Sawiris Distinction Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Deadline extended until 10th of August, 2023 at 5 PM

Sawiris Foundation offers scholarships for 10 Egyptian high school students with disabilities to obtain their undergraduate degree from one of the prominent universities in Egypt. The scholarship aims to provide excellent educational opportunities to students with disabilities that would enhance their job market skills.


  • Tuition fees
  • Textbooks or laboratory supplies and a laptop
  • Accommodation for expatriates at the university dorms
  • Living allowance
  • Training courses for students during the academic years
  • Necessary accessible equipment

The scholarship supports studying bachelor programs available at the following universities:

  • American University in Cairo (AUC)
  • Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
  • Galala University

Field of study:

  • The scholarship is offered to all fields of study in partner universities. The applicant decides the selection of the university and field of study.


Depending on the field of study.


  • To be an Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).
  • Recent graduates from high school (Thanaweya Amma) or its equivalents with a minimum score of 85%.
  • To submit a certified medical proof of disability and/or medical card.
  • Applicants must receive proof of admission/conditional admission by the time they complete Sawiris Foundation’s application.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.
  • Accepted students must stay in Egypt for 3 years after graduating.
  • Preference will be given to Takaful and Karama program beneficiaries.


  • Personal Photo
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of your national ID
  • A copy of your guardians national ID (noting that your guardian will sign the scholarship contract)
  • A copy of your first secondary grade transcripts
  • A copy of your second secondary grade transcripts
  • A recommendation letter from one of your school teachers
  • A copy of certificates of academic excellence, training courses, and community activities, if any
  • A copy of your English language proficiency test, if any
  • A certificate or report of proof of disability, from an accredited government agency
  • Copy of integrated service card for people with disabilities (if applicable)
  • Takaful and Karama program proof (if applicable)
  • Initial acceptance letter from the university you wish to enroll in through the scholarship
  • Parental consent for you to join the scholarship


The committee includes panelists from Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and and representatives of partner universities.


The scholarship applicant is required to have already applied to the university he/she wishes to enroll in, and to have fulfilled all the requirements needed from the university. Admission into the Sawiris Distinction Scholarship for Students with Disabilities does not guarantee university admission.

For applicants applying to the American University in Cairo

  • AUC requires advanced English language proficiency in listening, reading and writing. AUC applicants must pass the TOEFL or IELTS exams and meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • If you are interested in attending AUC, please contact the AUC scholarships team through the following email:

For applicants applying to the AASTMT

  • Applicants applying to AASTMT must take the Cambridge English language test, which is available on the AASTMT website.
  • If you are interest in attending AASTMT please contact:

For applicants applying to Galala University

  • If you are interested in attending Galala University please contact the university scholarship team through the following email:


To access the scholarship application link, kindly click here.

Frequently asked questions: Please click here


Activity Period of Implementation
Deadline extended August 10th, 2023
Screening of Applications August 2023
Personal Interviews August 2023
Announcing the Scholars and Enrollment at Universities September 2023

Selection as a nominee for the Sawiris Foundation Scholarship for Students with Disability does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants need to apply to their desired universities before the deadline of Sawiris Foundation’s application.

If you have an inquiry, do not hesitate to get in touch with Sawiris Foundation team for more information about the scholarship application process at:

  • Email:
  • Mobile: 01281282050

Available from Sunday to Thursday between 9 am to 5 pm.

Deadline extended until 10th of August, 2023 at 5 PM

For more information about the other track of the scholarship (for Public High School Graduates), please visit this link.

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For more information about the other track of the scholarship (for Public High School Graduates), please visit: