General Islamic Studies Program


AUC Institute for Islamic Studies offers a four-week program taught by world-class faculty in the heart of Cairo, one of the most vibrant cities of the Muslim World. The program includes four content courses taught by renowned faculty in the field, Arabic language instruction, special lectures and cultural visits. 

Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students from all backgrounds and research interests related to the academic study of Islam, regardless of religious affiliation. Class size ranges from 20 to 25 participants, held in AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

The program will not be held liable for any information collected or circulated by any other entity. If the minimum of enrollment is not reached to offer the programs, full tuition refunds will be processed through bank transfers.

Upon acceptance, a copy of the passport will need to be provided.

Course details and instructors are subject to change.

For the program curriculum, email:   
For admission application, registration, and payment email:

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The General Islamic Studies Program consists of four courses covering key areas in Islamic Studies: Qur'an and Tafsir, Hadith, Islamic Law, and Sufism. Each content area is covered for one week, with content presented every morning for 3 hours. Arabic lessons take place in the afternoon, with primary source texts and content-relevant readings, as appropriate to level. 

Detailed Course Information (SAGI101)

Course Content: Qur’an, Tafsir, Islamic Law and Sufism
Date: June 16 – July 12, 2019 
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Tuition and fees are $2,500 (exclusive of airfare and visa). This includes 150 hours of instruction, in addition to accommodation, food, local transportation, lectures and cultural visits.

Accommodation is in Cleopatra Hotel, Tahrir Square.

Applicants requiring waiving for accommodation fees can email to receive a $500 discount on fees.

  • You can register online and pay full tuition fees by credit card.
  • You can pay in installments, with a maximum of three installments. For this option, email to preset the system for credit card online
    payment or through bank transfer. Last installment deadline: June 1, 2019.
  • For bank transfer From US or Canada: Citibank Current Account:
    Bank Name:  Citibank N.A.
    Branch #97
    Bank Address: 411 Fifth Avenue @37th ST - New York, NY 10016
    Routing Code: 021000089
    Swift Code: CITIUS33
    Account Name: The trustees of the American University In Cairo
    Account #  1688441
  • For bank transfer from Egypt: CIB – Student Tuition Fees Account USD:
    Bank Name: Commercial International Bank
    Branch Name: Downtown Branch
    Bank Address: Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street - Downtown, Cairo
    Swift Code: CIBEEGCX005
    Account Name: The American University in Cairo
    USD Account # 100005266372 
  • For any other country, please use the above bank accounts.

For the bank transfer please ensure to supply your 9 digits SCE Student Identification Number (SID) in the description to facilitate tracking. 

After paying through Bank transfer, please make sure to email a scanned copy of the receipt to

  • Your registration will not be confirmed until AUC receive the scanned copy of the receipt.
  • Tuition fees are non-refundable.   
  • Tuition fees do not include bank transfer charges.