American University in Cairo (AUC)

New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Empfohlene Studiengänge: IBIS (eingeschränktes TM/HM/WMM Lehrangebot)

About the University

Founded in 1919, AUC 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.

About the Location

AUC was originally established in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. The 7.8-acre Tahrir Square campus was developed around the Khairy Pasha Palace. Built in the neo-Mamluk style,[further explanation needed] the palace inspired an architectural style that has been replicated throughout Cairo.

In the fall of 2008, AUC left the Greek Campus and officially inaugurated AUC New Cairo, a new 260-acre suburban campus in New Cairo, a satellite city about 20 miles (and 45 minutes) from the downtown campus. New Cairo is a governmental development comprising 46,000 acres of land with a projected population of 2.5 million people. AUC New Cairo provides advanced facilities for research and learning, as well as all the modern resources needed to support campus life. In its master plan for the new campus, the university mandated that the campus express the university's values as a liberal arts institution, in what is essentially a non-Western context with deep traditional roots and high aspirations. The new campus is intended to serve as a case study for how architectural harmony and diversity can coexist creatively and how tradition and modernity can appeal to the senses. Campus spaces serve as virtual laboratories for the study of desert development, biological sciences, and the symbiotic relationship between environment and community. The two campuses together host 36 undergraduate programs and 46 graduate programs.

Important  Information for Studying at this Partner University

Language(s) of Instruction: English, Arabic (A minimum GPA of 2.0 (or equivalent) and a minimum of 30 credit hours already completed at your home institution. Students from non-English language universities must submit either international TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission consideration. A minimum of 83 in TOEFL total score and 22 in writing or a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS band score and 7 in writing is required.

Semester Dates: Winter Semester: September - December/ Summer Semester: February - May (

Course Offerings:

Costs: There are no additional tuition costs for studying at AUC.  Additional costs that must be considered are accommodations, meals, and cost of living.

Exchange Places: 2

Accreditation: AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA

Student Life

Student Housing: Further information can be found on the website:

Student Support:  More information about the various programme offerings can be found here:

Students with Disabilities:  More information can be find at

Environmental Impact of Studying Abroad at this University

Flache Hand schützt Erde vor Verschmutzung

1.726 kg

Estimated CO₂ emissions for round-trip plane travel from Frankfurt Airport

Rapsfeld Baum blauer Himmel Wald im Hintergrund


Number of trees that must be planted to cancel out this CO₂ emission

Heilbronn University is committed to the continuous improvement of environmental performance as a component of sustainable development. For the university, protecting the environment means avoiding risks to people and the environment, continuously reducing resource and energy consumption and minimizing emissions and waste, so that the university makes its contribution to sustainable development.

Learn more about how you can lessen the environmental affects of studying abroad here.

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