Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Program

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program supports students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master’s degree at an U.S.-accredited university in the MENA region. The TLG program intends to cultivate leadership skills and the spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism among exceptional students.

TLG targets students from around the region who are academically qualified but who are otherwise unable to afford American-style higher education. Students will enroll at the graduate level at one of the hosting institutions: Students will enroll at the graduate level at one of the hosting institutions: the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Lebanon, and the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Egypt. TLG equips graduate students with professional experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through research that furthers the professionalization of emerging leaders while supporting and increasing scholars’ knowledge of gender issues in specific in the various fields of study. Upon returning to their home countries, participants join a network of over 1200 program alumni serving as leaders across the MENA region.

Note: Degrees in medicine or law are not supported under this program.

The program covers the following:

  • Full coverage of all applicable charges for enrollment, tuition and fees
  • University medical insurance coverage
  • A monthly living allowance
  • Student housing
  • One laptop for the duration of the program
  • A yearly book allowance
  • Two round-trip tickets from and to home country, where applicable
  • Exposure to and engagement in different community development projects and/or internships in host country, and/or their home countries to learn about different forms of intervention and apply such learning back in their respective countries
  • Academic advising, mentoring services, and learning services
  • Internship opportunities
  • Professional training on leadership and gender
  •  Opportunity to engage with a faculty on research projects

 Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

    • Be a citizen/national of: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, and West Bank and Gaza (including Palestinians residing outside of the West Bank and Gaza)
      Note: American citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents are not
      eligible to apply
    • Be committed to complete your Master’s degree within two-years;
    • Be committed to pursue hands-on public policy research and work as part of your Master’s program;
    • Demonstrate academic excellence
    • Demonstrate financial need per Tomorrow’s Leaders Program and host university financial aid policies;
    • Demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English and meet university specific TOEFL iBT scores; and
    • Be able to start the program in August/September of 2023.

Application Process: 

“FHI 360 manages recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders program on behalf of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative. Interested candidates should visit the Tomorrow’s Leaders website at Tomorrow’s Leaders Program ( for full eligibility requirements and the application information.

The Tomorrow’ Leaders (Undergraduate/ Graduate) Program will extend the application deadline to December 11, 2023, for applicants from the following countries/territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, West Bank & Gaza, and Tunisia.”