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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 (AUC). Currently, AUC has students on campus from more than 60 countries who bring a wealth of diverse experiences into the classroom, research labs, and student activities. As one of the region's leading liberal arts institutions, AUC offers a variety of internationally-accredited disciplines and programs instructed in English.

AUC welcomes international students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, as well as visiting non-degree students. Studying at AUC offers students a unique opportunity to pursue high-quality American education on a global campus in the heart of the Middle East.


Undergraduate Degree

AUC offers 35+ undergraduate programs and scholarship support to international students.

Graduate Degree

AUC offers 50+ graduate programs. As an international graduate student, you may be eligible for AUC institutional fellowships.

Non-Degree/Study Abroad

Spend a semester, summer, or full academic year abroad at AUC as a visiting non-degree student. Scholarships are available for students currently enrolled at universities/colleges in the US.

AUC Excellence Scholarship Program

Newly launched Excellence Scholarship Program attracts a diverse and talented pool of top students based on merit and need.

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Campus Experience

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AUC Residences

Looking for a place to live? You can make home away from home and live alongside a lively, diverse group of other students at the University Residences. 

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AUC has a state-of-the-art Sports Center with facilities for everything from karate to basketball to yoga.

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Food Outlets

Eating on campus is an essential part of your day, but also an integral part of campus life. AUC offers a variety of healthy, affordable and delicious food.


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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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 is proud to have partnership agreements with more than 100 universities around the globe. These agreements allow student exchange between AUC and their partners for one semester to up to one year at a time. 

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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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