SACS

Sawiris Arts and Culture Scholarship:

A long awaited opportunity for future artists and professionals seeking quality education (Bachelor, Master, Residency and Apprenticeships) to enrich their talents in the vast field of arts and culture. The Sawiris Arts and Culture Scholarship program targets highly motivated, talented and socially engaged applicants, who are aware of the important role art plays in a flourishing and developing society. It aims at fostering talents until they themselves are effective artists in the scene, who in return enrich their country and society with their acquired knowledge in their designated fields. 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.

Fields include:

Performing Arts:

This field includes- but not limited to- Music, Singing, Theatre, Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre, Folklore, Acting, Directing, Play Writing, Costume Design, Set Design, Spoken Word, Songwriting, Music Production.

Visual Arts: This field includes- but not limited to- Fine Arts, Sculpture, Fashion Design, Photography, Video Art, Animation, Textiles, Print Making, Performance Arts, Installation.

Film Studies: This field includes- but not limited to- Filmmaking, Script Writing, Film Production, Directing, Post Production, Film Editing, Cinematography.

Country:

Degree programs: universities in Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Australia and Russia that are specified in our list of pre-approved universities, which can be found on our website.

Eligibility Criteria for degree programs:

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

• Unconditional admission in one of the approved universities in your targeted field for bachelor’s or a master’s degree.

• Music students should have obtained a level 5 in the Trinity College London examination or in the Royal Schools of Music. (Both available in Egypt)

• The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.

• Have not lived abroad for more than 3 years.

Commitment to return to Egypt and work in the field of study for 2 to 3 years directly after the successful completion of the degree.

Eligibility criteria for residency/apprenticeship programs:

• To be a professional artist, with previous work experience in a related field. (Residency/ apprenticeship applications will be evaluated by our panel of experts.)

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

• Obtained a relevant degree or certified certificate.

• Received acceptance to a prominent residency/apprenticeship program. (The residency/apprenticeship programs will be assessed by our panel of experts.)

• The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.

• Have not lived outside of Egypt for more than 3 years.

• Commitment to return to Egypt and work in their field of study for 2 to 3 years directly after the successful completion of the residency.

Application Process:

  1. Receive your admission letter alongside expected program tuition fees from one of the approved universities in one of the previously mentioned fields.

  2. Submit the SFSD application with the required documents. (Scholarship application form including all required documents can be downloaded from our website.)

  3. Send your application to Sawiris Foundation through email on sacs@sawirisfoundation.org mentioning the subject line “[Final Application_ your full name]

Selection Committee: An external selection committee, consisting of prominent experts in the field of arts and culture in addition to Representative from Sawiris Foundation for Social Development will evaluate all complete applications.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship covers tuition fees, learning materials, living allowance, travel expenses and health insurance.

Period of funding for degree programs:

  • Up to 4 years for bachelor’s degree
  • Up to 2 years for master’s degree

Period of funding for residency/apprenticeships:

  • Minimum 6 months of funding.
  • Maximum two years of funding.

Selection Timeline:

Activity Period of Implementation
Scholarship announcement 13th of December 2020
Deadline to submit applications 15th of May 2021
Announce scholarship awardees 10th of June 2021
Start of the Academic year September/October, 2021

  • For SACS 2021 approved list of universities, please click HERE

  • For SACS 2021 application form, please click HERE

  • Send your application to Sawiris Foundation on sacs@sawirisfoundation.org mentioning in the subject line: “Final Application_your