- Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (September 2010 – March 2014).
- M.Sc. in Communication and Electronics Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt (February 2007 – November 2009).
- B.S. in Communication and Electronics Engineering, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt (September 2001 - May 2006).
From April 2014 to June 2018 Hesham ElSawy was a postdoctoral fellow in the Communication Theory Lab (CTL), at the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering division (CEMSE), King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is now an assistant professor in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Eastern Province, KSA