• Egypt
    • Cairo
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Accounting Anthropology Architecture Arts Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Communications Computer Science Economics Engineering English Finance Gender Studies Graduate Studies Graphic Design History International Business Journalism Literature Marketing Middle Eastern Studies Music Performing Arts Physics Political Science Pre-Med Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Sociology Theater Visual Arts Women's Studies +25

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Jan 29, 2024
Jun 13, 2023
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About Program

With more than 90 degrees and programs, you are sure to find the right one for you. At AUC, we offer a wide and diverse range of U.S. and globally accredited academic programs, designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. Explore sociology, Egyptology, gender and women’s studies or comparative religion; enroll in the region’s top Middle East studies program; study your preferred field of engineering; or learn how to start up a green business in our sustainable development program.

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Program Highlights

  • Enjoy Total Immersion in Cairo’s Culture. Employers today seek to hire global citizens with international exposure and diverse cultural experiences.
  • Talk like an Egyptian; Perfect your Arabic. Spoken by 295 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is among the top 10 high demand business languages today.
  • Diversify your studies; Explore new fields. At AUC, we offer a wide and diverse range of U.S. and globally accredited academic programs, designed to meet the needs of all types of learners.
  • Stand out and jump-start your career. As an AUC student, you can exploit a professional team of certified career counselors to enhance your employability.
  • Feel safe on campus: Your home away from home.

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Program Reviews

4.77 Rating
based on 97 reviews
  • 5 rating 78.35%
  • 4 rating 20.62%
  • 3 rating 1.03%
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  • Academics 4.45
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.35
  • Safety 4.8
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Recognition and Safety

The study in AUC remain a rewarding and life changing opportunity for an overseas students to experience different cultures and cuisines. Further, the study at the AUC is a unique chance to get to know students from different countries that enrich the discussions in the classes and brings insights that are difficult to find in one university at home. furthermore, the faculty at the AUC are practitioners or professionals that brings in over twenty years of work experiences that make a learn environment so rewarding and on a job much more than just being experimental. Finally, the financial aspect of studying and living in Egypt are fairly management for an overseas students, but for locals is expensive. Safety, it is safe easy access particularly for those living on the campus.

  • Nice buildings with open air, and attractive.
  • Support from everyone including students and faculty
  • Staff are very welcoming and very clean
  • Far from downtown.
  • Expensive for locals.
42 people found this review helpful.
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A Great Egyptian & Multicultural University

Studying at AUC has been amazing. Great faculty, diverse courses, and a beautiful campus. It's been a rewarding experience that has broadened my horizons. The campus itself is beautiful and modern, providing state-of-the-art facilities and resources. The library is extensive and well-equipped, offering access to a vast collection of books, journals, and online resources. There are also numerous study areas and labs where students can collaborate and work on projects. his diversity not only enhances the learning experience but also promotes cross-cultural understanding and global perspectives.

  • Diverse and Inclusive Community
  • Modern Facilities
  • Academic Excellence
  • May be of high tuition fees:
  • Traffic
42 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent opportunity to experience Egyptian culture

I attended AUC for 2 years and I think that it is one of the best opportunities to see and experience Egyptian and Middle Eastern culture. The academic programs are good quality, the professors are fantastic, and your fellow students are eager to help you adjust to a new culture. Egypt can be a bit difficult for first-time travellers, and AUC helps make that adjustment for first-time visitors to Egypt or the Middle East.

There are a lot of opprotunities for other travel as well, on weekends it's easy to see places like Alexandria, Port Said, Fayyou,, St. Catherine, the Red Sea, etc.

45 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Study Abroad Experience You'll Ever Get !

