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German Egyptian Research Short-Term Scholarship Program (GERSS) 2017 for Egyptian Students

The GERSS scholarships offer young Egyptian scientists and academics the opportunity to travel to Germany. The programme funds research visits to a research institute, a state or state-recognised private university in Germany.

Application Deadline: 15th February, 2017

Eligible Countries: Egypt

To be taken at (country): Germany

Type: The programme is aimed at Master’s students, doctoral candidates and young postdocs.


  • Applicants must be enrolled at a private or state university or research institute in Egypt.
  • Applicants for a GERSS scholarship must have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree.
  • Language skills: Good command of English

Selection: Selection will take place at the DAAD-Branch Office Cairo.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship:  

  • Travel allowance for scholarship holders
  • Monthly scholarship payment according to academic status
  • Health insurance

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarships are awarded for a period of 3-6 months.

How to Apply: The application has to be submitted through the DAAD Portal and by post. Please note that the tab “Submitting an application” is only displayed during the application period.
The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Application documents
An extensive description of application documents and samples of all forms are available from 1. November at: http://cairo.daad.de/en/scholarships/phd

Candidates have to apply online through the DAAD portal. In addition, 1 hard copy of the application form as well as all required documents have to be sent to the DAAD Cairo office via post latest by the deadline.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details; https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?origin=2&status=2&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=&page=3&detail=50015317#prozess

Award Provider: The DAAD Network

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