Jun 17, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Graduate Student Finances


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Tuition and Fees
Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees



For the year 2015/2016, the tuition fees per semester for 9 credits was set at:

Category of students No of credits Egyptian Students International Students
All majors MBA/LLM USD
USD portion EGP portion USD portion EGP portion
Prospective Students Fall 15 9 2,538 17,739 2,961 20,727 $10,206
Current Students from Fall 14 9 2,421 16,938 2,826 19,791 $10,206
Current Students before Fall 14 9 2,295 16,074 2,691 18,783 $9,693

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

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

Financial Aid Programs



AUC offers a range of fellowships, financial aid, and student work programs to assist students in meeting the expense of their education.

Institutional Financial Aid

The financial aid program at the American University in Cairo is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of a grant to degree seeking graduate students with demonstrated financial need. These awards cover partial tuition fees.


To be eligible for institutional financial aid awards, you must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Prospective students must:

  • be a degree-seeking candidate
  • have been admitted to a graduate degree program
  • demonstrate financial need

Current students must:

  • be a degree-seeking full-time student
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • demonstrate financial need

Selection and Awards

The financial aid applications are submitted to the financial aid committee for consideration. Financial aid grants will be determined according to student financial resources, as appropriate, within university budget. Financial need is defined as the difference between the costs of attending the American University in Cairo and the amount a student can contribute toward those costs. The financial aid awards may include grants and part-time student work.


AUC will provide financial aid to continuing recipients who remain eligible and continue to demonstrate financial need. Students are responsible for reporting the changes in their financial resources. A student’s award may increase, decrease, or remain the same from year to year, depending on university costs, the student’s current financial resources, and university’s budget. Normally, students on probation are not eligible to receive their financial aid awards. Graduate students must submit a renewal Please check if they wish to renew their financial aid awards (for more information, please refer to the following link): http://www.aucegypt.edu/students/finaff/aid/Pages/default.aspx

No financial aid is awarded for winter or summer sessions


Students who wish to apply for financial aid must submit the Online financial aid application form with supporting documents to the Student Service Center before the announced deadlines. Please refer to the following link: http://www.aucegypt.edu/students/finaff/Pages/Calendar.aspx

Deferred Payment

When a student is unable to pay the entire amount due at the time of registration, the director of scholarship in the office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships may approve payment in two installments as mentioned below. Students applying for deferred payment should pick up the forms from the Student Service Center. Forms should be submitted to Student Service Center when filled out.

For continuing students:

  • 50 percent of the tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
  • The balance must be paid by November 20 for the fall semester and April 7 for the spring semester and July 15 for the summer semester.
  • Tuition may be paid in three installments at the request of the student.

For new students:

  • 70 percent of the tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
  • The balance must be paid by November 20 for the fall semester and April 7 for the spring semester.

For PhD students:

  • Tuition may be paid in three installments at the request of the student.


Refund Policy for New Students:

A full refund for graduate students is made only for course(s) dropped before the end of the late registration period. Students who drop a course after the deadline for late registration are not entitled to any refund for the course(s) dropped. However, students who withdraw from the university after the deadline will receive a partial refund, the amount depending on the number of weeks which have elapsed since the beginning of classes. Refunds are made according to the following schedule:

Number of Weeks
Amount Charged
Before the beginning of classes LE 5,000
End of the first week of classes 20 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the second week of classes 40 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the third week of classes 60 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fourth week of classes 80 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
After the end of the fourth week of classes No refund

Note: The refund schedule applies to tuition for credit courses, audited courses and instruction in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction and English Language Instruction. All fees are non-refundable.

Summer-session students who withdraw one day after registration can be refunded the amount paid. Summer session students who withdraw more than one day after registration will receive a partial refund according to the following schedule:

  • By the end of the first week: seventy five percent of tuition and fees
  • By the end of the second week: fifty percent of tuition and fees
  • After the end of the second week no refunds will be made
Refund Policy for Continuing Students:

Please refer to the registrar’s website.

Transfer of Funds to Subsequent Semesters:


Transfer of funds are made according to the following schedule:


Number of Weeks
End of the first week of classes 100 percent of full tuition will be transferred
End of the second week of classes 20 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the third week of classes 40 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fourth week of classes 60 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
End of the fifth week of classes 80 percent of full tuition will be forfeited
After the end of the fifth week No transfer will be made


The Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships, in collaboration with Career Services, provides students with the opportunity to gain on-campus work experience and develop skills while earning some money through the Work-Study program.

The Work-Study program gives students the opportunity to work in various departments on campus during the academic year and contribute to projects and programs within AUC’s academic and administrative departments.

