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Established: 1920
No of Students: 6,600
No of Staff: 1,500
President: Francis J. Ricciardone
Campuses: New Cairo campus & Tahirir Square campus
Ranking: 3rd in Africa (QS World University Rankings)
Website: https://www.aucegypt.edu/
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The American University in Cairo (AUC) is an independent, English language private research university in Cairo, Egypt. The university was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. The founding president, Charles A. Watson, sought to create an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship and to contribute to the intellectual growth, discipline and character of future lea.. more

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is an independent, English language private research university in Cairo, Egypt. The university was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. The founding president, Charles A. Watson, sought to create an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship and to contribute to the intellectual growth, discipline and character of future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC was intended to be both a preparatory school and a University. The preparatory school opened in 1920 with 142 students in classes equivalent to the last two years of American high schools. In 1923 it offered its first junior college level diplomas. Initially only for males, the university enrolled its first female student in 1928, the same year in which the first class graduated. The school grew over the years, adding its first graduate programme in 1950, and in 1951 it discontinued its preparatory school programme. By the 1970s the university offered a broad range of liberal arts and sciences programmes, and in later years it counted degree and diploma programmes in engineering, management, computer science, and journalism and mass communications. The university also changed its name to the American University in Cairo in the 1950s. it counts 2 campuses; the Main Campus in New Cairo and the old campus in Tahirir Square.

The American University in Cairo ranks 3rd on Webometrics’ ranking of Egyptian universities. The university’s faculty members are engaged in ground-breaking research all year round – the university counts no less than 16 innovative technologies, ranging from nanotechnology to renewable fuels, including architectural designs and archaeological discoveries. AUC supports academic research to address climate change, and it equally seeks to actively contribute to a sustainable environment by decreasing the University’s carbon footprint. The Centre for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability exists for this sole purpose. The university awards commendable faculty members on a yearly basis, based on merit in categories like research, teaching, and academic service. The American University of Cairo fosters commercial investment and licensing of inventions and discoveries from the research done by the university community, in a bid to promote not only educational excellence within the university but to keep researchers and inventors motivated. AUC counts over 6600 students, with 5500 of those being undergraduate students and about 1000 being graduate students. About 350 of that number counts as international students. The university has an academic staff of over 460.

The American University in Cairo counts an ultra-modern, 260-acre campus designed to accommodate over 5500 full-time students and 1500 faculty and staff. It is home to the six schools of the university, as well as an active Campus Centre, state of the art research centres and one of the most impressive library collections in the region, with close to 570000 volumes. It counts 136 smart classrooms and 200 modern laboratories. The campus is designed as a living environment, with a mixture of close to 150 different plant species and more than 8000 trees. Since the inauguration of the New Cairo campus in 2008, AUC has established itself as an environmentally sensitive institution. The Hatem and Janet Mostafa Core Academic Centre house the largest lecture hall on campus. the AUC Conference and Visitor Centre provides state-of-the-art media resources and a variety of meeting spaces ideal for academic conferences. The Bassily Auditorium draws international crowds for high-level conferences. The campus equally counts modern sports facilities that include a 2-000 seat multipurpose court, a jogging track, six squash courts, a martial arts hall, exercise studios and free weight training and aerobics rooms. The outdoor facilities include a 2000-seat track and field stadium, an Olympic swimming pool, a football field and courts for tennis, basketball, handball and volleyball.
Notable alumni from the American University in Cairo include John O. Brennan (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency), Rania al Abdullah (Queen of Jordan), Yuriko Koike (former Minister of Defense and first female governor of Tokyo), Muin Bseiso (poet and activist), Maya Morsy (head of Egypt’s National Council for Women). #test-university

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The American University in Cairo counts 6 schools offering several programmes across a number of departments, as listed below.

School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of Public Policy and Administration
  • .. more

The American University in Cairo counts 6 schools offering several programmes across a number of departments, as listed below.

