More about the US
- There are still some women’s only universities (often liberal arts colleges) which may be an option for you
- the US visa costs a couple hundred dollars. Scholarships may not cover those costs.
- universities are cheap compared to the US/UK
- I agree
with Rafael: even if classes are in English, you should speak basic German to get around
- Housing is always separate from the university; unlike in the UK/US, we don’t have campus universities where you can automatically rent a room
- German universities tend to be less involved in their students’ lives: classes are very large, professors hardly speak to their students, you’re expected to organize everything yourself, and there are no career counselors like in the US (which I personally found to be very helpful).
Check out the DAAD https://www.daad.de/en/ for information on studying in Germany. They have an office in Egypt, too.
Other option: have you considered applying at the American university in Cairo and doing just a semester abroad?
I applied at universities in the UK and studied in the US for my Master's degree.
- UK universities may be cheaper than US universities, but not necessarily.
- UK/US universities may require different English tests, so choose your potential universities before taking a test (they’re not cheap).
Regarding the UK:
- The British Council's website (https://www.britishcouncil.org/) is a good source for information on studying in the UK
Regarding the US:
- US universities almost always offer a scholarship, but it may not cover 100% of the tuition fees; don't forget that you need to pay for housing, books etc. as well. You may be able to negotiate with them.
- Consider the size of a university: I myself studied at a small private grad school and felt very comfortable there, not least because they didn't have a huge campus or fraternities, which, more often than not, cause negative headlines and make me, as a woman, feel uncomfortable.
-To win a scholarship to finish your graduate studies at an American university, you'll basically need to score high in both of these tests: TOEFL and GRE. Although TOEFL is not a big challenge, GRE is nearly impossible to pass.
-U.K. universities expect a very impressive academic record, a minimum of 7 in all of the IELTS sections, and a two years job experience.
-Germany, as far as I know, is less rigorous. However, they demand you have a very good command of German language.
In the following website, you'll find available international scholarships in every country: http://www.scholars4dev.com/
Despite the quality and prestigious of the University, take into account the local culture as well.
There is a huge difference between living in Germany and in the US / UK. Think about it too. In case your German language skill is not so "high", it may take some time (1/2 years) in order to bring it at least to the basic level. You should have basic knowledge of the language even when the course in Germany is held in English.