Health Care and Insurance

AUC requires that all international students (enrolled as non-Egyptian) who are not permanent residents in Egypt 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 (unless granted exemption before the deadlines listed below).

Semester                                                         Basic Plan                                                                     

Fall Session

Aug 15, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020                               $183.45

Winter Session

Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 30, 2020                               $36.69

Spring Session

Jan 16, 2019 - Jun 1, 2020                                  $165.11

Graduating Seniors, Spring Session

Jan 16, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020                                   $201.80

Graduating Seniors, Summer Session

Jun 1, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020                                   $91.73

Full Year

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 14, 2020                                  $440.28

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. 

Exemption from mandatory participation in the international insurance plan is granted to students who show proof of comparable insurance coverage including:

  • Sickness Medical Expense benefit of at least $500,000
  • Emergency medical evacuation of at least the actual cost
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation of at least $150,000
  • Repatriation of remains of at least the actual cost

If your plan meets the above criteria, you must submit the online medical insurance exemption form before:

  • September 22, 2019 for the fall semester
  • January 12, 2020 for the winter session
  • February 23, 2020 for the spring semester
  • June 18, 2020 for the summer session

Important Note: The online exemption form will not be accessible after the deadline. Missing the deadline will result in charging your student account with the applicable premium. If your admission to the University is granted after the deadline, the request for exemption must be submitted within one week from receiving your admission offer by sending an email to

Click here to fill out the exemption form.

Click here for the claim form and filing instructions. 

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 that is 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 a travel insurance.  AUC cannot be held responsible for dependents who are not covered by a health insurance plan.

You will receive your identification number (soft copy card) for the policy nine weeks into the semester.  Contact to obtain your insurance ID number if you need to access medical services or file a claim.

All international students and AUC student housing residents are required to join AUC's local medical services plan.  

Fees are charged during the first semester of enrollment.  Coverage includes medical examinations, hospitalization, surgery, X-rays, dentistry, laboratory tests and other medical services up to LE 25,000 (about $4,060) per year.

Exemptions are made for students sponsored by companies, embassies or other agencies, and for those with immediate family residing in Cairo. This plan is administered by AUC's Office of Medical Services, which deals with day-to-day illnesses, out-patient services and relatively minor in-patient services.

For further questions, contact:

Rania Elbakeery at +20.2.2615.3911 or 

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

The cost of these vaccinations are not covered by the student insurance policy.