Onsi Sawiris Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Onsi Sawiris Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Egyptians to Study in USA 2019

Orascom Construction (OC) seeks to promote excellence and achievement. OC launched the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program in the year 2000 to invest company resources in educational programs to improve the communities in which it works. Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program, OC provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian undergraduate students seeking to pursue their Bachelor’s degree in fields that will enhance the economic prosperity of Egypt at prestigious universities in the United States.

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Egypt

To be taken at (country): USA

Type: Undergraduate

Fields of Study: Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Management.


  1. GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent certificates
  2. iBT TOEFL: 100 or above [or equivalent]
  3. Minimum SAT I Score: Overall: 1450, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 730, Math: 730
  4. SAT II in 3 subjects: 600 or above
  5. Extracurricular Activities

Candidates should:

  • Meet the above criteria
  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2019
  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants)
  • Have not lived more than 3 years abroad
  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of their bachelor’s degree

Selection Criteria: : The Onsi Sawiris Scholarships will be awarded based on character and merit as demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and entrepreneurial initiative.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The scholarships include full tuition, a living allowance, travel and health insurance. Scholarship recipients will also be given the option of an internship position within the company.

How to Apply: It is important to go through the application instructions on the Scholarship Webpage before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider:  Orascom Construction (OC)

Important Notes: 

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not lived, worked, or studied abroad for a significant period of time.
  • The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is only granted to the list of endorsed universities provided in the “Approved Universities” section of the application.
  • Selection as a nominee for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants will be supported in applying for these universities. If nominated for the scholarship; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.
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