Students looking for universities in Cairo will encounter a range of options as vibrant and varied as the city itself. Whether you want a specialist or multidisciplinary institution, central or more suburban surroundings, or the option to combine a flexible study schedule with your career, your chances of finding a good match in Egypt’s capital are high. Below are the top 10 universities in the city of Cairo:
1 American University in Cairo (AUC)
AUC is an independent English language university offering an American-style education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The student body represents over 100 countries. The faculty members and visiting lecturers include academics, professionals, diplomats, journalists, writers and others from the United States, Egypt and other countries. In 2015, the QS World University Rankings placed AUC 345th in the world, 4th in Africa and 1st in Egypt. AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and from Egypt’s National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education (NAQAAE).
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2 German University in Cairo (GUC)
Founded in October 2003, the German University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavor the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany. The University offers German-European style learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program.
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3 British University in Egypt (BUE)
The British University in Egypt is a private Egyptian university in El Sherouk, Cairo. Founded in September 2005, through an inter governmental agreement, the University provides a British style of education. BUE degrees are validated by their British university partners in accordance with the UK quality assurance agency procedures. Accordingly, the most successful BUE graduates receive two awards: a UK degree and a degree accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Located some 30 km from downtown Cairo, the campus covers approximately 40 acres (fedan) of land with some 27000 m² space of modern purpose-built teaching facilities.
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4 Cairo University
Cairo University is Egypt’s premier public university with its main campus in Giza, immediately across the Nile from Cairo. It was founded in 1908 and is the second oldest institution of higher education in Egypt. It was originally founded and funded as the Egyptian University by a committee of private citizens with royal patronage in 1908 and became a state institution under King Fuad I in 1925. In 1940, four years following his death, the University was renamed King Fuad I University in his honor. It was renamed a second time after the Free Officer’s Coup of 1952. The University currently enrolls approximately 155,000 students in 22 faculties. It counts three Nobel Laureates among its graduates and is one of the 50 largest institutions of higher education in the world by enrollment.
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5 Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA)
MSA University was founded in 1996 by Dr. Nawal El-Degwi, a pioneer of the Egyptian private education sector, with the vision to provide the best of British higher education in Egypt. It is the first Egyptian university to grant its graduates a dual-origin bachelor’s degree; namely a British degree from Middlesex (2002-2014), Bedfordshire (2014-present) or Greenwich (2002–present) universities, and another Egyptian degree which is accredited by the Egyptian Supreme Council for Universities. Thus, MSA University graduates enjoy the privilege of attaining scholarships and have the chance to pursue their MA and PhD studies in the United Kingdom.
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6 Canadian International College (CIC)
Canadian International College (CIC) was established in 2004 at New Cairo, as the only provider of Canadian Education in Egypt. It is an associate campus of Cape Breton University (CBU) and University of Ottawa (UO) in Canada. CIC offers programs in Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Engineering, Engineering Technology and Mass Communication granting both Canadian university degrees from CBU/UO as well as Egyptian degree accredited by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and the Supreme Council of Universities.
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7 Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST)
MUST is a university located in 6th of October City. MUST enjoys full legal recognition by all educational authorities In Egypt and is authorized to grant B.A, B.S, M.A, M.S, and Ph.D. Degrees in different fields of study. MUST is an active member of the Association of Arab universities, the International Association of university Presidents and the Association of African Universities. MUST has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for Educational Service management for students after high school.
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8 Ain Shams University
Ain Shams University was founded in July 1950, the third-oldest non-sectarian native public Egyptian university, under the name of Ibrahim Pasha’s University. The two earlier universities of this kind are Cairo University (Fuad I university) and Alexandria University (Farouk I university). When it was first established, Ain Shams University had a number of faculties and academic institutes, which were later developed into a university. Today, Ain Shams University includes more than 170,000 students, 5000 staff members, 4000 assistant staff and more than 100 centers and special units.
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9 October 6 University (O6U)
October 6 University (O6U) is a private university in Egypt. It was established by the Republican Decree in 1996. O6U is located in the 6th of October City, 32 km from downtown Cairo. The O6U Campus consists of four educational buildings, the teaching hospital and the hotel for female students, while the central library and male students hotel are located 150 meters away from the campus. October 6 University has about 14,085 students. All the awarded degrees are accredited and validated by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities. The University is a member of the Association of Arab Universities since 1997 and also a member of the Association of African Universities.
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10Misr International University (MIU)
Misr International University is an undergraduate private university located in the suburbs of Cairo. Established in 1996, in Maadi, The University changed its location to km 28 Cairo-Ismailia Road. Misr International University’s mission for the next two years is to expand the focus of the institution by establishing a postgraduate program. Additionally, MIU plans to introduce new fields of specialization in different faculties.