BMZ Supports Scholarships to German and Arab Development Experts

In a bid to boost the effectiveness of German development cooperation with North African and Middle Eastern countries, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, or BMZ, is offering a postgraduate program in international education management to German and Arab managerial and technical staff engaged in the fields of education and development cooperation.

The course will be conducted alternatively by the Ludwigsburg University of Education and Egypt’s Helwan University starting July 2011. It will run for to six semesters and is especially designed to allow participants to continue with their normal work load as well as quickly apply their learning in their work.

BMZ’s support covers payments for the travel, accommodation and initial tuition of the first batch of successful applicants. Interested professionals can download an application form and learn more about the admission process online.

Competition for slots in the course is expected to be tough. Basic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade of “good” or its equivalent, and sufficient scientific, technical and mathematical knowledge. 

Applications for the course can be submitted to the Ludwigsburg University of Education starting November.

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