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Cheapest Egyptian Universities 2020-2021

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Cheapest Egyptian Universities

Egypt is known for its ancient wonders and magnificent buildings. It is popularly known as the land of pyramids. Built for the tombs of the pharaohs, the giant Egyptian pyramids are a thing of wonder and amazement for many tourists. Even though it is a great place to go if you are a tourist, the education fees of Egypt are quite high for international students.

Egypt’s capital Cairo is one of the most populous cities in the world and is a center of great social and political significance. While a hot, arid climate can be found across the entirety of Egypt, the “heat circle” of buildings in Cairo has seen the capital hit temperatures of 47°C in recent years.

University Education in Egypt

The Ministry of Higher Education supervises the tertiary level of education. There are a number of universities catering to students in diverse fields. In the current education system, there are 17 public universities, 51 public non-university institutions, 16 Private Universities in Egypt, and 89 private higher institutions. Out of the 51 Non –university institutions, 47 are two-year middle technical institutes (MTIs) and four are 4–5 years higher technical institutes’.

In 1990, legislation was passed to provide greater autonomy to the universities. But still, the education infrastructure, equipment, and human resources are not in place to cater to the rising higher education students. Gross enrolment in tertiary education increased from 27 percent in 2003 to 31 percent in 2005.

I have compiled the list of some of the cheapest Universities in Egypt that are favorable to international students.

Top Universities in Egypt for International Students

1. The American University of Cairo (AUC)

Located in the heart of Egypt, the American University of Cairo offers their courses in English, and they are an American-accredited research-based institution. A degree from AUC is accepted by universities in the USA  since it is accredited internationally. Established in 1919, the AUC is one of the top universities in Egypt since it has accreditation both in America and in Egypt.

AUC offers 83 bachelor’s, masters, doctoral degrees across sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities and the Graduate School of Education.

The following are the tuition rates per semester for the academic year 2018-2019 for new and current students:

The following are the undergraduate tuition rates per semester for the academic year 2020 – 2021 for new and current students:

  • The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
  • For ELI, Egyptian students will pay $7,764 whereas international students will pay $8,820.
  • Tuition rates at AUC are expressed in US dollars.
  • Tuition and fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition and fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.

Tuition and fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

The graduate tuition rate is built on a flat rate based on the category of graduate programs. The following are the graduate tuition rates per semester for the academic year 2020 – 2021 for new and current students:

  1. Egyptian students enrolled in all majors: the flat rate is $579 per credit hour.
  2. Egyptian students enrolled in MBA and LLM: the flat rate is $677 per credit hour.
  3. International students: the flat rate is $735 per credit hour.
  4. ELI, Egyptian students enrolled in all majors, MBA and LLM will pay $3,474 whereas ELI international students will pay $4,410
  5. Tuition and fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition and fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.

Tuition and fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

The following are the non-degree tuition rates per semester for the academic year 2020 – 2021:

  • The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
  • Tuition and fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition and fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.

Tuition and fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

2. Mansoura University

The Mansoura University is located in the middle of the Nile River delta in a big city called Mansoura. Founded in 1962, the Mansoura University was established to teach students in medicine and nursing. Because of its location, it was called the East Delta University, but it later changed its name to what it is now in 1973.

TUITION FEES UNDERGRADUATE

Note: The Tuition fees are paid in USD

TUITION FEES POSTGRADUATE

Note: The Tuition fees are paid in USD

3. German University in Cairo (GUC)

This University is supported by the German government. The German University in Cairo is an Egyptian private university that was founded by the collaboration between the Education Department of Germany and Egypt. Managed by a host of Germans and Egyptians, the GUC continues to strengthen the bonds between Germany and Egypt by their education system. Many of their programs involve exchanging students between the two countries, and many students have learned and mastered the working environment of both countries.

