Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Egypt to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require students taking the Certificate of General Secondary Education to successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
We require applicants to hold either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from the American University in Cairo or a public or private university. Bachelor’s degrees from ‘higher institutes’ are considered to be equivalent to foundation degree standard and, therefore, applicants with this qualification are not suitable for postgraduate study.
The bachelor’s degree is generally awarded after four years of study, though professional courses (eg architecture, dentistry, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy) take five to six years to complete.
The same marking system is used for universities (at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and higher institutes, but varies according to the faculty. The American University in Cairo uses a grading scale ranging from 0-4.0, with 4 being the highest and 0 being the lowest.
|Egyptian arts classification
||Egyptian sciences classification
||Alternative name (percentage system only)
||American University in Cairo CGPA
||English translation or equivalent
|90–100 per cent
||85–100 per cent
|80–89 per cent
||75–84 per cent
|65–79 per cent
||65–74 per cent
English language equivalency
We will not accept an Egyptian English language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Egypt.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.