School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of Public Policy and Administration

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Management

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Department of Applied Linguistics
  • Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations
  • Department of the Arts
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology
  • Sustainable Development

School of Sciences and Engineering

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Construction Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Physics

School of Continuing Education

Programmes

  • Career and Skills Development
  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Business Administration – Blended Delivery Mode
  3. Customer Experience Management
  4. Human Resources
  5. Logistics Management
  6. Pharmacy Management
  7. Professional Conference and Event Management
  8. Professional Public Relations
  9. Professional Tax Accountant
  10. Sales and Marketing
  11. Startup Management
  12. Strategic Procurement Management
  13. Stand-Alone Courses
  • Languages Enhancement
  1. Arabic Programs
  2. English Programs
  3. Pre-semester Survival Arabic
  • Translation
  1. Legal and UN Translation
  2. Media and Audiovisual Translation
  3. Simultaneous Interpreting
  4. Arabic Editing Skills
  5. English for Translators
  6. Advanced Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) Tools
  • IT and Computer
  1. Graphics Programs
  2. IT Applications
  3. MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification Preparation
  4. Mobile Communications
  5. Oracle Database Development Program
  6. Programming
  • Teacher Training
  1. Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (FELT)
  2. Math and Science Teacher Training (MSTTC)
  3. Professional Certified Trainer (PCT)
  4. Professional Diploma in English Language Teaching (ELT)
  5. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (CCTAFL)
  6. Teaching IT for School Teachers
  • International Certificate
  1. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  2. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  4. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  5. Cisco Programs
  6. ICDL Certification Preparation
  7. International Exams Preparation
  8. SAP Associate Consultant
  • Testing and Assessment
  1. Assessment
  2. Testing Services
  • Professional Development
  1. Arabic Drafting Skills
  2. Effective Presentation Skills
  3. Information Technology and Gamification for Teachers
  4. Specialized English
  5. Tailored Programs for Corporations
  6. School Enhancement
  7. Data Management
  8. Youth Empowerment
  • Career Guidance
  • Applied Vocational Studies

Graduate School of Education
Department of International and Comparative Education

  • MA in International and Comparative Education
  • MA in Educational Leadership
  • MA in Educational Leadership (Blended Format)
  • Master in Education for Teaching and Learning
  • Undergraduate Minor in Educational Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in International & Comparative Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
  • Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education
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Admission Requirements
The American University in Cairo offers admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies

Undergraduate Admissions
The American University in Cairo seeks students who have distinguished themselves in a meaningful way and who show considerable academic performance. The University also considers applicants’ achievem.. more

Admission Requirements
The American University in Cairo offers admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies

Undergraduate Admissions
The American University in Cairo seeks students who have distinguished themselves in a meaningful way and who show considerable academic performance. The University also considers applicants’ achievements outside the classroom, as demonstrated by sustained participation, commitment and leadership in school and community activities.

To qualify for admission, applicants must complete all secondary school graduation requirements, maintain a high level of academic performance and submit all required documents before the set deadlines. Having the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the University, but rather ensures entry to the selection process.

Requirements for Students with Thanawiya Amma/Tawgihi
 -A score of at least 70 per cent is required for admission consideration

Thanawiya Amma (Arab Countries)
-A score of at least 75 per cent is required for admission consideration

Requirements for Students with German Abitur

  1. Applicants with a minimum academic average of 4 will be considered for admission
  2. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency at the early stage of the admissions cycle
  3. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with scores of 10 or more (out of 15).

Requirements for Applicants with GCE, GCSE or IGCSE Certificates

Admission of IGCSE applicants who have completed less than 12 years of schooling is not guaranteed and is subject to University approval and available slots. The following documents are needed as proof of 12 years of pre-university enrollment.

  1. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in an international system are required to submit grade one final report in addition to year by year proof of enrollment (primary to secondary).
  2. Applicants who have completed six years after ibtedaya or three years after idadiya are required to submit a copy of the front and backside of the certificate (ibtdaya or idadiya) and ensure that the academic year is printed on the document. Ibtdaya or idadiya certificate with results of only Arabic and religion are not considered as proof.
  3. AUC requires eight GCE, GCSE or IGCSE subjects for admission consideration. However, applicants must submit all certificates, as well as their candidate number, to ensure that the University calculates eligibility using the highest eight scores. Only copies with a fresh stamp (from schools or British council) are considered as official documents.
  4.  AUC does not accept OL Arabic (as a second language) as one of the eight subjects.
  5. Preference is given to students who have completed advanced or advanced supplementary level subjects and have excellent grades.
  6. AUC accepts a minimum grade of C to satisfy the eight-subject requirement at the ordinary or advanced supplementary level, and a minimum grade of D at the advanced level.
  7. AUC considers the highest grade in subjects completed more than once.
  8. AUC counts the higher grade in the same subjects completed at both advanced and advanced supplementary levels.
  9. The University grants transfer credits for A-level subjects with grades of A or B. The University does not grant transfer credit for subjects completed at the AS, AO or O levels.

