Alexandria University (AU) - public higher education institution in Egypt. AU began its activity in 1938. The main building of the university proudly stands in Alexandria inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Alexandria University is one of the top educational institutions in Egypt that never leaves the country’s top 5 places to study. Alexandria University, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings. Thanks to the good standing among the employers of Egypt, the graduates of AU find employment quite easily.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In addition to the results of the examinations the applicant must submit a certificate of the previous academic performance. It is not that difficult to get accepted to the university as the competition is fairly mild - 90 seats per 100 applicants. The academic year is divided into semesters. Studying bachelor’s at AU is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. The master’s degree will cost an applicant about 2,500 USD per an academic year. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Here you can choose from a wide array of full-time programs, however the students are not limited to them as the university also offers online courses and programs. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. Alexandria University is among the largest universities that educates more then 142 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. AU has around 3% of foreign students. More than 7 thousand teachers are employed by the university. Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, which might tell you more about the day to day life of AU.

Infrastructure of AU. There is a library on the campus. The students can live on campus if the apply for a dormitory room. It is worth noting that in addition to being a part of the Union of Arab Universities, the university also has a membership in the Union of African Universities and Union of Francophone Universities.
Ranking   732   4
Country Egypt
City Alexandria
Bachelor (foreigners) 1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 2,500 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 64 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 159 USD/year.
Living expenses $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
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
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 ranking 732
Country ranking 4
Employer Reputation 380
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 732
QS World University Rankings 707
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
Total 305 501
Accommodation in Alexandria USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 72
Shared room in city centre 115
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 142
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 218
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة الإسكندرية
French Université d'alexandrie
Location on map

Alexandria University - Official 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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