Health Care and Insurance

The American University in Cairo (AUC) requires that all international students have a comprehensive accident and sickness insurance plan, including emergency medical evacuation, non-medical emergency evacuation, and repatriation of remains. AUC holds a group insurance policy with United States Fire Insurance Company.

Highlights include

  • Sickness Medical Expenses of $500,000
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation up to $150,000
  • Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains up to $1,000,000

Find details of the plan here.

Participation in the insurance plan is automatic upon registration. The applicable premium amount will be charged to your student account.

Semester      Basic Plan 

Fall Semester

August 15, 2021 - January 14, 2022



Winter Semester

December 31, 2021 - January 30, 2022 



Spring Semester

January 16, 2022 - June 1, 2022     



Graduating Seniors, Spring Semester

January 16, 2022 - June 30, 2022    



Graduating Seniors, Summer Semester

June 1, 2022 - August 14, 2022   



Full Year

August 15, 2021 - August 14, 2022   



Important Note: The dates in the chart are the start and end dates of coverage. This insurance plan covers you anywhere in the world except your home country. 

Click here for the claim form and filing instructions.  You will receive your identification number (soft copy card) for the policy four weeks into the semester. Send an email to obtain your insurance ID number if you need to access medical services or file a claim. You will receive your identification number (soft copy card) for the policy four weeks into the semester. Send an email to obtain your insurance ID number if you need to access medical services or file a claim.

This option is available for students who have dependents (spouse and/or children) accompanying them. For more information, click here

Dependents coverage is mandatory for international graduate students. If at any given time, family members of international graduate students decide to reside in Egypt with the student, then they, as dependents (spouse and children), must be well covered by a health insurance plan for the duration of their stay in Egypt. It is highly advised that the insurance for dependents plan administered by AUC be made use of. Alternatively, there has to be proof of a similar insurance plan to get an exemption. Dependents who are on short term visits to Egypt must be covered by travel insurance. AUC cannot be held responsible for dependents who are not covered by a health insurance plan.

Although specific vaccinations are not required for admission to AUC, we recommend that US students consult the US Center for Disease Control before traveling abroad. AUC students can also receive vaccinations and immunizations at the school’s medical clinic.

The student insurance policy does not cover the cost of these vaccinations.