Health Care and Insurance

The American University in Cairo (AUC) requires that all international students (enrolled as non-Egyptian) 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 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. 

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 19, 2021, for the fall semester
  • January 12, 2022, for the winter semester
  • February 23, 2022, for the spring semester
  • June 18, 2022, for the summer semester

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 exemption request must be submitted within one week from receiving your admission offer by sending an email.

Click here to fill out the exemption form before Sunday September 19, 2021. 

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 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.

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

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.