The Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program, a collaborative initiative by the US Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA/AC), and the American University in Cairo (AUC), is now accepting applications for the 2023/24 academic year.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program (TLG) 2023/24 (Fully-Funded)

This prestigious program aims to nurture and develop future leaders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing them with opportunities for advanced education and leadership training.


The Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program equips academically qualified and economically deserving students with the professional qualifications and experience necessary to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes.

Through organized graduate study and research, the program aims to further the professionalization of emerging leaders and propose local solutions to shared problems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.



  • 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)

See Also: DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship, Sub-Saharan Africa 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Financial need.

The Eligible Graduate Programs

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program 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). The program includes 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 Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Students program provides comprehensive support to its participants, covering a wide range of expenses and offering numerous opportunities for professional development. The benefits of the program include:

  • Full Tuition Fees: Coverage for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Medical Insurance: Health coverage for the duration of the program.
  • Monthly Stipend: Financial support to cover living expenses.
  • Student Housing: Accommodation provided on campus.
  • Laptop: Provision of a laptop for use during the program.
  • Internship/Practicum Opportunity: Includes coverage of local transportation costs if needed.
  • Conference Attendance: Opportunity to attend one conference to present research findings, applied to and awarded competitively according to the guidelines for Graduate Student Support Grants.
  • Annual Round-Trip Air Tickets: Two annual round-trip economy air tickets from home to campus; alternatively, housing and living stipend to continue approved program activities on campus during breaks for students unable to return home due to circumstances outside of their control.
  • Book Allowance: Financial support for purchasing books.

Also Apply: Oxford-Orjiako Graduate Scholarship for African Students 2024

Application Procedures

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, 2024

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