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the exchange program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) (Spring 2023), and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a transformative and enriching academic experience. From the moment I arrived on campus until the day I left, my time at AUC was filled with incredible learning opportunities, cultural immersion, and personal growth.
One of the standout aspects of the exchange program at AUC is the exceptional academic environment. The university boasts a renowned faculty who are experts in their respective fields, offering a wealth of knowledge and diverse perspectives. The courses I took were engaging and intellectually stimulating, challenging me to think critically and pushing me to expand my horizons. Whether it was in the humanities, social sciences, or business disciplines, I found the academic rigor at AUC to be of the highest quality.
Another highlight of the exchange program was the vibrant and multicultural campus community. AUC attracts students from all over the world, creating a truly global learning environment. Interacting with fellow students from diverse backgrounds not only enhanced my understanding of different cultures but also fostered lifelong friendships. The university also organizes various cultural events, extracurricular activities, and clubs that provide ample opportunities for socializing, networking, and exploring the rich Egyptian heritage.
Living in Cairo, one of the most historically significant and culturally vibrant cities in the world, was an unforgettable experience. The city's energy, bustling markets, stunning architecture, and ancient landmarks offer a unique backdrop for students to immerse themselves in Egyptian culture. AUC's central location in Cairo allows for easy exploration of the city's iconic sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the vibrant neighborhoods of Zamalek and Maadi. The university also organizes excursions and cultural trips that further enrich the student experience.
The support and resources provided by AUC were exceptional. The university has a dedicated team of staff members who are always ready to assist international students, ensuring a smooth transition and providing support throughout the program. From academic advisors to housing services, AUC prioritizes the well-being and success of its students.
Lastly, the exchange program at AUC offers the opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Living and studying in a foreign country can be challenging, but it also presents a chance to develop resilience, adaptability, and a global perspective. The exchange program at AUC encourages students to step out of their comfort zones, embrace new experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
In conclusion, if you are seeking an exchange program that combines academic excellence, cultural immersion, and personal growth, I highly recommend The American University in Cairo. The university's commitment to providing a well-rounded experience, along with its outstanding faculty, diverse student body, and vibrant campus community, make it an ideal destination for any student looking to expand their horizons and create lifelong memories. My time at AUC was truly transformative, and I am grateful for the invaluable experiences and knowledge I gained during my exchange program.

42 people found this review helpful.
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Hadj Ahmed
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Studying at AUC

Attending the American University in Cairo (AUC) has been an incredibly fulfilling and enriching experience. From the moment I became a part of this esteemed institution, I have been impressed by the quality of education, the supportive community, and the opportunities for personal and academic growth.

The faculty at AUC is outstanding. They are not only highly knowledgeable in their respective fields but also genuinely invested in the success of their students. The professors are approachable, supportive, and passionate about teaching. They encourage critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, and provide guidance that extends beyond the classroom. Their dedication to excellence has played a pivotal role in shaping my academic journey.

45 people found this review helpful.
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Incredible living experience in Cairo

I am absolutely happy about the enriching experience of the exchange program in AUC I have lived. I believe all the facilities given by the university are amazing. I also liked how professors deliver their classes in an interactive way. However, the workload during the semester might be heavy. The library looks comfortable for studying and the campus counts with several options for eating. In addition, I also enjoyed orientation days since you can meet a lot of new people and the university gives you a lot of key information.

61 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing semester abroad at AUC

The experience is without any doubt worth trying. I really liked IPSO’s involvement in offering activities for international students and their adaptation to AUC. Orientation days were useful for familiarizing me with life inside the university and provided helpful advice for life in Cairo and Egypt. Moreover, the campus looks amazing. There are also many options for eating and chilling when you need to.
Lastly, student dorms offering is valuable since other universities I have been studying in are not that concerned about this. Overall, it has pros and cons. Living near the university, especially if you have a busy schedule, is priceless. However, bear in mind that going to the city center from New Cairo may take up to 1 hour of driving by car (only one way). In this regard, there are several transportation facilities and the university provides some of them, which is nice!

58 people found this review helpful.
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An experience I won’t forget

I have chosen AUC for its location. Coming from France and having studied there for the main part of my life, I wanted to experience another way of teaching and learn Arabic.
I didn’t expect to have so much fun, interesting learnings and meetings.

The university helps with everything and the diversity of student initiatives, events and all adds a lot to the experience.

AUC’s work in welcoming exchange students is amazing and help in making the transition from you home country smoother. Shout out to Rana and the whole team for their commitment and engagement.

  • A smooth transition
  • 2 beautiful campuses in Downtown Cairo and New Cairo to experiment different sides of Cairo
  • Sport facilities
  • Understanding the way registration works can take some time
  • The library can be too noisy
56 people found this review helpful.

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