Exhibitor Profile.

CMEPS - Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society


Universities: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany), AUC - American University Cairo (Egypt)

Programme Degrees: Master

Research Focus: comparative politics of the Middle East, development politics and international cooperation, regime change and democratization

School: Institute of Political Science

Language of Instruction: English (plus training in another foreign language)

Number of Students: 20 places, 10 each at the University of Tübingen and at AUC

Locations: Tübingen (Germany), Cairo (Egypt)

Application Deadline: 1 April 2014 (Cairo), 15 May 2014 (Tübingen)


Study Programme

The M.A. in “Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society” (CMEPS) is a two-year master’s program jointly offered by the University of Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC). Students spend the third semester at the respective partner university. CMEPS provides in-depth knowledge of the political and societal developments in the Middle East as well as analytical tools for understanding this region’s complex dynamics and challenges. CMEPS is funded by the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

To promote the link between theory and practice, a mandatory internship as well as study trips to international organizations, development agencies, and to important political and cultural institutions of the respective host country are included in the program.


CMEPS students benefit from the unique set-up of the joint program. The integrated semester abroad at the partner university is a valuable opportunity for students to improve their language skills and immerse themselves in a foreign culture; joint classes facilitate personal interaction between Egyptian, German and other international students. The program includes a practicum module for which students complete an internship with a public or private organization, usually in their host country, to gain both practical and intercultural experiences and thus boost their employability and personal development.

CMEPS is the first master’s degree in political science which is acknowledged in Germany, Egypt and the United States. Graduates will have excellent job opportunities for international academic and non-academic careers alike. They will be qualified to work for national and international governmental organizations, the media, at leading universities, or in governmental or private research institutions. The focus on Middle East politics and societies provides an excellent foundation for a career in German and international institutions concerned with development cooperation or diplomacy, NGOs, Political Foundations and Think Tanks.

Contact Information for Applicants

Contact Person:
Dr. Tina Zintl (Tübingen), Dr James Sunday (Cairo)

Mail Address: Melanchthonstraße 30, 72074 Tübingen, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 7071 29 - 74912

E-mail: cmeps(at)ifp.uni-tuebingen.de; cmeps(at)aucegypt.edu

Website: www.cmeps.net; www.facebook.com/MA.CMEPS