The American University in Cairo

About This Partner

Founded in 1919, American University in Cairo is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences. The University offers 40 undergraduate, 52 master’s and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing both the region and the world. It also offers a globally recognized professional community-based education in English to meet the needs of the dynamic Egyptian and broader regional economies.

The University’s educational assets include the largest English-language academic library collection in Egypt, three modern theaters and 15 cross-disciplinary research centers. The University’s modern, 260-acre New Cairo campus constitutes a visionary investment in the future of Cairo, Egypt and the region — a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research, innovative teaching, lifelong learning and civic engagement. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, The American University in Cairo is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution.

American University in Cairo is comprised of the following schools:
  •  Global Affairs and Public Policy
  •  Humanities and Social Sciences
  •  Sciences and Engineering
  •  Graduate School of Education
  •  Business
  •  Continuing Education

Study Abroad Program Details


Student Exchange Agreement Memorandum of Understanding

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The American University Cairo, Tahrir Square, Al Kasr Al Aini, Ad Dawawin, Abdeen, Egypt