Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a leading English-language, American liberal arts, U.S.-accredited institution of higher education, and the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate, and understanding across a diversity of languages, facilities, and human experiences. Its community of students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represents more than 60 countries.
The University offers 40 undergraduate, 52 master’s, and 2 Ph.D. programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing 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. The campus is 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.
Why Study at AUC?
AUC offers 2000+ courses within 40 majors and 55 minors in diverse fields within an American liberal arts system taught by faculty from around the globe. Whether you would like to study STEM at one of the top 10 universities in the region, study business at one of the 1% of triple-crown accredited business schools worldwide, or learn Arabic at an institution with 60+ years of experience teaching Arabic to diplomats, scholars, and journalists, AUC has something for everyone!
Learn more about AUC’s academic programs here.
AUC’s internships, work-study programs, and job-shadowing opportunities allow you to enhance your resume as you earn your degree. AUC’s Career Center offers a variety of services to help students and alumni identify their career goals and paths, as well as gain work experience while studying at AUC by offering real, hands-on career experience that draws over 25 years of professional expertise. Established in 1991, it is the first university career center in the Middle East.
Read more about AUC’s Career Center here.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Make Cairo your classroom with hands-on experiences by stepping into the real world and exploring the bustling streets of historic Cairo and unique locations all over Egypt. Put theory into practice by working alongside faculty and researchers on issues unique to Egypt and the Middle East, and solve real community problems through work with local, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and government offices.
Discover the wonders of Egypt with diverse activities taking you from the unique streets of historic Cairo to the ancient Pharaonic temples in Luxor and deep into the Red Sea.