The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship 2022-2023

Earn a Masters in Development Practice from one of the top ten schools in the world: The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. The scholarship is administered by Newton Education Services on behalf of Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • University tuition
  • Living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Travel expenses

For more information, please email:

Country: United States of America

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed academic institution in a related field of study.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of two years of work experience in the field of development.
  • Satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional and academic track record.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.
  • While no specific 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 date should be within two years of graduate program start. Minimum required scores: 100 ( TOEFL internet – based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 (IELTS, minimum 7 on each section).
  • Commitment to work in the development sector in Egypt following graduation from YLSS Program for no less than two (2) consecutive years.
  • Applicants are committed to provide a proof of income.

Required Documents:

  • Completed application form including the personal statement.
  • Copy of valid passport ID page.
  • Updated resume.
  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.
  • TOEFL/IELTS valid score.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • One personal photo.
  • HR letter from current employer including salary/salary slip or a bank statement in case of unemployment.

Selection Timeline:

Activity Period of implementation
Scholarship official announcement May to mid-October of each year
Personal Interviews with the shortlisted candidates Early November of each year
Announcing the selected scholars and filling the university admission application Mid of November to mid of December of each year
University decision March of each year
Beginning of academic year at Minnesota University Late August/early September of each year

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External Links:

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Application Process:

Interested candidates must submit two separate applications to the Newton Education Services and to the Humphrey School by their respective deadlines:

  1. Scholarship application to be submitted to Newton Education Services by Thursday, October 14, 2021. For more information, about how to apply for the scholarship, please visit
  2. University application to be submitted to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs after being selected for the scholarship, and with the guidance of Newton Education Services.

Selection Committee: An external selection committee, consisting of prominent experts in the field of development is appointed.

Period of Funding: 2 years

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11.59 pm Cairo time.

To Apply, please visit Newton Education Services’ website and for inquiries, please contact or call/Whatsapp on +2-010 6145 5551