The university is located in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is one of the largest cities in Africa and the Middle East. Cairo has long served as a cultural, political and social capital of the Middle East. Today, Cairo boasts an exquisite opera house, a thriving arts scene, cafes and more. Cultural landmarks and archaeological sites can also be found surrounding the city.
Located in a suburban setting on 260 acres, the AUC New Cairo campus houses a world-class indoor and outdoor sports complex, featuring one of the most advanced facilities in the region, and a Campus Center, which offers students an ideal environment for study and recreation.
Humanities; Social Sciences; Business; Economics; Communication; Engineering; Information Technology; Science; Arabic Language Institute
Course Catalog (to select a different academic year, select from the drop-down in the top right, then click "Courses" on the left)
Fall: late August - mid December
Spring: late January - late May
The New Campus Residences are located at AUC's New Campus in the suburb of New Cairo. Located near the university's athletics area, 12 student houses are available on campus, each providing accommodation and facilities for 40 students.
Single rooms have a cupboard, bed and desk attached to the bed, chair, book shelves, and closets, a telephone set and high speed internet connection. Double rooms are larger with two beds, two cupboards and two desks, two chairs and the same amenities as that of the single rooms. Each room has a temperature control unit that allows residents to adjust the air conditioning or heating for maximum comfort. The common areas where women and men can meet include a large lounge, additional study area and computer lab.
UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate and normal on-grounds fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program.
Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining their visa.
Cost of attendance is provided by AUC (note that the information is for a full year).
UVA students are required to purchase CISI health and emergency insurance.
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found at educationabroad.virginia.edu/insurance
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program, which, for US passport holders, can be obtained prior to departure or upon entry. All students must consult the AUC website for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.