Deadline: October 13, 2022
Applications for the Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship 2023-2024 are now open. The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program is a fully funded, full time program for students seeking to earn a Master’s Degree in Development Practice (MDP) from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.
The Master of Development Practice is a two-year degree providing graduate level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and human rights.
The scholarship will cover full tuition, living expenses, travel and health insurance.Eligibility
Open to an Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed academic institution in a related field of study.Demonstrate a minimum of two years of work experience in the field of development. Satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program.Demonstrate excellent professional and academic track record.The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.While no specific academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended.English language proficiency is required. Valid TOEFL or IELTS, exam date should be within two years of graduate program start. Minimum required scores: 100 ( TOEFL internet – based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 (IELTS, minimum 7 on each section)Requirements
Completion of a 50-credit academic master’s program in two academic yearsCompletion of an 8-10 week mid-program summer field experienceEmployment in the development sector in Egypt following graduation for no less than two consecutive yearsApplication