Application 2014


April 30th

Deadline for submitting hard copy applications

May / June

First shortlisting completed. Semi-finalists contacted for personal interviews. Interviews will be conducted until mid-June.

July 1st

Scholarship recipients announced

July - August

Placement and departure of scholars



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
All Egyptian nationals under the age of 35 are eligible for the Citadel scholarship.
The full set of criteria is available here.

What fields and countries of study are eligible under the Citadel scholarship?
All academic fields and countries are eligible under the Citadel Scholarship.

What are the degrees funded by the Citadel Scholarship?
We fund graduate students applying for full Masters as well as PhD programs at foreign universities.

How much funding does the scholarship offer?
The Citadel Scholarship funds under two schemes: the full scholarship covering tuition and living expenses and the partial scholarship covering tuition only. The ceiling for tuition fees is 50,000 USD per annum.

On what basis do you decide who will obtain the full scholarship vs. the partial?
This decision is decided based on the quality of the application, financial condition of the applicant and is ultimately assessed by the evaluating committee.

What are the conditions for applying?
The main condition to apply for a Citadel scholarship is to be accepted at the university of choice. High ranking universities are always preferred (information on university rankings can be obtained through the internet). A valid official acceptance letter from the university is required for the application to be processed. Conditional acceptance letters are acceptable if they are solely on condition of financing. Acceptance letters with language conditions will not be accepted.

When will the Citadel application be downloadable online?
The form is available for download during the period of accepting applications which is from January 15th to April 30th of every year. Since our application package must include an acceptance letter to the university of choice, applicants are encouraged to apply to universities as early as possible (for the following fall semester) to ensure that they obtain their acceptance letters before our deadline. As soon as the acceptance letter is obtained, applicants must simply fill in our application form and prepare the remaining required documents, and submit them to us by post before the April 30th.


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