Step 1:  Prepare all necessary documents. Scan the documents and save them as PDFs, max. 2 MB file size.

 Please note: In case of acception to the program you will be asked to submit hard copies. 

Application forms

  1. Application form Ain Shams University

Please note: Complete the forms, sign personally, scan and save as PDFs.

Copies of qualifications

2. University transcript (English)

3. University degree (English)

4. English proficiency (English)

Please note: With the exception of proof of English proficiency the copies of these documents need to be officially authenticated/certified and translated into English.

Only IELTS (general or academic, min. band 6) or TOEFL (min. score 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 internet based) are accepted.

Motivation, professional and academic experiences

5. Portfolio (English, no longer than 6 pages in A4 Format, no more than 5 MB) 

Please note:  your portfolio should  feature a list of projects or a sample of work (student or professional projects) relevant for the IUSD course content with  written description and (if available) graphic illustration of selected projects in terms of their content and your contribution/role  in  the respective  project. To ensure equal treatment of all applicants, portfolios of more than 6 pages will not be considered.

6. Letter of motivation (English, no longer than 350 words) 

Please note: Recommended content for your motivation letter are; Why are you interested in this specific program – its content and its focus? What special qualifications and skills did you gain through your previous academic career that are relevant to this program and that you can build on? What specific professional experience do you have that will contribute to the aims of this program? How do you hope to develop your career after receiving the masters degree? Please indicate why you are interested in the programs contents and its focus on Germany and Arab countries in the MENA region.

7. Two letters of recommendation (English, no longer than 350 words each) 

Please note: Your letters of recommendation can be academic, professional or, if possible, from a current employer. Letters need to be signed and dated.

8. Curriculum Vitae (using the Europass Specimen Form for the CV

9. Scanned copy of your National Passport

Step 2: Please apply and upload a complete set of these files at the ASU online application portal. (before 15.02.2018 00:00 CET)

Please Note: proceed according to the application portal Manual.

Step 3:  Wait for the results of the pre-selection process.

How to apply for MSc IUSD Cairo program at the Ain Shams University


Step 1:  Prepare all necessary documents. Scan the documents and save them as PDFs, max. 2 MB file size.

 Please note: In case of acception to the program you will be asked to submit hard copies. 

Application forms

  1. Application form Ain Shams University

Please note: Complete the forms, sign personally, scan and save as PDFs.

Copies of qualifications

2. University transcript (English)

3. University degree (English)

4. English proficiency (English)

Please note: With the exception of proof of English proficiency the copies of these documents need to be officially authenticated/certified and translated into English.

Only IELTS (general or academic, min. band 6) or TOEFL (min. score 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 internet based) are accepted.

Motivation, professional and academic experiences

5. Portfolio (English, no longer than 6 pages in A4 Format, no more than 5 MB) 

Please note:  your portfolio should  feature a list of projects or a sample of work (student or professional projects) relevant for the IUSD course content with  written description and (if available) graphic illustration of selected projects in terms of their content and your contribution/role  in  the respective  project. To ensure equal treatment of all applicants, portfolios of more than 6 pages will not be considered.

6. Letter of motivation (English, no longer than 350 words) 

Please note: Recommended content for your motivation letter are; Why are you interested in this specific program – its content and its focus? What special qualifications and skills did you gain through your previous academic career that are relevant to this program and that you can build on? What specific professional experience do you have that will contribute to the aims of this program? How do you hope to develop your career after receiving the masters degree? Please indicate why you are interested in the programs contents and its focus on Germany and Arab countries in the MENA region.

7. Two letters of recommendation (English, no longer than 350 words each) 

Please note: Your letters of recommendation can be academic, professional or, if possible, from a current employer. Letters need to be signed and dated.

8. Curriculum Vitae (using the Europass Specimen Form for the CV

9. Scanned copy of your National Passport

Step 2: Please apply and upload a complete set of these files at the ASU online application portal. (before 15.02.2018 00:00 CET)

Please Note: proceed according to the application portal Manual.

Step 3:  Wait for the results of the pre-selection process.

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