Helwan University Scholarships

DAAD – Helwan University Scholarships for Refugees in Egypt 2017/2018

Helwan University in Cairo is now receiving applications for the Master’s programme Heritage Conservation and Site Management that is offered in academic cooperation with Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany.

Application Deadline: 20th September 2017

Eligible Countries:  Arab refugees (from Syria, Libya, Irak and Yemen)

To be taken at (country): Egypt

About the Award: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – with funds allocated by the German Federal Foreign Office –offer scholarship opportunities to Arab refugees (from Syria, Libya, Irak and Yemen), currently residing in Egypt and registered as refugees through the UNHCR to study thisMaster’s programme,but also to students from Egypt.

The programme is focused on transferring knowledge and methodologies necessary for the administration and management of archaeological sites, which include the following academic fields: conservation strategies and methods, strategic heritage management and planning, visitor management, presentation and interpretation, as well as general leadership skills and knowledge of the tourism sector. Graduates will be able to approach among other things the documentation and long-term security of war and disaster -related damage to physical cultural property in a sufficient manner. Knowledge of “Disaster & Risk Management” for Cultural Heritage and “Heritage in Conflict” will also be achieved. The variety of these subjects will endow graduates with the multidisciplinary skills required in the significance assessment, management and protection of heritage sites. The programme cooperates with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

Graduates will be qualified to work in a broad range of heritage institutions in the private and public sector: government agencies, heritage organisations, museums, tourism agencies, private corporations, etc. As heritage consultants and managers, they may be employed to develop and implement conservation and management plans for archaeological or other cultural heritage sites.


Type: Master of Arts (M.A.) awarded by Helwan University, Egypt in academic cooperation with Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany.

Eligibility: – Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Tourism, Architecture, Conservation or (Art) History, or equivalent qualifications (The equivalence of other study degrees has to be determined by the program’s administration). – Adequate proficiency in English language.

Number of Awardees: 10 full scholarships for Arabs and 5 full scholarships for Egyptians are available for the academic year 2017-2018. Scholarship holders are exempted from tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards monthly scholarships (500 Euros per month for 24 months) to students from Egypt and for Arab nationals currently residing in Egypt and affected by civil war (Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iraq).

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of program

How to Apply: www.heritage.edu.eg

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: DAAD

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