The Bahraini Ambassador to Germany, HE Mr. Ebrahim Mahmood Ahmed Abdulla, received at his office in Berlin officials from the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) during their trip to Germany to learn about the educational system in German universities and to explore means of cooperation with German academic institutions.
Ambassador Ebrahim Mahmood welcomed CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling, and praised the latest achievements of the Program, which aims to provide educational opportunities for outstanding Bahraini students to study at top international universities. He went on to praise the efforts of HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in developing Bahraini youth and establishing educational and training programs aimed at developing the talents and abilities of outstanding students. He also stressed the importance of strengthening ties of cooperation in the field of education and culture among academic institutions and educational programs between the two countries that will benefit the youth and the coming generations, especially in this age of globalization.
From her side, the CPISP Director thanked the Ambassador for his warm reception and discussed the Program’s latest developments and achievements. Dr. Gessling also affirmed that she had met with the Head of the Gulf States at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) headquarters in Bonn to discuss educational opportunities offered by German universities for CPISP scholars and outstanding Bahraini students. Dr. Gessling noted that the academic system for higher studies in Germany requires students from Gulf countries to study German as part of a foundation course for a period of at least one year, and then take an assessment test to determine their acceptance into university. She added that completing higher learning in Germany was affordable as university fees are practically free, and students only need to cover accommodation and living expenses. Dr. Gessling wished the Bahrain Embassy in Germany success in strengthening educational cooperation and cultural exchange among the two countries.
Present at the meeting were Advisor at the Bahrain Embassy in Berlin Mr. Fahad Hamad Alamar, Embassy First Secretary Mr. Bader Abbas Al Helaibi, CPISP Head of Administrative, Financial, and Student Affairs Ms. Shatha Ahmed Ali, and CPISP Head of PR and Media Ms. Esmat Ahmed.