EGYPT: British University in Egypt

Programme outline

The Mohamed Farid Khamis Foundation for the Development of the Society is offering one hundred fully
funded scholarships to African students to study at the British University in Egypt.

What the scholarship offers

- Tuition fees
- Living stipend
- Travel tickets from and to the study destination
- Accommodation at university dormitory
- Book and academic tools

Any costs not covered by the scholarship must be covered by the scholarship recipient.

Degree level


Fields of study

The scholarship provides support for a wide variety of fields of study. The fields of study and the required
subjects are listed on the call for applications.

* Note: Check the requirements of the relevant professional body in South Africa before considering a
degree in any field that requires professional registration.


Upon satisfactorily meeting scientific requirements for university admission, scholarship applications
must be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline for submission of application documents is 30 July
2019. No applications after the deadline will be considered.

Who can apply?

    • Be an African
    • Must have obtained high school certificate in the same year of applying or two years before as a
       maximum period of validity
    • High school certificate must be eligible for acceptance in the public university of your country
    • Must have valid academic IELTS exam with a minimum score of 6.0, not taken before January 2018
    • The relevant attaché must confirm that the applicant has fulfilled entry requirements of the
       faculty of interest and is eligible for acceptance into the same faculty in African public university

The table below indicates the minimum score for acceptance.

Faculty Percentage
Dentistry and Pharmacy 75%
Engineering – energy and environmental 70%
Computer science 65%
Economics; Business studies; Political science; Communications and Mass media; Nursing; Arts and Humanities; and Law 60%

These minimum entry grades are subject to change in the academic year 2019/2020.

Application process

1. University Entrance:

Application for admission must be completed online at:
Applications to the British University in Egypt and the Sherouk Academy must be submitted to
Mr Talaat Bondok, Head of Admission Office
ElSherouk City, Misr-Ismailia Road
Postal number 11837
P O Box 43

And by copy to:
Mahmoud Rizk Street Building (1M)
Behind Hilton Heliopolis Hotel
Cairo, Egypt

2. Scholarship Application

South African applicants must submit their applications to the Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt in South
Africa, Office of the Egyptian Cultural Affairs, as soon as possible, after satisfactorily meeting the scientific
admission requirements.
Contact details:
Email: and by copy to


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Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are
responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any
discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details
provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education
and Training.