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Egypt: A Hot Education Destination For International Students

Are you looking towards Egypt as Study Abroad Destination? Well, perhaps you might be interested in knowing Egypt as a country, visa requirements, courses and colleges etc. Here is brief discussion about Egypt as I know it from different sources like Internet Databases, Books and Periodicals etc to help students looking for admission in Egypt.

About Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a North African country. The Egypt includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia.  The eastern coast borders the Red Sea and northern coast borders the Mediterranean Sea. 


Egypt is densely populated country; the majority of people live in the Banks of Nile River where land is arable and suitable for agriculture. Large areas of land form part of the Sahara Desert and are sparsely inhabited. Nearly half of the Egyptian people live in urban areas. The densely populated areas are great Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt is famous for its civilization and culture including the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx; the southern city of Luxor contains a particularly large number of ancient artifacts such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. The pyramids of Egypt’s truly represent thousands of years old Egyptian culture and civilization.    

Egypt is largely regarded as political and cultural hub of the Middle East. The Egyptian culture carries more than 5000 years old history. Probably Egypt’s civilization is one of the oldest known in the world and has greatly affected the cultures of European nations.   After the Pharaonic era, Egypt itself came under the influence of Hellenism, Christianity, and Islamic culture.

Today, many aspects of Egypt's ancient culture exist in interaction with newer elements, including the influence of modern Western culture, itself with roots in ancient Egypt. Cairo the capital of Egypt is known since centuries as center for learning, cultural exchange and trade. 

Egypt fulfills its water demand from River Nile. The average summer temperature in Egypt ranges between 27 to 32 degree Celsius and reaches up to 42 degree Celsius during summer months. The temperature in winter months varies between 12 degree Celsius to 21 degree Celsius. Egypt receives least rainfall in the world, which averages around 0.1 to 0.2 inch. Snow falls on Sinai's mountains and some of its middle and coastal cities.

Egypt has the highest number of Nobel Laureates in Africa and the Arab World. Some Egyptian born politicians were or are currently at the helm of major international organizations like Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the United Nations and Mohamed ElBaradei of the IAEA. Literature makes an integral part of Egyptian life. Egyptian writers were among the first to experiment with modern styles of Arabic literature.   

Egypt has got full independence on February 28, 1922 from United Kingdom and declared republic on June 18, 1953. The government in Egypt is Semi Presidential Republic. 

Soccer is the national sport of Egypt. However, Egypt national team has not qualified to FIFA World Cup since 1990. Egyptian people work in large numbers in Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and Europe. The economy of Egypt largely depends on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism. Egypt has a developed energy market based on coal, oil, natural gas, and hydropower.

Visa Requirements To Study In Egypt

International Students require to apply for a Visa to study in Egypt. The common minimum requirements to apply for a Egyptn student visa are:

  • Accepted by a college / university in Egypt to pursue a Full Time Course.
  • Possess required eligibility certificates to take admission in one such.
  • Hold a valid Passport for the intended period of stay.
  • Proof of income or sufficient means to support studies in Egypt
  • Health Certificate issued by a competent hospital from the home country.
  • Candidates holding above documents may apply for Visa with nearest Foreign Mission Office of Egypt in the home country.
Egypt also welcomes candidates for part time studies, log term studies like research programs and training programs etc. For detailed visa requirements for different level of studies you are advised to check with Official Website of Egypt Government.

List of Universities in Egypt

Egypt @ A Glance

Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt

National Anthem: Bilady, Bilady, Bilady

Capital: Cairo

Largest City:

Official Languages:

Government: Semi Presidential Republic

 -  First Dynasty c.3150 BCE 
 -  Independence from UK February 28, 1922 
Republic declared June 18, 1953 

Total Area: 386 660 sq mi

Population: 77 498 000

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)  

Internet TLD: .eg

Calling Code: +20


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