Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Last updated on December 7, 2020

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: 
20.2.2615.4040 - Fax: 20.2.2794.4728
Email: 
enrolauc@aucegypt.edu


Admission Requirements for the ALNG Program

To check requirements for degree undergraduate students, click here.

To check requirements for graduate students, click here.

To check 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.
  • 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

ALIN

Semester

Deadline for submitting an application

Deadline for the placement exam

Deadline for non-refundable deposit $2000

Deadline for full payment

Spring 2021 January 10, 2021 January 25, 2021 January 27, 2021 February 9, 2021
Fall 2021 August 18, 2021 August 21, 2021 August 25, 2021 September 14, 2021
Spring 2022 December 25, 2022 January 2, 2022 January 8, 2022 February 8, 2022

ALID 

Semester

Deadline for submitting an application

Deadline for the placement exam

Deadline for non-refundable deposit $2000

Deadline for full payment

Spring 2021 January 10, 2021 January 25, 2021 January 27, 2021 February 9, 2021

Fall 2021

August 18, 2021 August 21, 2021 August 25, 2021 September 14, 2021
Spring 2022 December 25, 2022 January 2, 2022 January 8, 2022 February 8, 2022

ALIS

Semester

Deadline for submitting an application

Deadline for the placement exam

Deadline for non-refundable deposit $2000

Deadline for full payment

Summer 2021 May 10, 2021 May 25, 2021** May 27, 2021 June 10, 2021
Summer 2022 May 10, 2022  May 25, 2022 May 27, 2022 June 13, 2022

** 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.

ALNG

Semester

Deadline for submitting an application

Deadline for the placement exam

Deadline for non-refundable deposit $2000

Deadline for full payment

Fall 2020 There is no specific application for ALNG For placement exam dates, click here N/A September 14, 2020
Spring 2021 There is no specific application for ALNG For placement exam dates, click here N/A February 9, 2021 
Summer 2021 There is no specific application for ALNG For placement exam dates, click here N/A June 10, 2021
Winter 2021 There is no specific application for ALNG For placement exam dates, click here N/A January 10, 2021