Economic and social development is one of the main focuses of German development policy cooperation with the Arab world. The goal of the “Economics of the Middle East” programme is to further qualify partner specialists in this field while also training a larger number of experts on the German side who are familiar with the economy, institutions, culture and language of the region.
In designing this new Master’s course as a “Twinning Programme“, two goals are being pursued. On the one hand, Arab economists are being trained in modern economics with special consideration of the economies of Middle Eastern countries including in particular the economic reform needs of the region. At the same time, German students with a first academic training in economic science are becoming qualified as regional experts and familiarized with the economic conditions in the Arab cultural area. In addition to subject matter dealing with economic science, comprehensive political and socio-cultural connections are also components of the course. By working in small mixed groups, students are trained in intercultural communication and management skills that will enable them as graduates to cooperate on international projects, in the area of development cooperation or scientific-technological cooperation, for instance.
The course stretches over four semesters in which students spend one semester at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and two semesters at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. . During the fourth semester up to six months can be spent in the Middle East and North Afrika (MENA) while elaborating the Master’s thesis. English is the language of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, the Lebanese American University and the Philipps-Universität Marburg awards a joint degree Master of Science.
Who can participate?
The target group of this postgraduate course are young professionals from the field of economics, who preferably have some initial work experience in this field. The DAAD will award a limited number of scholarships for this course.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
Applications are open to participants from the following countries: Germany, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.
The DAAD supports the participation in the Master´s programme in „Economics of the Middle East“ at Philipps-Universität Marburg and at the Lebanese American University, Beirut for up to 24 months
Further information regarding the programme and application can be found at the course website or the current call for scholarship.
Where can I apply? Where do I find more information?
Please submit the complete application for admission into the programme and for the scholarship directly at the University of Marburg. The application has to be in English.
For further information regarding the course and application procedure, please visit the programme website at (www.uni-marburg.de/emea).
For further questions concerning the scholarship please read the call for scholarship or address your request to:
German Academic Exchange Service
Argelia Löschcke Centeno, Section 431