Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and technology: 3,674 Students from 34 African Countries Applied for Scholarships at the University
Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, confirmed that 3,674 students from 34 African countries applied for scholarships through the university’s official website. This came after the university announced the allocation of 150 scholarships for postgraduate studies funded based on the cooperation between the governments of Egypt and Japan to prepare African cadres and refine their experience in the fields of science, technology and scientific research to contribute to supporting development in Africa. According to the agreement 50 students are accepted annually for a period of 3 years, as announced at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD-7.
Prof. El-Gohary stated that Egypt has regained its leading role in Africa during the era of President El-Sisi, and that the university aims, from these grants, to serve students in Africa, as the grants include the latest specializations in modern sciences that contribute to supporting development projects in Africa. Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education, explained that there is a large turnout of African students to obtain these scholarships, indicating that the door for application has been opened and admission procedures for 2021 have continued during the period from December 30, 2020 to February 13, 2021. The majors include Electronics and Communications, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering, Nanoscience, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Materials Energy, and Space Environment. He added that the grants include tuition fees, accommodation costs and travel tickets in addition to health insurance and a monthly salary for the entire period of study.