Study in Egypt

The nation of Egypt has been a cornerstone of the Arab world for millennia, since irrigation of the river Nile allowed vegetation to flourish and a civilisation to expand. To this day it is a cultural hub, with people travelling from around the world for events such for the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, and nationwide annual celebrations on the Islamic holy festival of Eid. 

Egypt’s capital Cairo is one of the most populous cities in the world, and is a centre of great social and political significance. While a hot, arid climate can be found across the entirety of Egypt, the "heat circle" of buildings in Cairo has seen the capital hit temperatures of 47°C in the recent years. The University of Cairo has its main campus in Giza, on a site across the Nile and opposite the bustling city. 

Egypt is also a nation with an unparalleled history, with an ancient civilisation that arose in 3100BC and remained the dominant force in the Mediterranean until being conquered by Alexander The Great almost three millennia later. The Library of Alexandria was a global centre of education during this period, and while the library was destroyed thousands of years ago, the University of Alexandria is today one of Egypt’s foremost institutions of higher learning. 

As well as the faces of antiquity such as Cleopatra and Tutankhamen, modern Egypt is known for such figures as journalist Mona Eltahawy and Arab leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.

If you want to study in Egypt, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Egypt has 8 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Egypt is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Egypt below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Egypt’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Egypt is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Egypt

Statistics about Egypt

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 31.68%
  • Population 91,508,084
  • Unemployment 13.2%
  • Annual GDP 4.2%
Data source: The World Bank