Al Akhawayn University provides scholarships for the Arabic and North African Studies summer program. These Scholarships cover up to 75% of tuition and housing costs. To apply for these scholarships, please fill out the Scholarship Application form and send it to

Application deadline is: March 30, 2020


To meet the scholarship requirements, applicants must:

  1. have completed a minimum of 80 class hours (two semesters in a higher education institution) in Modern Standard Arabic
  2. write no more than 500 word essay in Arabic answering "لماذا تدرس اللغة العربية؟""What do you hope to achieve through your study of the Arabic language?"
  3. have three written recommendations, including at least one from an Arabic Language Instructor/Professor
  4. provide grade transcripts documenting previous Arabic study
  5. have been admitted to the ARANAS Program.


All application materials must be sent by email to


There are many other sources of funding. It is recommended to start searching early your home country.

Europeans Students have found scholarships through the following institutions:
  • Spanish Agency of International Cooperation

American Students have found scholarships through the following institutions:
  • FLAS: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
  • IEF: Georgia State University Scholarship fund
  • National Security Education Program
  • Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship
  • Olmsted Foundation, Washington, D.C
  • Sallie Mac (student Loan)
  • lark Fellowship
  • United States Federal Financial Aid
  • DFIP, USAF Academy: US Air Force
  • Washington Education Foundation Achievers Program
  • Institute for Ismaili Studies
  • Sturgis and Honors College

ARANAS students have found scholarships through the following Universities:
  • Macquarie University
  • George Washington University
  • Office of International Programs, West Virginia University
  • King Fahd endowment for University of Arkansas Middle Eastern Program
  • George Washington Citi Assist Student Loan
  • Near Eastern Studies Department at Princeton University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tobin, Family Fellowship, Fordham University
  • Binghamton University, local scholarship
  • Kansas State University foundation
  • SUNNY Binghamton, Office of International Programs
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha