Frequently Asked Questions
The best times to study at AUC is during the fall and spring semesters. However, you are welcome to come for the three-week winter term or study Arabic during the summer session, check the semester dates.
Yes, AUC offers a wide range of courses, all taught in English except for the Arabic language courses. AUC offers a wide array of Arabic language courses and even teaches a non-credit course in “survival” Arabic to help newcomers find their way around Cairo. For more details about the Survival Arabic course, check this link.
AUC is a liberal arts university fully accredited in the United States. You need to check with your home institution to obtain approval for the courses that you plan to take at AUC. If you change your course program once you arrive at AUC, you need to contact your advisor for approval. Towards the end of the semester, make sure to order an official transcript, which will be mailed to the address mentioned in your application.
A full-time undergraduate student can register for 12 – 15 credit hours in the fall or spring semester, 6 credits in the summer semester, and 3 credits in the winter semester. A full-time graduate student can register for 9 credit hours in the fall or spring semester, 6 credits in the summer semester, and 3 credits in the winter semester.
Yes, you need to email the Office of International Programs and Services at email@example.com by mid-semester and follow instructions for academic advising and registration.
No, AUC tuition fees will be waived. Your AUC bill will only reflect charges for the mandatory health insurance, student activities fee, and housing fees if you are planning to stay in AUC's residences.
Non- degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
To enter Egypt, you are only responsible for obtaining a tourist visa. You are strongly recommended to apply for this from the nearest Egyptian Consulate in your home country before your arrival in Egypt (though some nationalities can obtain it upon arrival). Once you arrive on campus, you will visit the Business Support Office to process your residency visa. The Business Support Office will help you renew your tourist visa if there is any delay in your residency visa approval from the Egyptian authorities. Check this link for more details.
If you are planning to do an internship after your study term at AUC, it is mandatory that you have a valid visa that would cover the duration of your study and internship.
AUC has five schools. AUC offers 90+ undergraduate majors, for a list of majors with more information about each one, go to the undergraduate programs. Also, AUC offers 50+ master’s programs and two PhD programs. For a list of majors with more information about each one, go to the graduate programs.
IPSO is responsible for academic advising and registration for all non-degree international students. Once you are accepted, you will receive an email with the steps that you need to follow to start your advising and registration process. You need to check the class schedule and course description from this link. You can email IPSO at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AUC requires all international students to enroll in AUC’s comprehensive health insurance policy. Participation in the insurance plan is mandatory upon acceptance to AUC with no exceptions. For more information, read the policy, fees and procedures.
Campus Life, Housing, and Student Organizations
Yes, on-campus housing is available. You need to apply as soon as the housing application open to ensure availability. For more information about the important dates, check this link.
No, yet students are strongly recommended to live on campus.
AUC offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities through its student-run organizations operating on campus. AUC has more than 50 student organizations running every year. By joining student activities, you get the opportunity to develop your soft skills and life skills.
Yes, all students with AUC ID can access the libraries diverse and constantly expanding collections, including books, journals, videos, microforms, rare materials and a substantial collection of electronic resources. You also have access to a variety of services, including information literacy instruction, reference and research guidance, document delivery and more. For more information, check the library page.
Yes, AUC has two major food courts, bakeries, coffee shops and convenience stores on campus, perfect to grab a coffee, eat between classes or enjoy a meal with friends. For more information about food outlet locations, operating hours, surveys and service updates, as well as a reference for food services policies and procedures, check the food services page.