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Republic of Egypt

Capital: Cairo
Located in North Africa

Higher Education in Egypt

Types of Universities: The Egyptian government has identified higher education as a priority, and is enacting a series of programs designed to make universities in Egypt more internationally competitive. Egypt currently has 20 public universities (with about two million students) and 23 private universities (60,000 students). As well as five institutions featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, Egypt has 15 representatives in the QS University Rankings: Arab Region 2016, including eight within the top 50.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, the academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:

  1. Semester 1: From August/ September to December
  2. Semester 2: From February to July.

January and mid-July to mid-August are usually holidays. There is standard academic calendar for the leading universities as each univ.. more

Types of Universities: The Egyptian government has identified higher education as a priority, and is enacting a series of programs designed to make universities in Egypt more internationally competitive. Egypt currently has 20 public universities (with about two million students) and 23 private universities (60,000 students). As well as five institutions featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, Egypt has 15 representatives in the QS University Rankings: Arab Region 2016, including eight within the top 50.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, the academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:

  1. Semester 1: From August/ September to December
  2. Semester 2: From February to July.

January and mid-July to mid-August are usually holidays. There is standard academic calendar for the leading universities as each university is free to set its own calendar.

General Application Requirements:

  1. Egyptian applicants must have completed a secondary school education and hold a valid Thanawya Amma certificate- Mathematics, Science, Literature Streams, or equivalent (e.g. IGCSE, American Diploma, etc…).
  2. Holders of old high school certificates (from the year 2014 – 2018) or its equivalent are invited to apply if they meet the minimum requirement for the application. Male applicants have to provide their military service status.
  3. Applicant’s age must not exceed 20 years as of September 1, 2018.
  4. Applicants from other countries must have equivalent secondary school certificate approved by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt (SCU).
  5. Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling or completed 3 years of secondary school after the Egyptian Preparatory school certificate (Eidadiya) or completed 6 years of secondary school and preparatory school after the Egyptian Primary school certificate as per the rules and regulation of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.
  6. Accepted students’ holder of foreign certificates must pass the Arabic and Religion exams of Thanawya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  7. Applicants must be able to read, write and communicate efficiently in English. The following are applied:

*All applicants must pass the E-JUST English Proficiency Test

*Applicants who have TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 or IELTS score of 6.0 will be waived from the E-JUST English Proficiency Test. Only valid certificate will be accepted ( the certificate validity is 2 years after the test date)

*Applicants who did not pass the E-JUST English Proficiency Test might be enrolled in E-JUST as a provisional student for one academic year provided that he/she will pass the test within this year, otherwise the student enrollment will be terminated.

*Provisional student can apply for 9 credit hours based on the university’s academic schedule.

For postgraduate programs, the entry requirements are:

-A good second class honors degree from a recognized institution for admission into a Masters Program or a postgraduate diploma.

-A good Masters degree for admission into a PhD program.

For certain courses like an MBA program, work experience might also be required.

Also, these are needed too for the international students:

  1. A copy of your passport;
  2. A comprehensive medical report;
  3. A bank statement that shows you have enough funds to cover your living and tuition costs or that you received a scholarship;
  4. Your previous transcripts;
  5. A letter of intent

Programme Duration:

Certificate Programme: usually takes 1 month to 1 year to complete.
Higher Diploma: usually takes 1-2 years to complete.
Bachelors Degree: usually takes 4 years to complete.
Masters Degree: Usually takes 2 years after a Bachelor’s degree.
Doctorate Degree (PhD): usually takes 3 years after a Master’s degree.

Post Graduate Opportunities: There are several job opportunities after completing higher studies. Among them, the following are very lucrative: Executive Management & Change, Financial Services, Sales & Business Development, Logistics, Operations & Purchasing, Finance Control & Strategy, Human Resources etc. Promising sectors for post-graduate students are Automobiles manufacturing, Chemicals, Consumer electronics and home appliances, Steel industries, Textiles and clothing etc.

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Courses by Specialisation in Egypt

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Science
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Humanities
  • Arts & Design
  • Social Sciences
  • Media
  • Management
  • Law & Legal
  • Languages

Study Programmes in Egypt

About Egypt

Overview:

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the.. more

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt. Apart from the Nile Valley, the majority of Egypt’s landscape is desert, with a few oases scattered about. Winds create prolific sand dunes that peak at more than 100 feet (30 m) high. Egypt includes parts of the Sahara desert and of the Libyan Desert. These deserts protected the Kingdom of the Pharaohs from western threats and were referred to as the “red land” in ancient Egypt.

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Fees & Living Costs:

-Tuition Fees- Tuition fees in Egypt are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. The total number of credit hours you need will vary depending on your course, but generally you’ll take 15-20 credit hours, which cost around US$500 each. As an example, at the American University in Cairo, undergraduate .. more

-Tuition Fees- Tuition fees in Egypt are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. The total number of credit hours you need will vary depending on your course, but generally you’ll take 15-20 credit hours, which cost around US$500 each. As an example, at the American University in Cairo, undergraduate international students will pay between US$13,608-16,155 per year, depending on the number of credit hours they take.

-Cost of Living- Living in Egypt doesn’t cost a student very much. Living costs are relatively low in Egypt, especially compared to Western study destinations. Living costs are 60% lower than in the United Kingdom, according to Numbeo. A one-bedroom apartment in a city center will cost around US$250. As mentioned earlier, haggling is key – and traditional street food is very affordable. For instance, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant would cost them around $2.79.  Transportation expenses are quite low as well. Students need to spend only $0.17 for a one-way ticket on local transport, and around $6.14 for an unlimited monthly pass.

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Student Visas:

In order for a person to study in Egypt, the prospective student should first have:

  1. Letter of Acceptance from a recognized school in Egypt.
  2. A confirmed place at an Egyptian university;
  3. Adequate funds in place to support yourself du.. more

In order for a person to study in Egypt, the prospective student should first have:

  1. Letter of Acceptance from a recognized school in Egypt.
  2. A confirmed place at an Egyptian university;
  3. Adequate funds in place to support yourself during your studies;
  4.  You have registered with the local police station with seven days of arrival in Egypt;
  5. You have started your application within 30 days of arriving in Egypt.

Other than these, valid passport and other documents are needed as per the demand of specific university.

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Interesting Facts:

* Egypt is home to the largest river in the world, the Nile River.

* Egypt’s desert Sinai Peninsula stretches across both neighboring continents of Africa and Asia.

* One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is found in Egypt.

* Heracleion, the lost city of Egypt was found under the sea after 1200 years.

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* Egypt is home to the largest river in the world, the Nile River.

* Egypt’s desert Sinai Peninsula stretches across both neighboring continents of Africa and Asia.

* One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is found in Egypt.

* Heracleion, the lost city of Egypt was found under the sea after 1200 years.

* Egypt has the world’s largest Arab population.

* Egyptians were the first to invent writing known as “Hieroglyphics” as well as ink, and paper which they called “papyrus”.

* Clocks were first invented by the ancient Egyptians.

* Tourism is a major economic activity in Egypt, accounting for about 12% of the country’s workforce.

* Gypsy is a short name for “Egyptian”.

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