Study Abroad

AUC is a state-of-the-art, US-accredited, English-language university in Cairo, Egypt. Established 100 years ago and located in the Arab world’s most populous city, AUC has long served as a center for cultural and intellectual life in the region. AUC is an ideal place to explore your academic interests while you become immersed in a new culture. 

Popular Programs

AUC is one of the oldest liberal arts institutions in the Middle East. To study abroad at AUC, you directly enroll in the University, allowing you to take courses across our 37+ undergraduate or 44+ graduate programs. Since it is an English-language university, you will be fully integrated on our campus, sitting in class with students from Egypt and around the world. You may select courses from the University’s catalog that support your major or introduce you to unique electives.

Arabic Language

AUC’s world-renowned program teaches courses in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology

Get a first-hand look at the past and present peoples of the region, with an emphasis on community service, participation, and preservation of cultural heritage.    

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International Programs

Middle East Studies and Political Science

Get a first-hand look at the complex relationships between history, politics, economics, and society.

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International Business and Entrepreneurship

Develop intercultural skills in a country where youth are actively exploring entrepreneurship as a means of creating economic opportunity as well as addressing social challenges in their communities.     

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How to Apply?

  1. Do you meet AUC’s admission requirements for study abroad students? 

  • You need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) and have completed at least 30 credits at your home institution

  1. Choose your courses from the AUC Catalog. Click here for more information about transfer credit

  2. Make sure to meet AUC’s application deadlines for Study Abroad/Non-Degree students. Remember to check if your home institution has earlier deadlines. 

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SPRING 2020 

  • Arrival Date: January 28, 2020 
  • Departure Date: May 23, 2020 
  • Program length:  Weeks
  • Recommended Credits: 12-15
  • Application Deadline: December 25, 2019 

FALL 2020 

  • Arrival Date: 
  • Departure Date: 
  • Program length: 
  • Recommended Credits: 12-15
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2019 

If you have technical issues or questions as you go through the online application, email Admissions at




  • Tuition: $11,025 (maximum for 15 credits). Click here for details
  • Housing: $1,230. To check AUC Residences, click here.
  • Visa: $25 (upon arrival) 
  • Medical Insurance: $200 
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000


Contact your home institution to ask how your current financial aid might apply to study abroad at AUC.  

AUC offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study abroad students. Click here for details. 

AUC also partners with the Fund for Education Abroad, which offers scholarships to underrepresented students. Click here for details.

Cultural Immersion

Meet our Study Abroad


To ensure a smooth transition to Egypt, AUC provides a safe and welcoming campus that becomes your home away from home.

New Cairo Campus

Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff, AUC’s $400 million, 260-acre campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive.

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AUC Residences

Living on-campus or near campus is a convenient and elevating experience for students. We, at the University Residences, provide living options that will serve as your home during your academic journey.


Safety and Security

At AUC, we recognize that a university campus serves as the center of a student’s academic and cultural experience, and our Office of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming campus environment for our global community of students from more than 50 countries.

AUC in Motion

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Language Immersion at The American University in Cairo

Study abroad student Ian Rollo saw his time at AUC as a valuable opportunity for language immersion. Through his exchange program in Cairo, he's been able to experience Egyptian Arabic spoken in context and prepare to use these skills across the Middle East.

Study Abroad: Experiencing Cairo Through AUC

Dean of Students George Marquis SAB '81, MA '87 Associate Vice President for Advancement Kim Jackson '84 and Olivia Smith, current study-abroad student from Bard College, recount their unique and life-changing experiences studying abroad at AUC and experiencing Cairo.

5 Reasons To Study Abroad in Cairo

Studying in Egypt offers you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience – inside and outside the classroom – that you CAN'T get anywhere else. Learn why ...


Contact Information

If you attend one of AUC’s partner universities listed herecontact AUC’s International Programs Office at to learn about your opportunities for studying abroad at AUC.

If you do not attend one of AUC’s partner universities and would like to speak with AUC’s US-based recruiter, email Sarah Shalash, US Student Recruitment Manager at or call 9-5 ET at 347-237-0963.

If you have technical issues or questions as you go through the online application, email Admissions at