Study Abroad in Egypt: All you need to know

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.

Scholarship Registration and Login

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.


Egypt might seem a surprising choice for studying abroad, but there are many reasons you should choose the home of the pyramids:

  1. Well-respected Universities – Top Egyptian universities routinely feature in the QS World University Rankings and are considered some of the best in Africa and the World. Egypt’s capital city of Cairo, too, features as one of the best cities for International students as per the QS Best Student Cities in the world rankings.
  2. Low Costs – Living costs are relatively low in Egypt, especially compared to Western study destinations. Tuition fees are also quite affordable – they are charged on a per-credit-hour basis, with an average cost of USD 500 per-credit-hour, or around USD 10,000 on average for the entire course.
  3. Culture – Studying in Egypt is also a chance to explore Egypt’s culture – a unique fusion of Africa, Middle East and the Mediterranean. The prospect of exploring some of the world’s most renowned historic sites, including the Great Pyramids, the Temples of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings itself constitutes as one of the main reasons for international students to consider Egypt.


  1. American University in Cairo – Ranked 365th in the world rankings and 5th in the Arab region, the American University in Cairo also features in the top 100 for development studies, as well as the top 200 for modern languages in the QS World University Ranking by Subject.
  2. Cairo University – One of Egypt’s oldest universities, Cairo University is ranked 551-600 in the world and 10th in the Arab region. The university also appears in the rankings by subject eight times, with a position in the worldwide top 150 for pharmacy and pharmacology.
  3. Ain Shams University – Ranked 12th in the Arab region, Ain Shams has a five-star rating for teaching in the QS Stars university rating system, and also ranks within the top 400 universities in the world to study medicine.
  4. Alexandria University – Ranked 14th in the Arab region, Alexandria University is quite large with over 150,000 students enrolled in various courses and disciplines.


Career Assessment Test

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:

  1. Photocopy of passport
  2. A recent medical report showing your physical and mental capability of completing university-level work
  3. A bank statement showing you or your sponsor has sufficient funds to cover tuition fees and living costs, or proof that you’ve received a scholarship
  4. Original mark-sheets and certificates


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:

  1. You have a confirmed place on a course at a recognised education institution
  2. You have sufficient funds in place to support yourself during your studies
  3. You have registered with your local police station with seven days of your arrival
  4. You have started your student visa application within 30 days of arriving in Egypt

International students cannot work in Egypt for the duration of their stay.

Buddy4Study - Education Loan


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.

Scholarships For

Upto Class 8 Class 1 to10 (Pre-Matric) Class 9 to 10 (Pre-Matric) Post-Matric(Class 11-12) Class 11 & 12 Class 12 passed Polytechnic/Diploma/ITI ITI Diploma/Polytechnic Graduation Post-Graduation Medical Engineering Girls NSP Portal Income Based SC/ST/OBC Law

Scholarship by State

NSP Scholarships Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Bihar Chandigarh Chhattisgarh Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Odisha Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal

Scholarships A to Z

Abdul Kalam Scholarship Aicte Internship AICTE NSP Scholarships Aicte Scholarship Aicte Swanath Scholarship Aikyashree Arunachal Pradesh scholarship Assam Scholarship Atul Maheshwari Scholarship Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Bihar Scholarship BYPL Sashakt Scholarship CBSE Scholarship Central Sector Scholarship CG Scholarship CG Scholarship Portal Chandigarh Scholarship Colgate Scholarship DCE Scholarship Delhi Scholarship Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Status of the Digital Gujarat Scholarship Disability Certificate Domicile Certificate Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship, Haryana DRDO Scholarship Scheme For Girls DTE Scholarship in Maharashtra E Grantz E Grantz Login E Grantz Scholarship Status Kalyan Bihar Portal E Kalyan Status Epass Karnataka Ericsson Empowering Girls Scholarship Programme E. Samaj Kalyan Fellowships in India Gokdom Government Scholarships GSK Scholars Programme Gujarat Scholarship Haryana Scholarship Haryana Scholarship Portal HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship How to get a Caste Certificate HP Scholarship IET-India Scholarship Awards Immigration-Friendly Countries Income Certificate Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship Inspire Scholarship Ishan Uday ITI Scholarships Jammu and Kashmir Scholarship Jharkhand Scholarship Jnanabhumi Application Status Kanyashree Karepass Karnataka Scholarships Kotak Kanya Scholarship Ladli Yojna Legrand Scholarship Mahadbt Mahadbt Login Mahadbt Scholarship Status Maharashtra Pre-Matric Scholarship Maharashtra Scholarship Manipur Scholarship MBA Scholarships in India MCM Scholarship Means Scholarship Meghalaya Scholarships Merck India Charitable Trust Scholarship Programme Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Minorities MHRD Scholarship MI Scholarship MOMA Scholarships MP Scholarship MP Scholarship Kyc MP Scholarship Portal MP Scholarship Status MYSY Scholarship Nabanna Scholarship Nagaland Scholarship National Scholarship Portal National Scholarship Portal (NSP) NMMS NSP Login NSP Renewal NSP UGC Scholarships Oasis Scholarship Oasis Scholarship Status OBC Scholarships Odisha Scholarship Olympiad ONGC Scholarship PFMS Login PFMS Scholarship Phd Scholarships PMRF PM Scholarship PMSSS Post Matric Scholarship Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities Pragati Scholarship Pre-Matric Scholarship Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities Prerana Rajasthan Scholarship Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarship Saksham Scholarship Programme for Drivers Children Saksham Scholarship Scheme Santoor Women's Scholarship SBI Asha Scholarship Programme SBI Education Loan SBI General Suraksha Support Scholarship Programme Schaeffler-India Hope Engineering Scholarship Scholarship Application Dos and Don'ts Scholarship Form Scholarships for Diploma Courses Scholarships for Indian Girls and Women Scholarships for North Eastern Students Scholarships for PG Students Scholarships for Undergraduates Scholarships in India Scholarship Status SC Scholarship SC ST Obc Scholarship Sensodyne Ida Shining Star Scholarship Programme Sitaram Jindal Scholarship SSP Scholarship ST Scholarship SVMCM Scholarship Eligibility Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Technip Energies India Scholarship Programme Telangana Scholarship The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme Top Scholarships for Medical Students Top Scholarships For Students Of Andhra Pradesh Tripura Scholarship Ugc Scholarship UP Post-Matric Scholarships UP Pre-Matric Scholarships UP Scholarship UP Scholarship Correction UP Scholarship Login UP Scholarship Registration UP Scholarship Renewal UP Scholarship Status Uttarakhand Scholarship Vidyalakshmi Portal Virchow Scholarship Programme VHTC WBMDFC West Bengal Scholarship