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Study in Egypt

There are many reasons to study in Egypt, including well-respected universities, low living costs and the chance to immerse yourself in the country's unique fusion of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures.

For many international students, studying in Egypt is a chance to explore a culture very different to their own, and indeed unlike any other. There’s also the prospect of exploring some of the world’s most renowned historic sites, including the Great Pyramids, the Temples of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. Then there’s the appeal of cruises on the Nile, sunbathing by the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and the vibrant urban center that is Cairo itself.

Read on for more information about the country’s leading universities, student cities, and practical information on costs, visas, safety and more. 

Fast Facts

  • Cairo is the capital and largest city.
  • Official name is the ‘Arab Republic of Egypt’.
  • Population: around 91.1 million people.
  • Currency: Egyptian pound (100 piastres in a pound).
  • International dialing code +20 and internet domain .eg
  • Main exports are petroleum products and cotton.
  • Area of 1 million sq km (more than four times the size of the UK)
  • Borders with Sudan, Libya and Israel
  • Coasts along the Mediterranean Sea to the north and Red Sea to the east
  • Official language is Modern Standard Arabic, but English and French are also widely spoken.
  • Weekend is taken on Friday and Saturday.
  • Cairo was the first African city to have a metro (underground train) system.
  • Became independent from the United Kingdom in 1922.