Summer Institute for Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies in the Heart of the Muslim World
AUC Institute for Islamic Studies offers two, four-week programs taught by world-class faculty in the heart of Cairo, one of the most vibrant cities of the Muslim World. Each program includes four content courses taught by renowned faculty in the field, Arabic language instruction, special lectures and cultural visits.
Programs are 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 and the classes are 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.
General Islamic Studies
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.
Course Content: Qur’an, Tafsir, Islamic Law and Sufism
Date: June 16 – July 12, 2019
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Designed specifically for students interested in Islamic Law, this program brings together a group of specialists in different areas of the law to explore new ways of thinking about Islamic Law. Some important themes of the program include: bridging the divide between theory and practice, the question of modernity, and the role of Islamic Law in today's world.
Each content area is covered for one week, with content presented every morning for three hours. Arabic lessons take place in the afternoon, with primary source texts and content-relevant readings, as appropriate to level.
Course Content: Early Islamic law, criminal law, case law, and post-colonial law
Date: July 14 – August 8, 2019
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Tuition and Fees
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a $500 discount on fees.
Registration and Payment Instructions
- 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 email@example.com to preset the system for credit card online
payment or through bank transfer. First installment deadline: May 1, 2019. Last installment deadline: May 15, 2019.
Bank Transfer Details:
- For bank transfer From US or Canada: Citibank Current Account:
Bank Name: Citibank N.A.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.