30, November 2019



(Partially Funded)


Prof Dr Mahfouz Kassem Scholarship” offered by the DAAD Foundation

With this scholarship in pharmacy awarded by the DAAD Foundation (trustee: DAAD e.V.) the family of Professor Kassem is offering postgraduates (holding a Master’s degree or higher) from Egypt the opportunity to conduct research and further their training in Germany. The scholarship is also intended to aid networking among colleagues in the discipline.

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Eligible to apply are excellently qualified postgraduates, doctoral candidates and young academics conducting research in fields relevant to the pharmaceuticals industry in Egypt; applicants must have graduated with a Master’s or Diplom degree by the time they take up their scholarship, and may not be currently studying or employed at an institution in Germany. Students on Master’s programmes and scientists working at R&D facilities of pharmaceutical companies based in Egypt are also eligible to apply.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Pharmacology

Required Languages


Certificate of proficiency in English
Certificate of proficiency in German (if applicable)

Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three months.

The scholarship is awarded for a period of up to three months. The funding period is determined by a selection committee depending on the project and the work schedule.

The scholarship period cannot be extended.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applications will be assessed by an independent selection committee comprised of experts in the discipline.

The key selection criteria are as follows:

  • A compelling and well-planned, detailed research or further training project
  • Description of the section of the research to be undertaken in Germany, including milestone planning
  • Description of the project’s relevance to the pharmaceutical industry in Egypt
  • Applicant’s academic achievements: Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.
  • Applicants should have taken their final examination no more than six years before the application deadline.

  • Doctorate holders should have completed their doctorate no more than four years ago. Doctoral candidates should have begun their doctorate no more than three years ago. Applicants who will have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months by the application deadline cannot be considered.

  • Applicants may not apply to DAAD e.V. programmes (Research Grant Short-Term, Research Grant Doctoral Programme GERLS and GERSS from the DAAD e.V.) in the same year.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Monthly grant – depending on level of training – of €850 for graduates and €1,200 for doctoral candidates and doctorate holders.
  • Grants for health, accident and personal liability insurance.
  • Subsidy to help cover travel expenses, if these are not paid by the home country or a third party

How to Apply

First Step: submit online via the DAAD portal using this Link:

Second Step: fill the Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full CV (up to three pages)
  • List of publications (up to 10 pages), if applicable
  • Comprehensive and precise description of the project agreed with the academic supervisor (at an academic institution or a pharmaceutical industrial company) (proposal)
  • Outline of previous research work (up to 10 pages)
  • Schedule for intended research work
  • Letter confirming academic supervision from the academic host in Germany, giving your research project’s title, dates, duration and intended results (no older than six months)
  • Agreement with the host/supervisor regarding intellectual property
  • Assurance from the host/supervisor that a workplace will be provided
  • Degree certificate giving final grade(s)
    If you will not be graduating until after the application deadline you must submit your degree certificate before you take up the scholarship
  • Other documents supporting your application(e.g. certificates of employment, proof of internships etc.)
  • All university certificates pertaining to all annual exams, with individual grade(s), including an explanation of the grading system
  • Translations into German or English of documents submitted in Arabic or other languages
  • Copy of school-leaving certificate qualifying you to attend university in your home country (with all individual grades)
  • Certificate of admission to a doctoral programme at your home university, if you intend to complete or are currently completing a doctorate there
  • Certificate of proficiency in English, issued no more than two years ago (TOEFL iBT with a score of at least 79, IELTS with a score of at least 6.5)
    Certificate of proficiency in German (if applicable)

Third Step:send oneoriginal copy of a current letter of recommendation (signed by hand) that provides information on their qualifications, as well as a printout of the “Application Summary” (PDF file) generated by the DAAD portal after completing the online application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Yasmeen Mohamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Nada Ahmed/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team