science, finance and management.

  • Minimum of 90% Thanwya Amma or equivalent GPA of 3.5 or Very Good (overall)

  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities

  • Minimum work experience of 3 years

  • Commitment to return to Egypt for 2 years after the completion of the bachelor’s degree program

  • ibt TOEFL score of 100 or above (within 2 years)

  • SAT score of 2100 or above.

  • SAT II score, 3 subjects 600 or above.

Application procedures, including scholarship application form and other necessary documents, are handled by AMIDEAST.

The selection committee of this program includes representatives from Orascom Construction and AMIDEAST along with academic consultants.

The scholarship covers university fees, health insurance, educational materials, living allowance and travel expenses.

4-5 years