The Qalaa Holdings Foundation grants academic scholarships for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master's degrees abroad in all fields of study.

The Foundation was created in 2007, out of a strong will to contribute to national development through creating high-calibre professionals to help enhance Egypt's growth in all sectors. It is funded by an endowment from Qalaa Holdings.

At a glance

  • Funding valueTuition fees and living expenses
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of world
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Qalaa Holdings Foundation

What it covers

The Qalaa Scholarship funds under two schemes: the full scholarship covering tuition and living expenses and the partial scholarship covering tuition only. The maximum for tuition fees is 50,000 USD per annum.

Who can apply

Applicants must:

  • Be under the age of 35;
  • Be an Egyptian national and residing in Egypt;
  • Have a minimum of two years of work experience post-graduation;
  • Be planning to pursue their studies at one of the top universities in their discipline of choice;
  • Have been accepted at the university and programme of interest; applicants must submit an unconditional acceptance letter (with the exception of a funding condition);
  • Have an excellent command of the language of study;
  • Have a good command of the English language;
  • Have a genuine financial need;
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other partial scholarship or grants (with the exception of waivers from the university of choice itself);
  • Be committed to return to work in Egypt for a minimum of two years upon completion of their programme;
  • Have clear military service status (for males);
  • Involvement with activities in civic, public or international affairs (NGOs, volunteer work etc) will be an asset.

Applicable courses

This funding opportunity is applicable to many courses, please see the 'Who can apply' section for more information.

Further information

For more information and FAQs please visit the Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation website.

You can check that your application has been delivered by emailing

  • Please wait at least a week before checking.
  • Please submit an acceptance letter to only one university.
  • Submit your application package only once.
  • Multiple applications from one person will result in the rejection of all their applications.

How to apply

To apply please visit the Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 15 April each year.

Required documents

  • The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship application form;
  • Copy of letter of acceptance to university of choice;
  • Copy of (completed) application form submitted to university of choice;
  • An updated CV;
  • Two reference letters (academic and professional);
  • Military certificate (for males).

Please submit a printed and signed application along with the above documents to:

By regular post:

Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 29
Postal code: 11516

By Fedex:

Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation
Hold at Fedex Mohandessin office