Cairo University

Cairo University Ranking

country rank: 2
world rank: 1060

University Overview

Cairo University, founded in 1908, is a non-profit public higher-education school located in the metropolitan setting of Giza, Egypt’s largest city (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Cairo University (CU) is a significant (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Egyptian higher education institution nominally linked with the Islamic religion, as recognized by Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education. Cairo University (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For more information, see the degree levels and areas of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 112-year-old Egyptian university has a strict admission procedure based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate ranges from 90% to 100%, making this Egyptian higher education school the least selective. Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply. CU also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services to students.

Cairo University Ranking

University Identity

Name Cairo University
Acronym CU
Founded 1908
Colours Gold and blue

University Location

Address 5th Ahmed Zewail st. (Tharwat st.) - Dokki Giza 12613 Giza Egypt
Tel +20 (2) 3335 5356
Fax +20 (2) 568 8884

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Postgraduate and Graduate Affairs Office Giza 12613 (2) 3570 5801

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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