Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission Requirements for ALIN, ALID, and ALIS programs:

To apply to any program, you must complete the following:

  • Fill in and submit the application form. There is no required application fee
  • Submit a recommendation letter
  • Submit a detailed medical statement indicating that they are in good health and are physically and mentally fit to undertake a period of study in Egypt
  • Once accepted, students, unless complete beginners, need to take the placement test

Important Note: Since places in the program are limited and admission is on a rolling basis, it is advisable that you complete the application and arrange to have a recommendation letter sent to the appropriate AUC's admissions email address before the deadline.

All applications credentials should be sent to:

Office of Enrollment, Admissions, and Student Service Center
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835, Egypt
t: +2.02.2615.4040
Fax: +2.02.2794.4728
Email: enrolauc@aucegypt.edu

Admission requirements for the ALNG program:

To check the requirements for degree undergraduate students, click here.
To check the requirements for graduate students, click here.
To check the requirements for study abroad and non-degree students, click here.
To check the Arabic placement exam guidelines and dates, click here.
To check the Arabic placement sample exam instructions, click here.

General information about the actual exam:

  • The online entrance test is simple to get through.
  • We assume that the applicant taking the online test has a basic familiarity with computers and is comfortable with the use of a keyboard and mouse.
  • The Arabic placement is a proficiency-based exam aimed at identifying your level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.
  • The exam tests for high elementary and intermediate levels. Hence you are not expected to complete all questions. You are encouraged to attempt to answer as many questions as you can. If you do not know the answer to any of the questions, do not guess. Submitting answers of which you are quite sure will help us place you at the appropriate level. 
  • Do not attempt to take this exam if you have not studied Arabic before.
  • The estimated time for the actual exam sections is three hours.
  • We urge you not to leave any of the exam sections/pages idle for more than 20 minutes (e.g. move to the next or previous page), otherwise, the exam will automatically terminate.
  • Once you click on submit your answers on the last page of the exam, you will not be able to go back to make any changes.
  • After the three-hour exam period, the exam will automatically end.
  • To start the exam, have your username and password (sent to you by ALI) ready. 
  • Further detailed information will be sent to you by the ALI. Make sure that you read the instructions carefully before you start the exam.

The actual exam sections:

Section 1: Vocabulary and Structure
Answer the 50 multiple-choice questions. 

Section 2: Reading Comprehension
Answer the multiple-choice questions about the two reading passages. 

Section 3: Listening
Listen to the audio text, then answer the multiple-choice questions.

Section 4: Writing an Essay
You will be given different topics and asked to write an essay on only one (not less than 250 words). The essay should be handwritten. 

Before you start working on your placement exam, it is advisable to work on the sample exam. The sample exam is good practice, as it will familiarize you with the type of questions on the actual placement exam. Thus, feel free to answer, review as much as you can, and make any changes while answering the sample exam.

For more information, email us at alin@aucegypt.edu. 

Admission Deadlines

  • Semester

    Application Deadline

    Placement Exam Deadline

    Non-refundable Deposit Deadline

    Full Payment Deadline

    Fall 2022

    classes begin Sept 4

    August 11, 2022

    August 18, 2022

    August 25, 2022

    September 13, 2022

    Spring 2023

    classes begin Feb 1

    December 25, 2022

    January 3, 2023

    January 10, 2023

    February 12, 2023

    Fall 2023 classes begin Sept 3

    August 10, 2023

    August 17, 2023

    August 24, 2023

    September 12, 2023

    Spring 2024

    classes begin Feb 4

    December 25, 2023

    January 3, 2024

    January 10, 2024

    February 13, 2024

    Fall 2024

    classes begin Sept 1

    August 11, 2024

    August 18, 2024

    August 25, 2024

    September 10, 2024

    Spring 2025

    classes begin Feb 2

    December 26, 2024

    January 4, 2025

    January 11, 2025

    February 11, 2025

  • Semester

    Application Deadline

    Placement Exam Deadline

    Non-refundable Deposit Deadline

    Full Payment Deadline

    Fall 2022

    classes begin Sept 4

    August 11, 2022

    August 18, 2022

    August 25, 2022

    September 13, 2022

    Spring 2023

    classes begin Feb 1

    December 25, 2022

    January 3, 2023

    January 10, 2023

    February 12, 2023

    Fall 2023 classes begin Sept 3

    August 10, 2023

    August 17, 2023

    August 24, 2023

    September 12, 2023

    Spring 2024

    classes begin Feb 4

    December 25, 2023

    January 3, 2024

    January 10, 2024

    February 13, 2024

    Fall 2024

    classes begin Sept 1

    August 11, 2024

    August 18, 2024

    August 25, 2024

    September 10, 2024

    Spring 2025

    classes begin Feb 2

    December 26, 2024

    January 4, 2025

    January 11, 2025

    February 11, 2025

  • Semester

    Application Deadline

    Placement Exam Deadline

    Non-refundable Deposit Deadline

    Full Payment Deadline

    Summer 2022

    classes begin Jun 7

    May 10, 2022

     May 25, 2022

    May 27, 2022

    June 13, 2022

    Summer 2023

    classes begin Jun 6

    May 7, 2023

    May 14, 2023

    May 16, 2023

    June 12, 2023

    Summer 2024

    classes begin Jun 4

    May 9, 2024

    May 16, 2024

    May 20, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    Summer 2025

    classes begin Jun 11

    May 8, 2025

    May 15, 2025

    May 20, 2025

    June 17, 2025

    Important Note: Placement exam is obligatory except for complete beginners. Once you apply we advise you to take the placement test as soon as possible. The deadline for the placement exam for the summer is May 25, 2021. If you do not meet the placement exam deadline you might end up in Cairo with no available classes for you. Upon completion of your placement exam, you will receive an acceptance letter within one week, if you are accepted, to proceed with the down payment.

    In case you miss these deadlines, you can still apply but your application will be put on the waiting list. Applications on the waiting list will be considered based on availability.

  • Semester

    Application Deadline

    Placement Exam Deadline

    Non-refundable Deposit Deadline

    Full Payment Deadline

    Fall 2021

    There is no specific application for ALNG

    For placement exam dates, click here

    N/A

    September 14, 2021

    Winter 2022

    There is no specific application for ALNG

    For placement exam dates, click here

    N/A

    January 6, 2022

    Spring 2022

    There is no specific application for ALNG

    For placement exam dates, click here

    N/A

    February 8, 2022 

    Summer 2022

    There is no specific application for ALNG

    For placement exam dates, click here

    N/A

    June 13, 2022