Requirements for Students with American High School Diplomas

  1. AUC requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) from an accredited school for admission consideration from grade 9 through grade 12. Applicants who joined different schools should submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  2. Students must also submit copies of test scores from SAT I or ACT exams. The recommended scores for admission consideration are a combined total score of 950 for the new SAT 1(1400 if the older version of the SAT was taken, before March 2016) or comparable ACT scores. SAT1 scores should be sent directly from the College Board/Educational Testing Services to AUC. AUC’s code number is 0903.
  3.  Having the minimum recommended SAT score does not guarantee acceptance. AUC will not combine scores from old and new versions of tests. The highest scores reported from the same version of the test can be combined. Unlike the old SAT1, no English exemption will be granted based on the new SAT1 English components. Accordingly, all applicants are required to submit official International TOEFL or academic IELTS scores.
  4. Students with old SAT 1 score of 1000 on the English components, with a minimum score of 450 on each component, will be exempted from the English placement exam and placed into RHET 1010
  5. AUC calculates only academic subjects for admission consideration. Also, students will be evaluated using a combination of GPA and SAT I or ACT results.
  6. Students who spent less than one and a half years at an accredited American high school must submit SAT II results for two subjects of their choice. A total score of 1100 is required, with a minimum score of 500 for each subject.
  7. Preference in admission will be given to students who have received an American high school diploma in 12 years of schooling.
  8. The University grants transfer credits for holders of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations for academic subjects with scores of 4 or 5 (out of 5).

Requirements for Students with French Baccalaureate

  1. Applicants with a minimum average of passable will be considered for admission.
  2. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) at the early stage of the admissions cycle.
  3. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with advanced level scores of 14 or more (out of 20).

Requirements for Students with International Baccalaureate

  1. Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma will be considered for admission provided that they have completed their diploma requirements and meet the admissions scores for the applied semester. Holders of IB certificates may be accepted, provided they complete the AUC admissions requirements for the high school diploma or British certificate.
  2. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for the IB diploma as follows: transfer credits for higher-level academic subjects with grades of 5, 6 or 7 (out of 7). Also, up to 15 credits of lower-division general elective transfer credits for the completion of the IB diploma with minimum total points of 30. AUC does not grant transfer credit for the subsidiary level. subjects.
  3. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) at the early stage of the admissions cycle

Requirements for Students with Canadian Certificates

  1. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) at the early stage of the admissions cycle.

Manitoba Diploma:

  • Five courses on a senior level standard must be taken during grade 12 including English and mathematics (code 40 S). If the applicant takes more courses, then all the courses will be calculated for admissions.

Dogwood Diploma:

  • Holders should have a minimum average of 75 per cent for admission consideration. The average is calculated based on grades 11 and 12.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • Holders should have six university-level subjects (U or M) completed in grade 12. A minimum score of 75 per cent is required for admission consideration. Six courses taken at grade 12 are calculated within the average.

Other Recognized Secondary School Certificates

  • Australian Secondary School Certificate
  • Canadian Secondary School Certificate (CEGEP/OSSD/Manitoba/British Colombia/Nova Scotia))
  • Greek Secondary School Certificate
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate, Part II
  • West and East African Secondary School Certificate
  • Others: Contact the University for information about your specific program

Transfer

  • AUC accepts transfers from accredited universities. The applicant’s GPA should not be less than 2.0 for admission consideration. In case the applicant has completed less than 60 credit hours with minimum grade “C” or above, the admission evaluation will be based on the secondary school certificate which should meet the AUC minimum requirements for admission consideration.
  • The number of transfer credits that will be granted to the applicant will be subject to the academic department’s evaluation and decision. Course evaluation will be processed after submission of the admission application and a complete file of required documents, including an official transcript of the courses and grades earned at the current educational institution, as well as the official course description/syllabi.
  • The University awards transfer credit for coursework completed at post secondary institution for coursework that is comparable in nature, scope, content, and depth; in addition to the appropriateness and applicability of the credit earned to the courses at AUC.
  • Transfer applicants are not guaranteed acceptance into their current major at their current institution, they start their studies at AUC as undeclared students.

More information on provisional admission can be obtained through the following link – https://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/provisional-admission

Engineering requirements can be accessed through the following link – https://documents.aucegypt.edu/Docs/admissions_undergrad_req/Sciences%20%20Engineering%20Req%20062019.pdf

How to Apply

  1. Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
  2. Fulfil the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
    • Thanawiya Amma
    • German Abitur
    • IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
    • International Baccalaureate
    • French Baccalaureate
    • American High School Diploma
    • Canadian Certificates
    • Other Certificates
    • Transfer

If you plan to major in science or engineering, follow this link – https://documents.aucegypt.edu/Docs/admissions_undergrad_req/Sciences%20%20Engineering%20Req%20062019.pdf

  1. Note: Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
  2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
    • Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
    • Both tests should be completed no more than two years before the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
    • English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
    • Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
    • The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester
  3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
  4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
  5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.
  6. For information about tuition and fees, visit the university website.

