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The American University of Cairo is an English language taught liberal arts university with a diverse population of more than 5000 undergraduates from Egypt and 113 countries around the world. The study abroad program with AUC offers students the opportunity to enroll in courses offered in the general undergraduate catalog, as well as intensive Arabic language instruction for foreigners.

Students enroll in courses at the New Cairo campus, a newly constructed facility located on 280 acres east of Cairo.

Participants earn transfer credit that may be used in many instances as in residence credit. Grades are not factored into the UT-Austin GPA, although the letter grades earned do appear on a student's UT Austin official transcript. Students must earn a grade of C or better to receive transfer credit.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Actuarial Foundations
  • Chemistry
  • Journalism
  • Physics
  • Advertising
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sociology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Petroleum And Geosystems Engin
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Biology

Sponsored by AUC - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

AUC offers courses from more than 30 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs. Most study abroad students register in 300-400 level courses have the opportunity to enroll in select 500 level graduate courses, if course prerequisites have been met.


Courses taught by local faculty members.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students generally live in dormitory-style housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee to UT and a $600 affiliate place of regular UT tuition for every semester abroad. All other fees are paid directly to American University of Cairo. Financial aid and scholarships may be used. *Budget program fee is based on 12 hours of tuition.*

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 2, 2020 to May 22, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Fall
  • August 26, 2019 to December 23, 2019
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Colby Seay. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change