Admission Requirements for Higher Education in Egypt

Higher education institutions in Egypt offer Bachelor, Master’s and Doctorate degree programmes. The admission requirements for these study programmes vary depending upon the level of education, course of study and institution. Read the post to know about the admission requirements and procedure. 

General Admission Requirements

For Bachelor’s Degree

Candidates must possess a General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC) or the Al-Azhar General Secondary Certificate. Grades may vary depending on the qualification undertaken, but will generally be a score of 70% or better.

For Master’s Degree

The standard requirement is that the candidate must hold a bachelor degree in a related specialization or its equivalent. 

For Doctorate Degree

The admission requirement for doctorate studies in Egypt is that the candidate must hold a Master’s degree in a related specialization.

Application Procedure

The application process to Egyptian institutions is centralized. Students must apply on a central office called Coordination office for admission to Egyptian higher education institutions. You must mark your preferences for faculties and programmes on the application form. Fill out the application form completely and submit it along with the required documents.

To know more about the application process, dates and deadlines, contact the respective university. 


Following attachments are required along with the application form:

Curriculum Vitae: It should contain details about your education, accomplishments, experiences- research and professional, honors and awards, research interest (for doctorate studies), contact information and references. 

Test Results: Submit the test results of language proficiency-Arabic (if required) and Thanaweya Amma. GRE and GMAT scores are accepted by some of the universities.

Three photographs and application fee

Official educational transcripts: An official copy of the secondary school certificate or official secondary school transcripts with diploma

English language certificate: TOEFL/IELTS

Letter of Reference: At least two letters of reference by the teachers of academic course of study within the past 2 years.

Essay: An essay of 300-500 words. It should explain the benefit from the education at the chosen university. 

Photocopy of Birth Certificate

Financial Resources proof: Can be in the form bank statements or any other valid documents

Research Proposal (for doctorate studies): It should have the research topic and its relevance.

For International Students Only

Health Report: Proof of health and accident insurance for the period of your stay in Egypt.

Medical Records: Medical test and HIV test reports 

Valid passport and Visa
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