LSE

LSE-Sawiris Scholarship

The LSE Executive MSc in Cities is an 18 months program designed for qualified professionals to “study while working” and gain insights into how cities can be better managed, governed, planned, and designed whilst learning to understand and deliver these vital changes. The program consists of five one-week residential sessions in London, spread over the academic year including more than 150 hours of face-to-face contact time with the faculty of LSE academics and visiting global fellows.

The program brings together experts from across LSE and its wider global network to train the urban leaders of tomorrow. The program builds upon the Centre’s extensive interdisciplinary urban research program, social science research methods and wide range of public and private sector advisory activities. It also harnesses LSE Cities’ substantial networks of global city policymakers and practitioners established through its Urban Age program over the last decade.

The program consists of five (5) short-term sessions as well as six (6) months Individual Consultancy.

Teaching Method: Classroom, Leadership Development Program, Site and Organization Visits, and Distance Learning.

Sawiris Foundation has always prided itself with ensuring quality education, both traditional and nontraditional, is accessible to everyone. One of our goals is to ensure all students have an accessible and inclusive environment to learn.

Sawiris Foundation has always prided itself with ensuring quality education, both traditional and nontraditional, is accessible to everyone. One of our goals is to ensure all students have an accessible and inclusive environment to learn.

Country: The United Kingdom – London & Egypt

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

• To be an Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).

• Typically, a minimum of ten years of professional experience in an urban related public/private/third sector, or professionals with a similar level of experience who wish to move into the urban sector.

• Applicants who are employed by private sector organizations are not eligible to apply for the LSE-Sawiris Scholarships, even if their company is contracted for work by a government organization.

• A good first degree: UK 2:1 or higher, OR equivalent professional qualification. Equivalent to 80% or higher from an Egyptian University.

• Higher-level English language: If you are not a national of a UKVI-approved English-speaking country, you can meet the LSE’s language requirements in a number of ways. These include achieving the required grade in a recognized English language test or completing a course of study in a UKVI-approved English speaking country. Please consult the LSE website for details.

• Demonstrate social and community engagement.

• Commitment to work in Egypt for two consecutive years after completing the program.

Program Timeline:

Activity Period of Implementation
Call for Applications (Submission of the program application and Sawiris scholarship application) February 2021 until March 23, 2021
Receiving the list of accepted scholars from LSE April 2021
Announcing the program awardees and signing the contracts May 2021
Beginning of the study program October 2021

For inquiries:

All enquiries should be made to: Executive MSc in Cities Tele: +44 (0)20 7955 6429, Email: exec.lsecities@lse.ac.uk, Website: lse.ac.uk/emc

Application Process: Please fill out the LSE- Sawiris Scholarship form before March 23, 2021. Kindly make sure that you submit your CV/resume in English.

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    18 months

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Selection Committee: LSE holds online interviews with the shortlisted candidates.

Scholarship Benefits:

Program fees, Travel (Cairo, Egypt – London, UK on Egypt Air), and Living costs in London (includes both accommodation and subsistence)

Targeted Number of Scholars: (2)