It allows students to contribute toward their education expenses, make use of their free time, gain experience, develop transferable skills, boost their resumes and earn extra money.

The type of work a student is required to accomplish may differ from one department to another according to the duties performed by each department.

Students participating in the program should be willing to dedicate 8 to 10 working hours per week with a maximum of 120 hours during the regular semester, 60 hours during the summer session and 30 hours during the winter session.

The student is compensated at the end of each semester.

Work-Study Program for 2013-2014


  • Undergraduate, enrolled, full-time students with a grade point average of not less than 2.0
  • All enrolled graduate students
  • Both Egyptian and non-Egyptian students


  • Undergraduate students are paid an hourly rate of LE 30.
  • Graduate students are proportionally compensated at the rate of 15% (maximum) deduction in tuition fees for one academic course per 40 working hours, two academic courses per 80 working hours, or three academic courses per 120 working hours.
  • Compensation will be either credited to the student’s account or given to him/her in cash upon request.

Student Section

  • Undergraduate students should submit the form to Mostafa Takroury at the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships (OSFAS), room 2012, Dr. Hamza Alkholi Information Center, before the deadline.
  • Graduate students should secure the signature of the dean of graduate studies on the form and submit it to Mostafa Takroury at OSFAS before the deadline.

N.B. If the form is not submitted to OSFAS, students will not be reimbursed at the end of the work-study duration. Upon completion of the program, complete the Work-Study Evaluation Form on CareerWeb.

Ensure that your supervisor completes the department work-study evaluation form before the deadline below:

  • Fall Semester: December 13
  • Winter Session: January 23
  • Spring Semester: May 19
  • Summer Semester: July 18

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships

The University offers graduate students a wide range of fellowships and assistantships in order to help students finance their education. For details about such awards, please refer to: http://aucegypt.edu/admissions/fellowships

Once a graduate application is completed and submitted and an AUC Student Identification number is received, fellowships applications are submitted online: http://aucegypt.edu/admissions/fellowships

We have access and use all the documents that you have submitted with your graduate application in the process of consideration to fellowships.

For any queries you might have, please contact the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies at grad@aucegypt.edu.


At the beginning of every semester and through their respective departments, a number of graduate assistantships are available upon request to applicants who have special qualifications. Assistants receive monthly stipends - but no waiver of tuition and fees and assist in teaching, class or laboratory supervision, and/or research.

Post-Masters Assistantships

The university offers a limited number of post-masters assistantships to candidates who are interested in acquiring advanced professional guidance in improving their academic experience. To be considered for the assistantship, a candidate must have an M.A. or M.S. degree and should be preparing for a Ph.D degree or receiving academic training. The post-masters assistantship is for one year, renewable once. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and assist faculty members in teaching and/or research activities. Upon request to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, fellows who are non-residents of Egypt will have guidance in obtaining student or temporary residence visas and medical service coverage but no health insurance.

Other Awards

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

Fellowships are offered to American graduate students for participation in the intensive Arabic language program taught by AUC under the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) established by a consortium of U.S. universities, including AUC, and funded annually since 1967 by the U.S. Department of Education. Both summer and twelve-month programs are conducted. Students pay a program fee to help cover administrative costs and receive a fellowship covering tuition, maintenance, and travel from and to the United States.

Competence in modern standard Arabic equivalent to at least two years of study on the college level is a prerequisite.

For information and applications contact:

Director : Nevenka Korica Sullivan

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

Harvard University


38 Kirkland St.

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA


Outside Assistance


Other than the opportunities described above, international students in the past have obtained outside support for work at AUC from the following sources:

Rotary Foundation International Scholarships for one year of graduate, or language study. Contact: student’s Rotary Club or Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IIIinois 60201 (www.rotary.org)

Fulbright grants for one year of graduate study are available to U.S. citizens. Contact: student’s campus Fullbright Program adviser or Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017. (www.iie.org)

Federal Stafford Student Loans can be used by U.S. citizens or permanent residents for graduate degree study or to earn a certificate in Arabic language (at least one year of intensive study). Pell Grants are not applicable. Degree and certificate students must obtain instructions from the AUC New York office. (Iwona Klos e-mail: iklos@aucegypt.edu)

Veterans Administration educational benefits are applicable to graduate degree study at AUC. U.S. veterans should contact their regional office of the Veterans Administration. Written approval of benefits from the Veterans Administration should be obtained prior to coming to Cairo (www.va.gov)

Canadian students may inquire about AUCC-Foreign Government Awards for graduate study in Egypt at: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1, Canada. (www.aucc.ca)