NOTE: Tuition and fees for newly admitted students are non-refundable.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. Minimum requirements need to be met for a graduate studies application to be evaluated for admission consideration. Additional requirements may apply depending upon the specific admission category to which the applicant is offered admission. Additionally, requirements for a given program may differ or be at a higher level, as specified by the concerned department. All credentials submitted must be in English, or alternatively, an official translation must be attached to the documents originally not issued in English.

Additional information about the Graduate Admission Requirements can be obtained by accessing the university website.

How to Apply

  1. Check the admission deadlines and plan ahead.
  2. Decide upon the graduate program you wish to pursue and are eligible for:
  • Degree-seeking (master, graduate diploma, doctoral)
  • Non-degree (regular, exchange, study abroad)
  1. Make sure to review the requirements listed for each program and take the time to read the instructions and the checklist for your intended program to prepare the required credentials and tests
  2. Submit the online application. Indicate your full name as written in your national ID card (for Egyptian applicants) or passport (for international applicants)
  3. Attach your credentials as instructed in the online application. You must include a clear copy of your valid personal ID
  4. At least two letters of recommendation must be submitted as instructed in the online application. Once you submit the selection of your evaluators, electronic notifications of your request will be sent to these evaluators and you will receive an email to confirm that your request has reached them. You can track the process until you are informed that their letters for you have been submitted to AUC. It is the applicant’s responsibility to track this process and to ensure that the evaluators submit their letters by the set deadlines. Only online letters of recommendation will be accepted
  5. Submit the required test results: plan ahead to take and submit any required tests by their due date. The recipient code for AUC for TOEFL and GRE test results is 0903. You are required to include this number when requesting online access for AUC to view your test results
  6. Once your admission application is successfully submitted you will be contacted by AUC to let you know your AUC student ID number. Be sure to include it in all your correspondences with AUC
  7. The Office of Graduate Admissions will contact you by email at a later time to let you know the status of your application form and if at this first stage of evaluations you are required to submit additional documentation and by when. Your prompt response and cooperation will facilitate the swift evaluation of your application. Ensure that the email address you have indicated is correct and that your account is checked regularly for correspondences from AUC
  8. If applicants are interested in applying for funding opportunities offered at AUC, then you must wait for five working days after you receive your AUC ID number to be granted access to submit funding related applications.

Where to Send Documents

Clear scanned copies are acceptable for processing purposes unless specifically instructed by the Office of Graduate Admissions to provide original documentation during the processing of your application. Only those admitted applicants offered admission must provide original documentation for verification, as requested.

Original documentation is available for return to the graduate student after AUC has verified the authenticity of the credentials. However, it can only be collected in person by the concerned student. A valid official personal photo ID will be required for identity confirmation.

Credentials are delivered to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Hamza EL Kholi Information Center
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
AUC New Cairo 11835, Egypt

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Cairo, known in Arabic as Al-Qāhirah (The Victorious), is the capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in Africa. The city is more than 1,000 years old, existing on the banks of the Nile throughout all that time. It is the gateway to the Nile delta, where the lower Nile separates into the Rosetta and Damietta branches. The City was founded by the Fatimid Dynasty in 969 AD and has survive.. more

Cairo, known in Arabic as Al-Qāhirah (The Victorious), is the capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in Africa. The city is more than 1,000 years old, existing on the banks of the Nile throughout all that time. It is the gateway to the Nile delta, where the lower Nile separates into the Rosetta and Damietta branches. The City was founded by the Fatimid Dynasty in 969 AD and has survived both the Bubonic Plague and several occupations by invaders. The City came under the Ottoman rule in the 16th Century, but by the early 18th Century it came under the control of Muhammad Ali Pasha, who founded the dynasty that ruled in Egypt until the 1952 Egyptian Revolution. Cairo experienced rapid growth throughout all this turmoil, emerging as a political and economic hub for North Africa and the Arab World. The city was the theatre of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against Hosni Mubarak.
Cairo’s has a hot desert climate with annual average temperatures between 27 and 15 degrees Celsius respectively, experiencing frequent windstorms from March to May, with little rainfall throughout the year, mostly during winter. The weather is hot in the summer and chilly in winter. The warmer temperatures in the spring season are sometimes accompanied by the Khamaseen, a hot, dry wind from the south which fills the air with fine dust.
Cairo is part of the largest metropolitan area in Africa, Greater Cairo. With a population of over 9 million, the city is the centre of the region’s political and cultural life. It has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Middle East and North Africa. It has Opera houses and hosts the annual Cairo International Film Festival. It is home to several international media and organisations. The Arab League has been headquartered in the City for most of its existence. Cairo accounts for 11% of Egypt’s population and 22% of its economy, with most of the nation’s commerce generated within its walls. Its economy ranks first in the Middle East. On the flipside, like many other megacities, Cairo suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic.

