IUSD Double Degree “EPOS Scholarship”

The M.Sc. IUSD Double Degree program covers a period of four semesters and is hosted and organized by the two partner universities – University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University, Cairo. The first and second semesters are taught in Stuttgart (September – August); Ain Shams University organizes the third and fourth semesters (September – September).
Both Universities jointly supervise the master thesis in the fourth semester.
The double-degree program is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the program “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS) by a limited number of scholarships.

Only applicants who fulfill the formal requirements of the EPOS program with a:

  • Minimum 2 year of work experience
  • Maximum 6 years after last academic degree
  • Nationality as listed in the DAC-list
  • and who apply at both universities can participate in the Double Degree program.


The participants will receive two degrees Master of Science »Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design«, issued by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University.

Language of instruction


Start of the program “Stuttgart”:

October of each year (with optional language course/ introductory program starting September 1st)


To apply for the EPOS supported IUSD Double Degree program students need to apply at both universities in parallel:

>> for list of required documents by Ain Shams University, click here.
>> for a full Application Manual to the IUSD Ain Shams Uni portal, 

Link: Click here to read


The application for this cycle is opened between 15 December 2017 and  15 February 2018.

Kindly submit your EPOS application documents through the University of Stuttgart University via e-mail epos@iusd.uni-stuttgart.de and attach the following separate documents:

Please note:  You need both registration numbers of both universities to fill out the form.

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