The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the 11th Call for the German-Egyptian Research Long Term Scholarship Programme (GERLS) for the academic year 2019/2020.

The programme is aimed at highly-qualified Egyptian doctoral candidates, who have been awarded M.A./M.Sc. degrees in the past three years. Applicants must be affiliated to Egyptian Public universities, public research institutions and ministries and must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the Mission’s department.

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD Portal.

You can find detailed information about deadline, the application procedures and eligibility under the following link:


If you are interested in applying for the GERLS doctoral programme and you have inquiries, the DAAD is offering an individual counseling about the GERLS programme on Thursday, 13th of December 2018.
Kindly register through the following link:

Kindly be informed that the DAAD is also offering a webinar about the GERLS programme on:

Sunday, 16th of December 2018 – 10am:

Sunday, 06th of January 2019 – 3pm:

Kindly access the Webinar at the scheduled time above through the links to participate. No registration needed.


The GERLS Pre-selection result is announced today 19th March 2019. All the GERLS applicants will receive a notification to check the GERLS Pre-selection result through their profile on the DAAD Portal. We wish you all best of luck!