Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation (CCSF)

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Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation (CCSF)


P.O. Box 29, Postal Code 11516, Cairo, Egypt


+ 20 2 27945553


+ 20 2 27926783




Dr. Nabil Elaraby

The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation was created in 2007, out of a strong will to contribute to national development through creating high caliber professionals to help enhance Egypt’s growth in all sectors. The Foundation is funded by an endowment from Citadel Capital to grant academic scholarships to talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue Master’s and PhD degrees abroad in all fields of study.

Support to Higher Education

The Foundation funds graduate degrees; 1-2 years for Master’s degrees and 3-4 years for PhD degrees, in all fields of study abroad. The Foundation offers two kinds of scholarships; full sponsorship and partial sponsorship. The full sponsorship covers tuition fees (with a ceiling of USD 50,000) and living expenses (with a ceiling of USD 25,000). The partial sponsorship covers the tuition only with a ceiling of USD 50,000 annually.
Type of Support
CCSF grants scholarships to Egyptians to pursue their graduate studies in all academic fields and foreign universities. Only Master’s and PhD degrees are provided.
Duration of Support
● 1-2 years for Master’s degrees.
● 3-4 years for PhD degrees.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants should:
● Be under the age of 35.
● Be Egyptian nationals residing in Egypt.
● Be accepted at the university and program of interest.
● Have excellent command of language of study.
● Have good command of the English language.
● Have a genuine financial need.
● Be planning to pursue their studies at one of the top universities in their discipline of choice.
● Be involved with activities in civic, public or international affairs (NGOs, volunteer work, etc).
● Have a clear military service status (for males).
● Not be a recipient of any other partial scholarships or grants during the same period.
● Be committed to return to work in Egypt for a minimum of 2 years upon program completion.

CCSF reserves the right to apply exceptions or require additional conditions as deemed necessary.
Application Procedures
● Applications must be downloaded starting 15 January of every year when the scholarship round begins, from:

● Applications are to be printed, signed and mailed to:
Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 29
Postal Code 11516
Cairo, Egypt

By Fedex
Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation
Hold at Fedex Garden City Office

● Applications must be sent along with the following:
o Letter of acceptance to one university of choice.
o University application form (if form was submitted online, applicants must ask for a PDF copy from the university).
o An updated CV.
o Two reference letters (one academic and one professional).
o Military service certificate (for males).
30 April of every year.