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Full List of all Universities in Egypt

In recent years the Government of Egypt has given greater priority to improving the education system. According to the Human Development Index (HDI), Egypt is ranked 115 in the HDI, and 9 in the lowest 10 HDI countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, in 2014. With the help of the World Bank and other multilateral organizations Egypt aims to increase access in early childhood to care and education and the inclusion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at all levels of education, especially at the tertiary level.[1] The government is responsible for offering free education at all levels. The current overall expenditure on education is about 12.6 percent as of 2007.[2] Investment in education as a percentage of GDP rose to 4.8 in 2005 but then fell to 3.7 in 2007. The Ministry of Education is also tackling a number of issues: trying to move from a highly centralized system to offering more autonomy to individual institutions, thereby increasing accountability.


Egypt has the largest overall education system in the Middle East and North Africa and it has grown rapidly since the early 1990’s.  Egypt has announced a US$5.87 billion higher education plan – to run in two phases from 2014 to 2022 and including 61 initiatives – aimed at producing more market-ready graduates and promoting a knowledge-based economy. The plan for Higher Education includes creating five new universities a year.

Egypt Universities

The state universities employ 70,497 academics to teach more than 2.11 million undergraduate and postgraduate students. To meet Egypt’s higher education challenges, the Plan for Higher Education includes 61 projects and initiatives covering 12 higher education fields. It will be implemented in two phases, the first from 2014-17 and the second from 2017-22.

Cairo University

Cairo University is a public university in Giza, Egypt and was founded in 1908. It is the second oldest institution of higher education in Egypt. The University currently enrolls approximately 155,000 students in 22 faculties. Cairo University is ranked usually in the top universities in Egypt. It is also ranked as one of the top universities in Africa.

View the Cairo University website

The American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo is an independent, nonprofit, English language, liberal arts university located in Cairo, Egypt. The university offers American-styled learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program. The AUC student body represents over 100 countries.

View the  American University in Cairo website

Mansoura University

Mansoura University was founded in 1972 in Mansoura city, Egypt. Mansoura University is located at the middle of the Nile Delta in Egypt. It is one of the biggest Egyptian universities and has contributed much to the cultural and scientific life in Mansoura and Egypt.

View the Mansoura University website

Alexandria University

Alexandria University is a public research university in Alexandria, Egypt and was established in 1938. It was known as Farouk University until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 when its name was changed to the University of Alexandria. Faculties include:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science

View the Alexandria University website

Zagazig University

Zagazig University is an Egyptian university in the city of Zagazig, the capital of Ash Sharqiyah governorate. The current president of the university is Ashraf El-Shihy.

View the Zagazig University website

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a regional university operated by the Arab League which is known for its programs in Marine Transportation, Business, and Engineering. The talented, diverse, and dedicated group of people who make AASTMT – be they students, researchers, professors, administrative or academic staff, graduates or parents – are most valued, appreciated and cherished.

View the AASTMT website

The German University in Cairo

The German University in Cairo was founded in October 2003 by German and Egyptian delegates headed by the Egyptian President and the German Chancellor inaugurated the German University in Cairo in an unprecedented event in both educational and research fields. It is the first integrated German university outside Germany that has 3 Bologna cycles, namely B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD offering 71 study programs (31 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate).

View The German University in Cairo website

British University in Egypt

Since 1998, one ambition was set by the British and the Egyptian governments, that ambition was the formation of the British University in Egypt (BUE) that could produce graduates of UK standards to enter key sectors of the Egyptian economy.

View the British University in Egypt

Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology

The Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology was founded in Nov. 2000 following the approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Students are graduated in four engineering specializations, namely:

  1. Computer Engineering and Information Technology,
  2. Electronics Engineering and Communication Technology,
  3. Manufacturing Engineering  and Production Technology,
  4. Architectural Engineering and Building Technology.

View the Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology website

Nile University

Nile University is a not-for-profit institution of higher education. The University was established in Egypt in July 2006 by the Egyptian Foundation for Technological Education Development.

View the Nile University website

Al Azhar University

Al-Azhar is the oldest Islamic university world has ever known since the fourth century. The basis for the university systems and traditions, known then in the east and the west and in 1872 released the first statute of Al-Azhar draw how to get the global certificate and select materials, and this was the law in the process of organizing academic life.

View the Al Azhar University website

This is a list of universities in Egypt. The higher education sector of Egypt includes a number of state-funded and private universities.


Ain Shams University
Al-Azhar University
Alexandria University
Assiut University
Aswan University
Banha University
Beni-Suef University
Cairo University
Damanhour University
Damietta University
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Fayoum University
Helwan University
Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology
Kafrelsheikh University
Mansoura University
Military Technical College
Minia University
Minufiya University
Port Said University
Sadat Academy for Management Sciences
Sohag University
South Valley University
Suez Canal University
Suez University
Tanta University
University of Sadat City
University of Science and Technology at Zewail City
Zagazig University

Private universities

Ahram Canadian University
Alamein University
Alexandria Higher Institute of Engineering and Technology
American University in Cairo
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Arab Open University
British University in Egypt
Cairo Higher Institute for Engineering, Computer Science & Management
Cairo Private Technology Institute
Canadian International College
Culture & Science City
Delta University for Science and Technology
Egyptian Chinese University
Egyptian e-Learning University
Egyptian Russian University
El Asher University
El Shorouk Academy
Future Academy
Future University in Egypt
German University in Cairo
Heliopolis University
Higher Institute for Engineering and Technology in Kafr Elsheikh
Higher Technological Institute
International Academy for Engineering & Media Sciences
Misr Higher Institute For Engineering And Technology in Mansoura
Misr International University
Misr University for Science and Technology
Modern Academy For Engineering & Technology
Modern Academy In Maadi
Modern Sciences and Arts University
Modern University for Technology and Information
MTI University
Nahda University
Nile University
October 6 University (O6U)
Pharos University In Alexandria
Science Valley Academy
Sinai University
Thebes Academy
French University of Egypt
Badr University in Cairo
New Cairo Academy
Akhbar elyom academy
New Giza University

Public schools of medicine

Private schools of medicine

Military schools of medicine

  • Armed Forces College of Medicine

Public schools of dentistry

Private schools of dentistry

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