The German Hotel School in Gouna Scholarship Program

Sawiris Foundation provides a number of scholarships for Egyptian students to study at the German Hotel School in El-Gouna. The German Hotel School is the only hotel school to offer high-quality hospitality education that follows the dual education system by combining theoretical study and practical training in hotels. The study program is three years and is designed to provide the students with the theoretical background and German language skills they need to become professionals in hotel management. At the end of the program, students earn a diploma accredited from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Leipzig (IHK) as well as the Egyptian Ministry of Education. Sawiris Foundation has always prided itself with ensuring quality education, both traditional and nontraditional, is accessible to everyone. One of our goals is to ensure all students have an accessible and inclusive environment to learn.

Country: Egypt

Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be an Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders)
  • A recent preparatory stage certificate with a minimum score of 85%
  • Age range: 14-16 at the beginning of September of enrollment year
  • Commitment to work in Egypt for two years after graduation
  • The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior

Selection Timeline:

Activity Period of Implementation
Scholarship official announcement on different media platforms 1st of May to 30th of June of each year
Information sessions and personal interviews with applicants July and August of each year
Announcing the winners of the scholarship August of each year
Beginning of the academic year at Gouna Hotel School September of each year

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External Links:

German Hotel School Official Facebook Page

Application Process:

  • Applicants are to fill out the application form online at The German Hotel School’s website, submitted along with the following required documents: 2 recent personal photos, copy of preparatory certificate, copy of birth certificate, copy of national ID card (if available)
  • To be enrolled, students should pass the personal interview, the German Hotel School’s written aptitude exams and the physical exam at the Gouna Hospital

Selection Committee:

Selection committee includes representatives of Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the German Hotel School

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship covers full tuition fees as well as living expenses .

Period of Funding:

3 years