Fulbright / Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
ANNOUNCING AWARD OPPORTUNITY FOR 2024-2025
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Center for Advanced Arabic Study in Cairo (CAASIC) are announcing a forthcoming Arabic language award to Egypt for the 2024-25 application cycle. Applicants will not be able to apply for the award during this 2023-2024 application cycle. However, the award is being announced at this time because components of the CAASIC application process must be completed prior to the opening of the 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Student application in Spring of 2023. A detailed application timeline can be found below. Candidates should assess the timeline and consider the long-term fit of their academic career.
CAASIC is an intensive Arabic language program designed for students from the United States with high levels of Arabic proficiency to come to the American University in Cairo (AUC) to advance their Arabic language fluency. This program offers a rigorous academic and immersive experience in the culture of Egypt and the Middle East.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to successful candidates who are selected for the CAASIC program and meet the eligibility and selection requirements of the Fulbright Program.
- The CAASIC program application deadline: mid-February 2023
- The CAASIC program acceptance emails: April 2023
- Fulbright U.S. Student Competition opens March 31, 2023
- Fulbright U.S. Student Competition closes mid-October 2023
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program selection for Egypt: June/July 2024
- Grant start date: September 2024
- Grant end date: May 2025
No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Egypt will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (VPDO). Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival.
Program candidates should be advanced Arabic language learners who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies, meet the CAASIC language proficiency requirements, and are currently pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees at U.S. universities.
Candidates interested in this grant opportunity must apply for the CAASIC Fall and Spring 9-months program option through the following link: https://www.applyweb.com/auc/index.ftl
Applicants must provide a well-thought-out career plan and demonstrate knowledge and interest in Egypt, the Arabic language, and/or the MENA region. Moreover, the program is a good fit for individuals who demonstrate sensitivity to the current geopolitical situation in the region and who are committed to mutual understanding and cultural exchange that embody the spirit of the Fulbright Program.
- Meet the Fulbright U.S. Student Eligibility Requirements
- Provide letter of acceptance from CAASIC (Fall and Spring 9-months program option) for the academic year 2023-2024.
For details regarding the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/eligibility
For details regarding the eligibility requirements for the CAASIC program, please visit: https://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/CAASIC/short-term-programs/details#eligibility
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required at deadline
At the time of applying to the CAASIC program, the application available on the AUC website will be for the AY2023-2024 program competition. Therefore, applicants may include the acceptance letter to the CAASIC 2023-2024 nine-month (Fall plus Spring semesters) program in their Fulbright AY2024-2025 application or alternatively inform CAASIC that they are applying for Fulbright funding for AY2024-2025 and request an acceptance letter for the following year. Either acceptance letter is acceptable as part of the Fulbright application.
All housing must be approved by the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Officer.