Egypt Schools

The British University in Egypt

The goal of the British University in Egypt is to establish itself as the premier, all-encompassing teaching and research institution in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), offering a British ethos to higher education. To this end, the university collaborates with several UK partners as well as other international organizations to offer degrees of high caliber that are internationally recognized and equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to shape and lead their respective nations.

About British University in Egypt

The British University in Egypt (BUE) is a private Egyptian institution in El Shorouk City, Cairo, Egypt. The university, which was established in September 2005 as a result of an intergovernmental agreement, offers a British style of instruction and confers degrees that have been approved by both the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities and its partner UK universities. Situated roughly 30 kilometers (19 mi) from downtown Cairo, the campus covers approximately 40 acres (16 hectares) (feddans) of land with some 27,000 m2 (290,000 sq ft) of space for modern purpose-built instructional buildings. According to the Center for Global University Ranking (CWUR), the BUE was listed in 2020 among the top 10 universities in Egypt.

Feryal Abdelaziz the first female Egyptian to have won a gold medal at the Olympic Games graduated from the British institution in Egypt, Department of Pharmacy. The creation of the institution resulted from a 1998 Agreement of Cooperation between the UK and the Egyptian Governments. It was intended that such an institution would generate graduates of UK standards for major sectors of the Egyptian economy, particularly in the areas of engineering, computer science, and business studies.

Plans for the new organization were put in train and financial assistance was supplied by a group of notable Egyptian business and public leaders, chief amongst them was Mr. Farid Khamis, Chairman of Oriental Weavers, a major worldwide carpet manufacturing company. In 2004, with considerable assistance from the British Embassy and the British Council, a Presidential decree was issued creating the British University in Egypt. When the University’s first cohort of undergraduate students (only 200 students) arrived in September 2005, the first phase of the campus’ construction had already begun.

Faculty and Departments At British University in Egypt

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Chinese Language and Culture

Faculty of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Political Science

Faculty of Communication and Mass Media (CMM)

  • Journalism & New Media
  • Integrated Marketing & Communication
  • Radio & Television
  • Film & Media Studies

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Pedodontics
  • Dental Materials
  • Endodontics Technology
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery & Anaesthesia
  • Orthodontics
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Descriptive Dental Anatomy
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine, Periodontology
  • Oral Radiology
  • Medical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Basic Science Group
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Informatics & Computer Science

  • Computer Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligent

Faculty of Law

  • Law

Faculty of Nursing


Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy

Faculty of Energy & Environmental Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering and Gas Technology
  • Renewable Mechanical Power Engineering
  • Renewable Electrical Energy Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Environmental Sustainable Architecture

Faculty of Arts & Design

  • Fine Arts (FA)    
  • Graphic & Media (GM)
  • Fashion & Textile (FT)
  • Interior Architecture (IA)

FAQS about British University in Egypt

Q. How many Students Does the British University in Egypt admit per year?

A. It is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Egyptian higher education institution.

Q. Is British University in Egypt a Federal or State School? 

A. It is a private Egyptian university.

Q. What is the cut-off point for British University in Egypt?

A. Students must successfully finish the SAT with a minimum score of 1000 to be admitted to the University.

Q. What is British University in Egypt’s Official Website?


Q. Is British University in Egypt a good school?

A. Yes. It is one of the top private universities in El Shorouk, Egypt. It is also ranked #1201-1400 in QS World University Rankings 2023. The university is ranked 1201 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education.

Q. Are there hostels at the British University in Egypt?

A. Yes. Student dormitories are available for students who want to move closer to campus. 

Q. When is the admission form coming out for British University in Egypt?

A. Visit the school’s website.

Q. Who founded British University in Egypt?

A. A Presidential decree was issued in establishing the University.

Q. What are the requirements for BUE?

A. General Requirements

Submission Requirements

  • Copies of documents may be sent starting in mid-January; however, originals of each of the following documents are needed to complete registration once a spot has been offered.
  • The General Directorate of Exams, Ministry of Education, must stamp each foreign high school diploma issued by Egypt.

Documents Required

All applicants

  • Completed BUE application form, together with a receipt of non-refundable application cost (please refer to the fees section).
  • Original birth certificate 
  • Six pictures the size of a passport

Egyptian Applicants

  • Military form Istimara 2, 6 Gond – exclusively for males and a copy of a national ID

Non-Egyptian Applicants

  • A copy of your passport 
  • A certificate of good health and an HIV test result

Transfer Applicants

  • A certified copy of your college transcript with a course description.

Egyptian Secondary School General Certificate (Thanaweya Amma)

  • Original Bayan Daragat, or general certificate from secondary school in Egypt.

American High School Diploma

  • authentic high school transcript with the American Cultural Counselor for Egypt’s stamp
  • original diploma stamped with the Egyptian Cultural Counselor’s seal in the USA
  • AMIDEAST authentication for the SAT I
  • AMIDEAST authentication for the SAT II (SAT II is optional)
  • 12 years of academic proof or the original preparatory school certificate (Idadiya)
  • Original test results for Arabic and religion


  • Authentic certificates or results statements that have been attested to by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Council.
  • A copy of the original preparatory school certificate or documentation of twelve years of education (Idadiya)
  • Authentic Arabic/Religion exam results, item 

Arab Secondary School Certificates

Authentic secondary school diploma with embassy or ministry of foreign affairs stamp of Egypt

• Applicants from Yemen

the first and second years of secondary school, as well as the preparatory school certificate

• Applicants from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian second & third-year secondary school certificate

Assessment test results (امتحان (القدرات

• Applicants from Jordan, Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain

Letter of recommendation to be written by the Cultural Counselor

IB and other International certificates

  • The authentic International Baccalaureate transcript and diploma.

Authenticated by the Egyptian Embassy in Switzerland, the Concerned Department in Switzerland, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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