Master Programme Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the MENA Region

Programme Description

The Programme is directed to young professionals with work experience and a high motivation to contribute to introducing a sustainable energy supply and to the development in the Arab region in general, which includes a keen interest in the other culture and language.

Sustainable energy supply will remain the most crucial challenge of the Arab region for the coming decades. For bilateral projects, there is a need for energy experts being familiar with the culture, language and politics of both sides.

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The objective of the Master Programme is to train more and better qualified people to help implement standards in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency - RE&EE - in the energy sector as one of the main priorities of German-Arab bilateral co-operation programmes.

The programme is run by two Universities – the University of Kassel and the Cairo University - in cooperation with institutions and companies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) sector. Both universities bring to the programme profound expertise in research and development and capacity building in the field of RE&EE.

General program information

Final degree

Master of Science

Period of study

21 months

Program language


Application Information

double degree will be handed out: University of Kassel and University Cairo OR University of Monastir. 

Practical work

Field research possible

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree with the grade "good" or the ECTS grade "B", based on at least seven semesters of study and 210 credits and

1 years working experience and


Statement of Objectives and two recommendation letters and


Very good English language skills, proved by
  • English language as native language;
  • English language as instruction language during Bachelor studies;
  • TOEFL (minimum 76 internet-based; 220 computer-based; 550 paper-based);
  • IELTS (6.5 minimum);
  • or equivalent.

Examination regulations / Modules

Current examination regulations for the Master programm

Examination office

Website of the Master programme

Here you can find the website of the Master programme

Beginning of study 

April in Kassel

October in Cairo OR Monastir (winter term)

Subject-specific information and advice



First semester

Orientation Week

Application procedure (winter semester 2017/18)

with a degree earned in Germany:

Application period: 15.05.2017 - 01.09.2017

with a degree earned outside Germany:

Application period: 01.05.2017 - 15.07.2017