The American University in Cairo

24 months
735 USD/credit
579 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Nanotechnology program from The American University in Cairo provides academic excellence in advanced sciences and technologies through an interdisciplinary education in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering preparing students for careers in industry, education and research, with the capacity necessary to compete and excel in the ever expanding world of nanotechnology.


This Nanotechnology program from The American University in Cairo is facilitated by the available state of the art equipment at the Yousef Jamil Science and Technology Research Center (YJSTRC).

Program Objectives

The Masters of Science in Nanotechnology graduates scientists and engineers who:

  • Have the knowledge of the enabling technologies and the key aspects relevant to application in nanotechnology
  • Foster a strong culture of interdisciplinary research and development at AUC, Egypt and the region
  • Engage in advanced academic and research careers
  • Excel in an interdisciplinary environment both as individuals and within a team
  • Seize and develop commercial opportunities in the fast-advancing nanotechnology field locally and globally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nanomaterials, Synthesis, Processing and Applications  
  • Simulation and Modeling for Nanoscale Materials and Systems 
  • Advanced Testing and Characterization Techniques  
  • Fabrication of Nanomaterials For Films And Devices 
  • Nanochemistry
  • Management and Economics of Nanotechnology 
  • Advanced Nanophysics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in sciences or engineering, with minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for admissions into the nanotechnology master’s program. Admission is also subject to the general university requirements for graduate program. 
  • For those students whose grade records indicate promising ability, but who otherwise are not have adequate preparation in sciences or engineering, admission may be granted under the requirement that remedial courses will be taken.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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