Graduate Newsletter Issue 30

Issue 30 March 22, 2015

The e-newsletter for graduate students at The American University in Cairo 

  Frequently Asked Questions
  Academic support for graduate students  and much more
Dear Graduate Students,
We are pleased to provide answers to some of your


Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

Thesis Guidelines

from the Registrar

Academic Workshops
for Graduate Students

R Workshop for Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
Saturday, March 28

Bus Transportation Available

Deadline to Apply for Graduate Studies April 1, 2015

Cairo Papers in Social Science 
23rd Annual Symposium

March 28, 2015
Oriental Hall
AUC Tahrir Square

April 8 to 12/4/2015

For more information
Quick Links               

Graduate Studies

Research and Conference Grants

Thesis Preparation Guidelines

Important Dates and Schedules

Academic Integrity  

Student Code of Conduct

The Library

To Sign Up for Workshops  


Emergency Phone No.

AUC Online Directory

What? Where? When? How ?


1) Need help with data collection and analysis?

Make use of the Social Research Center (SRC) clinic services.
For social science graduate students who need help to conduct practical fieldwork and /or are looking for research and thesis support To sign up for consultation sessions, click here  For more information click here
2) Need help with your writing? Check out the Mohamed Taymour Writing Center services.

The writing center aims to help graduate and undergraduate students improve their writing skills and communication abilities.  


To schedule a tutoring appointment, click here. Papers of graduate students may also be submitted electronically to the Online Writing Lab. Feedback is provided to students within three working days.

(Sciences and engineering students who need help with their theses should send an email to

3) What is the Institutional Research Board (IRB)?

All research involving collecting data from human participants must gain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before research can begin. Examples of data sets that require human participation include, but not limited to, questionnaires, interviews, systematic observation, focus groups, blood samples, human tissues and video-recording. For more information, click here.

4) If I have an incomplete grade from previous semester, what is the deadline to submit my coursework?

Graduate students have until the end of the following semester to complete the coursework. Please ensure that the instructor has sent the final grade to the registrar's office, otherwise an F will be given for incomplete overdue at the end 

of the semester.  

5) Where can I find information about the thesis?

These guidelines are designed to give students, faculty and staff a broad overview of general thesis requirements at AUC, in addition to providing resources for those embarked on thesis projects. The guidelines were revised in 2010 and include the new Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, thesis e-submission instructions, as well as updated forms and sample pages. 

For more information, click here.


6) If I am graduating this term, what should I do?

Proceed to the registrar's webpage and fill out the online graduation form (for master's/PhD students).

Spring 2015 Academic Workshops for Graduate Students  are offered by the AUC Library,  the Social Research Center, UACT, the writing center and faculty members   For time and location details and sign up, contact
Monday, March 23 Writing Your Methodology by Fikry Boutros, the writing center
Tuesday, March 24   Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Advanced Level by UACT

Saturday, March 28

R Workshop (Introductory and Advanced Statistical Package for Science and Engineering)


Thursday, March 26 Deadline to drop courses
Tuesday, May 12 Deadline to withdraw





In coordination with the Student Union, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) invites you to the Soma Bay Spring Break trip, April 8 to 12. The total trip cost is LE 1,750 EGP; however, the GSA is subsidizing LE 500 for graduate students attending, so the price for enrolled graduate students is LE 1,250 ONLY.   Enjoy this generous offer. Contact the if interested ASAP!
Deadline for payment is Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12 pm.
For more information, contact: tel 011.1695.3678 or 010.9828.5954


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