Tuition for Academic Semester

The following table describes the tuition fees to be paid in Egyptian pounds (or Euros for non-Egyptians) Per Semester for the academic year 2019/2020:

GUC Tuition Fees (New Comers) Academic Year 2019/2020 (Per Semester)
“Applied to all New undergraduate students starting 2019-2020”

Study Group

Category “A”

Category “B”

Category “C”

Category “E”

Engineering

كليات الهندسة

EUR 3,715

EGP 62,150

EUR 4,375

EGP 73,350

EUR 5,050

EGP 83,950

Management Technology

كلية تكنولوجيا الإدارة

EUR 3,715

EGP 62,150

EUR 4,375

EGP 73,350

EUR 5,050

EGP 83,950

Biological Sciences

كلية الصيدلة و التكنولويا الحيوية

EUR 3,715

EGP 58,850

EUR 4,375

EGP 69,450

EUR 5,050

EGP 79,450

Applied Arts

كلية العلوم التطبيقية و الفنون

EUR 3,985

EGP 68,400

Law and Legal Studies

كلية الحقوق و الدراسات القانونية

EUR 3,715

EGP 55,000

EUR 4,375

EGP 64,900

EUR 5,050

EGP 74,250

Other Fees

  • A non-refundable GUC evaluation tests fees of 550 EGP to be paid at the time of submitting applications during Early and Regular Admission.
  • A deposit of 5000 EGP or 420 Euro as insurance for use of labs (refundable at the end of academic studies after deduction of damages).
  • Management students applying for Technology-based Program: Choosing the technology-based program entails extra study of 30 hours corresponding to one additional semester that will be calculated on the basis of Category “A” tuition level to be paid in installments of LE4,100 or 620 EUR per semester for the chosen technology-based Management major for 5 semesters.

4. Benha University (BUE)

Also known as the British University in Egypt, the Benha University is sort of like the AUC and the GUC. Instead of delivering degrees that is accredited by the US or Germany, the degrees from BUE are accredited by the United Kingdom and Egypt. Since many countries had various influences over Egypt, they wanted to continue that influence by giving out their education to other countries.

The university offers research-oriented courses across various faculties and postgraduate institutes. Most of the offered courses include; Business Administration & Economics & Political Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Information & Computer Science, Mass Communication, Nursing, Pharmacy, Arts and Humanities, and Law.

Annual Fees – for Egyptian Students

  • All fees are paid in Egyptian pounds. Validation Fee is paid with the equivalent in Egyptian pounds as per exchange rate on the day of payment.
  • All the mentioned items of fees are paid annually except Insurance Fee.
  • Insurance Fee is paid once only with the first instalment. It is also refundable in case of withdrawal or graduation provided no damages have been reported by the relevant faculty.
Faculty Tuition Fee Administrative Fee Validation Fee E- learning Fee Insurance Fee
Arts & Humanities L.E 60, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 4,000  N/A

 

Business Administration, Economics & Political Science L.E 70, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 6,000
Communication & Mass Media L.E 70, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 6,000 L.E 5,000
Dentistry L.E 125, 000 L.E 15,000 N/A L.E 5,000 L.E 10,000
Engineering L.E 85, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 5,000   

N/A

 

Energy Engineering & Environment L.E 85, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 5,000
Informatics & Computer Science L.E 60, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 4,000
Law L.E 60, 000 L.E 6,000 £ 750 L.E 2,000
Nursing L.E 20, 000 L.E 3,000 £ 400 L.E 2,000
Pharmacy L.E 85, 000 L.E 6,000 N/A L.E 4,000
  • Installments – for Egyptian Students
    Annual Tuition Fees can be paid in two instalments
Faculty First Installment Fees Second Installment Fees
Tuition Fees Validation Fee
Arts & Humanities L.E 38,000 £ 750 L.E 32,000
Business Administration, Economics & Political Science L.E 44,000 £ 750 L.E 38,000
Communication & Mass Media L.E 49,000 £ 750 L.E 38,000
Dentistry L.E 85,000 N/A L.E 70,000
Engineering L.E 55,500 £ 750 L.E 40,500
Energy Engineering & Environment L.E 55,500 £ 750 L.E 40,500
Informatics & Computer Science L.E 38,000 £ 750 L.E 32,000
Law L.E 37,000 £ 750 L.E 31,000
Nursing L.E 14,000 £ 400 L.E 11,000
Pharmacy L.E 55,000 N/A L.E 40,000
  • All fees are paid in Sterling pounds except Insurance Fee. Insurance Fee is paid in Egyptian pounds
  • All the mentioned items of fees are paid annually except Insurance Fee.
  • Insurance Fee is paid once only with the first instalment. It is also refundable in case of withdrawal or graduation provided no damages have been reported by the relevant faculty.
Faculty Tuition Fee Administrative Fee Validation Fee E- learning Fee Total Annual Fees Insurance Fee
Arts & Humanities £ 6,000 £ 600 £ 750 £ 300 £ 7,650  N/A

