CAIRO: Cairo University has won a group of research scholarships with four European universities as part of an EU-funded education program “Erasmus Plus.”
The scholarships come in the framework of the International Relations Office (IRO) at Cairo University aiming “to boost scientific cooperation and exchange between Cairo University and European Universities.”
As many as four proposals by the Cairo University for scholarship grants at European universities have been approved through thewell-known Erasmus program to non EU universities, students and staff called KA1-Credit Mobility. Under this program, scholarships are awarded on the basis of inter-institutional agreements between universities and partner countries.
The four awarded scholarship grants are worth a total of 240,000 Euro ($272,376.) The hosting EU universities are: Freie Universität Berlin in Germany, University of Granada in Spain, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania and Philipp University of Marburg in Germany.
The scholarship programs cover travel, accommodation and insurance expenses during periods ranging from a week to 10 months. These inter-institutional programs are set to be applied during the two academic years from 2015 to 2017.