DAAD - Branch Office Cairo


Welcome to the DAAD Office in Cairo!

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DAAD information sessions

The DAAD Cairo Office is organizing information sessions at the Egyptian universities for the university leadership, the teaching staff and the students to advise about its programs and its partner organizations at the German Science Center. Should your institution be interested to organize such a session, please refer to:

Ms. Dina Essam
Director Assistant
DAAD Cairo office
11, Sh. Al-Saleh Ayoub, Zamalek
Tel: 202 27384127
Fax: 202 27384136
Email: Dina.Essam@daadcairo.org  

We are kindly asking you to send your request three weeks prior to the desired date of the planned information session. The dates will be confirmed according to the availability of the DAAD Cairo Office staff members.

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Announcement of DIES-Partnerships with Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries

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The deadline for a full online application via the DAAD Portal is June, 30th 2014

The "Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies" programme offers a whole package of measures made up of training courses, dialogue Events, projects and partnerships with which higher education institutions in developing countries can align their training programmes in accordance with international quality standards can expand their research capacities and can competitively develop their organizational structures. This programme is jointly developed by the DAAD and HRK (German Rectors' Conference) and financed from the budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

More information can be found here.

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Master´s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Call 2015/2016


This programme is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The programme offers very good graduates with a first university degree the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions. In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should especially qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic cooperation with Germany. With this programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

More information can be found here.

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Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Call 2015/ 2016


With its Development-Related Postgraduate Courses , the DAAD has created an educational programme that has set several milestones on the way towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Highly trained local professionals networked with international partners play an important role in the development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and good health for all.

German universities that offer international postgraduate courses with high relevance to development-related topics can apply for admission to the programme " Development-Related Postgraduate Courses ”. 

More information can be found here.

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Scholarships for the joint Master of Arts’ course "Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society” (CMEPS) At the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Eberhard Karls-University, Tubingen

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Application deadline for Arabic applicants: 1st May, 2014

Start: September / October 2014  Announcement for Arab applicants

This four-semester, interdisciplinary program combines political science contents from the field of comparative politics and transformation research with a specialization on the Middle East region, which includes both language training and the transfer of knowledge of society, culture and history of the Arab world.

Further information can be found here.

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Joint Master in Heritage Conservation and Site Management

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Application deadline for Arabic applicants: 15 June 2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce the 2nd call of the Joint Master Degree program in "Heritage conservation and Site Management” between BTU Cottbus and Helwan University, which is funded within the German- Arab Transformation Partnership.

Further information can be found here.

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Cooperation with the Transition Countries Egypt and Tunisia- 2014 Call for Applications 


The Egyptian and the Tunisian people attained the resignation of their authoritarian governments by peaceful demonstrations in the beginning of 2011. The people’s dauntless commitment for democracy, responsible government and constitutionality deeply impressed the global public. Germany supports this process of democratization actively. Thus, the German government already made suggestions for a new transformation partnership by the end of January 2011. As a result, Egypt and Tunisia get the support that is needed for the democratic change. The central role in this period is assigned to the universities of both countries. The DAAD  supports several measures aiming at strengthening the higher education in these destinations with funds from the Federal Foreign Office, beginning in 2012. Central aspects of these measures will be the Universities’ contribution to research and teaching in order to support civil societal and democratic structures and the transformation process on the one hand, as well as strengthening the scientific and technological performance of these countries on the other hand.

The Transformation Partnership consists of four Program Lines:

Important: Only Program Linie 2 is open for applications from German universities

Program Line 2 "Short-term Cooperation with Universities in Egypt and Tunisia”

Publication 2012 : German-Arab Transformation Partnership

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