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International Students

For almost 100 years, students from around the globe have chosen to study at The American University in Cairo. Currently, AUC has more than 60 countries represented on both campuses. As one of the region's leading liberal arts institutions, AUC enjoys a variety of internationally-accredited disciplines and undergraduate and graduate programs instructed in English by highly selected qualified faculty members. On a local, regional and global level, AUC’s academic reputation highly ranked and widely recognized.

Almost half of AUC's student body receives scholarshipsfellowships or financial aid.

To ensure a smooth transition to Egypt, AUC provides counseling and medical services, 24-hour security and safeguarding and a positive and inclusive residential life. Studying at AUC will offer students a unique opportunity at the heart of the Middle East, enjoying both a historical and cosmopolitan space that has a longstanding tradition of bringing the best of all worlds.

AUC Excellence Scholarship Program

AUC's Excellence Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds. The program may provide tuition coverage from 20% to 100% in total for the very best students.

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Cultural Immersion

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Life on Campus

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AUC Residences

Looking for a place to live? You can make home away from home and live alongside a lively, diverse group of other students at the University Residences. 

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Food Outlets

Eating on campus is an essential part of your day, but also an integral part of campus life. AUC offers a variety of healthy, affordable and delicious food.

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AUC has a state-of-the-art Sports Center with facilities for everything from karate to basketball to yoga.


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.

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Principal Point of Contact

PPoC is the principal point of contact to all international students (degree-seeking, non-degree seeking, undergraduate and graduate) that aims to assist them with a smooth transition to their new experiences.

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AUC is proud to have partnership agreements with more than 100 universities around the globe. These agreements allow student exchange between AUC and their partners for one semester to up to one year at a time. 

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Special Academic Programs

Faculty Lead Programs are short-term academic programs that are specifically designed for visiting groups of scholars and students. The programs can be study visits or credit-hour courses, with their duration ranging from one day to two months or more.

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Studying Arabic

Explore Arabic Language Instruction at The American University in Cairo. The program provides cultural immersion and serves Egyptian and international students from all over the world.

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The Arabic Language Cultural Program

The Arabic Language and Culture Program (ALCP) capitalizes on its 90-year experience in the field, offering quality and highly structured non-academic Arabic courses to learners who wish to develop their Arabic language communication skills and use Arabic in different social and professional contexts.

Notable International Alumni