Universities Requirements

American University in Cairo (AUC)

Requirements for Applicants with GCE, GCSE or IGCSE Certificates

AUC Admissions Requirements for Fall 2017

Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you a place, but rather ensures entry to the selection process. The minimum admission scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to the AUC requirements.

Admission of IGCSE applicants who have completed less than 12 years of schooling is not guaranteed and is subject to University approval and available slots. The following documents are needed as proof of 12 years of pre-university enrollment.

  1. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in an international system are required to submit grade one final report in addition to year by year proof of enrollment (primary to secondary)
  2. Applicants who have completed six years after ibtedaya or three years after idadiya are required to submit the copy of the front and back side of the certificate (ibtdaya or idadiya) and ensure that the academic year is clearly printed on the document. Ibtdaya or idadiya certificate with results of only Arabic and religion are not considered as a proof.
  3. If an applicant shifted to an international system after ibtedaya or idadiya, rule number two should also be satisfied.

General Requirements for Applicants with GCE, GCSE or IGCSE Certificates

  1. AUC requires eight GCE, GCSE or IGCSE subjects for admission consideration. However, applicants must submit all certificates, as well as their candidate number, to ensure that the University calculates eligibility using the highest eight scores. Only copies with fresh stamp (from schools or British council) are considered as official documents
  2. Preference is given to students who have completed advanced or advanced supplementary level subjects and have excellent grades.
  3. AUC accepts a minimum grade of C to satisfy the eight subject requirement at the ordinary or advanced supplementary level, and a minimum grade of D at the advanced level.
  4. AUC considers the highest grade in subjects completed more than once.
  5. AUC counts the higher grade in the same subjects completed at both advanced and advanced supplementary levels.
  6. Applicants who have completed advanced level subjects with a minimum grade of B may be granted transfer credits.
  7. Applicants must complete a minimum of 12 years of schooling.
  8. To view the engineering requirements, click here
  9. The University grants transfer credits for A-level subjects with grades of A or B. The University does not grant transfer credit for subjects completed at the AS, AO or O levels. For transfer credit details, click here.
  10. AUC does not accept OL Arabic (as a second language) as one of the eight subjects.

To view deadlines, click here.

Provisional requirements 

GCE/GSCE/IGSCE: Complete at least eight subjects. Preferential consideration is given if you complete subjects at the advanced level. The recommended English placement for admissions consideration is ENG 0210.

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  • Best 8 Subjects (OL/AS-Level/A-Level); AUC requires eight GCE, GCSE, or IGCSE subjects for admission consideration. However, applicants must submit all certificates as well as their candidate number to ensure that the university calculates eligibility using the highest eight scores.
  • Applicants who have completed advanced level subjects with a minimum grade of B may be granted transfer credits.
  • AS-Level is multiplied by a factor of 1.5
  • A-Level is multiplied by a factor of 2.0
  • Applicants must complete a minimum of 12 years of schooling.
  • IELTS / TOEFL exams

For more information on provisional admission, click here.

Click here if you are interested in IELTS Preparation course or to know the dates and locations of the next IELTS tests held by British Council Egypt.

IELTS Band Score

IELTS Writing

Placement

6.5 or above7 or aboveRHET 1010
66 or 6.5ENGL 0210
5.55.5ELIN 0102
55ELIN 0101
Below 5Below 5Not Eligible for admission

 

ENGINEERING – School of sciences and engineering

  • British Certificate: Four O-level science courses (math, physics, chemistry and a fourth science or information technology course),

AND

  • EITHER two science courses at the AS-level (math and physics or chemistry)
  • OR an advanced-level math course.

* A minimum grade of B is accepted in two courses, provided that not more than one B is earned in math courses.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE – School of Sciences and Engineering

Students must complete O-level AND A-level math courses.

*A minimum grade of B in both courses is required to be eligible for admission.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

BIOLOGY – School of Sciences and Engineering

Two AS science courses including biology OR an advanced-level biology course

*A minimum grade of B in both courses is required to be eligible for admission.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

COMPUTER SCIENCE – School of Sciences and Engineering

  • Four O-level science courses (math, physics, and two other science or information technology courses)

AND

  • EITHER 2 science courses at the AS-level (math and physics)
  • OR 1 A-level math course

*A minimum grade of B in a maximum of two of these courses is required, provided that no more than one B is earned in math courses.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

CHEMISTRY – School of Sciences and Engineering

  • 4 O-level science courses (math, physics, chemistry and a fourth science or information technology course)

AND

  • EITHER 2 science courses at the AS-level (chemistry and math or physics)
  • OR 1 A-level chemistry course

*A minimum overall grade of B is required in these courses.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score

MATH – School of Sciences and Engineering

  • Four O-level science courses (math, physics, and two other science or information technology courses),

AND

  • EITHER two science courses at the AS-level (math and physics)
  • OR an advanced-level math course

*A minimum grade of B in a maximum of two of these courses is required, provided that the two Bs are not both in math courses.

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

PHYSICS – School of Sciences and Engineering

2 O-level science courses (math and physics) AND 1 AS-level course in math

Ranking of those who qualify is determined according to the IGCSE score.

You can check here for further requirements for the School of Sciences and Engineering: Sciences and Engineering Req

Fees

Undergraduate Tuition Fees:

The following are the undergraduate tuition rates for 12, 15 and 18 credit hours per semester for the 2016 – 2017 academic year:

 

Category of Students
Number of Credits
Egyptian Students
USD

Portion

Egyptian 

Portion

 New students admitted in academic year 2016/2017124,02031,476
155,02539,345
186,03047,214

*For Undergraduate students admitted academic year 2016/2017, the tuition rate is based on flat rate of USD 335 and EGP 2,623 for Egyptian students per credit hour.

*Additional charges are added for additional credits.

Tuition at AUC is expressed 50 percent in Egyptian pounds and 50 percent in U.S. dollars. For Egyptian students, the total amount of the tuition may be paid in either currency or in both. Tuition rates are subject to an annual increase. The U.S. dollar portion may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to the Central Bank of Egypt’s prevailing rate at the day of payment. For international students, tuition MUST be paid in U.S. dollars.

Tuition and fees are collected by semester. No student, with outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.


All info mentioned above could be found on AUC’s official website

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