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About

Middle East Studies from The American University in Cairo  is an interdisciplinary academic program designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the peoples, societies and economies of the region.  

Overview

Middle East Studies from The American University in Cairo focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. Given the geographical location of Cairo, the program as a whole concentrates on the Arab region. The program is intended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers such as academia, diplomacy, other government services, work with NGOs, development, business, finance, journalism, public relations and cultural affairs.

Careers

Graduates of the program hold positions in NGOs, governmental and private sector entities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Middle East Studies 
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Middle East Studies
  • Islamic Institutions
  • Selected Topics in Middle Eastern History, 600-1800 AD 
  • International Trade 1000 - 1700: Egypt and the Mediterranean - Red Sea Trade 
  • Seminar on the Nineteenth-Century Middle East 
  • Seminar on the Twentieth-Century Middle East
  • Economic Development in Middle East Countries

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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  • 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

  • The master’s degree program in Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program. Applicants for admission should have an undergraduate degree of high standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher). 
  • 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 
  • 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 

Tuition Fee

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.

Funding

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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