2020 USAID/ MIT Center of Excellence for Energy Scholarship for Egyptians

Deadline: July 31, 2020.

The Center of Excellence for Energy (COE-Energy) implemented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and supported by USAID, in cooperation with Ain Shams, Aswan, and Mansoura Universities is pleased to announce the second and final cohort of the COE-Energy Academic Scholarship in Energy and Renewable Energy. The objective of the COE-Energy scholarship is to increase the availability of qualified graduates in the field of Energy and Renewable Energy, while supporting equal opportunities among scholarship beneficiaries. The COE-Energy scholarship supported by USAID provides funding for students attending the Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program at Ain Shams University. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to qualify.


  • Egyptian Nationality
  • Undergraduate students must be eligible for registration in the Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program at Ain Shams University. Eligible applicants from public Egyptian Faculties of Engineering are welcome to apply. Priority given to applicants from the Center of Excellence for Energy (COE-Energy) partner universities (Aswan and Mansoura).
  • Applicants must be graduates of Egyptian public or experimental schools.
  • Applicants must score a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Faculty of Engineering Freshman Academic Year 2019/2020. Priority will be given to applicants with higher GPAs.


  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm, July 31, 2020 through the following links: http://bit.ly/ScholarshipAnnouncementNo applications will be accepted beyond this date.
  • Submission of the complete package is necessary, including the motivation letter, the financial form with the supporting documents and the online application; otherwise, the student’s application will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

The Complete Package Must Include:

  1. Student’s Egyptian National ID
  2. Thanaweya Amma Certificate/Transcript
  3. Freshman year transcript
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Recommendation letter from a faculty member/school teacher supporting this application, indicating why the student is good candidate for the scholarship             
  6. Motivation letter
  7. Extracurricular activities certificate
  8. Financial Form with the supporting documents
  9. Disability supporting documents (if any)


The applicant should fill the financial form, which is available online, and should address it to the Center of Excellence for Energy scholarship committee. In the form, the applicant should provide all required financial information and signed by the parent or legal guardian.  The financial form and the rest of the required documents should be combined as one file and uploaded with the application.

The required documents are:

  1. The financial form
  2. HR letter from the employer of father/mother with net annual income for the prior year after deducting taxes and social insurance if father/mother is employed Or up-to-date statement from the social insurance office to prove unemployment status (like uninsured) if parent is unemployed. 
  3. Up-to-date electricity, gas and telephone bills
  4. A copy of the updated contract of your residence (rented or owned).  



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