Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program

With great appreciation to a generous gift from the NNS Foundation – a charity fund settled by Nassef Sawiris – and in collaboration with the Sawiris Foundation in Egypt, the University of Pennsylvania will welcome a select group of students from the architecture engineering and electrical engineering programs at Ain Shams University into the Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program during the 2022 fall semester. The Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program allows for the inspirational exchange of ideas, knowledge, and culture between degree-seeking Penn students and students from Egyptian universities. We invite up to five students per academic year to fully immerse into 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 will leave Penn with newfound skills, a global outlook, and friendships to last a lifetime, making them well prepared to help advance their communities upon their return.