12 months
735 USD/credit 24255 USD/year
597 USD/credit 19701 USD/year
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Global Affairs from The American University in Cairo prepares students for professional careers at the national and international levels within organizations that address interstate issues, work to prevent or resolve conflict and promote global cooperation.  


Global Affairs from The American University in Cairo aims to allow students to analyse the national processes through which global principles influence and interact with policies at the country level.

The mission of the MGA program is to support public, private, nongovernmental and multilateral organizations in Egypt, the region and globally, by equipping young professionals with the knowledge and skills needed in the conduct of global affairs, from the national, regional and multilateral perspectives. Students will develop skills in the analysis of global issues, development of policies and strategies, and their implementation and governance through a range of institutions in order to meet the needs of a changing world, particularly regarding states at different levels of influence and development, as well as their citizens.


Graduates of the program hold positions as international cooperation analysts, global engagement analysts, security analysts. Job opportunities also include positions such as international regional directors, regional deputy directors, and jobs in the field of intergovernmental affairs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Organization in Global Governance
  • Diplomacy: Theory and Practice 
  • Essentials of Public Policy and Administration
  • Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration 
  • International Law 
  • Issues in International Security 
  • Economics for Public Policy Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume (CV)  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19701 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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