GUC – German University in Cairo

Transnational Education in Egypt

German Project Funding Managed in Cooperation With Three Universities From Baden-Württemberg

Key Features of the Project

  • Largest transnational education project in Germany
  • Egyptian institution with more than 12,000 students run according to German academic standards
  • Ulm University as consortium leader together with the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen
  • Exchange opportunities for students, scholars, lecturers, and staff members
  • Funded by the Ministry for Education and Resarch (BMBF) and the Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) via the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Fast Facts About the GUC

The GUC has a high reputation in Egypt and Germany and represents the longstanding tradition of German-Egyptian education cooperation.

  • Private non-profit university founded in 2002 according to German quality standards and Egyptian law
  • Located in the Southeast of Cairo, a bustling Egyptian metropolis with a 3,000 year old history
  • Several Baden-Württemberg universities and the DAAD have served as mentors and close strategic partners since the founding of the GUC
  • More than 13,000 students
  • State-of-the-art campus with high-tech laboratories, sports facilities, an industry and a solar park
  • Study programmes accredited by ACQUIN leading to degrees of B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D.
  • All classes taught in English, German as a foreign language mandatory part of the curriculum
  • Campus in Berlin and German GUC Office in Ulm
  • More than 40 % of the students study abroad, many of them in Germany

Study Abroad Opportunities in Both Directions

Students and researchers – both from the GUC and from Germany – can choose from many programmes in the framework of the exchange.

GUC students go to Germany for:


  • German language courses
  • A research stay for your Bachelor or Master thesis
  • A complete Master programme


Learn more - GUC students going to Germany

Students from Ulm, Stuttgart, Tübingen or other selected German universities go to the GUC for:


  • A semester or an academic year abroad
  • Research stays at the GUC in Cairo


Learn more - Students from Germany going to Egypt

Joint Research Projects

The transnational education project has a strong research focus. Scholars from both countries can apply for funding for a joint research project together with colleagues from Egypt and Germany. 

Activities that can be funded could be the following:

  • Workshops
  • Research summer schools
  • Short-term research stays

Learn more

The Team Behind the Scenes

Your contact persons are representatives from four different universities:

  • Ulm
  • Stuttgart
  • Tübingen
  • German University in Cairo

Do you have any questions?

We are happy to help!

Please check our contact page for the right person to get in touch with.

Contacts GUC German Office in Ulm

Contacts at the GUC


Daniela Englisch, Director of the Interational Office at Ulm University & Project Head

She represents the DAAD-funded GUC project coordinated in Ulm together with the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen.

The GUC is a truely strategic partner for Ulm University. We appreciate this cooperation as an important intercultural bridge between Germany and the Arab world. Last but not least, the GUC project stands for a twenty-year old friendship we enjoy with our Egyptian colleagues.

Prof. Dr. Frank Gunzer, Vice President for International Affairs at the GUC & Member of the GUC Project Steering Committee

He is a faculty member at the GUC and the coordinator in the project team on the Egyptian side.

The relationship with our German partners and the opportunities the DAAD funding provides is extremely valuable. Students and researchers from the GUC get a chance to deepen their ties to Germany and build their international careers as scholars or outside of academia in Egypt or Germany.