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Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

Egyptology is the scientific study of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, a time span covering some 4,600 years.  Egyptology covers all aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization, from language and religion to art, architecture and social structure.

The Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology program aims at preparing students for careers in Egyptology and the preservation and management of Egypt’s material heritage. Research, writing, critical thinking and presentation skills are also stressed. Students will:
1. Acquire knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Ancient Egypt’s cultural heritage and its legacy in the world.
2. Master the research tools upon which a career in Egyptology must depend, including Ancient Egyptian language and scripts as well as skill in excavation and site analysis.
3. Prepare properly to assume the responsibility of caring for, maintaining and preserving Ancient Egypt’s unique cultural heritage.
A student in good standing with the university who wishes to declare a major in Egyptology should have passed an Egyptology course (e.g. EGPT 2020 or EGPT 2551) with a grade of B- or higher. Additionally, a writing sample showing the student’s writing ability should be submitted to the Egyptology faculty, who will then arrange for a personal interview with the student prior to declaration.The writing sample should demonstrate linguistic ability commensurate with the demands of Egyptology.


A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in Egyptology:

**All 12 of the following Credits (36 Credits)
– History of Ancient Egypt I: Pre-Dynastic Through Middle Kingdom Egypt (3 cr.)
– History of Ancient Egypt II: Middle Kingdom through Ptolemaic Egypt (3 cr.)
– Ancient Egyptian Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
– Hieroglyphics I (3 cr.)
– Hieroglyphics II (3 cr.)
– Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I (3 cr.)
– Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II (3 cr.)
– Culture and Society of Ancient Egypt (3 cr.)
– Societies and Culture of the Ancient Near East (3 cr.)
– Societies and Cultures of Ancient Nubia (3 cr.)
– Hieroglyphics III (3 cr.)
– Hieroglyphics IV (3 cr.) for those focussing in language OR any other EGPT upper level course, approved by the Egyptology Unit
– Ancient Egyptian Religion and Ethics (3 cr.)

**From among the following (12 Credits)
– Ancient Egypt: An Introduction (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Archaeology (3 cr.)
– Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (3 cr.)
– Egypt in the First Millennium BC (3 cr.)
– History of Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Era (3 cr.)
– Societies and Cultures of Ancient Nubia (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Coptic (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Hieratic (3 cr.)
– Independent Study in Egyptology (1-3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Cultural Resource Management and Museology (3 cr.)
– Field Work (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Egyptology (3 cr.)

**Collateral Requirements (11-12)
Courses in related disciplines, such as anthropology (e.g. Cultural Anthropology), history and art, Islamic art and archaeology, linguistics, or science (Archaeological Science), possibly to constitute a minor.

**Electives (20-21)
**Concentration Requirements (48 Credits)
**Core Curriclum (40 Credits)

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Egyptologists work in academia as:
– Translators
– Historians
– Art historians
– Instructors
– Researchers
They may work in museums as:
– Curators
– Registrars
– Researchers, and
– Exhibit creators.

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Helen Rizzo
Chair, Department of Sociology, Egyptology, and Anthropology
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries