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Study in USA- Onsi Sawiris Full Funded Scholarship Program 2018/2019

Orascom Construction (OC) traces its roots back to 1950 when Eng. Onsi Sawiris first founded a construction company with a few friends in Upper Egypt. By digging waterways and paving roads, he built his business into one of Egypt’s largest general contractors. In 1961, the business was nationalized under President Nasser and later became known as the El Nasr Civil Works Company. Not content to be an employee in his own company, Eng. Sawiris left for Libya where he continued his construction career. In 1976, he returned to Egypt and founded Orascom as a general contracting and trading company with five employees. By the early 1990s, Eng. Sawiris had established Orascom as a leading private sector contractor by working in partnership with international companies pursuing projects in Egypt. Today Orascom Construction continues to blend international technical know-how with local resources to undertake even larger, more complex, and demanding projects.

Eligibility Requirements

GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent certificates
iBT TOEFL: 100 or above [or equivalent]
Minimum SAT I Score
Old SAT (before May 2016) New SAT (after May 2016)
Overall: 2100 Overall: 1450
Reading: 700 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 730
Math: 700 Math: 730
Writing: 700
SAT II in 3 subjects: 600 or above
Extracurricular Activities
Fields of Study:
Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Management.

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

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.

Please submit:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Copy of test scores (SAT I / or SAT II) & IBT TOEFL
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Copy of graduation certificate or Thanaweyya Amma certificate (if available)
  • Two recommendation letters

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