Cairo is a prime example of hyper-urbanization – its constant growth has sometimes surpassed the capacity of city services. It is a megacity in every sense of the word. Its metro ranks among the 15 busiest metros in the world. This rapid expansion creates a constant need for new infrastructure in the city. The city boasts an extensive road network – facilitated by personal vehicles, taxi cabs, privately owned public buses and Cairo microbuses – as well as a rail system, a subway system and maritime services. It is the centre of almost the entire Egyptian transportation network. Plans for the construction of two monorail systems were announced in 2017 in a bid to cater to the ever-growing transportation demands. Cairo International Airport is one of the largest in Africa. The city is home to several historical sites and landmarks like Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Tower and Old Cairo. The Islamic architecture available in Cairo is counted as one of the greatest concentrations of historical monuments in the world. The areas around the Citadel are characterised by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais and fortifications dating from the Islamic era, and are often referred to as Islamic Cairo. The city is the hub of Egypt’s medical sector, boasting the most advanced healthcare facilities in the country. It is fertile ground for education as well, with the largest number of universities and higher institutes in Egypt.

Cairo is the birthplace of the Arab League, a regional organisation in the Arab World whose main goal is “to draw closer the relations between member states and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”. Positioned as the headquarters of the Arab League, Cairo is at the nexus of the MENA regional block; it stands to reason that it has over the years become the centre of the regions political and cultural life.
The population of Cairo is predominantly Muslim, although it used to be ethnically and religiously diverse. This is evidenced by the remnants of old Italian, Greek, Syrian and Sudanese Communities still found in the same locations. Half of the city’s population lives in the city proper, with the other half living in the suburbs, and the difference in status within the Egyptian population depends largely on one’s place of origin, class and degree of modernity.
Cairo’s economy is largely based on governmental functions, trade, commerce and industrial production. Since the 1952 revolution, large-scale industrialization has established itself in the city, built on the foundations laid by previous developments in textile and food processing; Egypt, in general, is famous for its long-staple cotton, which is a hallmark of Cairo’s textile industry, and the fertile delta provides the food processing plants with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for canning and freezing. Also, Cairo counts iron and steel, consumer goods, and appliances manufacturing factories.
The city is the country’s primary centre for economic production and financial control; it contains many of Egypt’s more important banks and hotels, as well as restaurants and other entertainment venues.
Cairo is regarded as a student city thanks to the presence of some of the most prestigious African universities in the city. Al-Azhar University, for example, is the chief centre of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world, and it is found in Cairo. The University of Cairo on its part boasts perhaps the largest number of graduates and specialized professionals in the country, including doctors, lawyers and engineers. Private-run universities as well carry a certain appeal, for example, the Future University in Egypt, Badr University in Cairo, the American University in Cairo and the German University in Cairo. All of these contribute to Cairo’s appeal as a prime venue for education, attracting more and more students from across the world.
The cost of living in Cairo tends to be generally high, especially in the city centre. However, for students there exist a number of affordable options, be it for restaurants, markets, utilities or transportation, as well as sports and leisure. On average the monthly cost of living for a single person is 6000 Egyptian pounds, without rent. Rent goes for about 3500 EG £ in the city centre, and 1800 EG £ outside of the city centre.
Cairo is home to prime cultural events and festivals. The Cairo International Film Festival, for example, is a renowned cultural attraction. The Cairo Opera House as well stands as a prominent cultural feature in Cairo. The city is an enticing prospect for students looking to discover life in a megacity that is constantly growing.

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Type: Private Institution
Established: 1920
No of Students: 6,600
No of Staff: 1,500
President: Francis J. Ricciardone
Campuses: New Cairo campus & Tahirir Square campus
Ranking: 3rd in Africa (QS World University Rankings)
Website: https://www.aucegypt.edu/
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