 

Business Administration, Economics & Political Science £ 6,000 £ 600 £ 750 £ 500 £ 7,850
Communication & Mass Media £ 6,000 £ 600 £ 750 £ 500 £ 7,850 L.E  5,000
Dentistry £ 9,500 £ 1,500 N/A £ 400 £ 11,400 L.E 10,000
Engineering £ 7,500 £ 600 £ 750 £ 400 £ 9,250   

N/A

 

Energy Engineering & Environment £ 7,500 £ 600 £ 750 £ 400 £ 9,250
Informatics & Computer Science £ 5,000 £ 600 £ 750 £ 300 £ 6,650
Law £ 6,000 £ 600 £ 750 £ 100 £ 7,450
Nursing £ 4,000 £ 350 £ 400 £ 100 £ 4,850
Pharmacy £ 7,500 £ 600 N/A £ 300 £ 8,400

Installments – for International Students   

Annual Tuition Fees can be paid in two instalments

Faculty First Installment Fees Second Installment Fees Total Annual Fees
Arts & Humanities £ 4,500 £ 3,150 £ 7,650
Business Administration, Economics & Political Science £ 5,100 £ 2,750 £ 7,850
Communication & Mass Media £ 5,100 £ 2,750 £ 7,850
Dentistry £ 6,700 £ 4,700 £ 11,400
Engineering £ 5,550 £ 3,700 £ 9,250
Energy Engineering & Environment £ 5,550 £ 3,700 £ 9,250
Informatics & Computer Science £ 4,000 £ 2,650 £ 6,650
Law £ 4,400 £ 3,050 £ 7,450
Nursing £ 2,800 £ 2,050 £ 4,850
Pharmacy £ 4,750 £ 3,650 £ 8,400

General Information:

  • Fees are paid in Egyptian Pounds for Egyptians & non-Egyptians.
  • All fees must be paid on or before the published deadlines.
  • Validation fees 800 Sterling Pounds or its equivalent in Egyptian Pounds are paid over the first four semesters (200 Sterling Pounds each semester).
  • Validation fees are required for students who have scholarships.
Faculty Application One Credit Total No. of credits Validation fees
Engineering 500 EGP 900 EGP 51 800 Sterling
Informatics & Computer Science 800 EGP 36

5. Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)

Having one of the longest names among today’s universities, the Arab Academy was established to teach Maritime Transport not only to students in Egypt but also for students from Arab countries. Backed by the United Nations, the AASTMT was created in Alexandria to teach the major of maritime transports to the people in the Arab countries.

Tuition and Fees:

AASTMT students pay their fees according to their overall percentage in High School and are mainly divided into 3 main categories (A, B, C) as follows:

Category A: Engineering >=95 for all other majors >=90

Category B: Engineering >=85 for all other majors >=80

Category C: Engineering < 85 for all other majors < 80

* All fees are listed per semester in US Dollars.

* To relieve the burdens of parents, Egyptian students with a high school certificate from the Arab Republic of Egypt are allowed to pay the tuition fees in Egyptian pounds according to dollar rate determined by the academy (L.E 10.15) for the first semester Sept. 2018.
* Fees increase by $100 per year.
* New students pay $350 laboratory insurance fees.

6. Alexandria University

Alexandria University aspires to restore and achieve a comprehensive qualitative leap in various fields of knowledge within a framework of noble human values, enabling it to take a leading position in its national, Arab, African, Mediterranean and global environments.

