Graduate Newsletter Issue 26

Issue 26 February 1, 2015

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

  The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Office of Graduate Student Services  and the January 28 graduate orientation team wish you a productive Spring 2015 semester!
Important Deadlines

Graduation Ceremony  February 14, 2015 

Community Day February 24

Spring 2015 Extended hours to activate your bus pass

Part Time Job Opportunities on Campus

Summer School in 
Forced Migration

The Erasmus Mundus International Masters 
in Rural Development 
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

Sunday,   February 1 Classes Begin
Thursday, February 5 Deadline for Drop and Add
Tuesday,  February 10 Payment Deadline and Deferred Payment
Thursday, February 12 Deadline for Drop and Add through the Registrar
Thursday, March 26 Deadline to Drop courses
Wednesday, April 15 Deadline to apply for Financial Aid for Enrolled Students in Spring 2015
Tuesday, May 12 Deadline to Withdraw
Thursday, May 14 Deadline for Financial Aid for New Students applying for Fall 2015

FEBRUARY 2015                       GRADUATION BROCHURE   

    Dear Graduating Student,

    The Office of the Registrar has posted the Orientation 

    and Graduation Information Brochure for the PhD and MA and MSc               candidates


Click here for more details.


Extended Hours for Bus Pass Activation 
Starting Sunday, February 1 through Thursday, February 12 the working hours of the Bus Service Registration Office, located at the Bus Terminal, has been extended until 7 pm to accommodate graduate students' needs.
The following are the procedures for both frequent and infrequent bus riders to pay for the bus service.

Frequent Bus Service Users

  1. Pay the indicated bus fees at the CIB bank (listed on the bus webpage:Bus Fees).
  2. Retain the bank receipt.
  3. Go to the Bus Service Registration Office located at the Bus Terminal with the receipt and your student ID.
  4. Fill in the requested form and hand-in your student ID.
  5. Pass by the Transportation Office later during the same day to pick your student ID after it has been activated. 
Note:  Bus pass checks will begin on Sunday, February  8.    Bank receipts will not be accepted as a proof of payment     beyond the grace period (1 - 5 February). Infrequent Bus Service Users Infrequent students who use the bus service and visitors can buy bus tickets from the Bus Terminal.
  1. During their arrival or departure, students and visitors can purchase a bus ticket from the Bus Terminal Checkpoint.
  2. Riders must pay the full ticket amount to one of the Bus Terminal attendants.
  3. Bus Terminal attendants will give the rider a stamped dated ticket.

The new bus ticket price is as follows:  EGP 20 per single ride.

Note:    A single ticket can be used only once. Bus routes,schedules and pickup/drop off points can be found at Bus riders are advised to regularly check for any changes to their route on the transportation website.

For emergencies, call the Bus Service Hotline : 0127-00000-66

For feedback ,suggestions and inquires, please send us a mailto:


  Part-Time Jobs for Graduate Students on Campus


  Deadline February 15, 2015

The candidate will provide first line support to library patrons either by telephone, electronically or face to face; answering questions regarding the library service information; resolving library service problems. Provide one-on-on training to library patrons on the latest educational technology applications (i.e Blackboard, Prezi, Blogs etc)



Respond promptly to patron inquiries, handle and resolve patron complaints

Provide one-on-one training to students/faculty/staff at the library

Direct requests and unresolved issues to the designated resource (i.e Librarian, technician etc) and Data collection


The job allows you to familiarize yourself with the latest educational technologies, provide one-on-one training for students, gain customer service experience working with professors and students.


Qualifications: - Good communication and interpersonal skills, Initiative Taker and dynamic,Familiar with Blackboard, Google apps, Blogs etc.  - Problem-solver, be detail oriented and have stress tolerance   7 vacancies left




* Undergraduate, enrolled, full-time students in their sophomore year or above with a GPA of not less than 2.5

* All enrolled graduate students

* Egyptian and non-Egyptian students are eligible to apply


How to apply: 
Send your updated resume to

Deadline: February 15, 2015

For more information on the work-study program, visit   For more info about the STA program services, click here 





The Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Rural Development (IMRD) program offers the opportunity to study international visions on rural development to students both from within as outside of the European Union.


Students are offered the opportunity to become a specialist in integrated rural development, through a two year master programme jointly organised by six European leading institutes in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, in collaboration with several partners in the United States, China, Ecuador, India and South Africa.


The European Union, through the Erasmus Mundus programme, offers each year a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships to the most awarding students.


All information is also available on the following website: 

Applications are currently opened and foreseen to be closed on March 15th 2015

Students from different institutions can contribute to an enhanced shared knowledge on rural development approaches and experiences worldwide, a wider diffusion of knowledge about the European model of rural development, and eventually a general increased interaction between EU and non-EU countries with respect to research, practices and policies of rural development.


The IMRD Secretariat



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