Egypt launches new scholarship programs in Spain, Italy, Romania, and Cyprus

Baheya Wael , Wednesday 13 Mar 2024

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research opened on Wednesday the door for graduates and researchers to apply for various scholarship programmes in some countries, including Spain, Italy, Romania, and Cyprus.

Alexandria University
File Photo: Students during Graduation ceremony for Alexandria University students.


The ministry is committed to implementing a scholarship strategy for effectively utilizing young researchers and preparing them for the labour market, according to a statement by Minister of Higher Education Ayman Ashour.

This comes as part of the ministry’s plan to build scientific cadres capable of achieving the nation’s aspirations.

Details of scholarship programmes

1. Italy’s REMESA project (Mediterranean Animal Health Network) includes four one-month scholarships for graduates in a field related to animal health, currently enrolled in or holding a PhD programme. The Cultural Office in Rome explained that the scholarships are fully funded by Sicily Province in southern Italy, with the deadline for applications on their website being 14 April. 

2. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and its School of Molecular Medicine have offered three joint scholarships for postgraduate Egyptian students to obtain a master's degree in the fields of molecular medicine, genetics, neuroscience, and technology for the academic year 2024/2025. The scholarships cover all tuition fees, as well as travel expenses to Cyprus, accommodation, and living expenses. The deadline for application on their website is 14 May.

3. The Spanish International Cooperation Agency also opened the door for fixed employees to apply for a scholarship programme to get a master's degree in diplomacy and international relations for the academic year 2024/2025. This is under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation of Spain, according to the Spanish embassy. The application is running until 19 March.

4. Romania also has offered a scholarship programme for foreign students who seek bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees, except in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. The scholarship, for the academic year 2024/2025, will cover tuition fees, accommodation expenses, and monthly financial aid. The Egyptian embassy in Bucharest revealed that students should apply through the electronic platform, with the deadline being 16 March.

Moreover, the website of the ministry’s Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector provides information on other scholarship programmes.

Sherif Saleh, the sector’s head, said that the sector is currently witnessing growth.

Egypt now prioritizes this kind of programmes as part of its plan to achieve Egypt's Vision 2030.

Thus, the ministry supports them by all means to build a new strong generation, with honed talents and refined personalities, ready for labour markets, according to the statement.

The Central Missions Administration does not bear any expenses for these scholarships, it added.

Visit the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector’s website for more details.

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