Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023

Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023

Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023/2024 academic session. This program is open to PhD and Master candidates.

This Fully-funded scholarship is an opportunity offered to qualified PhD and Master applicants. This program is sponsored by US Department of State, NEA/AC & AUC and hosted by American University in Cairo (AUC). The TLG equips academically qualified and economically deserving students with the professional qualifications and experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through organized graduate study and research that furthers the professionalization of emerging leaders and proposes local solutions to shared problems in the MENA region.

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a private research university in Cairo, Egypt. The university offers American-style learning programs at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, along with a continuing education program. The AUC student body represents over 50 countries. AUC’s faculty members, adjunct teaching staff and visiting lecturers are internationally diverse and include academics, business professionals, diplomats, journalists, writers and others from the United States, Egypt and other countries. AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the United States and from Egypt’s National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education.

The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States. It represents public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers. The NEA has just under 3 million members and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The NEA had a budget of more than $341 million for the 2012–2013 fiscal year. Becky Pringle is the NEA’s current president. During the early 20th century, the National Education Association was among the leading progressive advocates of establishing a United States Department of Education. Driven by pressure from teacher organizing, by the 1970s the NEA transformed from an education advocacy organization to a rank-and-file union. In the decades since, the association has continued to represent organized teachers and other school workers in collective bargaining and to lobby for progressive education policy. The NEA’s political agenda frequently brings it into conflict with conservative interest groups. State affiliates of the NEA regularly lobby state legislators for funding, seek to influence education policy, and file legal actions.

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Scholarship Summary:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): US Department of State, NEA/AC & AUC

Host Institution(s): American University in Cairo (AUC)

Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD and Master studies

Nationality: See Nationalities in the Eligibility Criteria (below)

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023:

  • The Applicants who are eligible to join should be nationals/citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • Applicants must Meet AUC graduate admission requirements
  • Applicants must have a Strong academic potential with a bachelor’s degree of a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Possess maturity, flexibility, and leadership potential demonstrated in a combination of extracurricular activities, recommendations, and interviews.
    Financial need.

The Eligible Graduate Programs

TLG offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in one of the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies (MA GNST)
  • Master of Arts in International and Comparative Education (MA ICED)
  • Master of Arts in Migration and Refugee Studies (MA CMRS)
  • Master of Arts in Economics in International Development (MA ECID)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA JRMC)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • MA in Middle East Studies (MA MEST)
  • Master of International Human Rights Law (MA IHRL)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Development (MS SSDV)
  • Master of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology (MA SOAN)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science (MA POLS)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology (MS BIOT)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS ENVE)

Program Benefits

The TLG students program covers:

  • Full tuition fees for the fall and spring semesters
  • Medical insurance
  • A monthly stipend
  • Student Housing
  • Laptop during the duration of the program
  • Internship/practicum opportunity, including local transportation costs if needed
  • Opportunity to attend one conference to present research findings, applied to and awarded competitively, as per the guidelines for Graduate Student Support Grants
  • Two annual round-trip economy air tickets from home to campus; or housing and living stipend to continue approved program activities on campus during breaks for students unable to return home because of circumstances outside of their control
  • Book allowance

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Application Procedures for the 2023/2024 Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) (how to apply):

As part of the application process for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program, applicants should follow this steps:

For inquiries, send an email to

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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