DAAD - Branch Office Cairo


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GERLS and GERSS Websites

The GERLS and GERSS websites are inactive. We urge you to check the DAAD website for the updated information.

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GERSS - German-Egyptian Research Short term Scholarships

Autumn Call 2014/15

The German Egyptian Research Short term Scholarship GERSS is a program jointly funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Bonn (DAAD) in order to finance short term scholarships for young Egyptian scientists to travel to Germany. The target groups of the program are researchers enrolled in MSc, PhD programs and young Post-Doctoral candidates. The scholarships may be awarded for a period from three to six months.

More information can be found here.

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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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German-Egyptian Long-Term Scholarship, GERLS Call 2015-2016

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education are happy to announce the 6th call of their joint funding programme GERLS. The target groups for this programme are young researchers who have been awarded their Master’s degree recently and would like to continue their PhD-related research in Germany.  GERLS is a direct outcome of the German-Egyptian Year of Science and Technology 2007.

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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Cooperation with the Transition Countries Egypt and Tunisia

Call for Applications 2015


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.

Possible Arab partner countries: besides Egypt and Tunisia now also Jordan, Yemen, Morocco, Libya. The application needs to be handed in by the German university or research institute.

The Transformation Partnership consists of the following Program Lines:

Program Line 1 "German-Arab university partnerships (with partner universities in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Morocco, Libya or Jordan)"

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

Program Line 4 "German-Arab Research Partnerships – Al tawasul"

Publication 2012 : German-Arab Transformation Partnership

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