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Study in Egypt

Study in Egypt

Egypt’s reputation precedes the country itself: with famous pharaohs and empresses, gorgeous landscapes and instantly recognisable landmarks, there’s no wonder students decide to come and study here, seeing how they combine an amazing vacation with an exquisite education, all in one trip.

And Egypt knows how valuable education is: they invented writing, they thought reading and writing were gifts from gods, and scribes were considered to be “the chosen ones”.

But are the main requirements and how is actually studying in Egypt like?

Why study in Egypt?

The universities support students and provide them with tutorials and materials, receiving them warmly.

Still, although people are kind and appreciate foreign students, you should consider your personal safety, seeing how things might be a little tense, after the conflict in 2011.

But the national scandals shouldn’t deter you from coming here, seeing how universities treat their students with respect and always try to make them feel welcome and comfortable.

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Egypt

In Egypt, each university sets its own rules and requirements for international students. Still, there are a few documents that get requested by all universities. For instance, if you wish to study in Egypt, you need to present:

  • A copy of your passport;
  • A comprehensive medical report;
  • A bank statement that shows you have enough funds to cover your living and tuition costs or that you received a scholarship;
  • Your previous transcripts;
  • A letter of intent.
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for an Egyptian university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Egypt, you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Arabic, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

English-language tests

To apply to study in Egypt, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.

The certificates generally accepted by the universities in Egypt are:

  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Still, you should always check your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.

Living in Egypt

What is it like to study in Egypt?

The educational system in Egypt focuses a lot on the student’s wellbeing and life outside of the university. A lot of clubs and extracurricular activities are available for them, as well as counselling, career advising, and trips and activities for international students.

The professors and staff are polite and helpful, and they encourage an interdisciplinary environment, students from other faculties and programmes being invited often to tell how they study and on what they’re working on.

And the best part? Some Egyptian universities have British degrees correspondents and offer accreditations for the Master’s degrees.

Tuition fees in Egypt

The principle behind tuition fees in Egypt is a bit different from other countries: here, students have to pay for each credit-hour they study.

Usually, degrees may take around 15 to 20 credit hours, but that depends on the degree, the field, or university. On average, a credit-hour may cost around 420 EUR.

Also, the universities may ask for an application fee of 24 EUR, and tax Egyptian students and non-Egyptian students differently, so don’t try and compare what your colleagues paid and how much you had to hand over.

Accommodation, housing, food and other expenses

Egypt is one of the cheapest international destinations for students. Living costs and the entertainment comes at a low price, even though Egypt offers some of the best and most adventurous activities you could consider (it would be difficult to ride a camel in Canada, wouldn’t it?). The minimum average student living costs are 220-350 EUR/month.  

Some of the prices you will find in Egypt, for the basics, are:

  • A loaf of bread is 0.36 EUR;
  • A one-way ticket for local transportation is 0.10 EUR;
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the centre is around 130 EUR;
  • A meal could cost around 2.5 EUR;
  • A cup of coffee can be a bit over 1 EUR.

About Egypt

Facts about Egypt

Everything you may know about Egypt revolves, more than likely, around mummies, pharaohs, and pyramids, but the culture and the people of Egypt are far more complex and laid more cornerstones in science and astrology than the world combined.

For instance:

  • Ancient Egyptians kept flood records on the Nile, and, because they were so precise and detailed, scientists today use that data still, in order to predict and understand rainfall patterns;
  • Also, in ancient Egypt, scribes poured on the ground water mixed with ink, as an offering to the god Thoth, messenger for the gods and patron of learning. This was to celebrate writing and reading, seeing how common folk believed that literate people had power from the gods themselves. If that isn’t 20/20 vision, then nothing is.
  • Speaking of reading and writing, hieroglyphs have no vowels, so we’re not sure how the spoken language went, but we can safely assume it sounded horrible;
  • Women in ancient Egypt were insanely emancipated, considering the times: they could own property, carry out business deals, and initiate divorce. Some, depending on the status of their families, could become doctors or priestesses.

Still, on the other side of Egyptians characters, far from the philosophers and scientists, lays the type of people that would make the basic girls say “That’s, literally, me!”. These examples are:

  • Pharaoh Pepi II, who would, allegedly, smear naked slaves with honey to attract flies away from him;
  • People who would buy giraffe tails and would make them fly swatters, which was a popular fashion item in ancient Egypt;
  • And, like any good religion, every big city supported one favourite god, similar to people supporting football teams today, which raises a lot of questions, like: Were there hooligans? Did they have merchandise? How crazy were the parties after each game, seeing how Egyptians crafted their own beer?

And, because this list would be incomplete without a few words about mummies and their curses and such, we should mention two famous ones:

  • Some people believe Titanic sank because of the mummified Egyptian priestess the ship was transporting;
  • Charles the II used to rub mummy dust on his skin, because he thought “greatness” would rub off. All together now: EWW!

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