Alexandria University now has 23 Faculties and Institutes that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the following courses;

Arts, Law, Commerce, Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Education for Girls, Physical Education for Boys, Public Health, Fine Arts, Agriculture (Saba Basha), Education, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Research, Tourism and Hotels, Specific Education, kindergarten, Economic Studies & Political Science and Institute of Graduate Studies and Research.

Alexandria University Also opened branches in African and Middle-Eastern Countries: Chad, Iraq, South Sudan, and Matrouh Branch.

This Egypt University fee is within £1,000-£1,500 per year, depending on the course and program applied for.

7. Assiut University

Assiut University was established in 1957 as the very first University in Upper Egypt and is strategically located in the capital city of the Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt.

Assiut University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses like; Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Medicine, Arts, Law, Commerce, Pharmacy, Public Health, Fine Arts, Agriculture, Education, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Specific Education, kindergarten, and Economic Studies & Political Science.

It also runs institutions like Sugar Technology Research Institute, South Egypt Cancer Institute (SECI), Technical Institute of Nursing and Faculty of Agriculture (New Valley Branch.

7. Misr University for Science and Technology (MIU)

Making contracts with American and European universities worldwide, the MIU offers many courses and programs that combine the Egyptian style with the Western styles. Established in 1996, the Misr University for Science and Technology offers great education opportunity not only for locals but also for international students worldwide.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020 for (Egyptians)

Faculty
First Semester 2019/2020 (EGP)
Second Semester 2019/2020 (EGP)
Administrative fees (EGP)
Faculty of Alsun EGP 27,500 EGP 27,500 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Computer Science EGP 27,500 EGP 27,500 EGP 8,000
Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine EGP 52,500 EGP 52,500 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Arts EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 9,000
Faculty of Mass Communication EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Pharmacy EGP 42,750 EGP 42,750 EGP 9,000



Tuition Fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020 for (Non-Egyptians)

Faculty
First Semester 2019/2020 (US Dollars)
Second Semester 2019/2020 (US Dollars)
Administrative fees (EGP)
Faculty of Alsun $ 4,000 $ 4,000 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade $ 4,500 $ 4,500 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Computer Science $ 4,250 $ 4,250 EGP 8,000
Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine $ 6,000 $ 6,000 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Arts $ 5,000 $ 5,000 EGP 9,000
Faculty of Mass Communication $ 4,500 $ 4,500 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Pharmacy $ 5,000 $ 5,000 EGP 9,000

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020 for (Egyptians)

Faculty
First Semester 2019/2020 (EGP)
Second Semester 2019/2020 (EGP)
Administrative fees (EGP)
Faculty of Alsun EGP 27,500 EGP 27,500 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Computer Science EGP 27,500 EGP 27,500 EGP 8,000
Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine EGP 52,500 EGP 52,500 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Arts EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 9,000
Faculty of Mass Communication EGP 35,000 EGP 35,000 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Pharmacy EGP 42,750 EGP 42,750 EGP 9,000

Tuition Fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020 for (Non-Egyptians)

Faculty
First Semester 2019/2020 (US Dollars)
Second Semester 2019/2020 (US Dollars)
Administrative fees (EGP)
Faculty of Alsun $ 4,000 $ 4,000 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade $ 4,500 $ 4,500 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Computer Science $ 4,250 $ 4,250 EGP 8,000
Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine $ 6,000 $ 6,000 EGP 10,000
Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Arts $ 5,000 $ 5,000 EGP 9,000
Faculty of Mass Communication $ 4,500 $ 4,500 EGP 8,500
Faculty of Pharmacy $ 5,000 $ 5,000 EGP 9,000

8. Cairo University

Cairo University is one of the foremost public universities in Egypt that have her main location in Giza, across the Nile from Cairo. It is one of the cheapest universities in Egypt.

The University was established as early as 1908 and it was founded on 21 December 1908; after many relocations in various parts of Cairo, in 1929, her faculties, institutes were now settled in her current location which is the main campus in Giza. The University currently enrolls approximately 155,000 students in 22 faculties which include a school of law and school of medicine.

This Egypt University Fee is within the range of 2000$ to 3000$ for undergraduate programs and 3000$ to 4500$ for postgraduate programs depending on the faculty.

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