Alexandria University

country rank  5
world rank  2440

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University Overview

Established in 1942, Alexandria University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Alexandria (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Matrouh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, Alexandria University (AU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Alexandria University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 77 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Egyptian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة الإسكندرية
Acronym AU
Founded 1942
Motto Knowledge, Innovation. Collaboration
Colours Light blue

University Location

Address 22 Al-Guish Avenue
Alexandria (population range: over 5,000,000)
21526 Alexandria
T +20 (3) 591 1152
F +20 (3) 591 0720
Other locations Matrouh

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Alexandria university
Alexandria 4048
+20 (3) 592 1675

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Alexandria University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019