Undergraduate Arabic Requirements

Required to Sit for the Arabic Language Placement Exam:

All non-thanawiya amma students are required to sit for the Arabic language placement exam, which is ONLY administered by the AUC Department of Arabic Language Instruction to determine their Arabic language level. Based on the result of the Arabic language placement exam, students will fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Exempted from Arabic language courses
  2. Required to take one Arabic language course (3 credits)
  3. Required to take two Arabic language courses (6 credits)

Exempted from the Arabic Language Exam and Arabic Language Courses:

  1. Thanawiya amma holders
  2. Non-thanawiya amma holders who have passed the Arabic test administered by the Egyptian Ministry of Education prior to enrolling at AUC
  3. Holders of the IGCSE/GCSE degrees who have also achieved a minimum grade of C in the IGCSE's Arabic as a First Language exam
  4. Transfer students who are transferring the equivalent of ARIC 2101 or ARIC 2102

Transfer Students:

Holders of the certificates below should follow the table to decide on the Arabic language placement exam and the Arabic language courses:

Certificate

Course

Minimum Score/Grade

AUC/ALNG Arabic Language Placement Exam

German Abitur
​ from Egypt
Arabisch 10 Not required

International
 Baccalaureate
 HL subjects

Arabic B

 

Arabic A: Language and Literature

 

Arabic A: Literature

5

 

5

 

5

Students have to sit for AUC/ALNG Arabic language placement exam to decide
on transfer credits

Students have to sit for AUC/ALNG Arabic language placement exam to decide
on transfer credits

Not required

French Baccalaureate (Series S, Serie L and ES)

Effective Admission to AUC in Fall 2015

LV1 Arabe

LV2 Arabe

LV3 Arabe

14

14

14

Students have to sit for AUC/ALNG Arabic language placement exam to decide
on transfer credits
GCE, 
A level

ARBS 9AR01 
(Arabic: Edexcell)

ARBS 9680 (Cambridge)

B

 

B

Not required

 

Not required