M.Sc. in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region (REMENA)
*University of Kassel, Dept. of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, Communications Lab ComLab, Wilhelmshöher Allee 73, 34121 Kassel, Germany
*Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Giza, 12613 Egypt
*University of Monastir, National Engineering School of Monastir, ENIM, 5019 Monastir, Tunisia
University of Kassel: +49 561 804 6419
Cairo University: +20 2 35678264
University of Monastir: + 216 98 45 20 98
Type of course
Language of tuition
Length of course
Overall length of 21 months:
- one semester (6 months) in Cairo/Egypt or Monastir/Tunisia.
- one semester (6 months) in Kassel/Germany
- one semester (9 months) master thesis (MENA region, Germany, or other).
Date of commencement
July 15 for winter term, i.e. start of studies in October in Cairo or Monastir
January 15 for summer term, i.e. start of studies in April in Kassel
The costs to be covered for the whole program by each student are
- ~ 12500 Euro living costs
- ~ 10000 Euro costs for special services
- ~ 270 Euros semester fees per semester at the University of Kassel
- ~ 150 Euros fees at Cairo University or ~200 at University of Monastir
Student grants / Financial assistance
The REMENA Master program is open to all nationalities. A limited number of full scholarships for applicants from non-OPEC membership countries in Asia/Subsahara Africa and MENA, and a limited number of partial scholarships for applicants from Egypt or Tunisia is available. Depending on the applicant’s nationality, it is also possible to apply for education loans in your home-country, use governmental scholarships if offered in your home-country, or apply for individual support under program lines from private and public exchange services
Not available. Support provided to find accommodation.
Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Companies in the energy sector, international organisations, government institutions (ministries, energy authorities), international organisations, NGOs, engineering companies, research institutes in renewable energy and energy efficiency and “green” building technology, biotechnology for biomass.
1.Countries of origin: All nationalities are welcome to apply. We have trained students from Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Holland, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, that is from 16 nationalities up to date.
2.Ratio Men/Women: Intended 50/50 Currently: Ranges between 70/30 and 90/10
3.Age Range: 23-39
4.Average Age: 27
5.Average Work Experience: The target group of this postgraduate course are young professionals from the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, who have some initial work experience in this field. On average REMENA students have worked in a related field.
The program is directed to young professionals with working 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 culture and language. The participants should aspire to make a career in the international energy sector.
Minimum requirements are:
- a B.Sc. degree in engineering, architecture, natural sciences, economics, or social sciences
- experience in a field related to the REMENA study focus
- high motivation
- fluent in English (B2 CEFR) or undergraduate studies in English or mother tongue.
Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Dirk Dahlhaus
Prof. Dr. Adel Khalil
Dr. Souheil El Alimi