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UVA Exchange: American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 28-JAN-2018 22-MAY-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15. Participants should confirm program dates prior to making travel arrangements.
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. When available, dates will be posted at
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. When available, dates will be posted at

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
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:


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.

View the AUC website for detailed housing information on both options and to access the online AUC housing application.

Zamelek Dorm
The Zamelek Dorm is located in the residential district of Zamalek. The Residence is served by a campus shuttle bus every 20 minutes. It is part of an eleven-story building designed to serve both student and faculty needs. Separate entrances to the male and female sections of the Residence ensure privacy while common reception areas on the ground floor provide comfortable areas for receiving guests, group study and socializing. These common areas are also the stage for a diverse array of social, educational, and cultural activities.

New Campus Residences
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.

  Please Note: Students who wish to apply to this program should be aware of the Department of State Travel Warning for Egypt, and must also carefully review the University Policy for Student Travel and submit a petition per the policy's instructions.

AUC Info
International Student Homepage


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


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


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.

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

Expected Expenses

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