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The American University in Cairo

3.8 out of 5 (19 ratings / 14 reviews) Cairo, Egypt
Founded in 1919, AUC is the region’s leading English-language University and the center of the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. With a community of students and faculty members representing more than 60 countries, AUC is a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (16)
Engineering & Technology (12)
Humanities (6)
Business & Management (5)
Education & Training (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. For its first 27 years, the University was shaped by its founding president, Charles A. Watson, who wished to create an English-language University based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, and to contribute to the intellectual growth and discipline.

Education

Data Analytics and Institutional Research (DAIR) comprises different functions that work together to advance AUC’s mission and promote effective decision making.

Across these specializations, we offer a variety of services and products to support AUC academic and administrative units, as well as outside constituencies, with planning, assessment, accreditation, research and data analysis needs.

Research

    Top-notch facilities, world-renowned faculty and bright young minds; that's what makes up AUC's rich culture of research. Our goal is to give you the resources to address challenges that confront Egypt, the region and the world;AUC boasts 16 research centers that promote collaborative research across a wide array disciplines;The Science and Technology Research Center supports a variety of nanoscience and technology- oriented projects;The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) helps Egypt face the challenges of sustainability.

Career

The University admits outstanding graduate students, who demonstrate the ability to do creative and original work. With its state-of-the-art campus, top-notch faculty, quality research facilities and progressive spirit, AUC is distinguished by its interdisciplinary curricula that bring students and faculty from different academic disciplines together to address challenges in the Middle East and across the world.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
420 -25
2018
395 -30
2017
365
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601
2017
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The Office of International Student Life (ISL), formerly known as the Office of International Student Affairs, offers advocacy and assistance to all international students throughout their sojourn in Egypt.

ISL staff members act as a liaison between students and other offices on campus on all non-academic issues and attends to emergency that occur around the clock. The ISL team includes four staff members and more than 25 international peer leaders (IPLs) who work around the clock. IPLs volunteer their time and effort to support international students and make their transition to Egypt a pleasant experience.

Housing services

The campus offers state-of-the-art resources to students, faculty and staff from Egypt and around the world.

AUC offers services to support your academic and personal growth, and also manage the logistics of transition to life at the University. 

Facilities: 
  • ATMsBankBookstoreLibraryMeditation and Praying Areas

Library services

AUC's main library boasts nearly 500,000 print volumes, 130 electronic journal subscriptions, 340 PCs and laptops, and the view of our garden isn't bad either.  Home to the largest English-language collection in Egypt, the AUC New Cairo library is the hub of study, research and investigation on campus.  The library is home to the Learning Commons, your go-to spot for research and technology help. 

Medical services

AUC requires that all international students (enrolled as non-Egyptian) who are not permanent residents in Egypt, have a comprehensive accident and sickness insurance plan, including emergency medical evacuation, political evacuation natural disaster, and repatriation of remains. AUC holds a group insurance policy with Catlin Insurance Company Incorporated.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus offers state-of-the-art resources to students, faculty and staff from Egypt and around the world.

    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. Offering state-of-the-art resources to students and faculty from around the world, the campus weaves Egyptian urban and architectural traditions into a modern campus and is designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. More

Sports facilities

AUC has a state-of-the-art sports center with facilities for everything from karate to basketball to yoga.  AUC also has 22 athletic programs and sports teams that compete against other universities throughout Egypt and the region.

AUC's Office of Athletics offers quality athletic activities and learning opportunities to all students. Its programs promote a healthy lifestyle, discipline, teamwork and leadership development, as well as high standards of ethical conduct and sportsmanship. The sports program emphasizes health and enjoyment through recreation, fitness, competitions and sound physical habits. 

Student clubs

Whether it’s watching the stars or women’s rights that spark your interest, you’ll find like-minded people in one of AUC’s 60 student organizations.  The many extracurricular activities available at AUC reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of the student body.  

Joining a club let’s you develop your personal skills and get involved in areas of community service, student government, culture and special interests, academics, or student conferences.  The University also has several student run publications including newspapers The Insider, Caravan and The Independent, and AUC Times, a monthly magazine.

Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, nongovernmental membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions. Institutional accreditation is granted by MSCHE for a period of 10 years, with a midway periodic review.

Student Reviews

Kholoud Mahmoud rated 5 out of 5 stars
It’s make us know about the work life before we are going to work
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
the experience as a whole is not ideal since professors confine students with their work
Ahmed Afifi rated 4 out of 5 stars
Studying Engineering is really nice ..I wish we could have more advanced means of education , labs and workshops