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40 Egyptian researchers awarded the German Egyptian Long-term Scholarship for the academic year 2015 2016  in a festive event


In the context of the 7th call of the German Egyptian long-term Scholarship Program (GERLS), the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) celebrated the GERLS awarding ceremony at the premises of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Zamalek on 21st September 2015. The event took place in the presence of H.E. Mr. Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt, Prof. Hossam El Malehy, First Undersecretary of State, Head of Scientific and Culture Mission Abroad and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, the Director of the DAAD Cairo Office.

During the ceremony H.E. Ambassador Julius Georg Luy, Prof. Hossam El Malehy and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter handed over the awarding certificates to 40 scholarship holders, who have been granted the GERLS scholarship out of 231 candidates applied for that competitive program. Scholars will spend up to 4 years at a University in Germany.

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The German Egyptian Research Long term Scholarship Final Selection of GERLS Call 2015/16 



The final selection interviews of the GERLS 7th call for the academic year 2015/16 took place from the 20th till 22nd March 2015 at the premises of the DAAD Cairo office.

96 candidates have been interviewed by distinguished independent bi-national selection committee and 45 candidates have been finally accepted.

The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are jointly calling for the long term PhD program "German Egyptian Research Long term Scholarship” (GERLS) for 7th time. This collaboration is a continuation of the academic and scientific cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Federal Republic of Germany which has lasted for decades. The GERLS program is a successful outcome of the German-Egyptian Year of Science & Technology in 2007, which has resulted to four jointly financed programs between the Egyptian and the German side.

The GERLS program is offered for candidates, who desire to obtain or complete their PHD at one of the German Universities under the supervision of German professors. The program offers up to 81 scholarships for young motivated doctoral candidates and researchers.

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Seven graduates of the German Schools in Egypt receive a scholarship from the DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation  

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A reception was held on the 9th of June in the DAAD Cairo Office in which the DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development awarded seven graduates of the German Schools in Egypt with the stipends of their commonly conducted scholarship program. Only the best graduates of each year of the German schools in Egypt with an average grade of at least 1,5 are eligible to apply for the scholarship program.

"Our seven scholarship holders did not only show an outstanding school performance but also competed successfully with candidates from more than 50 countries in the final selections at the DAAD Bonn and won seven scholarships from 125 scholarships worldwide for Egypt.   Additionally they convinced us that they are willing to contribute to the development of the Egyptian society and to strengthen the ties between Egypt and Germany. We congratulate you wholeheartedly and wish you all the best for your studies in Germany ”, Ms. Mona Ayoub and Ms. Petra Bogenschneider passed the greetings of Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, director of the DAAD Cairo Office, to the scholarship holders.

This is the eleventh time that the international DAAD scholarship program "Deutsche Auslandsschulen” took place in cooperation with the Sawiris Foundation. The scholarship enables the graduates to conduct studies in a field of their choice at a German university. The program’s main objective is to foster the talent of young people who, after having studied at a German institution, will be able to contribute to the development of their country.

"I particularly remember from the talks with the scholarship holders during the preselection that many of them told us that they would like to show the Germans the whole picture of Egypt. And this is how we understand your role: you are ‘bridge-builders’ between Germany and Egypt” as Ramesh de Silva, head of the department for culture and education at the German Embassy in Cairo, pointed out during his speech.

The five scholarship holders of the DAAD are Bassel Katamish (DEO), Aisha Elfeky (DEO), Maria Labib (DEO), Mennathallah Balbaa (DSB Alexandria) and Mariam Sobhi (DSB Kairo). In addition the Sawiris Foundation awarded two scholarships to Hania Elkersh (DSB Kairo) and Nour Nasr (DSB Kairo).

The DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation congratulate all scholarship holders and wish them all the best for their studies in Germany.

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