Important Information regarding COVID-19

In light of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic and in line with the current internationally recommended social distancing policies, the DAAD Regional Office Cairo suspends all on-site counselling services until further notice.

At the moment, counselling takes only and completely place online. Please check our online offers on the DAAD Appointment Portal or in the events annoucement on our website. We are also still available to answer your queries online via email.

Thanks for your understanding and please stay healthy!

Your DAAD Cairo Team

Eine Pinnwand mit Klebezetteln in englischer Sprache zum Thema Prozesse und Koordination.

Services at the DAAD Regional Office Cairo - on-site and online

The DAAD Regional Office Cairo offers a wide range of services for individuals and institutions:

  • Information Sessions for Undergraduates about Studying in Germany (Bachelor)
  • Individual Counselling for Postgraduates
  • Specific information sessions about single scholarship programmes (depending on the application period)
  • On request: information sessions at Egyptian research institutes and universities
  • DAAD Kairo Akademie (DKA)
  • Counselling at Egyptian Universities through DAAD lecturers

Information Session for Undergraduates about Studying in Germany (Bachelor)

The DAAD Regional Office Cairo offers regularly information sessions about studying in Germany in general and different options for undergraduates regarding bachelor programmes.

During the session, the DAAD Counselling Team will talk about:

  • the different higher education system in Germany
  • how to find your study programme
  • how and when to start planning (application, visa requirements)
  • if your school leaving certificate is accepted at German universities (Thanaweya Amma/IGCSE/IB/American Diploma)
  • financial aspects

After the session, you have the chance to ask you questions. Kindly note that counselling for undergraduates is only offered directly  after the information session.

In order to attend the online info session, you must register via the DAAD Appointment Portal!

Individual Counselling for Postgraduates

If you have concrete questions about your postgraduate opportunities in Germany (Master, PhD, Postdoc), please apply for an appointment on the DAAD Appointment Portal.

Information Sessions on request

The DAAD Regional Office Cairo also offers information sessions for Egyptian research institutes and universities and for institution leaders, teaching staff and postgraduates. The session will be tailored for the target group.


If your institution is interested in the above mentioned session, please refer to:

Ann-Kathrin Schwarz


Programme Coordinator
DAAD Regional Office Cairo
11, Sh. Al-Saleh Ayoub, Zamalek
Tel: 202 27384127, Ext. 108
Fax: 202 27384136

We kindly ask you to send your request three weeks prior to the desired date of the planned information session. The dates will be confirmed according to the availability of the DAAD Regional Office Cairo staff members.

Download: Inquiry Sheet 2019 (docx, 199.82 KB)

DAAD Kairo Akademie (DKA)

The DAAD Kairo Akademie (DKA) was established in 2011 in order to bundle, restructure and professionalize the various training activities of the DAAD Cairo office under one roof. Ever since, the DKA supports Egyptian universities and research institutions in the field of capacity building and in strengthening international cooperation by offering further training opportunities. These range from proposal writing and other academic skills to soft skills like time management and teaching in higher education institutions.

Till date, the academy has hosted over 590 Modules within 7 different thematic clusters and reached almost 11.500 diverse Egyptian students, researchers and higher education managers.  In cooperation with 33 faculties at public universities, private universities and research institutions, we can offer up to 25 modules a month, most of which take part at our partnering Egyptian universities and research institutes. Special modules with experts from Germany are complementing this rich offer. In October 2015 the DKA obtained official acknowledgement through the Supreme council of Egyptian universities (SCU).

The offer of the DKA is being published and updated under the following website


DAAD-Lecturers - Counselling at Egyptian Universities

DAAD is represented around the world through its lecturers-programme, regional offices and information centers.

In addition to language teaching at universities, they also provide valuable information on studying opportunities, scholarships and scientific exchange in general. Therefore, DAAD lecturers are often the first point of contact for students and academics interested in a stay at a higher education institution in Germany, and are thus, a valuable link between Egyptian and German universities.

More to our lecturers the counselling hours