Ranking  736      5
Country Egypt
City Alexandria
Bachelor (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)2,500 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)1,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)2,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $305-501 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 90%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1938
Abbreviation AU
Teachers 7,402
Students 142,735
Foreigners 3%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Light blue
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Knowledge, Innovation. Collaboration
• Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt
• Union of Arab Universities
• Union of African Universities
• Union of Francophone Universities
World ranking736
Country ranking5
Employer Reputation380
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking736
QS World University Rankings707
Webometrics Ranking1269
Cost of living in Alexandria
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 72 113
Food 104 169
Transportation 13 42
Communications and utilities 85 61
Clothing 17 65
Sports and leisure 16 50
Accommodation in Alexandria USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre72
Shared room in city centre115
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre142
1 bedroom apartment in city centre218
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة الإسكندرية
French Université d'alexandrie
Location on map
Alexandria University (AU) - public higher education institution in Egypt.

Alexandria University - Description

In 1938, the nucleus of the Alexandria University had its beginning in the form of two satellite faculties of Fouad the First University. These were the faculties of Arts and Law. The faculty of Engineering was then established in 1941. In the light of the need for developing more disciplines for higher learning and with a view towards meeting the need of the people of Alexandria, Alexandria University, formerly known as Farouk University, became a separate entity in August 1942 with four additional faculties: Science, Commerce, Medicine and Agriculture. In 1952, it became "Alexandria University". Since then, the University witnessed growth and expansion in several fields: the number of Faculties and high institutes increased to 30. Some example of them are as follows: Faculty of Nursing, 1954 (formerly, High Institute of Nursing) Faculty of Pharmacy, 1956 High Institute of Public Health, 1963 Faculty of Education, 1969 Faculty of Dentistry, 1971 Medical Research Institute, 1971 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 1974 Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, 1983 Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, 1983 Alexandria University supervised the establishment of four satellite faculties in the Nile Delta. Those were: Faculty of Medicine in 1962 and Faculties of Science (1969) in Tanta (currently...

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