Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program

Thanks to a generous gift from the NNS Foundation – a charity fund settled by Nassef Sawiris, the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with Sawiris Foundation (The NNS Foundation’s implementing arm in Egypt) will welcome a select group of students from Ain Shams University into the Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program in Fall 2022. The Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program allows for an inspirational exchange of ideas, knowledge, and culture between degree-seeking Penn students and students from Egyptian universities, inviting up to five students per year to fully immerse them in the Penn experience.

During their time at Penn, students from Egyptian universities will work with faculty and academic advisors, explore American culture, and experience academics at an Ivy League university. The Sawiris Scholars would leave Penn armed with newfound skills, a global outlook, and friendships to last a lifetime, making them well prepared to help advance their communities in Egypt upon their return.

Interested Ain Shams University students are invited to reach out to Dr. Angie Eldamak with questions at

For other questions, please contact