Everyone knows of Egypt as one of the oldest civilizations on the planet and the home of the pyramids, but do you know that it is also fast emerging as a study destination for International students? The rapidly developing education system of Egypt is one of the largest in North Africa and the Middle East.
Home to 20 public universities and 23 private institutions offering undergraduate and graduate programs, Egypt also has many foreign universities setting up satellite campuses in the country.
The increased focus on attracting international students to their courses has resulted in Egypt being ranked as one of the top 20 destinations for international students in the world by UNESCO. Egypt hosts almost 50,000 students from various countries around the world.
WHY CHOOSE EGYPT?
Egypt might seem a surprising choice for studying abroad, but there are many reasons you should choose the home of the pyramids:
TOP UNIVERSITIES IN EGYPT
HOW TO APPLY
Most of the top universities in Egypt conduct courses in English. If you are a non-native speaker, you will need to submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores to provide proof of English proficiency. In general, you will require the following documents to apply to a university in Egypt:
Unlike other countries, you cannot apply for a student visa at a consulate in your home country. No consulate outside of Egypt is authorised to issue student visas, so you will have to enter Egypt on a tourist visa and then upgrade to a student visa once within the country.
Once you’re in Egypt, you will need to demonstrate the following:
International students cannot work in Egypt for the duration of their stay.
Many Egyptian universities offer scholarships to international students on the basis of merit or need. American University in Cairo, for example, offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships to non-Egyptian students who have been admitted to the university.
Apart from scholarships by Egyptian Universities, you may also apply for other international scholarships for Indian students to study anywhere outside India.
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