at Ain Shams University Cairo


The 4-semester MSc is hosted by Ain Shams University. In The second year of study students will have the possibility to study abroad at international partner universities ( Cooperation partners of IUSD- Ain Shams University) There are opportunities  funded semester exchange with University of Stuttgart  through Erasmus+ Student Exchange program. For more information on this program, refer to financial issues/ funding opportunities section.
In order to apply for the MSc IUSD Cairo program at Ain Shams University, please submit the following documents only online to the application portal no later than February 15th, 11:59 pm (Cairo Local Time: GMT+2).


The participants receive a degree Master of Science »Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design«, issued by Ain Shams University.




mid-September, introductory program starting September 1st

In order to apply for the MSc IUSD Cairo program at Ain Shams University , please submit the following documents online to the application portal no later than February 15th .

1 Application forms
• Application form Ain Shams University (download through the portal)

Complete the forms, sign personally, scan and save as PDFs

2 Copies of qualifications
• University transcript (English)
• University degree (English)
• 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.
• Scanned copy of your National Passport.
Kindly scan the documents and save them as PDFs

3 Motivation, professional and academic experiences
• Portfolio (English, no longer than 6 pages in A4 Format)
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.
• 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?
(In case you also apply for the IUSD Double Degree program, please indicate why you are interested in the programs contents and its focus on Germany and Arab countries in the MENA region).
• Two letters of recommendation (English, no longer than 350 words each)
Your letters of recommendation can be academic, professional or, if possible, from a current employer. Letters need to be signed and dated.
• Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Specimen Form for the CV)?
Kindly save documents as PDF, max. 2 MB file size. The portfolio may be up to 5 MB

Please upload a complete set of these files to the Ain Shams online application portal. The Application Portal Manual will guide you through the application proces. Please do not send any hard copies until you receive an offer. Offers are conditional on timely submission of all hardcopy documents required for admission to Ain Shams University. We advise candidates to start preparing their documents in advance.


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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