Partners » The German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association; its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies.

Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

In 2014, the DAAD funded more than 120.000 German and international scholars worldwide. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. Voluntary, independent selection committees decide on the funding. The selection committee members are appointed by the DAAD's Executive Committee according to certain appointment principles. The DAAD supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.

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The DAAD Cairo Branch Office  

The DAAD offers its services in Egypt since 1960. The Cairo office is a contact point for all German students and researchers studying or doing research at Egyptian universities (or intending to do so), as well as for all Egyptian students and researchers interested in studying or doing research in Germany. The Cairo branch offers consultation on scholarships and funding possibilities, and also holds various scientific events, such as lectures and conferences. At the same time it is a certified test center for “German as a foreign language” and aptitude tests for foreign students.

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