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International Students

For almost 100 years, students from around the globe have chosen to study at The American University in Cairo. Currently, AUC has more than 60 countries represented on both campuses. As one of the region's leading liberal arts institutions, AUC enjoys a variety of internationally-accredited disciplines and programs instructed in English by highly selected qualified faculty members. On a local, regional and global level, AUC’s academic reputation highly ranked and widely recognized.

Almost half of AUC's student body receives scholarshipsfellowships or financial aid.

To ensure a smooth transition to Egypt, AUC provides counseling and medical services, 24-hour security and safeguarding and a positive and inclusive residential life. Studying at AUC will offer students a unique opportunity at the heart of the Middle East, enjoying both a historical and cosmopolitan space that has a longstanding tradition of bringing the best of all worlds.

Cultural Immersion

Pre-Arrival            Arrival in Cairo            Living in Cairo                   Egypt and Egyptians


To ensure a smooth transition to Egypt, AUC provides a safe and welcoming campus that becomes your home away from home.

New Cairo Campus

Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff, AUC’s $400 million, 260-acre campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive. Check out our campus interactive map here.

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Student Residences

Living on-campus or near campus is a convenient and elevating experience for students. We, at the University Residences, provide living options that will serve as your home during your academic journey.

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Safety and Security

At AUC, we recognize that a university campus serves as the center of a student’s academic and cultural experience, and our Office of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming campus environment for our global community of students from more than 50 countries.

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Studying Arabic

Explore Arabic Language Instruction at The American University in Cairo. The program provides cultural immersion and serves Egyptian and international students from all over the world seeking knowledge of Arabic language at all levels. The program serves students through its various resources and its world class faculty who apply the best content-based and learner-centered approaches designed to empower learners with transferable 21st-century skills.

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The Arabic Language Cultural Program

As part of the AUC Arabic programs, The Arabic Language and Culture Program (ALCP) capitalizes on its 90-year experience in the field. We offer quality and highly structured non-academic, non-credit Arabic courses to learners who wish to develop their Arabic language communication skills and use Arabic in different social and professional contexts.

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The Fun Lab takes a hands-on approach to teaching science

Special Academic Programs

Faculty Lead Programs are short-term academic programs that are specifically designed for visiting groups of scholars and students. The programs can be study visits or credit-hour courses, with their duration ranging from one day to two months or more.


Principal Point of Contact

PPoC is the principal point of contact to all international students (degree-seeking, non-degree seeking, undergraduate and graduate) that aims to assist them with a smooth transition to their new experiences.

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AUC’s partnerships is directed at demonstrating the quality of AUC’s academic activities and their impact on the world, as well as its internal capacity in educational

Notable International Alumni