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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-MAR-2020
10-MAR-2020 31-AUG-2020 18-DEC-2020
NOTE: If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Participants should confirm program dates prior to making travel arrangements.
Year 2020-2021 01-MAR-2020
10-MAR-2020 31-AUG-2020 28-MAY-2021
NOTE: If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Participants should confirm program dates prior to making travel arrangements.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Margaret Walter
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, African Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geology, History, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Studies in Women and Gender, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
American University in Cairo


The mission of the American University in Cairo (AUC) is to provide high quality educational opportunities to students from all segments of Egyptian society as well as from other countries, and to contribute to Egypt's cultural and intellectual life. The university offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels as well as an extensive continuing education program. The language of instruction is English.

Most students enroll during their third year of college, but qualified second and fourth years (with permission) are welcome. AUC encourages visiting students to interact on a regular basis with the Egyptian students and to become participating members of the student body. The University is committed to the principle that Study Abroad students not be academically segregated from Egyptian students. All courses are equally open to all enrolled students depending upon space availability and satisfaction of prerequisites.

Announcements IconAnnouncements

There is currently a University Restriction on Student Travel in place for Egypt. Consult for details. Students wishing to pursue education abroad programs in Egypt must submit a petition as part of the Education Abroad application process per the UVA Policy on Student International Travel.


Location IconLocation

The university is located in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East. Cairo has long served as the 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.

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Courses IconAcademics

Humanities; Social Sciences; Business; Economics; Communication; Engineering; Information Technology; Science; Arabic Language Institute
Course Catalog

Fall: late August - mid December
Spring: late January - late May
Academic Calendar

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

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.

Cost IconCost

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 here (note that the information is for a full year).

UVA students are required to purchase CISI health and emergency insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

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 IconPassport 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 Info IconHealth 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.