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application portal is now open for intake winter term 2022/23
## EPOS application is open for admission to winter term 2022/23!!! ##

application deadline for EPOS scholarship (winter term 2022/23) will close July 29th 2021



Dear applicants,

the IUSD management teams of University Stuttgart and Ain Shams University Cairo would like to offer two joint question and answers online sessions during the application period.

In case of interest, we ask you to register for the respective date. To do this, please click on it and sign in the registration window. Shortly before the start of the meeting you will receive an email with the access data.

In case you would attend both sessions, please register for both sessions individually.

Please understand, that we cannot do individual application consulting and guide you through the application procedure.
We would like to ask you to prepare short and specific questions to be able to handle as many questions as possible.

the two dates are:

QA session 1: June 14th, 2 pm CET (UCT +2)

QA session 2: July 14th, 2 pm CET (UCT +2)


Mission Statement

It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and regional planning as well as to graduates with other Bachelor degrees and with relevant professional experience. Our philosophy is based on transnational learning exchange between students with different regional backgrounds applied to a specific urban reality. Our joint IUSD Lab´s experiential learning hubs are based in Egypt (IUSD Lab Cairo) and Germany (IUSD Lab Stuttgart) and embedded into a network of international partner institutions and universities around the world.

Teaching at both universities is based on interdisciplinary teamwork and on site-specific projects in cooperation with local communities and with different stakeholders, organizations and institutions, locally and internationally. IUSD students acquire reflective and practical skills to develop integrated and transdisciplinary solutions for planning, managing and designing landscapes, cities and buildings.

The IUSD program has been jointly developed and established since 2011 by the two partner universities University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University, Cairo. The double-degree program with the first year in Stuttgart University and the second year at Ain Shams University in Cairo serves as its backbone and is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the program “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”. The double-degree program is supported by a high-profile advisory board and by various German, Egyptian and international organizations, including UNHabitat, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), and CEDARE (Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe). These partnerships offer IUSD students numerous opportunities to test and develop skills in challenging and complex applied contexts.

Starting in 2016, both universities also offer the IUSD as a single degree program in both locations, with different study and exchange opportunities.


IUSD Office
University of Stuttgart

Keplerstr. 11, 70174 Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design


IUSD Office
Ain Shams University Cairo

1 El-Sarayat Street, 11517 Abbasiya, Cairo, Ain Shams University
Faculty of Engineering

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