In the context of the 18th call of the German Egyptian short-term Scholarship Program (GERSS) which is equally co-financed between the I the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD held an information session for the finally selected candidates at the DAAD premises on 10th of July 2017.

The information session was designed to give the new GERSS group an overview about the next steps such as the language and cultural preparation courses in Egypt, fulfilling the requirements of mission department before travelling to Germany and the experience of a GERSS-Alumnus, in order to assure a smooth fulfillment of all formalities needed before travel and then a successful research stay in Germany.

The strong female presence this year is well remarkable, since 11 out of 18 selected candidates are females.