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.
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.
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.