Heritage Science Professional Diploma/Professional Master (Conservation Science: CS & Museum Management: MM)

  • Starting date: Fall 2022
  • Duration: Professional Diploma:1 year (2 semesters), mandatory to promote to Professional Master’s*
  • Location: Alexandria (Borg Al-Arab) and Cairo (Smart Village)
  • Registration deadline: Jul 31, 2022
  • Application fees: 500 EGP (nonrefundable)
  • Fees: 10,000 Egyptian Pound for the Professional Diploma (1 year)
  • OUDA Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by the Operational Unit of Development Assistance (OUDA) and is designated for excellent post-graduate students who are registered in the Heritage Science Program of E-JUST. The scholarships are available to the applicants from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Ministry of Culture and other individuals in other museums and institutes or private sectors in Egypt.
    • The scholarship will cover the tuition fees totally or partially.
    • Every applicant for the Heritage Science Program can apply for the scholarship (if needed).
    • To be a candidate for this scholarship, applicants to the Professional Diploma, which is mandatory to proceed to a Professional Master’s, are required to apply for this scholarship in the online application of this program.
    • The scholarship’s support is dependent upon the student’s good standing with the E-JUST graduate program in which he/she is registered. An evaluation progress report of the scholarship will be conducted quarterly reporting about the scholarship student’s study level, including the student transcript, academic advisor report, and the updated student project situation.
    • While the scholarship students devote themselves to their study and project in E-JUST, they are allowed to work elsewhere during their scholarship period in view of the bylaws of the Heritage Science Program in E-JUST as well as the mission of the OUDA.

    *After a Professional Diploma with 24 credit hours, the candidate can register for a Professional Master’s (the second academic year with more than 12 credit hours) to complete the required 36 credit hours for the professional Master’s. For the Professional Master’s Fees, see Heritage Science program admission policy and guideline.

Diploma overview

While Egypt is rich in museums, heritage institutions, and existing archeology undergraduate/graduate programs, there is a lack of visibility in the heritage science sector in Egypt and the Arab World, which is a critical problem. There is a need to shift from traditional archaeology programs to heritage studies in order to open new market spaces for graduates. The approach of ‘Heritage Science’ is a unique program that redefines the field. Therefore, these programs will train students to understand this unique discipline on one hand and develop practical skills in chosen areas on the other. The Heritage Science programs are the first and only program in the region particularly relating to the use of science and technology in the preservation and management of cultural heritage. As a result, E-JUST Heritage Science students could lead the field in Egypt and Arab nations. Furthermore, there is an existing Egypt-Japan collaboration in the preservation and management of Egyptian heritage with identified strengths in this area among Japanese universities, which support E-JUST.

E-JUST Heritage Science program could provide direct and indirect technical and conceptual support for Egyptian museums (through E-JUST experts, equipment, and students’ graduation projects and fieldwork). The Heritage Science program will show how education should feed into practice and policy, as all museums/heritage institutions in Egypt are facing practical issues to safely manage, study, conserve and display collections. Graduates of the Heritage Science programs will be well prepared to work, not only in Egypt but in the gap in the job market in the Arab nations and Africa.

The degree aims at setting the foundation for heritage science principles and theory and areas of specialization, with an extended practical element focusing on conservation science and museum management. The degree consists of a minimum of 24 credits of course work including Zemi Seminars. The student, with the approval of his/her academic advisor, should select credits of seminars (lectures) practicum and take the compulsory Fieldwork and Zemi Seminars in specialization in which he/she would be interested Conservation Science or Museum Management. The area of specialization should be defined during the application process.